7) Leave Windows Open
Leaving windows open when you are away is a common thing people forget to double check before going away, especially in rooms that are above the first floor. Window air-conditioning units should also be removed, especially if they are on the first floor. To a seasoned thief it’s as good as leaving the door open. You also risk other unwanted intruders even if it is on a higher floor. There are plenty of critter’s who can’t resist an open window either and it doesn’t matter what floor it’s on. Thunderstorms, snow, and other types of extreme weather can occur without much prior notice which can damage the interior of your home if windows are open and result in flood, water stains, animal infestations, and more. So, make sure to button up and lock all of your doors and windows.