Home_Renovation_a_necessity_without_vacation_precaution by zhucezhao


									Home Renovation a necessity without vacation precaution

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Saving your house from breaking & entering during vacation with the use
of these precautionary tips will save you from renovating your home.

Home Renovation

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Going up to the cottage this summer for some R & R? Make sure your home
is not the victim of a B&E with these security tips from Homeservice
"     Check your home insurance policy before you leave on vacation. Some
have a clause that requires that the premises be checked every 48 hours
in your absence for the policy to be valid.
"     Arrange for someone to come in once or twice a day and take in the
mail, open curtains in the morning and close them at night, and cut the
"     Illuminate dark corners of the yard with motion-sensing
floodlights, replace burned-out bulbs on exterior light fixtures, install
inexpensive motion-sensing lights near entrances, garage doors, walkways
and porches.
"     Place landscape lights, porch lights, a few interior lights, and a
radio on different timers so it looks - and sounds- like somebody is
"     Stop newspaper deliveries before you leave. Most newspapers have
vacation stop/start forms on their websites.
"     Invite your neighbors to park their cars in your driveway to give
the illusion of people coming and going.
"     Garages and garden sheds can provide a thief with the necessary
tools to break in your home. Keep them locked and ensure ladders are
locked up and out of reach.
"     Leave an itinerary, a phone number and a house key with a trusted
neighbour so they can contact you if something goes wrong with your
"     And finally, bolt patio doors and install deadbolts on all exterior
doors and interior doors leading to the garage, basement or solarium. The
deadbolt should be at least an inch long and the strike plate should be
secured into the door framing stud.

If your home is broken into, you may have to do a major overhaul on your
home. Household items can be broken, stolen, and sentimentally
irreplaceable. Suffering this set back, you may have to renovate your
current home as a result of breaking and entering. Furthermore, you may
have to move to a completely new home to avoid any future incidents.
Follow these tips prior to leaving for your vacation, each tip will prove
vital to keeping your home safe for the remainder of your leave. You will
rest easy knowing you took precaution from having all your valuables
taken away from you.

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