Going on holiday is an exciting time for anyone, but have you ever wondered how safe your home is when you are away?
We ensure that all electrical appliances are switched off at the mains, leave the boiler ticking over in case of any cold weather and switch the alarms on, but going away is fraught with other issues now too!
Now travellers who are burgled while on holiday risk having home insurance claims rejected if they announced their plans on Facebook and people who post photos of their trip or mention the dates they will be away on social media could have their break-in claims thrown out too.
It is also worth mentioning not to allow their phone or tablet to update their Facebook page to reveal where they are at any moment as you may also be refused a payout.
I am quite lucky that I have children old enough to look after our home when we go away, who are fairly sensible and not the sort to have mega parties.
Chill, a leading home insurance company has produced an infographic with suggestions for keep your home safe when you’re going away.