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By Tena Caracciolo
Special to Valley News 

Keep a home safe while away on trips

 

Last updated 10/19/2018 at 4:59am

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Investing in smart technology helps homeowners monitor and control their home while away.

If a resident is lucky enough to be a snowbird who travels with the seasons or if they have an extended trip coming up, they're probably thinking about how to best protect their property while they're gone. 

Here are a few tips for keeping a home safe from the elements and intruders.

First, turn off the water. Even small leaks can turn into flooding disasters when left unattended. If a homeowner will be gone for a while, consider shutting off the water and draining the pipes. If they do leave the water on, have someone stop by regularly to run the hot water, flush the toilets and check f...



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