It’s a dilemma that a lot of people deal with when they decided that they want to go travelling around the world for few months, or just want to take a month’s worth of vacation and go somewhere new. Nobody wants to leave their home unattended and unprotected; there are too many things that can go wrong.
Thankfully, there are a lot of ways that travellers can ensure that their home is as safe as can be while they’re in a different country. Here we will explore some of the most popular methods that travellers can utilise.
1. Find A House sitter
One of the first things that homeowners will want to do is find someone that can check up on their house every now and again. It’s also possible to hire a full-time house sitter or pay a friend to live in the house for a while, just to make sure that everything is okay.
For many, it might be too costly to hire a house sitter, so asking a friend to drop in every so often is also an option. Whatever the case may be, one of the best ways of making sure the house is okay is by having check on it.
2. Hire A Private Security Company
It’s becoming more popular for people to hire security companies to protect their houses. This often includes installing alarm systems, and if anyone attempts to break into the house, the company will be alerted straight away.
It’s also possible for a homeowner to install cameras on their own, but this would mean that the cameras would need constant access to the internet to be able to broadcast any information. Sometimes it’s better to just let the professionals handle it, especially if it’s for a few months at a time.
3. Make Sure The House Is Ready
If the house is going to sit empty for most of the vacation, it’s worth then taking the time to prepare it as much as possible. Turning off the water mains is a good start to ensure that no leaks or other water-related problems can occur while the house is on its own.
Turning off all unnecessary electrical outlets is also a good idea to avoid the possibility of fires starting and cleaning out the fridge can mean that nothing will go off and leave a terrible smell that can make the entire house stink.
This is also a great time to empty all the garbage cans and removing battery from cars can also help ensure that the batteries don’t run flat and render the car unable to start.
4. Prepare The Plants
One of the tasks that will need to bet set is to have someone look after the plants, which can mean just watering them every so often, and to give them food once every two weeks if necessary. Before leaving, make sure that the plants are properly watered, and write up a list for the house sitter or friend to follow to care for the plants.