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Make sure you check that all stoves, ovens and electrical appliances have been turned off or are disconnected. It’s a good idea to unplug television sets, radios, computers, DVD players, etc. when you are away. If lightning storms occur or there are strong electrical surges, they could damage your electronics or start a fire. It is also a great idea to have all electronics plugged into a power strip that has a built-in surge protector.Make sure any lamps on timers are using the correct wattage bulb and they are well away from any combustibles.When you come home from a long vacation, check your smoke alarm as soon as you can. The batteries could run down or it could fail while you were away.