10 Ways to Prepare Your Home Before You Leave for Vacation

Summer is not over yet. There is still time to relax and take some time off work and enjoy a family vacation. Here at Spivey Insurance Group we want to make sure you are protected when you are out of town. Follow these ten tips to make sure you have a worry free vacation.

  • Make sure to shut off the main water valve to keep pipes from bursting in your home.
  • Tell your neighbors you are going out of town. Always let your neighbors know so they can watch your house for you.
  • Park your car inside the garage
  • Leave a few lights on. You can always purchase a few automatic timers
  • Unplug unnecessary appliances. This will help against lightning strikes
  • See if a neighbor can get your mail or have it stopped for long vacations
  • Clean out the refrigerator. Double check and throw out all leftovers and food that will expire while you are a way.
  • Use outdoor motion sensor lights in the evenings
  • Call your credit card company and let them know you will be on vacation. Make sure to tell them where you will be vacating.
  • Make sure your house looks like someone has been living in it. Hire someone to mow your lawn, water your flowers, and take out the garbage.


Everyone wants to have a memorable vacation plus have a smooth re-entry back to their home. One other tip to include is making sure you share your photos on social media once you have returned. A big mistake that people do while on vacation is post on social media that they are on vacation. This is a red flag for burglars to invade your home. Here at Spivey Insurance we want to make sure you have a fun and safe family vacation. If you have any questions about your home or auto policy before going out of town give one of the agents at a call at 704-821-4460. Share with us what you will be doing this summer on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google Plus!

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