Tips Before Leaving Your Home

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  • Advise a trusted neighbor of the only people authorized to be at your home
  • Either unplug the hot water heater, or turn off the circuit breaker. There is no need to run the hot water heater in your absence.
  • Set the air conditioner to “Cool” and “Auto”, with a temperature of 80 degrees. The humistadt should be set at 65% or as directed by the manufacturer.
  • Unplug all non-essential appliances – TV’s, computers, chargers, toasters
  •  If you can, turn off the refrigerator. If not practical, store all food from cabinets or pantry that may attract ants.
  • Turn off the icemaker.
  • If you have a fireplace, close the flue.
  • Lock up all valuables, jewelry, money or important papers in a safe deposit box.
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