Do I Need a Home Watch Service in SWFL?

Do I Need a Home Watch Service in SWFL?

If you’ve recently purchased a vacation property in Southwest Florida, you may be wondering about the benefits of hiring a home watch company. The answer is a resounding yes.  Why?  Because your new house isn’t just a piece of property- it’s your home away from home.

Regardless as to whether you plan to leave the Sunshine State for a few weeks or if you plan on spending an entire season living in another part of the country, there are many, many benefits to hiring a home watch service.

They can help prevent problems

If a large storm or hurricane is heading toward the coast, a home watch service can make sure your home is readied in advance.  Patio furniture will be collected and stored, and windows will be boarded up as needed. Having a trained professional on the ground means you won’t need to drop everything and purchase a last-minute plane ticket to handle the job yourself.

They can catch small problems before they turn into big ones

When you work with a home watch service, routine home checks will be scheduled. If the company determines you have a problem (ie: leaky faucet, a roof that’s been damaged in a recent storm, etc.), they’ll alert you promptly, so you can schedule the necessary repairs. Remember- it always costs less to fix a small problem than it does to fix a big one.

It’s also worth noting that when you do schedule the repair, the home watch service can coordinate with the repairman to make sure that someone is at your home while the work is being done.

Clearing mail, watering outdoor plants

Burglars tend to target homes that seem vacant because they’re a much easier target.  If junk mail is piling up on your porch (or in your mailbox) or outdoor plants seem as if they haven’t been looked after in weeks, your home may start to attract the wrong type of attention.  A home watch service can make sure that junk mail is cleared, and outdoor plants are cared for. They can also help ensure that lights that are on automatic timers are in working order.

Have questions? Call Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge today

If you have questions about how home watch services work or you’d like to know more about the types of services we offer, call Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge today at 239-289-7294.