If you are going to be away from your home for long periods of time, here are some tips to keep your home safe:
Devices and appliances that are left plugged in all day and night even when they are turned off account for between 5-10% of the household’s electricity consumption. It is true that some domestic appliances that are left plugged in consume only a tiny amount of electricity, but others – like televisions and computers – use a significant amount of power, even when they are turned off or left on standby.
If any pipe or water line bursts, your house will be flooded and severely damaged. To avoid this, you need to turn off the water supply to your home if you are going to be away for a long period of time. It is also important to turn off washing machine and dishwasher taps to minimise the chance of the hoses bursting.
Also, it’s important to have your water connections examined before going on holiday to avoid any leaks.