Summertime means vacation time! Check off the following five steps for summerizing your mobile home before you leave on vacation:
1. Set The AC Accordingly
If you’re traveling during the summer, it’s best to set your AC accordingly. You won’t want it running on full blast if you aren’t going to be there to enjoy it, but you do want to maintain your home at a reasonable temperature to protect your valuables. Remember to double check before you leave that it’s turned up or set to run on a schedule.
2. Check On Your Insurance
Making sure your mobile home insurance is up-to-date will give you peace of mind while you’re on vacation. The last thing you’ll want is to come home to an unexpected expense that could’ve been avoided (or covered) with insurance; make this a priority! Quick tip: Make sure your homes insurance policy includes “personal effects,” which includes your screen room and carport that are sometimes excluded on a standard policy.
3. Add Hurricane Shutters For Safe Measures
As we’ve all come to learn, Florida weather can be unpredictable. While hurricanes reach Florida once in a while, it is important to be prepared when the season begins. This is why it’s always better to be safe than sorry when summerizing your mobile home. Adding hurricane shutters to your windows is a great way to further protect your home for any weather condition. Quick tip: Hurricane shutters may also help to reduce your electric bill by keeping your home cooler when you are away.
4. Shut Your Water Off For The Summer
If you aren’t using it, you shouldn’t have to pay for it! There’s no sense in coming home to a water bill, so be sure to call your water company to turn your water off while you’re away. Some manufactured homes even have shut off valves at the main water hook up and you can simply turn off the water supply when you leave. By eliminating this expense, you’re both saving money and energy while you’re away.
5. Give Your Neighbor A Key In The Event Of An Emergency
If, for whatever reason, there’s an emergency with your mobile home, it’s in your best interest to have given your neighbor a key to be able to access your property. Not only could this prevent a catastrophe, but it could also give you peace of mind that your home is cared for.
Summerizing your mobile home is a critical step to take before vacationing or leaving your homes for an extended period of time. If you follow these five steps you’ll be able to fully enjoy your summer! For any and all questions, contact us today!