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5 Essential Services Provide by Professional Home Watch Companies

April 9, 2024


With people in Northern Virginia traveling for business and pleasure, the need for reliable property oversight while they’re away is paramount. That’s why Home Watch companies have emerged, to offer a suite of essential services aimed at safeguarding properties and ensuring peace of mind for homeowners during their absence. In this post, we’ll look at the five top essential services provided by Home Watch professionals.

Essential Service #1: Regular Property Checks

As the foundational service provided by your Home Watch company, regular property checks involve thorough inspections of your home’s interior and exterior, conducted at scheduled intervals determined by your specific needs and preferences. Through these systematic examinations, your Home Watch professional can identify any potential issues or vulnerabilities before they escalate to minimize risks to your home.

The inspection consists of assessments of your home’s structural integrity, safety systems, and general maintenance requirements, including detecting signs of water damage or pest infestations, and ensuring that all systems are functioning optimally.

Whether they find a malfunctioning appliance, a plumbing leak, or a security concern, your Home Watch professional’s proactive approach allows them to take swift action to mitigate risks and prevent further damage. And by staying on top of routine maintenance tasks and inspections, the value of your property is maintained, whether it’s changing air filters, inspecting roofing materials, or clearing debris after a storm.

Essential Service #2: Security Monitoring

Security monitoring plays a pivotal role in safeguarding your property. During a Home Watch inspection, all security systems are checked, including alarms, surveillance cameras, and access points. If a security breach is found, a quick response occurs.

By continuously monitoring access points, Home Watch maintains a presence that serves to deter potential intruders. In addition, you are provided with real-time insights via our comprehensive inspection reports into the security of your home while you’re away.

Essential Service #3: Mail and Package Management

Your Home Watch company can oversee the collection, management and storage of your mail and packages, serving as a reliable point of contact for all incoming deliveries. Letters, magazines, and packages are retrieved promptly and securely to prevent them from piling up, being damaged from the elements, or attracting unwanted attention or theft, and can be forwarded to your current location. In addition, coordination of outgoing mail and package shipments can be arranged on your behalf.

Essential Service #4: Utility Management

An essential part of your home is its systems—water, electricity, and HVAC. One of the primary responsibilities of a Home Watch company’s utility management service is regular inspections of these systems. For plumbing, your Home Watch professional will check for leaks, drips, or other anomalies that may indicate a potential problem. For electrical, they’ll monitor your electrical and lighting systems to ensure optimal performance and safety. Even a burned-out lightbulb on an outdoor security system can create a breach in your security system. Monitoring energy consumption and thermostat settings, and checking for power outages and electrical hazards, helps secure ongoing functionality and security.

Furthermore, your heating and cooling system plays a pivotal role in maintaining your home’s livability, especially during extreme temperature conditions. Regular maintenance, and inspections for signs of malfunction or inefficiency ensure that your HVAC system is operating properly while maximizing energy efficiency and reducing utility costs.

Essential Service #5: Emergency Response Coordination

You’ll need a trusted liaison to coordinate with emergency services, insurance providers, and contractors in times of crisis or unforeseen events. Your Home Watch professional can serve as the central contact and first line of defense for all emergency situations whether it’s a natural disaster, severe weather event, or security breach. If a problem is detected, they can provide detailed information about your property including its location, access points and relevant security measures, and work closely with emergency responders to ensure your home’s safety and security.

Golden Rule Home Watch & Concierge Serves Homeowners Throughout Northern Virginia

At Golden Rule Home Watch & Concierge we take pride in delivering the five essential Home Watch services—and more—with professionalism, reliability, and attention to detail to ensure your peace of mind when you’re out of town for an extended period. In addition, we offer an array of concierge services to cater to your unique and individual needs.

Entrusting your property to us represents your proactive investment in the security, maintenance and well-being of your home so you can confidently enjoy your time away knowing your home is in capable hands. As the demands of modern life continue to necessitate frequent travel and extended absences, it’s nice to know that you have a reputable Home Watch company on your side.

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Contact us today at 855-928-2424 for your free Home Watch consultation.

Golden Rule Home Watch is an accredited member of the National Home Watch Association.