Have you ever given thought to what can happen to your home when you're gone for extended periods of time?
What are the signs to criminals that your home is unoccupied?
How much damage can be done as a result of unresolved problems like mold or pest infestation?
These are the primary reasons clients hire HomeRunners to care for their property. Consider the following:
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 pests 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 flyers 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 and accompany vendors.
Pest control inspections – typically done on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis. We will set appointment with vendor and accompany them at property.
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 property.
General repairs and deliveries – Not a problem – we've got you covered. When we see general repairs that are needed, we communicate with our property owners and recommend solutions. Once arrangements are approved, we will handle working with the professionals who will fix your problem so you don't have to come back to HHI to handle it yourself.
Home Inventories – HomeRunners will take a picture inventory of all new contracted clients. Full home inventories are also available. (HomeRunners will not assign a value to any of the inventory)