In this blog, Regina’s Campbell & Haliburton Insurance experts are going to talk about your home insurance and going on vacation! Campbell & Haliburton Insurance is a locally owned Regina insurance broker, and we are proud to be present in the same city that we started in 1957!! We are happy to be a part of the Regina community, as we believe this is one of the most important values of our company. Further, we are a certified SGI Regina insurance broker and know the importance of selling an insurance policy and educating each customer.

Vacation and Your Home Insurance

Whether it’s a short winter getaway or the trip of a lifetime, there are essential things to do before you embark on your vacation.

  1. Make sure you have a trusted friend check in on your home every 48 to 72 hours. Further, make sure that all windows and doors are shut and locked and that there are no puddles of water anywhere.
  2. Have your houseguests turn on a different set of lights each time they check your home. This will help make your home look occupied.
  3. Make sure that your mail is brought into your home. Tip: this will also help make your home look occupied.
  4. If it snows while you are gone, make sure that someone shovels the snow!
  5. As your guests are checking your home, have them keep a log of anything that may seem abnormal. If you ever have to make an insurance claim, this can be helpful.

Extended Leaves

If your vacation is going to be longer than a week, you may need to make a couple more considerations.

  1. Have someone semi-permanently stay in your home while you are gone.
  2. If that is not an option, then you should turn off your water and drain all your water pipes. There is nothing worse that coming home to freezing cold and busted water pipes!
  3. Still make sure to have a friend check your home every 48 hours.
  4. Talk to your local insurance broker, Campbell & Haliburton, about being gone for an extended time.  There may be different insurance coverages available for these situations.

Our Regina insurance brokers at Campbell & Haliburton have your best interests and safety in mind. We also know insurance inside and out, so please get in touch with us for all of your insurance needs and we will be more than happy to help ensure what you value most is protected.

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**(This is a general overview. There are many different insurance companies and there are always differences in insurance policies. For specific details on your policy and coverage, we recommend that you contact your agent or broker).