Why choose Acuity Home Watch?
Seasonal residents are beginning to see that home watch is a necessary service. Some insurance companies may require that you hire a home watch service before the policy can be written. If you don’t have a home watch provider and your home is unattended for an extended period of time, your claims may be denied.
Take comfort in knowing your home is well taken care of with our dependable home property watching service. Don’t return to your home to unwelcome surprises! House, Condo, or Villa – entrust the care and inspection to us.
Along with weekly or biweekly inspections of the entire interior and exterior of your home, we offer concierge services. If your car needs to be driven while you are away, we provide that service as well as preparing your home for your arrival.
Why do I need a Home Watch service?
Each season home owners may rely on friends and neighbors to watch their homes while they are away. These individuals have no qualifications to watch over someone else’s home except that they may own their own home. What happens if the individual watching your home forgets to visit your home often enough to catch a serious problem? So many things can happen in your absence: storms, flooding, break-ins, water leaks, electrical problems, insects, rodents, mold, and even an occasional fire. Did you know that it can take as little as 72 hours for dangerous mold to begin to grow if humidity levels in your home increase? If your air conditioning fails, humidity levels will rise. Even if you have a trusted neighbor or relative nearby, having a professional acting on your behalf is a much better and effective option.
How do disasters happen?
It is not a matter of IF something will happen, it is a matter of WHEN. Many seasonal residents return to disasters that could have been avoided if they would have hired a qualified, trained, background checked provider or they do not have a provider at all. At any given moment, a water line could break, an air conditioner could malfunction, or a neighbor above your condo could have a flood. All of these can and do happen every day.
These are some signs that a home watch business may not be true professionals:
They claim to have a Home Watch License
- No such license exists in the state of Florida.
- They may have a Business Tax Receipt, which was once called an Occupational License. It even states: This document is a business tax receipt only. This is NOT certification that the licensee is qualified.
The company you hire is not properly trained or insured.
- Do not make that mistake. We are trained, properly insured, and Bonded.
We use a Home Watch Management and Reporting software that is GPS enabled and provides proof that a visit has been completed. It is a cloud based system with a detailed checklist customized for each individual home and is completed and submitted on site. Permanent documentation of every visit is accessible on any computer or mobile device for each of our clients. Pictures and comments can be added to any portion of the checklist if there is a problem and the client is able to comment or respond to any report we submit to you. This is something that sets us apart from most other home watch businesses and your neighbor doing a favor.