While You’re Away Inc. is a licensed and insured home care and concierge service for owners of vacation properties (permanent or second homes) in the St. George area. We have been in service since 2016. We provide the following services:
• Home Monitoring
• Home Preparation For Arrival
• Home Closure Upon Departure
• Repair Service Coordination & Custom Concierge Service
You will have peace of mind in the knowledge that your valuable investment will receive the quality care and attention that it deserves.
Michaela Hutchings has been in the construction business and service trade since 1997, helping people create their dreams by building & designing custom residential homes from the ground up. Over the years, Michaela has stayed consistently busy through word of mouth referrals from countless happy clients. Her work ethic, integrity, and attention to detail have given her an added edge in quality that has helped her to fulfill her client’s dreams. She takes pride in the fact that she is still friends with all the individuals and families she has built homes for over the past 20 years. Michaela is known by her clients for going above and beyond to ensure expectations are always met with satisfaction.
Michaela is very aware of the expense, time, and concern it takes to build and care for custom homes. Homeowners are often worried and concerned when leaving their precious investments in the hands of strangers or neighbors to care for while away. She is excited to announce that she will become the new owner and operator of the company “While You’re Away, Inc.” as of, April 1, 2017.
Interior Check List
Exterior Check List
Basic Home Monitoring (Weekly Maintenance Check)
• Run sinks, drains and toilets
• Check perimeter for damage to report
• Make sure windows and doors are secured
• Check lights and timers
• Replace light bulbs inside and out
• Check pilot lights
• Check fire, smoke and CO monitors
• Facilitate housekeeping services
• Report/facilitate any repairs necessary with designated vendors/Homeowner's Association
• Alarm system checks and secondary contact for alarm services **(based on concierge service out calls)
• Check/adjust thermostats for seasonal changes
• Return service for "left behind items" such as; keys/journals/important papers/favorite blankets, etc.
• Regular monthly updates to homeowner via e-mail or postal
Home Opening Service
• Light cleaning (dusting, vacuuming)
• Bed preparations
• Set out linens and towels
• Air-out home
• Adjust thermostats and water heater
Basic Home Monitoring (Weekly Maintenance Check) Exterior
• Remove flyers, newspapers, telephone books, or debris from driveway or entrances
• Retrieve garbage can from curb (based on Monitoring choice)
• Storm damage assessment
• Window and Doors (locked and secured)
• Exterior surfacing of home and out buildings
• Foundation issues
• Decks, Porches and stairs
• Sidewalks and Drive ways
• Lawn, contact professional yard care if needed
• Gutters and Down Spouts
Home Closing Service
• Light cleaning (dusting, vacuuming)
• Trash removal
• Clean refrigerator
• Launder linens and towels
• Climatize home (thermostats, lights and water heater)
You've chosen to have a home in the St. George, Utah area for many reasons. St. George is a place where the skies are clear most of the year and the winter temperatures are mild. St. George is well known for its excellent golf courses (playable year-round) and for its' world-class scenery. St. George, Utah offers large-community services with small-town charm. factory stores and other excellent shopping opportunities, St. George is developing a reputation as a great place to visit and to live. Hospital services are excellent in St. George and this along with the friendly atmosphere and low crime rates have influenced you and others to choose the St. George, Utah area as a place to live and recreate. In this part of the state of Utah the biological elements of several different deserts and zones come together. This brings many unique plants and animals together in a unique manner and simply adds to the many reasons that St. George is a prime location in the west for your first home, second or vacation home.
Our company, While You're Away, has chosen to do business in the St. George, Utah area because of the quality of people that live here. We enjoy providing our services to people like you who have come to St. George from many parts of the United States, Canada and throughout the world.