It’s summertime, kids are out of school, and vacation time is ripe for the spending. While you are preparing yourself to get away, though, don’t forget to prepare your Nevada home for your departure.
- Arm all your alarms: Homes that are not protected with a burglar alarm are three times more likely to be burglarized while the owners are away. Also, having these alarms may save you money on your homeowner’s insurance.
- Set a few lights, TVs, and radios on timers: making it look like someone is home is a huge deterrent to potential thieves.
- Unplug everything except your fridge, freezer, and those timers: this will protect you against any electrical equipment starting a fire while you are away.
If you take the right precautions, you can set your mind at ease and be able to really enjoy your vacation without having to worry about what will be waiting for you when you arrive back to your home.
Also, there is one thing that many people don’t realize about their Las Vegas homeowners insurance: it may not cover you on an extended vacation! With some insurance policies, your coverage may be voided if your home is unoccupied for over 30 days. Because of this, it is very important to call and speak with an agency representative to make sure that you will be taken care of in case of an emergency. In some cases, you may need to purchase additional insurance, called “unoccupied house insurance.”
Interested in learning more about what’s covered by your homeowners insurance? Las Vegas homeowners – and homeowners all across the state of Nevada – are encouraged to contact Safeguard Insurance; we’d love to help you better understand your policy options and protect your property today!