Do We Need to Hire a Home Watch Service?

Do We Need to Hire a Home Watch Service?

Hi, I came across your website and I have a few questions.  My husband and I recently purchased a home in Florida and we plan to split our time between the Florida house and our New Jersey house.  We think we’ll be down about once a month during the summers, but we’re not completely sure. It’s a pretty fast flight. Our biggest concern is that we want to make sure that the home stays secure when we’re not here. What’s the best way to do this? Do we need to hire a home watch service?  — Shannon K.

Thank you for your email Shannon. To start, you’re not the only person who has contacted us with this type of question.  At Gulf Shore Home Watch, this is exactly the type of thing we help our clients with.

We all know that junk mail and restaurant flyers tend to pile up quickly when no one is home. Not only is this messy, it’s an obvious sign that a house isn’t currently being lived in. Statistics show that burglars prefer to target homes that are unoccupied, so it’s important to make sure that your lawn stays mowed, plants receive adequate water and that weeds aren’t allowed to take over your yard.

But a home watch service is about more than keeping your outdoor areas tidy. We perform regular inspections of the interior of your home, which will allow us to catch small problems before they have a chance to turn into big ones. If your hot water heater springs a leak, or if we discover that outdoor critters have decided to take up residence inside of your house, we’ll let you know promptly so we can work on getting a repairman or exterminator out to your home ASAP.

We can even help you with some light grocery shopping before you and your husband return. This will ensure you have things like eggs, milk and coffee on hand when you wake up in the morning. If you have questions about the benefits of hiring a home watch service or you’re interested in meeting us and receiving a quote, call Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge today at 239-289-7294. Our company is fully licensed and insured, and if you’d like to speak with some our past or current clients, we’ll be happy to provide you with references.