Matthews says if you’re leaving for the week or any period of time it’s important to close all curtains, having a timer on a radio or a light, and locking windows and doors.
Western University’s reading week was this past week, and Fanshawe College’s starts February 23rd.
He says it might sound kind of funny, but don’t make your house look like a student house. Matthews says adding things like flags and posters puts a bulls-eye on your house labeling it as a student house.
He says your pipes may freeze, resulting in damage that will come out of your pocket to fix.