Securing Your Home for Extended Travel
Nothing ruins your beach day faster than a call from a neighbor in the north that you have water running our of your basement or there’s an unfamiliar moving van parked in your driveway.
True story; my husband once received a call from his father’s neighbor that there were icicles inside the house. A pipe had burst in the ceiling and it was so cold that icicles formed inside the house.
Planning is everything!
You must make plans for securing your home for extended travel if you plan to keep a home in two countries. Many Mexican Snowbirds spend their summers in the north and their fall and winters in the south. Cold northern winters put your northern home at particularly risk for freezing pipes and other weather related damage.
Every unoccupied home is vulnerable to theft and vandalism. You can’t plan for every contingency but this list might help you avoid a disaster.