28 Mar What a Home Watch Company Does
Regardless as to whether you’ve recently purchased a home in SWFL or if you have a house or condo you’ve owned for a while, you understand the importance of protecting your asset when you’re not in town.
There are any number of things that could go wrong in a vacant house. From bug and squirrel infestations, to broken pipes and leaking roofs, when damage is left unchecked, small problems can and will turn into large ones.
If you’ve heard about home watch services and you’re wondering if you could benefit from hiring one, read on.
Vacant property experts
An experienced home watch company knows how to handle vacant home management. At Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge we have a specific checklist we use to make sure properties are safe and secure. Our experience in SWFL home management allows makes us equipped to handle disasters, large and small, should one arise.
It may help with your insurance
Some homeowner’s insurance policy providers require that vacant homes be looked after. This is for good reason. If a hot water heater fails but the problem isn’t discovered for several months, the water damage could be substantial. When you hire a home watch service, you’ll be able to provide proof to your insurance carrier that your home is being cared for, even when you’re not around to care for it yourself.
It helps prevent crime
Although no one can prevent all instances of theft or burglary, when you work with a home watch service, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your mail will be collected, junk mail will be removed from your porch and your yard will not have a chance to become overgrown. Ultimately, we’ll make sure your home still looks as if it’s being lived in. It’s a well-known fact that burglars prefer to target homes that are obviously vacant.
We can handle repairs in your absence
If your HVAC or AC needs to be serviced in advance of your return, we have a network of licensed, bonded professionals that can help get the job done. We’ll be at your home to let them in to do the work, and we’ll be here to lock up when they’re done.
Have questions? Call today
If you have questions about how home watch works or you’d like to learn more about the benefits of hiring one, call us today to get started.