18 May Home Watch & Hurricane Season
The 2018 hurricane season has been predicted to be an active one. Colorado State University has predicted that there will be 14 named storms, 11 being hurricanes and 4 being major (Category 3 or higher) hurricanes. Last year’s season was also particularly active, as those in the Gulf states are bound to remember. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria caused billions in damage and are considered 3 of the top 5 costliest hurricanes in US history. So, what does this have to do with home watch?
One of the best decisions a person can make is to hire a home watch service, particularly when they are out of town for the summer or they go back north after season is over. When a storm comes through, there are a multitude of ways that a responsible, dependable home watch service can help you and your family from afar.
The most important thing you can do to prepare for a storm is to make sure that your home has storm shutters. This is helpful because your home watch company can go to your house to put the shutters up when you’re gone. It’ll save you money and time in the long run.
Next, you need to make sure that your home watch company has any and all access to your home and your neighborhood if necessary. This includes contact information and any information about your appliances, your electrical hookup, and water.
Your home watch company will want to visit your home as soon as it’s safe so that they can take a primary walk around your home. They’ll assess any outside damage, go inside to check all appliances, and then assess any damage inside the home.
As soon as all of this information is assessed, your home watch company will reach out to you. You’ll need to have insurance information to make any claims, and you may want to come back to your home here in Florida to check it yourself and handle any additional matters. A professional home watch company can take care of your home both before and after a major storm or natural disaster. It’s helpful to have people when you’re out of town who can handle any issues for you.
Home watch companies are additional security for you and your home. They’ll provide you peace of mind when you need it, and they’ll help you manage your situation at home. If you’re gone during hurricane season, make sure you have someone you can turn to who will help you care for your property in your absence.