27 May Benefits of Home Watch Services While Sheltering in Place in Another State
At this point, it’s probably safe to say that everyone is still adjusting to the “new normal” brought on by the coronavirus. Going to the market now involves masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and a hospital-like sterile protocol. State and local governments are recommending people steer clear of non-essential travel.
If you’re among the tens of thousands of Americans who sheltering in place in another state, you may be wondering how tokeep your SWFL vacation home safe in your absence.
That’s where Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge comes in.
When you hire a home watch company you will be working with a licensed, insured professional who your SWFL home is more than an asset- it’s your sanctuary. Once a week, we will come to your home to perform a general inspection. During that time, we will check the exterior for damage or signs of forced entry and we’ll also check all of the doors, windows, locks and sliders to make sure they’re locked and secure.
We’ll check the kitchen appliances to make sure that everything is in working order, and we’ll run the faucets and flush the toilets to get rid of any stagnant water that’s in the lines. We check lights, timers, and your central AC unit (and, if you’re planning a trip back, we can set the thermostat to a temperature of your choosing.) Our company also makes sure that your lawn and pool maintenance agreements are being adhered to, and we’ll remove anything from your property that could make it look as if you’re not home. Examples include junk mail, free newspapers, flyers, phone books, etc.
If we discover a problem (ie: roof shingles have blown off during a recent storm, or a faucet has started to leak) we’ll notify you immediately. We can also be your “man on the ground” and will arrange to meet with whatever subcontractor needs to come to your home to handle the repair.
Our company also provides hurricane preparation, we can start your vehicle engines, carry garbage out to the curb and back, and we can even help you with some light grocery shopping before you return to town.
We’re all living through these uncertain times together, and if you can’t be in SWFL to look after your home yourself, when you work with our company, you can rest assured that your home is in good hands. For more information or to get a free quote, call us today to learn more.