No vacationer wants to get word that the basement flooded while they were away. Trust us: Domestic disasters do not jive well with paradise.
But if you prep just a little, you’ll be able to enjoy your vacation in peace. The pros at Popular Mechanics have compiled a handy pre-vacation checklist for homeowners, with expert tricks like turning off the main water supply to prevent leaks, unplugging electronics to protect from power surges and lighting rooms with timers to make your house appear occupied in the event of an approaching foe.
Check off your list, and then savor your trip!