Summer has officially begun, and families, couples and friends are gearing up to get out of town for much-anticipated vacations. Orbitz reported that a record breaking 88 percent of Americans plan to take at least one vacation this summer. The excitement involved in prepping for a trip can leave you passing over important actions to secure and protect your home. Whether hitting the road for a weekend getaway, or flying out of town for an extended vacation, it’s important to take safety measures into consideration to avoid harm to your home while you’re gone. The team at Renovation Realty recommends seven steps to assure your home is secure before skipping town.