Steps to keep your home safe this summer
When you are away from your home on vacations or work trips, it is important to take precautions to avoid property damage and protect yourself from burglary.
- Ask a trusted friend to keep an eye on your house, in case of inclement weather or a burglary.
- Unplug your electronic items to protect them from power surges.
- Turn down your thermostat. 75-80 degrees is a safe setting for summer.
- Turn down the temperature on your water heater to save on your electric bill.
Make sure that you have steps in place for what to do if your property has a flood from something like a broken pipe or a fire from the kitchen while you are away. It is important that you know important insurance information and have a list of who to call in case you have issues such as a trusted plumber and SERVPRO of Gresham.