Is your home in Palm Beach Gardens vacant, and do you need it to look occupied? Have you recently purchased the property and are waiting for the sale to go through before moving? Vacant homes and occupied homes need to be cared for, but what steps can you take to protect the empty property?
Hire A Weekly Landscaping Service
Maintaining the landscaping of a vacant home is about curb appeal, security, and being a good neighbor. Since you are waiting to move in, hiring a weekly landscaping service, such as the one offered by Gardens Home Management Services (GHMS), will make the property look better. It shows the new neighbors you care about the neighborhood and want to keep it beautiful. A casual observer will also think the home is occupied, minimizing the security risks associated with an empty house.
What landscaping services does GHMS offer? We do weekly maintenance, tree trimming, mulch the beds, and plant seasonal flowers. Our qualified landscape contractors can also assist with landscape design and installation once you are settled.
Have Trustworthy People
Vacant buildings should have some people moving around, especially when it is going to be standing empty for an extended period. You need trustworthy people to look after your vacant property, so look on the websites of potential service providers for customer reviews. Get a recommendation from the real estate agents and any neighbors you met during the viewing visit. To minimize your risk, choose home care professionals that are licensed, bonded and insured. And look for a company familiar with the area, it saves time and money in the long run.
Have Alarm Systems Installed And Evaluated Regularly
It makes sense to install an alarm system before you move in. Vacant properties should be protected, as a lack of physical presence in an empty home makes it a target for thieves, vandals or squatters, causing an indirect threat to the local area. Have the security measure evaluated regularly by someone you trust. Gardens Home Management Services has a Home Watch service that includes a weekly inspection of the house exterior for broken windows and signs of intrusion. Our interior inspection includes testing the alarm system.
What else can you do to make a vacant home look occupied? Ask a neighbor to park their car in your driveway.
Invest In Motion Sensitive Lights
Invest in motion-sensor lights to boost the exterior lights of your new property. It might add a bit to your utility bill but will scare away anyone illegally entering the property. Ask the home management company to ensure the lights are set correctly, as they should catch human movement but not go off for birds or insects and irritate the neighbors. It is also a good idea to purchase battery-operated timers for the interior lights. Even though the house is vacant and you don’t have lamps, put the main lights on timers that mimic your family activities.
Consider A Palm Beach Home Management Service
Appoint Palm Beach home care professionals, Gardens Home Management Services, to look after your vacant property. Our offerings are very convenient. Besides the landscaping and Home Watch services, we can take care of the following for you to make the move as easy as possible:
- Treat the interior and exterior of the house for pests
- Wash the windows
- Clean the interior of the house
- Clean and maintain the swimming pool and spa
- Install appliances, curtains and blinds
- Unclog drains
- Change locks.
Gardens Home Management Services (GHMS) is your home care professional serving communities in Palm Beach County. We are fully licensed, bonded and insured and are always available to assist our clients. Do you need pressure washing services to give your house and driveway a fresh look? GHMS uses only environmentally safe products for this service. When you have a home in Palm Beach Gardens and need home management services, contact us today.