Safety Travel Tips – Caring For Your Home When You’re Not On The Road

Safety Travel Tips

Even if you travel a lot or work on the road you may still have a home you leave behind. That come needs to be taken care of if you want it to be in one piece each time you return home, even if you don’t spend much time there when you do return. Homes need work in order to keep you free of the elements.

One thing you may have to do, if you spend a lot of time away from your home, is enlist a trusted friend or family member to keep an eye on your home. If you need to get remodeling or construction done while you’re on the road there needs to be someone around to make sure the working can get where they need to be and to make sure they’re getting the work done.

Safety Travel Tips – How to Care For Your Home

The Outside Of Your Home
The elements will do a number on your home’s siding and roof, and over time these things may need some work (or replacement). If your home needs these things the construction can be done strictly from outside, but you still want someone that can oversee that the work is getting done properly and in a timely manner. It also helps to find a good company that you can trust to do the work on your home.

If you live in a storm and wind-prone area, you may experience regular roof damage. If a big storm goes through when you aren’t home and you don’t have someone to check on your shingles you could end up with some water damage inside your home. That’s not a fun thing to come home to after time on the road.

The Inside Of Your Home
The inside of your home needs care while you’re gone as well. If you live in an area with cold winters and you’re gone at all during the cold season you need to make sure your home is prepped for that. If you don’t winterize your home and make sure your pipes are protected they can freeze and burst. Depending on where the break is it could cost thousands to fix the problem.

If you have roof issues and get water damage in your home you may have some repairs to do, from the ceiling to the floor. It depends on how bad the leak is and what got damaged in the process. This is why you should have a trusted person that can house sit when you’re away, even if that just means they take a walk through your house once or twice a week.

Safety Issues
Don’t get mail delivered to your home when you’re gone for extended periods of time. Cancel your newspapers as well, as these are just signs to robbers that your home is empty and ready for theft. You might even want to invest in some security devices.

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About Marina Kuperman Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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