HOME WATCH SERVICES
You’ve made a major investment in a vacation home in one of the most beautiful regions of Florida. Your plan may be to visit for a few weeks or even a couple months every year with the goal of maximizing your leisure time while you‘re here. Is this goal realistic? It is if you plan wisely.
By choosing Alfred Ritacco’s Home Inspections, LLC, your plan to return to a home in good order with no unexpected surprises has just increased. Experience has taught us that even unoccupied homes still need to be regularly monitored and maintained. Unexpected things do happen!
Having a home watch company visit your home allows small issues that arise while you’re away to be quickly resolved before becoming bigger problems requiring more difficult and expensive solutions when you return. Who wants to deal with home problems when they return? Besides, do you even know who you would call for help? Let us take these concerns off your mind. With our regularly scheduled visits and knowledge of local vendors, we can help your home receive the attention it deserves.
In South Florida, hurricanes are a fact of life. If a storm should arise, we can come visit your home and secure your already-installed shutters until the storm has passed.
EXERCISE YOUR VEHICLE
Our plans include starting your car up and letting it run for a short time every visit; which depends on the visit-frequency contained in the package you have booked with us
If your plants are members of your family but they must be left behind, then we can care for them. Take advantage of the extra peace of mind that we can give you by taking care of your plants.
In the unlikely event of any loss, we provide a Photo Inventory Service where we document, by photo, each of the rooms in your home, your garage, and the grounds of your property.
Depending on the forwarding frequency you would choose, We will combine all the mail you have received up to that point and ship it to you by Priority Mail in the appropriate sized box.
If a delivery is expected after you have left your home, you can elect to have us meet your delivery man at your home, open your house for the delivery, and lock up after the delivery is complete.
We take reference pictures on the first scheduled visit of your home. If necessary, we can easily use these pictures as references to the appearance and condition of your home after a major storm.
Call us today and let’s customize your Home Watch Plan that is right for you!
License Home Inspector # HI9827
Community Association Manager # CAM44117
HOW CAN WE HELP PROTECT YOUR HOME AND RESOLVE ISSUES THAT COULD ARISE WHILE YOU’RE AWAY?
Storm and Wind Damage
The severity of Florida storms can be very unpredictable. Better to know immediately if your home has experienced storm damage than being surprised months later when undetected damage has led to even bigger problems. Home watch services take the guesswork out of the condition of your home after stormy weather.
Insect and Pest Infestations
Overseeing home pest services can prevent you from experiencing an overrun of insects and possible damage by pests making “their home” in your home or attic.
Vandalism or Forced Entry
Removing papers, fliers and other throwaways gives your home the appearance that it is occupied. Maintaining a “lived in” look helps your home not stand out to potential thieves. In the event that a break-in were to occur, a quick response would ensure your home is secured immediately and may increase the chance of finding the intruders. Having someone respond to an alarm at your home is crucial to maintaining the security of your property.
Leaking hot water tanks, malfunctioning humidistats and broken A/C units are problems that can be quickly identified and resolved before causing more expensive damage when left unnoticed for weeks or months. Air conditioners can break down allowing humidity levels to rise, increasing the chance for mold and mildew growth. A clogged A/C drain can inhibit condensation water from reaching the outside drain causing it to backup and leak from the unit inside the home. Imagine that surprise you when you arrive months later if your home is unmonitored. We can also help extend the life of your dishwasher by regularly (monthly) operating the rinse cycle to avoid damage to the rubber seals preventing costly repairs or replacement.
Supervision of Maintenance Services
Do you know if the regular home maintenance services you have contracted, such as lawn and pool care, are being done HOW YOU WANTED and WHEN YOU WANTED? We can check that regularly scheduled work is being completed and be on site to oversee and document (sending pictures) the progress of home maintenance projects.
Supervision of Servicemen
Working on Your Home We can be at your home to meet and provide entry to servicemen and ensure the safety and security of your property when workers are performing services inside your home. At Alfred Ritacco’s Home Inspections, LLC, we like to say that hiring a home watch company to monitor your home is such a small price to pay to gain so much peace of mind.