5 tips to close your holiday home
Let's get back to the routine. How to close the holiday home? We share 5 of many other tips.
Close your house and leave with a free spirit: 5 tips
September is already here. Now is the time to close your vacation home and get back to your good routine.
We are talking about these few simple gestures to remember before leaving and thus ensure a comfortable and pleasant return, without surprises.
At Privilige Home, real estate and renovation agency in Empuriabrava (Costa Brava), we are very familiar with this fundamental step. Empuriabrava being an absolutely seaside and summer resort, our customers take full advantage of their pied à terre in summer and sometimes during the mild other months.
Here are our 5 tips for closing your home properly while you are away and thus leaving with a free spirit:
First step: cut off the water and gas supply
A must have! Turning off the water and gas supply before you leave is a basic thing. We thus avoid water leaks, a real problem in community residences and not only, unfortunately! Large breaks in pipes and the risk of fire following a possible gas leak will also be ruled out.
Without delay: unplug all your electrical devices
Everything goes there: from the refrigerator to the TV via the toaster. This saves you accidents following a thunderstorm, among other things. This will save you money on your electricity bill. And yes, even when the power is turned off, most electrical devices use energy.
Not a crumb: completely empty your fridge and walk around the pantry
Emptying your refrigerator, cleaning it, turning it off and leaving the doors open is an integral part of the ritual. Don't forget to take a look at the pantry and don't hesitate to take any opened packages with you so as not to attract moths and other visitors as well as checking the expiration dates.
The modern scarecrow: watering plants and maintaining the swimming pool
And yes, a garden is maintained all year round! Grass or not, it will be necessary to provide for watering the plants. On the other hand, if your exterior has a swimming pool, consider maintenance while you are away. There are several solutions for watering: setting up automatic watering or calling in a professional. He will surely be able to take care of your swimming pool. Do not hesitate to ask us for advice, at Privilege Home we have a complete directory. We select our employees for their seriousness and competence.
Better safe than sorry: entrust your keys
Why leave his keys? Quite simply in the event of an accident and an urgent need to access your home. As well as to facilitate access to the professionals who will take care of your property during your vacation. Finally, where do you leave your house keys while you are away? Leaving your keys under the doormat is a piece of advice from grandmothers that today is annoyingly unthinkable. We recommend that you drop them off with someone you trust, a neighbor or a real estate agency or concierge.
At Privilege Home, a closed key custody system has been set up within our agency. Likewise, we entrust your keys to third parties only with your agreement.
How about we give you a hand? We can put you in touch with professionals who will take care of your home while you are away in confidence and we will keep an eye on them.
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