By Kelli Carmac
If you’re a snowbird, odds are you’re getting ready to head back north. As you say goodbye to Florida, do you find yourself wondering if your home will be okay while you’re hundreds of miles away?
While you hope your home will be fine until you return, that’s not always the case. Unforeseen damages can happen— broken A/C unit, hot water tank leak, mold, roof and storm damage, rodent infestations and even break-ins.
But, now there’s a solution to your worries. Snowbird Home Patrol can help prevent potentially damaging and costly problems from harming your home, and give you peace of mind.
Snowbird Home Patrol is a family owned home-watch service that will come to your home on a consistent basis to make sure everything is in tip-top shape.
Owner Jodie Sullivan got the idea for her business 10 years ago, after her father’s hot water tank in his condo rusted out while he was gone for the summer. “After the cleanup, my dad hired a home-watch service company to prevent such a thing from happening again, and told me he thought my background was ideal to start a home-watch company in Florida,” said Sullivan.
Sullivan owned a special event business in Land O’ Lakes for 23 years and has an impressive background in customer service. She also is the incoming president for the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon.
“My event business was successful because I provided outstanding customer service, and I bring this knowledge and philosophy with me to my new business,” said Sullivan.
Sullivan founded Snowbird Home Patrol after becoming a Certified Home Watch Professional through the National Home Watch Association. As a homeowner herself for over 26 years, she knows her way around a house.
Snowbird Home Patrol provides clients with weekly or bi-weekly home inspection. After a home is inspected, she uploads her findings to a secure customer portal, where clients can see a full report on their home.
Sullivan stresses the importance of having a trained professional inspect your home, instead of asking a neighbor or friend to stop in periodically to check on things.
“When a serious issue arises, you need someone to act quickly and professionally,” said Sullivan. “We take care of problems in a timely and cost-effective manner, and prevent you from overstepping a friendship.”
Snowbird Home Patrol also offers additional home services, including package pick-up, opening and closing home for the season, general cleaning and hurricane preparations.
Protect your home by calling Snowbird Home Patrol — it’s affordable, dependable and personable. The company services homes in Zephyrhills, Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Tampa, New Port Richey, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Hudson, Crystal River and The Villages.
(813) 927-2730 • www.SnowbirdHomePatrol.com
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