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Going on vacation? Here’s what you need to know before leaving your home.

Regarding your property insurance, did you know that there are different rules for how long a house can be unoccupied?


Your home is considered unoccupied if you leave it unattended, but the property appears as if you will return any time. Every time a house is left empty, the residence has a greater chance of damage whether it is from plumbing, weather, theft or vandalism.


Reduce your risk with these helpful hints:

  • Have a trusted individual stay at or watch over your residence*
  • Turn off your main water supply to avoid flooding
  • Unplug electronics to prevent surge damage or an electrical fire

Consider contacting your property insurance advisor to inform them of any travel as coverages and notice requirements differ.


Did you know that the items you take with you on vacation could be covered by your homeowners or renters policy?


*For extended absences, check with your property insurance advisor for your policy requirements.

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