Our Home Watch Services
We understand that your home is your most valuable asset and that you want to ensure it is safe, secure, and well-maintained when you are away. Our home watch services are designed to provide you with peace of mind knowing that your property is being cared for by a professional and experienced team.
We take great pride in our work and are committed to delivering exceptional service to our clients.
A second homeowner who wants to protect their sizable real estate investment has only three options:
- Leave the home shut down while they’re gone and hope for the best.
- Ask a friend, relative, or neighbor to check the house regularly.
- Hire a pro who knows what to do when something goes wrong – and it will!
Almost all home insurance companies require regular home checks for unoccupied homes over extended periods, and relying on friends or neighbors won’t satisfy this requirement.
It’s important to understand that a home watch service is different from a security service, a home inspection service, a house-sitting service, or a property manager. Rather, it’s a specialized service that provides regular inspections of your property to ensure everything is in order and to identify any potential issues or concerns.
As the number of second homes has grown, so has the need for someone to take care of both the primary residence and second homes while the owners are away. A home is a major investment that requires professional care to prevent and control damage and risks from everything from a leaky faucet that can result in thousands of dollars of damage to natural disasters.
With Yuma Home Watch, you won’t have to worry about leaky toilets, storms, mold, insect invasions, dead landscaping, or malfunctioning appliances. We perform regular checks of both the exterior and interior of your unoccupied home, using a checklist based on industry standards, and customize with you to ensure your peace of mind. Our check will cover everything from security and vandalism to plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems. We use reporting software to provide you with detailed reports, including pictures, that will be sent to your email address the same day the report is generated.
In case of a storm or other weather event, we can perform a special unscheduled event check upon your approval to catch any problems as quickly as possible and assess any damage. This can prevent expensive damage, ensure the security of your property, and provide peace of mind for you as an absentee owner. We are your “boots on the ground” while you’re thousands of miles away.
It’s almost certain that something will quit or malfunction if your home is left unattended for months at a time. That’s why a home watch service is essential to catch problems early and address them before they become major issues.
- General visual check of the home’s exterior, including the condition of the exterior walls, doors, and windows.
- Inspection of the roof, gutters, and downspouts to ensure that they are free from debris and in good condition.
- Examination of the landscaping, including plants, trees, and irrigation systems, to ensure that they are being maintained properly.
- Check the pool, spa, and associated equipment for visible leaks, water level, and cleanliness.
- Inspection of outdoor furniture, including patio sets, grills, and other outdoor appliances, to ensure that they are in good condition.
- Examination of the home’s exterior lighting system to ensure that it is working correctly.
- Check the mailbox for any damage or tampering.
- Inspection of the garage and any outbuildings to ensure that they are secure and in good condition.
- Check for any signs of pest infestations, such as insects or rodents, on the exterior of the home.
- Visual inspection of the exterior doors and windows to ensure that they are locked and secure.
- Inspection of any outdoor water features, such as fountains or ponds, to ensure that they are clean and functioning properly.
- General visual check of the interior of the home, including all rooms, hallways, and closets.
- Document the home’s temperature to ensure it’s set as directed by the Homeowner.
- Confirm that the HVAC system is functioning properly.
- Check that all doors and windows are locked and secure.
- Check the circuit breaker box for any tripped breakers.
- Check for signs of water leaks or damage, including in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room, and water heater.
- Check and run all faucets, sinks, toilets, and showers, to ensure they are in good working order.
- Check and verify the temperature of the refrigerator and freezer.
- Run the dishwasher, and washing machine monthly on a rinse cycle, as directed by the Homeowner.
- Check for signs of pest infestations, such as insects or rodents, in the interior of the home.
- Check all smoke detectors, to ensure they are in good working order.
- Check that all lights and lamps are functioning properly.
- Examination of the interior of any additional structures on the property, such as garages or sheds, to ensure they are secure and in good condition.
- Business Hours Emergency Response
- After-Hour Emergency Response
- Contractors and Service Technicians Access (Pest Control, HVAC, Plumbers, Electricians, etc.)
Our Reporting System
As a home watch business, we understand the importance of providing accurate and comprehensive reports to our clients. Our report-writing software system is designed to streamline the inspection process, improve efficiency and ensure that our reports are detailed and reliable. We believe that our report-writing software system is a valuable tool that enables us to provide exceptional service to our clients. This page is dedicated to explaining the benefits of our report writing software system and how it can help us to better serve our clients.