Have someone check on your property
If you are concerned about the safety and security of your property while you are away then it is advisable to have a trusted friend or family member visit your home to check on things from time to time. This person can also bring post in, take bins out and make the property looked lived in during the time you are away; putting off any potential burglars.
Making sure your dog is well taken care of
If you are going on holiday and you cannot take your dog with you, leaving your beloved pooch behind can cause you constant worry about what they are doing and how well they are being taken care of. Asking family or a close friend to take your dog while you are away is a good idea if you can trust they will look after your pet as well as you would. If this isn’t an option for you then look into a kennel or dog sitting service well before you go away. Look at a few options and decide upon the one you think your dog would be happiest at and looked after the best.
Turn the water off
Turning you water off at the mains via the stop tap before you go away will give you piece of mind that your property won’t become flooded or water damaged while you are away. If a pipe should begin to leak then the damage will be limited as only what water is left in the pipes will leak out instead of a continuous flow of water until your return.
Timer switches are fab for giving you peace of mind while you are away as they can be used to turn lights and other appliances, such as radios, on and off at timed intervals. This will help your property to appear occupied when you are away and help to put off any potential burglars.
Cancelling the milk and any papers
Cancelling any subscriptions, such as newspaper or magazine delivery, and delivery of milk you may receive is another must do before your holiday. Not only do you not want to arrive home to a mountain of papers and spoiled milk stacked up on your doorstep, having these things sitting outside your house uncollected is a huge green light to anyone who may consider entering your home. It is an obvious sign that no body is in and cancelling and services or subscriptions while away, especially if you’re abroad, is a headache you just don’t want on your relaxing getaway.