Spending your time traveling back and forth to Florida?

“Snowbird” Home Checklist

fotolia_36153967The last thing you want to do is worry about your house. That is why we have put together a quick checklist to help you minimize the chance of home maintenance problems. We also specialize in rental property maintenance and renter’s pre-check and post check service.

Here’s just a small portion of our checklist. Download a copy and keep it somewhere to use when leaving your home. Better yet, contact us for reliable, professional Home Watch Services!

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Serving Southwest Florida

Sullivan Home Service - Serving southwest Florida


  • Check all windows and exterior doors to make sure they are secure
  • Check for water leaks
  • Check smoke detectors
  • Check for insects and rodents
  • Check that A/C is functioning properly
  • Run water in all sinks, bathtubs, and showers to keep water in the traps from evaporating
  • Run the dishwasher on a short rinse cycle to keep seals from drying out
  • Change A /C filter as necessary
  • Fulfill any additional requested tasks or work orders


  • Set thermostat to 78 “auto” “cool”
  • Turn water off
  • Turn water heater off at electrical panel
  • Turn off icemaker
  • Move furniture in from lanai (during hurricane season) or cover
  • Remove all open food containers from pantry
  • Do not leave perishable items in refrigerator
  • Replace batteries in smoke alarms (end of season)
  • Unplug all appliances and TVS
  • Turn off radon control (if applicable)
  • Empty all garbage
  • Lock garage
  • Cover barbecue
  • Close all blinds and hurricane shutters

Don’t forget to ask us about our new Homeowner’s Concierge Services, available only to our Home Watch customers.

Contact us at 239.772.8484 or via email info@sullivanhomeservices.com

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What Our Clients Say

During this past Fall of 2013, we were unfortunate to incur major water damage to our condominium at Heritage Bay in Naples. We reside in Illinois, so I needed to find someone I could trusts to oversee the process related to repairing the damage. I chose Sullivan Home Services and am totally pleased with that decision. As our contracted Home Watch Service, Sullivan Home Services has consistently been responsive and reliable.

The water damage to the condominium was severe. It required major work on several dry wall areas and the ceiling. The unit needed all new crown molding, new carpeting, overhead fans and a total re-painting in all areas of the unit. I decided to contract with Sullivan Home Services to repair / refurbish our condominium. I am completely pleased with the work done in our condominium by Sullivan Home Services. They were timely and always kept me apprised of the progress.

I am pleased to offer my highest recommendation of Sullivan Home Services without reservation of any kind. Their services were excellent and competitively priced. Sullivan Home Services allowed me to actually feel as if something good was happening rather than coping with the feelings of helplessness one can experience living so far away attempting to deal with an emergency such as what occurred. I will be forever grateful.

D.L.D - Illinois
I worked with Sullivan Home Services for the last two years. Over that time they have continually proven to be reliable and dependable. They respond quickly to my maintenance requests and schedule work in response to emergencies. I have found Ted Sullivan to be a trustworthy and honorable person during my working relationship with him. Sullivan Home Services has become my primary vendor to contact when I have maintenance work to be done. If their team is unable to handle the scope of work needed, they are always ready to recommend vendors they have worked with.
Pat Cattenach, Association Manager-Vision Golf Management
I had the pleasure of working with Ted Sullivan from Sullivan Home Services, who recently completed renovations on my condominium in Florida.

The renovation involved ceiling details, painting, ripping out floors, installing ceramic, electrical work etc.

I highly recommended Ted Sullivan as a very thorough and committed contractor who works hard to make sure his clients are satisfied. This was especially true since I was out of the country as the work was being done.

His interest and attention to detail, made a very positive impression on me.

Ted Sullivan was very professional in all aspects of the job, and ensured that all work was done within a reasonable time frame and took pride in making sure I was happy with the outcome.

It was a pleasure working with Ted and his team, and I would highly recommend Sullivan Home Services to anyone considering a home improvement project.

H.L. - Ottawa, Canada
Sullivan Home Services provides one stop shopping for all our renovation work, you can’t beat that for convenience and the quality is second to none. We like dealing with Ted so much, he even does our home watch.
Mr. and Mrs. C - Treviso Bay, Naples, FL
As a resident of Heritage Bay in Naples, I want to thanks Ted Sullivan and his team for the excellent job they do with our Condominium Association Maintenance, they address every problem with courteous, professional service. They know the meaning of “teamwork” and how to get the job done.

I will definitely call them in the future for any home repair or upgrades.

Len Cohen, Naples, Florida
Sullivan did a great job remodeling our kitchen! We very impressed!
Heritage Bay Resident
I would highly recommend Sullivan Home Watch!

When I purchased property in Naples, a friend recommended Ted Sullivan to help me with several small projects, including installing ceiling fans,relocating wiring and cables, hanging heavy mirrors, etc. He was timely, efficient and did a great job.

Then I learned he had a Home Watch company which I have now used for 4 years. When I come to Florida, I find a checklist from Sullivan Home Watch which shows me the time, date and actions taken at each visit.

If I have a problem, Ted and his crew show up promptly to fix most issues, so normally outside help does not have to be called. This has saved me money!! And, it is comforting to know that when I have renters in my unit Ted will respond if needed.

Dana-Naples, FL