Of all the services you can enlist for your vacation home, a home watch program should be at the top of your list. As its name suggests, this is a service that’s vital to protecting your home. For instance, are you a seasonal resident who heads north for the summer or for the holidays? Maybe you’re a traveling businessperson? In any of these cases, you could benefit from a home watch solution. Just as a home caregiver looks after an elder parent, a team of home watch specialists take care of your home and your investment.
In short, a home watch solution provides the same calm and relaxation as a day at the beach.
A home watch program is like having your own team of visual inspectors keeping an eye on things for you. They check your home, inside and out, to detect obvious issues that might arise — even while you’re away for only a short time. These visual inspectors notify you immediately if they find any potential problems at or around your home. That way, you can work together to find the quickest solution, whether that involves the visual inspectors contacting your preferred plumber or suggesting a list of licensed, insured and bonded companies in the area for you to choose from while you’re thousands of miles away. With years of experience and knowledge, these visual inspectors can handle unforeseen emergencies in a manner that is both safe and cost effective.
Let’s not forget about junk mail! If you’ve ever been away for more than a few days, you know it quickly gathers in your home mailbox, so it’s no doubt a nuisance at your vacation home if you’re away for long periods of time. Same thing with newspapers piling up in your driveway, giving potential burglars a clear signal that you’re not home. And while it might not seem like a security risk, checking the mail and bringing it inside provides another level of safekeeping against potential home invaders who wait and watch for unattended homes to burglarize.