Your Vacation Preparation Checklist

Planning to travel this year? As you start daydreaming about your upcoming trip, it’s also important to spend some time preparing your home. If you’re not sure where to start, check out this handy Vacation Prep Guide full of pro tips from Screenmobile, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Mister Sparky Electric, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing and DRYmedic Restoration. Need help getting your home vacation ready? Start the first step to home security by contacting your local Screenmobile today!






Welcome to our vacation preparation checklist, featuring tips from home service professionals at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Mister Sparky Electric, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, DRYmedic, and Screenmobile to help you keep your home in top shape during your travels.


✅ Schedule an HVAC tune-up. This ensures there are no surprise HVAC disasters while you are gone.

✅ Ensure all vents throughout your home are open and clear so no part of the house rises or falls to an extreme temperature. Investing in a smart thermostat is another way you can ensure that the temperature of your home is monitored—no matter where you are.

✅ Clear debris from the area near your outdoor AC unit to eliminate potential blockages.

✅ Set Smart Alarms from your smartphone when you are away from your property to prevent intruders from entering your house. Smart Alarms help you safeguard your family and belongings while you are away.

✅ Use Smart Lights to schedule your house lights to turn on at night, giving the impression that someone is there. You can preset your lights to come on at a certain time and save money on your electricity bills as a result.

✅ Shut off your water, then your water heater. This is especially important if you live in a climate where the temperature drops below freezing during the winter months and you have to worry about frozen pipes.

✅ Drain all of your house’s water supply lines. You can drain your pipes, sinks, and other plumbing appliances by turning on the faucets once you have your main water supply shut off.

✅ Test your sump pump to ensure that it is in proper working condition before leaving to prevent potential flooding. A malfunctioning pump can lead to water damage, especially during heavy rains.

✅ Unplug appliances to not only conserve energy but also reduce the risk of electrical fires or damage caused by power surges.

✅ Seal your windows to keep your home energy-efficient and secure. By ensuring a tight seal, you can prevent drafts, conserve energy, and deter pests.

✅ Easily secure your home with security screens or rolling security shutters.

✅ Add sun control screens to prevent UV damage to your home’s interior.


You can count on these tips from the professionals to keep your home running smoothly while you are away. Should you ever have any home service needs, each of these brands are just a phone call away. Find out if you have a location near you at


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