Why You Need Pre and Post Storm Check Ups

Did you know Florida’s hurricane season is still in effect? Yes, that is right! Hurricane Season runs from June 1st through November 30th. So even while you are celebrating a festive Thanksgiving, there is a potential storm risk for your Florida home. As you know, living in South Florida truly is paradise- the beautiful ocean, sandy beaches, fine dining - but part of living in this beautiful oasis is navigating the storm season each year. 


This time of year can unfortunately put your home at risk for many significant concerns: structural damage, roof impacts, utility damage, damage to your landscaping, appliances, and so much more. Storm damage that is left undetected can even lead to mold growth and structural damage that costs much more to address when it is finally discovered. 


While that may seem worrisome, especially if you are a seasonal homeowner that travels often, there is a solution – pre and post storm check ups from your trusted home watch provider! We highly recommend all of our clients utilize this service regularly, and for very good reason. Regularly checking the home before and after a storm, especially by someone who is knowledgeable and thorough, can significantly reduce the risk of major issues down the road.


Our team can quickly detect irregularities, water intrusion, and damages that are harder to identify and arrange for repair and technicians to address them quickly. When it comes to storm damage, the sooner you address the repairs, the better for your home and peace of mind. 


Below, we’ve put together a few of our top tips when it comes to Pre and Post Storm Check Ups. Remember, you can always ask us, Go Naples Concierge to perform these check ups and make your life easier! 


Pre and Post Storm Check Up Tips: 

  1. 1. Make sure there are no immediate threats to your safety. If the power is out, check for downed power lines, but be sure to not touch or move them directly. 

  2. 2. Shut off the water if you notice any leaks or broken pipes, and identify if the current drinking water is safe for consumption. 

  3. 3. Go through your home with a leak detector to assess water damage. 

  4. 4. Contact your utility companies for further assistance if needed. 

  5. 5. Check the roof and siding of the home. 

  6. 6. Check your home's appliances carefully. 

  7. 7. Check the attic, crawlspaces and basement (if you have one). 

  8. 8. Examine your floors, ceilings, windows and walls for signs of damage or water intrusion. 

  9.  9. Check electronics and all personal belongings. 

  10.  10. Document all damage with photos, video and written notes for your insurance provider. 

  11.  11. Do not contact your insurance company until you speak with us. We can refer you to a specialist who can help you address the claim effectively so your claim is not denied. 


As a premier and top-rated home watch provider in Naples, Florida, we know how challenging it can be to own a seasonal home in the tropics. Returning from home after a long stay also has its challenges. That’s why we confidently offer pre and post storm check ups all throughout hurricane season, along with vigilant home checks year round. You can trust Go Naples Concierge to help keep your home in great shape always. Our team is trusted, insured and certified so you can rest assured that your home will be handled with care and expertise. 


Do you have any questions, comments or special requests for us? Please, don’t hesitate to reach out by phone, text or email to let us know. The more information we receive from you, the better your home arrival experience will be even if it involves repairs, maintenance, grocery shopping, errands and more (we even take special requests!). 


At the end of the day, we are here for you and your family. Let us know how we can help make your home arrival the best it can be this fall and beyond. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving and happy holidays!