FAQs on Home Watch Services in Palm Beach Gardens

You may or may not have heard of ‘home watch services’ in Palm Beach Gardens and other areas of the country. Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about this service, how it works, and how homeowners can benefit from it:   What is a Home Watch Service? A home watch service refers to a service that a company offers when they take care of your home and keep an eye on your property. If you have a holiday home, for example, you may not be able to follow up on security alerts, maintain your pool and your lawn, or make electrical repairs as and when issues arrive. A home watch service will take care of these jobs for you.   Why Do I Need A Home Watch Service For My Vacation Home? A vacation home is a big investment and to keep it safe, secure and in...

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How to Choose the Best Home Watch Service in South Florida

Nothing is worse than having your home broken into, experiencing weather damage, or finding out that your place has been infected by pests. An increasing number of residents in South Florida are investing in home watch services to make sure that there is a trusted, accountable company who is keeping a watchful eye on their properties. While many real estate agents and real estate brokers have started to offer home watch services, they often lack the expertise, manpower, and general know-how to take care of all the potential issues themselves. If you own a home in South Florida, then it’s crucial to do a bit of research when interviewing companies for home watch services. Some of the things that you should inquire about include the following: How long the company has been providing home watch services for? Is the company bonded and insured? Do they do emergency call-outs? How...

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Snowbirds Property Management and Home Watch Services in South Florida

If you’re one of Florida’s “snowbirds”, you’re probably gearing up for some of the best skiing opportunities at your favorite destination. But, who is going to take care of your home while you are gone? With professional snowbird property management and home watch services in South Florida, you can enjoy your vacation with the absolute peace of mind that your Florida home’s safety, security, and upkeep are all being taken care of in your absence. Leaving it up to chance will merely put your property at risk. Imagine returning from your trip to find your Florida vacation home or property damaged by a water leak or storm or with a faulty plumbing or air conditioning system. Professional home watch services in South Florida can be tailored to your specific needs. What Should a Snowbird Home Watch Service in South Florida Include? A full interior and exterior inspection can be...

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How to Prepare Your Home for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is just around the corner and if you want your home to survive the potential fury of Mother Nature, it’s best to ensure that your house and family are prepared for it. Luckily the Florida area was spared of any serious storms in 2015 (we think this might be thanks to El Nino), but that doesn’t mean that hurricane preparations don’t need to be taken this year. While the government does all that it can to handle potential negative environmental impacts, each resident of the area is expected to take responsibility for their own safety by having evacuation plans in place and preparing homes for the possible onslaught of bad weather. If you haven’t yet started with preparing your home for hurricane season this year, here are a few tips to help you with the process: Create a folder of all important documentation that you can quickly...

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Hurricane Preparation and Protection for Your Delray Home

If you own property in Delray, you are most certainly aware that the area can experience hurricanes. Unfortunately, homes that don’t have the correct hurricane protection can suffer devastating damage. Whether you live in your Delray home or use it as a holiday home, it is vitally important that you are fully prepared in the event of a hurricane. While it is always advised that you hire a professional to assist you with hurricane preparation and preparedness, we have included a few tips on how to hurricane proof your home below: Protect all doors and windows with either impact resistant glass or shutters. This will ensure that your windows aren’t broken by flying debris. Ensure that your landscape is well maintained. This will ensure that no debris from the garden will cause injury or damage during a hurricane. Remove branches and ensure that all trees and bushes are properly...

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Get your West Palm Beach home hurricane-proof

As the 2015 hurricane season draws to a close, it’s once again a lucky thing that West Palm Beach was not hit. Since a hurricane has not actually hit Florida in 10 years, it is very fortunate that no major damage has been caused, but with traditional weather patterns changing and global warming playing havoc with trends, you never know when that lucky streak may run out. Preparing your home for a hurricane is not a matter to be taken lightly. If your West Palm Beach home is one you vacate in hurricane season, it might be worth looking at a home management company that can take care of this for you. Prevention is always better (and cheaper) than a cure, so do what you can to prevent damage to your home. Steps taken to fortify your home against storm damage can also lead to insurance rebates. A hurricane...

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