Always Home Blog
If you lost your personal property by storm, fire or theft do you think you can remember everything in your home?
Unfortunately, you will remember less than 80% of what was in each of your rooms.
Worse - how are you going to document the loss of your items with your insurance carrier without evidence? From our most basic to our comprehensive photographic inventory you can achieve the Peace of Mind knowing that you can make a 100% claim if needed. Our appliance inventory is $100. A full photo inventory of each room in your house is only $200, which includes 4 photos per room. If you have collections or valuables you wish to have a photo inventory we charge only $75/hour.
Each inventory is transferred to a CD for your records and additionally stored on our secure server, should you ever have a claim. Don't take the risk of losing thousands of dollars. Schedule an inventory by calling our concierge desk.
Always Home believes storm prevention starts with adequate preparation.
The first step is performing an inventory of your shutters and hardware to ensure that nothing is missing and everything is properly organized and stored in preparation for a storm. Always Home's crew will perform your inventory and put up and take down your storm shutters and prepare your home for high winds.
The program is tailored to accommodate your association's rules and regulations.
Alarm & security systems are important but adding home watch significantly increases home security.
Weekly Home Watch monitoring is able to detect potential damage from water leaks, pest infestation, HVAC system failures or inadequate maintenance, thereby mitigating expensive repairs. Even if you have stopped your newspapers - tell tail signs of absence, like circulars in the driveway are quickly corrected, reducing the likelihood that your residence becomes a target for crime.
If you're absent from your home for 14 days or more without a property management company checking your home and documenting its condition your insurance company may deny your insurance claim for negligence.
Don't be caught unprotected.
Over the years that our members have found the need to address four preventative items to protect their property and achieve Peace of Mind.
Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is issuing a warning about traveling thieves that come to Florida in winter months solely to take advantage of unsuspecting citizens.
Every year, criminals travel to the state of Florida to commit crimes of theft, burglary and fraud. Unfortunately, Sarasota County is not immune to their scams. The organized groups often pass down their "trade" from generation to generation and rarely leave evidence behind. They are also good at blending in, which is why citizens need to be vigilant about who is in their neighborhood.
"The key to stopping these criminals is to call law enforcement when you see someone or something that looks suspicious," said Sheriff
Knight. "A deputy can determine their reason for being in the community Valerie McCarthy, President and whether it's legitimate, before a crime occurs."
Sarasota County has mostly seen unoccupied burglaries, which often occur right after residents leave so that means suspects are watching their victims drive off. Always set your home security alarm if you have one, even for short trips, and keep doors and windows locked. If you see something suspicious get a good physical description, the vehicle description and a tag number if possible and call 911.
To help educate citizens about the risk posed by these organized groups, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office created an informational web page and video so residents know what to look, what to do to protect themselves and their neighbors and how the agency is working to combat these crimes.
For more information visit www.SarasotaSheriff.org and under Crime Prevention click Traveling Thieves. The educational video can be found as well on the agency's YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/SarasotaSheriff.