Here they will post tips that may be helpful to you the homeowner.
Here they will share stories about circumstances that have crossed their paths as they become more familiar with; the world of what can go wrong may go wrong.
Here they will share news reports on stories such as squatters’ taking over a homeowner’s house while they were on vacation, vandalism on rental properties, and insurance information for homes that are vacant, abandoned and such.
Here they hope you find useful information that is available to share with other homeowners, friends and family.
Remember please that a Vacant Home is a Vulnerable Home!
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• I opened up my garage door only to find my screen door was also locked, sometimes just the act of opening the garage door hits the screen door lock. • I went around back to see if one of the other doors just happen to be unlocked, no luck. • I looked for the hidden...read more
10 Do check and update your insurance policies. When you leave your home for extended stays away, upon your return, you don’t want to find out that something disastrous occurred and your insurance company denies the claim and will not cover the damages. Be sure you...read more
There are 44 native species of snakes, however, only 6 are venomous. Do you know which 6 they are? With all the construction and tearing down of the natural landscapes, we are finding them in our pool areas and landscapes. According to FWC also known as Florida Fish...read more
9 Do set timers on lights. It sounds like such an easy thing to do and it is. Set the timers on lights in rooms you normally live in when you are home. If burglars have been watching your home and then you leave, they will know if a never used room suddenly has lights...read more
8 Do stop your newspaper delivery. A sure tale-tell sign that no one is home is to leave newspapers in your driveway or at your front door. Sure a friend or neighbor could come by every day, but what if they don’t? A great option if you can’t miss out on your daily...read more
7 Do turn on the ceiling fans for circulation. Circulating the air reduces your energy costs and allows you to turn your air conditioner up a few degrees. While it saves you a bit on your electric bill, it lets your ac run less too. A ceiling fan circulates the air,...read more
By testing what works in your environment, you control the outcome.read more
Woodpeckers are very colorful birds, however the amount of damage they cause can put your checkbook in the red.read more
Don’t leave it to chance, unplug those unnecessary appliances.read more
Every year as we approach spring, we (as a state) also discuss the idea of ending daylight savings time. We smile at the idea of moving the clock backward in the fall and huff at the notion of losing that very same hour in the spring. Some like the extra hour of...read more