12/16/2022 12:57 PM

UPDATED: How to keep your home safe during winter vacations

The holiday season is right around the corner. Between Christmas and New Year’s, homeowners all over the country may be leaving their homes and taking a vacation to visit family and friends. While vacations are always great, it’s important that you are preparing your home to stay safe and protected while you are away. 

At ServiceOne, we understand the importance of home security and safety for homeowners. That is why we offer many different services to help keep your home safe against anything that might happen. Below, we share some tips on what you can do to keep your home safe while traveling this holiday season. 

Shut the water off

Although it’s not something anyone ever really thinks about, when leaving for your vacation, you should try to remember to shut off your home’s water supply. In the event of a burst pipe or other out-of-the-blue issues, shutting your home’s water off will prevent any water damage from occurring while you are away.

Turn your thermostat down

Since no one will be home while you are away, it’s safe to turn down the thermostat. Turning the temperature down will save you money on your energy bill. However, you will not want to turn the heating of your home completely off while you are away. Turning the heat too low will freeze up your home’s pipes and cause a bigger problem.

If you have a smart thermostat that allows you to change your home’s temperature remotely, that is even better! If you were to forget to turn your heat down, you could always do it on the road, as well as turn your heat back up upon arriving back home!

Have someone check on your home

When you're away, it’s a good idea to have friends, family members or neighbors that you trust check on your home to make sure everything is looking good. If you are only going to be gone for a couple of days, this may not be necessary. However, if you are planning on being gone for a while, it’s a good idea to do this to ensure your home and systems are all in good check. 

At ServiceOne, we understand the importance of home security, and are here to help make sure your home is safe and comfortable at all times during the year. This is why we offer the services and products we do! Give us a call today to learn more about our home warranty options!

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