RMM - Dec-20 - Jennifer Reiner

(a dark house signals an empty house), and designate someone to test all entries from the outside before you leave.

don’t need to be plugged in while you’re gone.

7. Leave a car in the driveway. If there are no cars in the driveway, people might assume no one is home. Even if you have a garage, this is still a good idea. It’s just one way to give the illusion that someone is still around. Of course, make sure the car you leave out is locked and that no purses, coins, or other valuables are visible when you look through the windows.

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, electrical fires account for 13% of all residential fires in the United States. If you aren’t home, you are helpless against them, so taking the extra step to unplug nonessential items can give you added peace of mind.

6. Unplug nonessential items. This may seem like an unnecessary step, but it will save you money on your electric bill and reduce your risk of a fire. Your computers, coffee makers, TVs, and other electronics

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