How Home Watch Can Protect Your Home from Burglars

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How Home Watch Can Protect Your Home from Burglars

Imagine you’ve just spent hours in transit from your primary home to your SWFL getaway. Although the airport wasn’t crowded, your direct flight and your first re-booked flight (which included a layover in Atlanta) were cancelled. Six extra hours later, you finally arrive in the sunshine state.

Then, there was the matter of getting from the airport to your home. Traffic was an absolute nightmare (of course), and the only thing you could think about was how nice it would be to kick off your shoes, open a cold beverage, and plop down by the pool.

Unfortunately, life had other plans for you. When you arrive at your home, you notice something is amiss. Upon closer inspection, you notice the door from the garage to your home is open, and an exterior door to the garage is unlocked. That’s when it hits you. Your home has been burgled.

How Home Watch can help

Regardless as to whether you’ll be out of town for a few days, a week, or a month, you’ll want to make sure your home is looked after while you’re gone. And while some wonder if they can offer a house-watching gig to the neighbor’s high school-aged son, a home watch service provides additional assurances.

For example, when you partner with a home watch service, you can rest assured that you’ll be working with a professional who understands what to keep an eye out for. They’ll inspect your home for water damage, mold, bugs, mice, and other types of pests.  They’ll start your car engines, flush your toilets (to remove stagnant water) and run the faucets in your sinks. Home watch professionals will check your appliances to make sure everything is in working order. If something seems amiss with your central AC or HVAC unit, your refrigerator, or your swimming pool filter, you’ll be notified immediately.

They’ll also make sure your plants are watered, that junk mail and flyers are removed from your lawn / porch. Having your plants watered and the mail cleared from your porch may not seem especially important out of the gate, but if this isn’t handled, it can alert burglars that the homeowner is away.

Since most burglars are opportunists, they’re more likely to target homes that appear to be empty, as opposed to homes that appear to be lived in.  For more information about how Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge can help keep your home safe, call our office today to learn more.