Pack Your Bags, it's Time to Travel!

Posted by: Claire M | 05/29/2018 at 10:30 AM

Pack Your Bags, it’s Time to Travel!

With Memorial Day behind us, summer is officially here! As you pack your bags and prepare to check out for fun days on the beach, hiking trails or cruise excursions, you’ll need to prepare your home before you leave. This way your house is safe and energy efficient during your absence and ready for your return after a restful vacation.

Summer travel: prepare for your return
All good things come to an end. Returning home after summer travel is bittersweet; sadness for the end, but a relief to be back in your own space. Ease your homecoming by do the following before you go:

  • Unplug smaller electronics.
  • Adjust the thermostat, but don’t turn it off.
  • Adjust the water heater’s setting to “vacation mode.”
  • Deep clean the garbage disposal with vinegar and baking soda.
  • Turn off either the main water supply or specifically lines to the kitchen and laundry.

Happy summer travels!

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