Why Home Watch Services Are Important
August 25, 2021
As a seasonal resident and homeowner in Florida you know the importance of having someone check your home while you are away. It's great that your neighbor volunteers to check your home every week to make sure nothing is wrong. Family and friends may also volunteer and will give your house a once over to make sure all looks in good order. However, are you aware that your Home Owner's Insurance requires a Licensed and Insured Home Watch company to perform these checks? Home Watch is defined as a visual inspection of a home or property, looking for obvious issues.
Even though your friends and family are well intended when they check your home do they know what to look for? Neighbors, family and or friends are looking to make sure nothing has happened especially after a storm, but do they know what to look for to prevent or lessen a loss?
That is where a professional, licensed, and insured home watch professional steps in. When you hire a professional home watch service, they pay attention to the details as they know just what to look for when they visit your home.
The most common issues that befall a homeowner while away are:
- Air Conditioning breakdowns
- Water Damage/Mold
- Break in's
- Property damage/Storm Damage
A professional home watch service will inspect the inside and outside of your home thoroughly performing a wide variety of inspections including the following:
- Inspect Lani/pool/landscaping
- Check mail/newspapers
- A/C unit
- Water Softener System
- Septic System
- Check for leaks/condensation
- Check for signs of mold
- Check for signs of pests
- Check for power outages/surges
- Check that all appliances are in working order
- Check smoke detectors
- Check alarm systems
These are just some of the visual inspections a professional home watch service will perform. There are other checks and inspections performed before and after a storm. They should make sure the storm shutters are installed properly before a storm and inspect the home for damage after a storm. Many professional home watch services when they do find an issue will start the repair process by getting the estimates you need, as long as it's in your contract.
When you have a seasonal home here in Florida using a professional home watch service will give you peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected while you are away. No need to worry that when you arrive that you will have to deal with maintenance issues.
Cover Your Assets Home Watch Services – our home watch professionals have a combined 15 years' experience in the construction industry. Home Watch is defined as a visual inspection of a home or property, looking for obvious issues.
With this experience we provide an educated visual inspection of your home. We offer many concierge services and are open to assisting in meeting your particular needs. We give free consultations and quotes for our services and a discount program for HOA's or Condo associations. Call 941-888-4820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.