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