What Second Home Services Do We Provide?
We provide professional cleaning that can include deep cleaning, spring cleaning, general tidying, laundry and ironing, bed-making and defrosting the fridge or freezer. We can clean before, during and/or after your visit, whichever suits you. If your second home requires regular attention, our regular housework service can be delivered on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.
The security of your second home is a high priority. Thanks to our stringent security measures, you can rest assured knowing that your house keys are in safe hands. We assign our clients’ keys a code number and store them securely in a key safe when not in use.
Home security visits
It helps to have someone check up on your second home whilst you’re away, especially if it’s sat idle for long periods. We’ll visually inspect both the interior and exterior of your property, looking out for any signs of accidental damage, vandalism or an attempted break-in. We’ll check your doors, windows and roof, as well as your garage, shed or greenhouse if you own any of them.
One of the most common inconveniences of owning a second home is having your mailbox or hallway flooded with mail. Let Poppies forward your important mail to your main address, neatly stack non-urgent mail, and dispose of any pesky “junk” mail that’s been shoved through your letterbox.
Staying on top of your second home’s meter readings can prove difficult, especially if your utility supplier requires them on a monthly or quarterly basis. If you fail to submit your meter readings on time, your supplier will most likely send you an estimated bill which can be significantly above your actual energy usage, meaning you’re overpaying. We’ll make sure your meter readings are submitted accurately and on time so you only pay for what you use.
Appliance maintenance and servicing
From the lights and electrical appliances to the radiators and boiler (which we all know can be a pain in the behind!), we’ll check that everything is in working order so your second home stay goes off without a hitch.
Associated home services
We can also arrange gardening, window cleaning, painting, decorating and chimney sweeping services to help keep your second home in good condition all year round.