Updated: Mar 30
What home watch services are necessary in Boca Raton, Florida? Besides the obvious need to make sure the home or your condo is secure, there are three issues every Boca Raton homeowner needs to be concerned about: Water, Air-conditioning, and Bugs.
Water can become an issue from several sources; from your internal piping, from leaks in your roof, and if you own a connected home (Condo or Villa), from your neighbor. Air-conditioning problems can arise from issues with the thermostat, the compressor or air handler, or the condensate drain line (5 to 15 gallons per day during the summer). Bugs can come through cracks around your Boca Raton windows or doors or from your roof as well as through your drains in the showers, sinks, or tubs if the water in your traps dries out.
These potential problems are the reason why our South Florida home watch and concierge packages include all the visual checks you expect and other actions such as running water in all the sinks, showers, and tubs and checking for mildew in places like your dishwasher. Your garbage disposal is lubricated by water, therefore we run the garbage disposal while running water in the sink. Our South Florida home watch services checklists are customized to meet the particular needs of each of our client’s homes.
How often do I need a Home Watch inspection in South Florida?
The issue you face as a South Florida homeowner is that no matter how frequent inspections occur, it will only let you know what is happening at the time of the inspection. This is the reason most home watch services providers in South Florida recommend weekly inspections. But a lot can happen in your home in even a week. It only takes about 72 hours in the high temperature and humidity of South Florida’s summer months for mildew to start to occur. For that reason, I recommend my clients purchase a smart thermostat that continuously monitors the temperature, humidity and will notify you and us if the temperature goes up. For those clients who purchase the smart thermostat, we recommend that inspections be performed twice monthly, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars. For my other customers, weekly inspections are recommended. Monthly inspections are too long a period between inspections for any Boca Raton customer.
As a South Florida Home Watch Service customer, we provide you an electronic detailed Home Watch Inspection Report after each inspection in your South Florida home. You are informed via email on the completion with the date, time, and GPS, so you know when our inspector was at your South Florida property.
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