Last Updated on July 25, 2022 by Gardens Home Management Services

Home Watch is an essential service when you have a property in South Florida but only visit seasonally. Don’t leave your holiday home without protection. The Home Watch weekly inspections ensure the inside and outside of your residence is cared for when you are away.  

Storm Preparedness

If, for some unexpected reason, you find yourself in South Florida during hurricane season, use the disaster supply kit checklist prepared by the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM). However, if you are away like most seasonal homeowners, a Home Watch service will assist you before, during and after the storm. Consider joining the Hurricane Preparedness Program offered by Gardens Home Management Services.  

Property Damage

Property damage caused by water leaks, mold, mildew, and pest infestations can be costly if left unattended. A Home Watch service will, during the weekly inspection, look out for any such damage.

Mold & Mildew

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to molds can cause some people to develop red, itchy eyes or start wheezing. They state the best way to prevent mold and mildew from growing is by controlling humidity levels in a home. The Home Watch service offered by Gardens Home Management Services checks the humidistat and thermostat settings every week.  

Water Leaks

Water leaks can happen at any time and cause extensive damage to a building if not stopped quickly. It also becomes costly when, besides paying for repairs, you also get a higher water bill. When you use the Home Watch service, water leaks will be picked up during the weekly inspection.

Pest Infestations

Mosquitos, ants, cockroaches, silverfish, mice, rats, beetles or termites, Florida is a haven for all kinds of pests. Many pests thrive in an environment where they are undisturbed by humans, for example, a house that is unused for an extended period. The Home Watch service looks for signs of exterior pest infestation close to the house, and possible pest problems inside the home.   

Burglary & Vandalism Risk

Home Watch becomes an essential service when your holiday property is unoccupied for an extended period. Burglary and vandalism are always a risk, but Home Watch includes a general security service. A specialist walks around the property weekly, so there is a consistent presence. During the inspection they check that the alarm is working properly and for any signs of intrusion.  

Empty Home Insurance

Insurance is all about risk management, whether primary residence insurance, vacation home insurance, or empty home insurance. Insurance companies place certain restrictions on homes standing empty for an extended period. If you have empty home insurance, using a Home Watch service is a great risk management tool. Home Watch will look after your property when you cannot. 

Vendor & Contractor Verification

Contractors working in the state of Florida must have a Certified License or County Competence Card. Gardens Home Management Services verifies the licensing of all contractors and vendors used for maintenance on the homes we manage.     

Departure and Arrival Checking

Use a Home Watch service to check your property before you arrive and after you depart. As part of the Home Watch service, we can arrange for interior house cleaning and window washing before you arrive. Upon departure, we can secure the home for you, ensure it is cleaned, and even turn of water at the toilets if requested. With a Home Watch service you can enjoy your holiday to the last minute.   

Estate Management Services Provided by Gardens Home Management Services

Every home is unique, and every homeowner with a holiday home in South Florida deserves the best service. The estate management service offered by Gardens Home Management Services includes home management, cleaning, gardening, interior and exterior maintenance, and any other related service you might require. We manage your estate as if it’s our own.    

Gardens Home Management Services is licensed, bonded, and insured, and we serve the homeowners of Palm Beach County, Florida. Our services include landscape maintenance, as well as pool and spa maintenance and repairs. Seasonal residents of South Florida will find Home Watch become an essential service. Contact Gardens Home Management Services today.