What should I do to protect my empty home?
It’s important that you check the requirements and exclusions stated by your insurer to make sure that you’re covered. Some of the things you could consider are:
- Make sure the gas and electricity are off, and that the eater is turned off and the water system drained to avoid frozen pipes.
- Ask someone to collect mail and junk mail so that the letter box doesn’t get clogged up, as thieves often look out for just this sort of clue that the house is empty.
- Net curtains could help to prevent burglars too so people can’t see into the house from the street.
If you live close by and you don’t want to turn off your utilities, then you can perhaps set the heating on to the lowest temperature when its frosty to prevent burst pipes and fit a timer in the house which turns lights on and off at certain times.
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