{Are You Vacation Ready?|Be Vacation Ready!|Is Your Summer Vacation Approaching?} {Feel Prepared|Prepare in Advance|Prep Your House} with {this Advice|these Suggestions|these Tips} from Paul Davis!

{June 21 is the official start of summer|Summer is officially here June 21}, which means {most|many} of you will be {breaking out|reaching for|packing up} the swimmies, {boogie|surf} boards and beach umbrellas to {prepare|prep|gear up|get ready} for vacation. While you’re busy {packing|running around|laying out the perfect attire}, {remember|don’t forget} to prepare your {house|home|property} for vacation too. There are {many|several} {key|important} security and property measures to take {prior to leaving for|before traveling to} your {summer|favorite} {location|destination}.


{Be Safe, Not Sorry|The Safer, The Better}:

  • Make your house look {like someone is home|lived-in} to avoid {break-ins|burglaries}, {like|such as} stopping the newspaper or {getting|asking} a {friend|neighbor} to {clean out your mailbox|pick up your mail}.
  • {Check all locks on|Lock all} {doors and windows|windows and doors} and {turn on|set} the security system.
  • {Turn|Leave} on a {lamp|security light} while turning off {the remaining lights|all others}.
  • {Inform|Alert|Notify} your credit card company that you will {be out of|not be in} town.
  • Leave emergency contact {information|info} with a {friend|neighbor}.

{Prep Your Property|Property Preparedness} for {Vacay|Vacation}:

  • Unplug {smaller|small} appliances and {electronics|electrical devices}.
  • {Make sure water valves are turned off|Turn off water valves} to the sink and appliances, {such as|like} the dishwasher and washing machine.
  • {Place|Set} the water heater to “vacation mode” so that it {doesn’t run as much|runs less} and saves {money|energy}.
  • {Set|Place} the thermostat {on|to} 85 degrees, but no hotter to {guard|shield|protect} your furniture, plants and pets.
  • Run your kitchen sink disposal with vinegar or lemon to remove {foul|unwanted} scents.
  • {Discard any|Take out the} trash and {get rid|dispose} of perishable food.

{We hope|Hopefully} these {simple|few} {suggestions|tips} will {assist|help} you in feeling at ease about leaving your {house|property|home} and allow you to {completely|fully} enjoy {your 2015|this year’s} vacation. If you {have|experience} any property damage caused by water, fire, mold or storms, Call Paul! We’re available 24/7 for {any|all} of your restoration, reconstruction and remodeling needs.