Before you leave…

If you leave your home for an extended period of time, the following items are a few things to consider:

  • Shut the water valve off  
  • Turn off the fuses that won’t be used (e.g., the hot water tank) 
  • Cox, Dish and DirecTV will allow you to pause your TV service for a minimal fee each month 
  • Close all drains. It helps keep insects and sewer smells to a minimum.
  • Many people cover their toilets with saran wrap so the water won’t evaporate 
  • It’s a good idea to install a manual or electronic door lock in case of emergency