For many homeowners, if you travel quite a bit or have a second home, you don’t want the masses to know your home is not being used at the moment. That is very important when evaluating your homeowners insurance policy. Here are a few tips on how to make your home look occupied, even when you’re not there:
- Put your lighting on a timer – this goes for inside and outside. Having automatic lighting is a very smart idea. Stagger the times so everything won’t come on at the same time. Trespassers won’t be able to tell the difference if someone is at home or not.
- Keep the yard properly maintained – if your yard is always in pristine condition and freshly cut, it’s very hard to believe your home is not being inhabited. Keep up with this and you’re on the right track.
- Put your mail on hold – by having your mail kept at the post office, it won’t pile up, alerting intruders and trespassers that you aren’t there.
Use these tips and you’ll be well on your way to protecting your home. For more information on further protecting your home with homeowners insurance, contact the Young Insurance Agency.