Last Updated on June 2, 2023 by Gardens Home Management Services

Home watch services provide a comprehensive approach to luxury vacation home management, ensuring that you can enjoy your properties without worrying about security, maintenance, or emergencies.

There are many good reasons to engage a home watch service for your vacation home in Boca Bridges as they can perform many useful functions that fulfill a variety of needs, including:

Providing Peace of Mind

The appeal of Boca Bridges is undoubtedly its upscale lifestyle of elegance and convenience. Handsome architecture, immaculate landscaping, and well-maintained grounds combine with beautiful views of lakes, parks, and green spaces to create the overall serene atmosphere.

A surefire way to kill the mood is to be stressed about what is happening at your non-primary residence. From nagging doubts about whether you did, in fact, lock the back door to concerns related to criminal activity, having a reliable, local go-to contact is a huge relief.

Most of the additional reasons explored below circle back to having peace of mind that all is in order at your home away from home.

Reducing the Likelihood of Vandalism and Break-Ins

The primary motivation behind many homeowners’ decision to hire a home watch service is related to security concerns. Knowing that your property is being consistently monitored reassures you that it is safeguarded against any potential risks:

  • Weekly inspections detect any indications of suspicious activity.
  • Having someone check your property regularly can dissuade people from vandalizing or breaking into your property, making it less obvious that you are away for a long time by turning on lights from time to time, removing mail and flyers, and maintaining the exterior of your home.
  • A trusted third-party key holder ensures that there is always a key available for authorized individuals to access the property in case of an emergency or to perform routine maintenance tasks. No more tempting trouble by hiding keys under planters!
  • A competent home management company acts as a first point of contact and coordinates with emergency responders on behalf of you, the homeowner in the event of an emergency or in response to any security system alarms.

Recommending Local Contractors

Not only does the presence of workmen negatively affect the security of your home, but you also never know if they are doing what you are paying for.

Don’t roll the dice. Rather take advantage of our database of vetted contractors and vendors who are:

  • Screened and verified to meet the highest standards of quality workmanship. They have a track record of delivering excellent results and customer satisfaction.
  • Trustworthy and reliable – they show up on time, complete the work within the agreed timeframe, and provide updates and progress reports as necessary.
  • Adherents of strict safety guidelines and regulations. What’s more, they must carry liability insurance to protect you in case of any accidental damage or injury that occurs during the project.
  • Professionals that are qualified, reliable, and accountable for their work.

Avoiding and Minimizing Damage

Regular inspections of both the exterior and interior of your dwelling can prevent damage from occurring by identifying maintenance and repair issues before they become costly and time-consuming problems.

  • Home watch services can help minimize damage by catching problems early on – saving you money on repairs and avoiding potential safety hazards:
  • Checking the HVAC system, opening doors and windows, cycling appliances, and running water through the pipes all help to prevent mold, mildew, and musty odors.
  • Burst or broken pipes, leaky roofs, clogged gutters, or missing shingles can all lead to extensive damage inside your home.
  • Electrical faults or appliances on the fritz can rack up a hefty power bill at best and cause a hose fire at worst.

Performing Maintenance

Home watch services can also serve as a property management company, overseeing wide-ranging maintenance, either inside or outside. Tasks such as:

  • Landscaping and garden upkeep
  • Watering indoor plants
  • Pool maintenance
  • Cleaning and housekeeping – including high pressure washing and window cleaning
  • Starting your car periodically, to name only a few.

Another service we offer is to act as your eyes, ears, and general oversight when you are having renovations done. Managing a large house project can be challenging even when you are present, but it becomes much more complicated when you are hundreds of miles away.

Carrying Out Pest Control

Pest control is a critical concern in South Florida thanks to the warm and humid climate that provides a conducive environment for pests to thrive:

Mosquitoes, termites, rodents, cockroaches, and ants, among others can cause property damage, spread diseases, and pose health risks to humans and pets. Effective pest control in Boca Bridges involves a combination of prevention, sanitation, and treatment measures:

  • Regular inspections
  • Sealing of entry points
  • Removal of standing water
  • The use of safe and environmentally-friendly pest control products.

Let our home watch service take care of this for you so that you don’t have to share your vacation home with unwanted guests!

Meeting Home Insurance Requirements

Your home insurance policy will usually require that someone check on your home while you are away. These requirements can be quite specific and may include everything from daily to weekly inspections. Your policy may also require that certain appliances and utilities be turned off, such as water and water heaters. If you do not comply with these requirements, your insurance provider may deny your claim should there be damage to your home or other contents.

For a free consultation on our home watch services for your vacation home in Boca Bridges, contact us today.