Christmas Holiday Vandalism – We at ServiceMaster Restoration by the Griffin Company would like to wish Everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We would like to share the following information with you to help protect your home during this holiday season if you decide to take a vacation or visit family.
The holiday season is the perfect time for long awaited vacation plans or trips to see family members. This is also an ideal time for vandalism and theft. While away, many people tend to leave expensive holiday decorations unsecured and susceptible to these acts. In addition, vacationers are often in such a rush to get out the door that they leave their house unprotected.
Take away the opportunity for vandals to target your home by implementing additional precautionary measures. The more effort you put into protecting your property, the less likely you will become a target of potential vandals.
Protect your decorations by locking them down. Keep your most valuable decorations close to your home or on the roof. If you set up your decorations in areas that are far from street access, it is less likely for them to be damaged or stolen.
Remove any spare keys from their normal hiding places and anything of value from cars remaining at the house. If you’re not taking your car on vacation, you’ll want to either park it in your garage or get a steering wheel lock to keep it safe outside the garage.
Be sure to alert your security company that you will be away from your home for a while and make them aware of any additional phone numbers they may need to reach you.
Don’t forget to contact the post office to stop your mail before you leave and any newspaper deliveries. Piled up newspapers and mail are a dead giveaway that no one is home.
Use timers to turn your inside lights on and off. It will give lookers the impression someone is home during all hours of the night.
Meet with your neighbors to discuss watching out for each other’s property. The more eyes watching, the less likely suspicious activity will occur in your neighborhood.
We at ServiceMaster Restoration by the Griffin Company hope this information was helpful to you. If your home becomes vandalized, please remember that in this emotional time we are here to help clean up and get your home back in shape. We are here 24 hours a day to help when needed. Please call us at 251473-7766 if we can help. Please review our website at https://www.servicemasternow.com to find all the services we offer.