For second-home or vacation-home owners, a home watch safety service offers peace of mind that your property is safe and in good condition. This service provides regular walk-through inspections to verify there are no major problems with the home while you’re away.

A home watch service also boosts security by helping to keep tabs on your home in your absence. Read on to learn more about why you might hire a service to check on your property.

Inspecting the Property is Part of Our Home Watch Safety Service

When you are away from home, hire a professional to visit your property and check for problems. We will do a visual inspection of the interior and exterior of the home. Among other things, the inspector will check windows and doors for problems and will look for signs of a pest infestation around your home. The inspector will also look for signs of leaks and water damage.

If you are away from home, and a pipe bursts, the water damage may be severe, especially if the problem isn’t detected early. This is just one of the reasons to hire a home watch service: keep an eye on your property when you can’t be there.

Keep Up with Maintenance

Even when you’re away from home, it’s important to keep up with regular maintenance. Our home watch safety services include basic tasks to help keep your home functioning as it should.

We will turn on the tap in your sinks, tubs, and showers to keep the plumbing traps from drying out and letting in sewer gases. We also flush toilets to help prevent stains from sediment. During a visit, your house plants will be watered, the HVAC filters will be replaced as needed, and the in-sink disposal will be operated to keep the parts lubricated and running smoothly.

Boosting Security with a Home Watch Safety Service

When you hire a home watch safety service, you are also hiring someone to collect your mail, pick up newspapers, and water the plants on the porch. We will also check that your landscape is being maintained by your lawn care service.

When a property is well-cared-for, it creates the appearance that someone is home. This also helps to boost security. Would-be burglars see a well-maintained home with attractive and healthy landscaping and signs that people are present. It makes your house a less appealing target for thieves.

Whether you own a vacation home or are just headed out of town for an extended period, hire a home watch safety service to keep an eye on your property and make sure your house is safe and secure until you return.

Custom Home Watch Safety Service

The items covered here are just a sample of what’s included in our Home Watch Safety Program. Check out more details on our service page and let us create a custom plan just for you and your property! If you’re an Airbnb host, we also have plans that cover rental properties so you don’t have to spend time worrying about your investment.

Jamie Schaefer Professional Home Inspector offers Home Watch Safety Services to Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding cities and towns in Southeast Florida. Contact us to discuss your needs as a homeowner.