Tip #1 – Ask a friend to stop by and check on your home every four days
Why is this important? Even with a new home, regular checks are essential. Ensuring that everything is alright could save you from repairing damage or going through an insurance claim or home warranty claim in the future. In addition, catching issues before they become bigger problems can save you many headaches (and money).
Small things like power outages during a storm or inclement weather can cause appliances to stop and not re-start independently. If left unchecked, devices may be damaged, or the contents within! No one wants to come home from Vacation to a freezer full of spoiled food. Have them check the refrigerator, freezer, furnace, air conditioner, windows and doors. Also, take a look on all floors of the home for water or drafts.