5 home safety essentials for your rental
Millions of HomeAway travelers stay in homes like yours every year. They bring their loved ones and furry friends to spend their vacation together all over the world. We’re committed to a safe experience for travelers, and we take pride in the dedication you show every day to ensure that travelers truly enjoy their time in homes booked on HomeAway. Trust and safety are critical components of happy vacations for you and your guests, which is why we’d like you to take a look at some safety essentials below.
While every home has its own specific safety needs, these important safety features are a good starting place for creating a safe space for travelers.
Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
Your rental should have enough of these life-saving safety devices based on the size of your home. Smoke detectors with flashing lights can help for those who are hard of hearing.
Place fire extinguishers throughout your home in places with a particular fire risk, like kitchens and near any fireplaces or BBQ areas. And don’t forget to include the operating instructions for each one.
First aid kit
Provide at least one fully stocked first aid kit for emergencies, and make sure guests know where it is. If your home is on the bigger side of rentals, place two or more kits throughout the house.
Reassure your guests there will be no unauthorized access to the home during their stay, and install a deadbolt or smart lock to provide an additional layer of security.
Motion sensor lights outside of your home provide well-lit exteriors, enhancing security and helping travelers find their way around after dark.
Do you have all or some of these already in your rental? Let us know!
Be sure you’re familiar with your local requirements and that your rental meets them, both indoors and outdoors.
Take care of regular maintenance
Keep your equipment safe and in working order with regular maintenance. Don’t forget, some items need to be checked more often in case they need to be replenished or recharged, like first aid kits and smoke detectors.
Speak with your property management company
Always be in the know about safety and your property. Should you use a management company, talk with them to ensure they’re following all safety requirements and best practices.
Jason Kardos, Real Estate Broker/Owner
Mt Helix Lifestyles Real Estate Services
Call/Text (619) 347 6337
Fax (619) 270-2595