Greetings and salutations!
House Watch & More, of Punta Gorda, Florida, has earned Accredited Member status in the NHWA for the second consecutive year!
Owners Faith and Ed Gibson have been homeowners at Burnt Store Marina for over 11 years and love living in that resort Community. With approximately 2,000 homes there, many are second or investment properties. These homes are left vacant much of the year until the “season” arrives, and then the population swells with snowbirds.
Living there full time, Faith and Ed have seen and experienced first-hand what can happen when a home is left vacant and unattended for long periods of time without having anyone checking on the property. An example was when one of the elevators was out of commission for months due to a prolonged water leak in a vacant unit. It flooded the elevator shaft, and there was a musty odor throughout the entire first floor of the building. The problem could have been detected early–and extensive damage avoided–if the owners had used a Home Watch service.
Ed had previously owned a construction company for over 30 years and decided he wanted a change. Faith’s background was in banking, and she had recently started a website promoting their community.
After seeing the damage unattended homes could incur, they knew that there was a need in their community for an experienced, reliable, on-site professional company to assist their absentee neighbors in monitoring the condition of their Florida possessions. Faith and Ed decided to offer their services and started House Watch & More.
Since starting their business, word has gotten around about their expertise and determination to keep homes from experiencing costly damage and repairs while unattended. They have found problems with air conditioners that have stopped working, thermostats that need replacing, hot-water tank leaks, water intrusion from neighbors’ homes, cans of food that have “exploded,” and overflowing toilets. If left unattended, these conditions can encourage mold growth, which can be expensive to treat and cause health problems.
House Watch & More serves the Burnt Store Marina and surrounding Charlotte County communites. Faith and Ed can be reached at (239) 707-5607, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the Web at www.BurntStoreHouseWatch.com.
Congratulations, Faith and Ed!
As always, I wish you