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07/17/2018
Are you heading out for a much-deserved summer vacation? Before you go, you need to vacation-proof your home to avoid any accidents, robberies, or other problems. Find out how in this post.

Is Your Home Ready for Your Summer Vacation?

After a long year, you and your family are ready to take a much-deserved summer vacation. You probably have everything planned out already, and your bags are just about done. But before you board that plane or take off on your car, you need to make sure your home is ready as well. You don’t want to be spending your break worrying about what you left behind at home. Previously, Daniel’s DKI brought you a few tips to get your home ready for the summer. Now they bring you a vacation checklist to help you prepare your house for your absence.

Start Unplugging

Why should you pay more for electricity when you’re not even using it? All those plugged electronics suck up a little power even when they’re not in use. You can prevent excess power use by unplugging your electronics such as TVs, computers, coffee pots, and hair dryers. Leave only the necessary items. You should also moderate your refrigerator’s temperature to consume less electricity. If you’re going to be out of your home for a long time, you can even empty the fridge and unplug it. Leave a box of baking soda inside to absorb the bad odors and leave the door open.

Check Your Faucets

You need to verify that there’s no faucet dripping before you go. A small, seemingly insignificant leak can cause some trouble in a week. Not to mention it will raise your water bill. Coming home to water damage and high bills is probably not something you want, right? Just in case a faucet drip goes unnoticed, and you need someone to fix your water damage, you should call Daniel’s DKI at (760) 320-2128. They know how to deal with water damage in Palm Springs.

Make Use of Technology

Technology is meant to make our lives simpler and reduce our worries. Remote systems allow you to monitor everything that happens in your home when you’re away. Some alarm systems will text you or call you if something is wrong. There are even some systems that allow you to control them remotely. You don’t have to purchase a fancy security system to make sure that everything is in order at home. There’s an app called Presence that allows you to turn your iPhone or iPad into a security camera. If there’s any movement detected, the app will let you know. You can also control your lights remotely, making your home appear inhabited and less attractive to burglars.

Alert The Alarm Company

If you do own an alarm system, you should let the company know that you’ll be out of town. If something were to happen in your absence, the company would dispatch the police to check on your place immediately instead of calling you at home. And don’t forget to leave a local contact in case they can’t contact you or they need to get inside.

Clean the Kitchen

Imagine coming back home to find cockroaches relaxing in your kitchen. You need to make sure you don’t leave any leftovers or food of any kind lying around the kitchen when you’re gone to prevent bug problems. Make sure to clean your dishes thoroughly and store them away.

Empty Out Your Trash Cans

It’s very important that you clear out your trash cans before leaving. It’s easy to forget to do that simple task, but the consequences can be very unpleasant. Pay special attention to your kitchen’s garbage. Remember any leftover food can invite a whole bunch of creatures into your home.

Adjust the temperature.

You don’t want to waste excess energy cooling your home if no one is there, but you also don't want the humidity levels to rise. Too much condensation and heat can affect your home, specifically your wooden furniture and fixtures. Adjust your thermostat to an appropriate level to protect your belongings.

Take Care of Your Garden

You go through great troubles to make your garden a safe and pleasant area only to go on vacation and come back to a plant graveyard. Make sure your irrigation system is timed correctly and that there aren’t any leaks.

Need Some Home Restoration Services?

In the unfortunate case of an accident at home, you will need someone to help you out with your home restoration, that someone should be Daniel's DKI. They can also help you out if you plan to do some renovations or other projects. Call them at  (760) 320-2128 to learn about their services in Palm Springs.