Basic Services

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Upon Arrival

  • Exterior check of grounds, landscape, pests, lawn and sprinklers
  • Remove newspapers, flyers, check mailbox
  • Visual check of outdoor light fixtures
  • Visual exterior check including roof (from ground), screens, windows, AC unit(s), fence, mailbox
  • Turn water main ON – as required
  • Enter home, disarm security system, if appropriate

Interior Check

  • Check all windows and doors for damage and ensure they are locked
  • Visual check for signs of water damage, mold and mildew
  • Check the water heater – It should be turned OFF, or on Vacation mode, when water main is OFF. Procedure varies by type of water heater.
  • Check for signs of insects, pests and rodents
  • Check closets, pantry and storage cabinets
  • Verify AC and humidistat settings, adjust as necessary
  • Check fridge, freezers and wine coolers for proper temperature and operation
  • Reset clocks upon return
  • Check circuit breaker panels
  • Check garage (including trash) and make sure door to garage is locked


Lanai & pool area

  • Check water level and condition of water
  • Check equipment and pool control panel
  • Check screen door, screening, and cage structure

Departure

  • Final departure: “Look, Listen, Lock”
  • Enable security system, lock doors
  • Turn water main OFF – as required

Concierge Services

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  • Vendor Key in Service
  • Meet and Greet Guests or Renters
  • Car Drive Service
  • Handyman Service: Referrals to Qualified Service Providers
  • Emergency Visits
  • Alarm Call out response
  • Storm/Hurricane Preparation : Bring in outside furniture and Items, Ensure electric shutters are secured. Other types of shutters or screens: Referrals to Qualified Service Providers
  • FLIR Thermal Imaging Services
  • And much more….

Benefits of Home Watch

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  • Regular visits to your home can prevent or minimize the impact of property damage
  • Delivering consistent & accurate information to you during your absence
  • During a visit we check for leaks, insect infestations, mold and other problems
  • A home watch service can act as a liaison between contractors, associations, Realtors and other service providers that you authorize 
  • Implementing your storm plan
  • For condo owners the HOA/POA is responsible for common grounds & areas, you are responsible for your interior. Problems from an overhead unit can create major damage to the unit below. Common pipes in walls can cause problems to multiple units. A home watch service can help discover and minimize damage to your castle   

  

Possible consequences of no home watch

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Homes left unattended in Southwest Florida will suffer a negative event sooner or later

  • Homeowners do not want to travel back and forth weekly to check on their homes
  • Seasonal homeowners are frustrated with unreliable service providers

Simple everyday problems will turn a home upside down if left unattended

  • Water leaks can work their way throughout the entire home
  • Faulty Air Conditioners can allow mold growth. Mold is the biggest enemy of the home
  • Pests can turn your home into their home
  • Potential for vandalism or squatters

Florida is the home to unfavorable weather conditions during the Summer

  • High Temperatures & Humidity
  • Daily Thunderstorms
  • Tropical Storms & Hurricanes

At Fortress Home Watch, our goal is to keep headaches
from becoming a migraine

We want to catch potential problems before they turn into a catastrophe, and assist you in solving these problems