We’ll take care of your home…
no matter where you are!
Targeted to seasonal residents, business travelers and those seeking an extra set of eyes on their home, for complete peace-of-mind while you’re away we highly recommend our HomeWatch Service which consists of weekly inspections of your home by our fully licensed, bonded and insured HomeWatch Specialists. Gardens Home Management Services stands out compared to other companies because of our homewatch software program. This program emails you a report with pictures and a checklist of the inspection completed at your home. Every time that we are in your home conducting a homewatch, you will be receiving this report. This verifies when we were at your home and what was inspected.
During each inspection we check:
Exterior of Home
Walk entire exterior of property
Perform visual inspection-report any obvious landscape concerns
Report any obvious broken sprinkler heads
Perform visual inspection of pool and spa looking for excessive dirt, discoloration, water level
Listen for any unusual noise coming from pool equipment and look for any leaks
Look for signs of storm damage
Look for signs of intrusion
Look for signs of pest infestation close to house
Report broken windows
Report any trees down, weeds in the pavers, mold on driveway and /or patio
Report excessive or loud noises coming from A/C units
Check mail and bring indoors: bring in any packages, etc., left at door
Interior of Home
Check doors and windows – locked? leaks?
Check for broken windows or security breaches
Is alarm working properly?
Check for telephone dial tone
Turn off water at toilets (per instruction)
Check all shower heads, tubs, and faucets for dripping
Look for leaks under all cabinets
Check all ceilings for obvious leaks or mildew
Look for obvious signs of mildew
Check breaker panel for tripped breakers
Check humidistat and thermostat settings
Test for cool air
Check hot water heater for “vacation” setting
Look for signs of pest problems
Perform Optional services as requested
With HomeWatch, Gardens Home Management will:
Provide emergency response to any security system alarms, 365 days per year
Monitor severe weather warnings and provide emergency preparations
Provide access to your home for third parties with homeowner authorization
Why Do I Need HomeWatch?
South Florida has an impressive and formidable collection of private estate communities with many seasonal residents.
This is an extremely popular lifestyle choice for retirees and semi-retired people who enjoy the seasonal changes of their northern residences in the spring, summer and fall months and the ideal South Florida climate in the winter.
These people, affectionately known as “snowbirds” make the annual trek to South Florida around Thanksgiving and return to their northern enclaves sometime after Passover or Easter.
It is reassuring to many to know that someone will “keep an eye” on their home while they are away. Many people arrange to have someone perform weekly HomeWatch visits. This is an inexpensive “insurance policy”. However, special care should be taken when choosing a service provider to be sure that the person or company has a reputable background, and has been adequately trained in home inspections of this nature.With our HomeWatch service, the homeowner contracts to have their house inspected in their absence to ensure that there are no signs of leaks, insect or pest problems, security system alerts, or other visible maintenance needs. A complete interior and exterior inspection of the home is conducted with close attention paid to proper operation of the mechanical systems including air conditioning, pool and spa equipment, and plumbing and electrical systems.
When repairs or maintenance are needed, homeowners can then use the management company’s preferred vendors. When using preferred vendors, the homeowner may rest assured that the vendor is licensed, bonded and properly insured. The quality of the workmanship and timeliness of completion will also be guaranteed.
In summary, the use of a qualified, competent home management company can grant you the peace-of-mind that comes from knowing your home is well cared-for… when you’re away… and when you’re not.