There should be more people looking for professional Home Watch for their new seasonal homes or for vacations. There is clearly a lot of people who do not want the minimal cost for Home Watch. They fail to fully grasp that in very little time a vacant home can have thousands to tens of thousands of dollars in damage because they did not leave the house safe for departure.
Professional Home Watchers know how to put a home into “home watch” mode. Many hobby home watchers and home owners do not know what to do. Just because you never had a problem in the past leaving your house vacant does not mean something will not happen.
The second failure people make is not understanding the insurance industry especially post Irma. Insurance companies will pay claims only if someone was watching the vacant house, and doing so every two weeks or less. Claims are getting denied because the owner had no proof someone was watching their house. Look at your policy now to see how often your home needs to be checked.
It is not really an “IF”, it is a matter of “WHEN” a problem will occur. What I like to say is a Vacant Home is a Vulnerable Home. Let me be the Difference Between Damage And Disaster. I cannot prevent problems but I can identify issues early and help prevent a costly disaster. Why would you not protect one of your most expensive assets?
A few vacant home issues I have found, any one of these could have turned into a disaster:
Air Conditioner not running because the coil had a manufacturing defect.
Air Conditioner not running because the drain line was plugged.
Air Conditioner not running because the drain line was not installed properly to drain.
Pool auto fill stuck ON flooding lawn.
Humidity level too high - defective thermostat.
Toilet line leaking.
I provide exceptional service and verifiable visits for vacant home owners. Let me watch your vacant home while you are away.