Prevent Home CatastrophesBy
It seems that roughly half of the Scottsdale population flocks to cooler climates in the summer. The wise visitors have learned through experience that they really should have their Scottsdale homes checked on while they are away. Things could happen. TLC House and Pet Sitters care for several second homes throughout the east valley and here are just a few stories of catastrophes that our house sitters may have prevented.
Top 4 Reasons Why Scottsdale Snowbirds Should Use a House Sitter:
Leaks – One client had major water leaks and would have come home to a flooded and mildewed mess. A broken pipe could have caused thousands in water damage. Thank goodness their TLC house sitter spotted the leak and took care of it.
Air Conditioner – Another client’s air conditioner was making a loud, funny noise. If there were no house sitter, the noise would have gone unnoticed, and the client would have had to buy a whole new air conditioner.
Infestation – No one wants to return to their home with an infestation problem. We’ve seen ants, termites, roaches, and worse… scorpions. TLC house sitters can set up an appointment with an exterminator and have the problem eliminated before you arrive.
Security – Perhaps the issue that concerns home owners the most is home security. Second homes are less likely to be targeted by burglars if they appear to be lived in. TLC house sitters will alternate lights, remove all of the papers and flyers from the front of the house, and park in your driveway during their regular visits. Maintaining the illusion that someone is living in the home will help to ward off burglars.
Hiring a reliable house sitter is the best way to protect your second home investment.