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Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season

Preparing Your Home for Hurricane Season

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Hurricane season is here. Whether you live along the coast or inland, these sometimes-violent storms can result in significant damage to your home. With the proper preparation, you can minimize the impact of these natural disasters.

Before the Storm

What you do before the storm can make all the difference in preserving your property and your life.

Have an Evacuation Plan

You should formulate a plan well in advance of hurricane season. Your plan should include:

Get the Supplies You’ll Need

It’s important to be prepared in the event that you and your family are without transportation, food, or water. You’ll want to include the following items on your emergency shopping list:

Any emergency supply of food, water, and medication should last each member of your family for three days.

Prepare Your Home

There are several tasks you’ll want to accomplish inside and outside your home beforehand to protect it from hurricane-force winds.



After the Storm

Once the storm has passed and any dangers around your home have been eliminated, it’s important to inspect your property for damages, including outbuildings and watercraft. This can include checking:

Solutions for Second Homes

The above is great advice for homeowners, but what if you are a homeowner who lives elsewhere and your second or vacation home is located in a hurricane-prone area like Florida?

Call a Friend or Neighbor

The first thing that may come to mind is to contact someone you know that lives near your property. However, if their property has also sustained hurricane damage, they’ll likely be busy inspecting their own home and gathering information for insurance claims.

Hire a Home Watch Service

Unlike a neighbor who may be too busy with their own property damage, a home watch service can provide far more help. Trained professionals conduct a detailed survey of your property to check for damages, and then will notify you right away.

What to Look For in a Home Watch Service

There are many home watch services available to you, which can make it difficult to know which is the best to choose. Here are important characteristics to look for in a home watch service.

The Right Training and Sufficient Experience

Any person who is inspecting your home for damage must, of course, know what they’re doing. This involves having received the proper training and completing enough hours in the field to gain the specific experience required.

Bonding and Coverage

You shouldn’t have to worry about any person who will be inspecting the interior and exterior of your property. Bonding and insurance coverage protect you from risk, and should be included with any home watch service.


While most companies use text and email to confirm inspections, The Concierge Home Watch Management service takes it a step further.

We use the latest technology to generate a unique QR code just for your property. It can only be activated when one of our home watch inspectors arrives at your home with their comprehensive 30-point checklist. When the inspection is completed, our GPS software notifies you immediately.

You also receive a detailed report of your inspection that you can send directly to your homeowner’s insurance company. The Concierge Home Watch Management helps ensure that you leave your first or second home with confidence. To learn more about the many ways we can protect your home, visit us online or call 941-348-1359.

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