We get this question quite often…and love to have the opportunity to answer it!
While most people with a second or vacation home are excited when they have the opportunity to spend some time in their home away from home, there is a bit of anxiety regarding what they will find when they arrive. How much of their “off” time are they going to have to spend finding a reliable contractor to fix the problem or even worse, make repairs themselves?
In Florida, there are a multitude of problems that can arise and cause minor to catastrophic damage to an unoccupied home. High humidity, local wildlife and the occasional hurricane are threats to a home even when occupied but can result in thousands of dollars of damage when unchecked for long periods of time.
Having a neighbor to check is a possible solution but how do you hold them accountable when they don’t check for a long period of time or have their own set of problems to occupy their time and their mind. A leak in an upstairs bath can quickly escalate to floor, ceiling, walls and furniture damage that can be minimized when checked on a regular basis by an accredited home watch business.
Additionally, a home watch service can keep track of the various contractors that visit your property to perform maintenance and upkeep to ensure the quality and timeliness of their work. Need someone to let the exterminator in or start your car or boat periodically? What about removal of fliers, collection of packages or even provide key holder services to your guests or renters?
A home watch service company like Elite Home Watch Plus can provide the “piece of mind” and local eyes to make sure the homeowner is able to enjoy their time from the moment they step through the door until they leave and know while they are away, there is a responsible and responsive person taking care of their property.