Services

GK Home Watch, LLC provides standard and concierge services to assist our seasonal residents shut-down, open-up, or rent-out their seasonal homes in Florida.

STANDARD SERVICES

  • Check of grounds, landscape, pests, lawn and sprinklers
  • Remove newspapers, flyers, check mailbox, forward important mail.
  • Visual check of outdoor light fixtures
  • Visual exterior check including roof (from ground), screens, windows, AC units, fence
  • Turn water ON – “gingerly”
  • Enter home, disarm security system, if appropriate
  • Check all windows and doors for damage and ensure they are locked
  • Visual check for signs of water damage, mold and mildew using the “High, Eye, Low” method.
  • Cycle the water: brush and flush toilets, run water in sinks (including garbage disposal), tubs and showers
  • Short cycle dishwasher and washer
  • Check the water heater – it should be turned OFF at circuit breaker, or on Vacation Mode, when water main is OFF. If there is a Circulator Pump, that should be 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 refrigerator, freezers and wine coolers for proper temp and operation
  • Reset clocks after power outage
  • Check circuit breaker panels
  • Check garage (including trash) and make sure door to garage is locked
  • Lanai and Pool Area
  • Check water level and condition of water
  • Check equipment and pool control panel
  • Check screen door, screening and cage structure
  • Departure
  • “Look. Listen. Lock.”
  • Enable security system, lock doors
  • Turn OFF water supply, drain lines
  • Send notification that the visit in complete with or without pictures.
  • GK Home Watch, LLC utilizes the EXCLUSIVE Water Zone Home Watch Method.

This is a general Home Watch Checklist. Exact services may vary by property features and homeowner needs.

CONCIERGE SERVICES

  • Change A/C filters, change out smoke detector or A/C controller batteries (If assessable).
  • Meet and greet guests at vacation rental properties
  • Visit your home when vacation rental guests leave
  • Shop for necessary items for you or vacation rentals as needed
  • Meet with and direct contractors when necessary
  • Hurricane Preparation
  • Vendor Let-In/Out, Vendor Scheduling, and Project Coordination
  • Car Drives
  • Season Specific Projects
  • Emergency Visits/Alarm Call Out Response
  • Accept Deliveries in your absence and provide pictures.
  • Key in and oversee contractors and provide pictures of work completed.
  • Grocery shopping
  • Drive vehicle to have maintenance performed.
  • Provide post storm reports as soon as it is safe.
  • Provide home watch service for foreclosed properties
  • Storm watch – will notify and keep owner appraised of storm conditions.
  • Contract to have shutters put up and taken down as necessary
  • Pick up those things you may need or have forgotten, Prescriptions, Dry Cleaning, Store pick ups
  • Spray driveways, walkways and lanais for weeds and ants (Please provide supplies)
  • Accept Deliveries in your absence and provide pictures.
  • Key in and oversee contractors and provide pictures of work completed.
  • Grocery shopping
  • Drive vehicle to have maintenance performed.
  • Provide post storm reports as soon as it is safe.
  • Provide home watch service for foreclosed properties
  • Storm watch – will notify and keep owner appraised of storm conditions.
  • Contract to have shutters put up and taken down as necessary
  • Pick up those things you may need or have forgotten, Prescriptions, Dry Cleaning, Store pick ups
  • Spray driveways, walkways and lanais for weeds and ants (Please provide supplies)
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