What Is a Home Watch Service – and Why Do I Need One?

What Is a Home Watch Service – and Why Do I Need One?

Have you ever left your home in Southwest Florida and felt a pit in your stomach as you drove away?

Whether it’s for vacation or because you’re going back home up north after spending the winter at the beach, leaving your home all alone and seemingly vulnerable to a host of problems and threats is nerve-wracking for anyone.

We want our properties to stay protected from the elements, from burglars, and from neglect – but we can’t always be there to ensure that happens.

For homeowners who want to make sure someone keeps a watchful eye over their property, there is a home watch service!

Here’s more on what a home watch service offers and why you may need one.

What a Home Watch Service Offers

Home watch services are responsible for basically keeping tabs on your home when you’re away.

What does this mean, exactly? This includes:

  • Checking timers for lights and outdoor security lights
  • Making sure your pool and lawn people are doing their jobs
  • Checking the A/C for the right temperature
  • Making sure your plumbing stays free of stagnant water by running them regularly
  • Checking your kitchen appliances
  • Checking your windows, sliders, and doors
  • Making sure your exteriors are well-kept and secure
  • Keeping your property litter-free of newspapers, flyers and phone books

There are other tasks that need to be done that are typically a part of home watch services.

Why Do You Need a Home Watch Service?

If you are away from your home for any extended period of time, your home is vulnerable – not just to outsiders but also to normal wear-and-tear that affects an unoccupied home.

You obviously don’t want that to happen, and the biggest reason for most homeowners is because these problems wind up costing money. Repairs and maintenance aren’t cheap! Nothing is worse than finding out your water line to your toilet broke several weeks ago and now you have a real mess.

It’s more cost-effective and prudent for homeowners to instead invest in a home watch service that can prevent or mitigate some of these costs and help you rest assured that your home is in good hands when you’re not there. By hiring a reputable home watch company like GSHW and having Dew check your home weekly it can really give you peace of mind.

Contact us if you want to learn more about a home watch service that can take care of your property when you can’t.