Homesitters your trusted allies in times of crisis

Posted on 6 May, 2024

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Emergencies are an unfortunate reality that can strike at any moment, causing stress and disruption for homeowners, particularly those with pets. Whether it's a sudden family crisis or an unexpected disruption to travel plans, these situations can catch anyone off guard.

Imagine being away from home and receiving news of a burst pipe, a damaged fence, or the need for urgent pet care. Compounding the stress, trusted family or friends who were supposed to assist might face their own emergencies or encounter transportation delays.

In such challenging times, homesitters can offer invaluable support. They are trained to handle a variety of unforeseen situations, providing homeowners with peace of mind that their homes and pets are in capable hands, even during unexpected emergencies.

Here are some of the ways we can help:

Immediate response in the home

One of the most significant advantages of having a homesitter is their ability to spring into action during emergencies. Whether it's addressing a burst pipe, reinforcing a blown-down fence, homesitters are trained to tackle a crisis swiftly and efficiently.

Their presence ensures that any issues are promptly dealt with, mitigating the risk of further damage to the property. Moreover, our homesitters are equipped to seek guidance or additional assistance by contacting our 24-hour telephone support service, providing homeowners with an added layer of support and security.

Security and peace of mind

A vacant property can be a magnet for burglars and vandals. Homesitters serve as a visible deterrent to potential intruders, maintaining a vigilant presence in the home round the clock. In addition to domestic sits during holiday periods, Homesitters extends its services to probate sits for properties awaiting legal proceedings and commercial sits, catering to the needs of banks, building societies, estate agents, and developers by safeguarding empty or sparsely furnished properties.

Last-minute changes to pet care

Relying on family and friends to care for pets can leave homeowners vulnerable to last-minute changes that disrupt their plans and induce unnecessary stress.

However, for those who have enlisted the services of a homesitter, the assurance of finding a replacement, even in the face of unforeseen circumstances, is guaranteed. Moreover, we strive to accommodate urgent requests, with our minimum turnaround time allowing for preliminary meetings before the assignment. For repeat customers with regular homesitters, last-minute bookings due to emergencies are facilitated, ensuring peace of mind during challenging times.

Delays returning home from holidays

With all travel there could be unexpected delays because of flight disruptions or unforeseen events like natural disasters. Our policy mandates homesitters to remain in place until homeowners return. In rare cases of prolonged delays where a homesitter is unable to continue, our dedicated team swiftly arranges for a qualified replacement from our extensive nationwide network, ensuring seamless continuity of care.

Homesitters provide homeowners with the assurance and security needed to navigate unexpected emergencies and last-minute changes to plans. Our commitment to round-the-clock support, backed by a dedicated team of professionals, ensures that homeowners can face crises with confidence, knowing that their homes and beloved pets are in capable hands.

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