Why would an absentee owner need a property watch service?
Some of the things HomeRunners take care of when your not there!
Storm Damage – In the event of severe weather, HomeRunners will get to your home in a timely manner.
Forced Entry – Sometimes folks feel if they are in a “gated community” they are safe but that is not true. We always check
Vandalism – Pictures are taken during every visit so if changes occur – we have the “before and after”
Flooding – We live in the “low country” flooding can be a concern
Moisture Problems – Some homes are prone to mold and mildew and living in such a humid climate, it is very common
Plumbing Failures – Running all faucets and flushing all toilets on a regular basis is a great way to check for plumbing issues before they become major problems
Pest Invasion – Even with a good pest control company, a constant check will keep the pest’s away
Broken Pipes – Pipes can break inside walls and ceilings – the damage can be contained if the water gets turned off as soon as a leak is detected
Tripped Breakers – Checking breakers can eliminate major problems down the line
Function of Air Conditioner – This is major. If the air is not functioning, mold and mildew will build up. The unit can also be leaking. If the unit is on the 2nd floor, an owner does not want to see it on the 1st floor.
Doors/Windows Locked – Making sure our properties are locked and secure is a priority
Function of Refrigerator – Even if a refrigerator does not have much food left in it, we want to make sure it is working properly.
Removal of Newspapers – Having newspapers and flayers collect is a clear sign that no one is in the home.
Mail Delivery – Any delivered mail will be forwarded to the property owner.
Start and idle vehicles – If the owner would like us to run the vehicles – no problem
Run the dishwasher – Dishwashers need to be run to avoid seizing up.
Just A few more things HomeRunners can offer:
Meet and/or monitor service personnel – If the security system or other systems need to be checked, we will let the service folks in and lock up when they leave.
Monitor maintenance services such as, lawn care, etc. – If the pool has not been cleaned or the lawn folks don’t show up- we find out why and notify the property owner.
Annual roof clean off – we monitor debris on the roof and let the owner know if it needs to be cleaned.
Clear driveway from branches due to storms – Making sure all service vehicles can get into the property.
Order and oversee annual air conditioner inspections and cleaning – Typically our owners have a service contract with A/C companies – we set up the visits.
Pest control inspections – typically done on a quarterly basis.
Arrange for a cleaning service – When the property owner arrives the house is touched up for them. When they leave, HomeRunners will make arrangements to clean and have the laundry taken care of.
Temporary repair due to storm damage – With constant communication with the owner, we can arrange any repair services for the owner.
General repairs and deliveries – Not a problem – “we cover all the basis”
Vacation rental property – HomeRunners is not a short term rental agency but will make arrangements to get keys to guests and have the property cleaned before and after rentals. We do manage long-term rental properties.
Home Inventories – HomeRunners will take a “picture” inventory of all new contracted clients. Full home inventories are also available. (HomeRunners sill not assign a value to any of the inventory)
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