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August 1, 2018

8-1-18 Who Will Check On Your Home For You When You Are Away?  Maybe a relative, friend or neighbor that you REALLY trust? If so then have a spare key made, talk to that person about visiting your home regularly (weekly or bi-weekly), checking everything systematically and then sending you a report with photos and […]

July 13, 2018

7/13/18 Top Ten list for Getting Your Car Ready for Summer 1. Make sure to routinely rid of your car of road chemicals that may be on the undercarriage. Use your garden hose to thoroughly spray and rinse the undercarriage of your vehicle.  If you live in the northeast especially, you want to remove any […]

June 30, 2018

6/30/2018 Many times as a homeowner you may give a copy of your house key to a neighbor, friend, or relative to access the home when you are away or not available. What if the person you trust is ill or out of town at the same time that you are? Also, do you expect […]

June 18, 2018

6/18/2018 As a homeowner it can be stressful trusting someone with the keys to your home! You may not feel comfortable with a neighbor or relative having complete access to your home and belongings.  Also, that neighbor, friend or relative may be away, sick or just unavailable when access to your home is needed and […]

June 7, 2018

6/7/2018 The top homeowners insurance claims are: 1. Exterior wind damage – 25 percent of all losses. 2. Non-weather-related water damage (e.g., plumbing or appliance issues) – 19 percent. 3. Hail – 15 percent. 4. Weather-related water damage (e.g., rain, melting ice, snow) – 11 percent. 5. Theft – 6 percent. Have you ever experienced […]

May 23, 2018

5-23-18 And…do you travel for work or pleasure? Moving abroad for work? Are you a seasonal resident (snowbird)? Planning a vacation in 2018?  You need Home Watch! Golden Rule Home Watch & Concierge was created to watch homes for their owners who are away – for a week or for years. A problem with the […]

April 25, 2018

4/25/18 An inexpensive and easy life hack – use a permanent marker to write the date you changed batteries and home/car air filters!! Do you remember when you last changed the batteries in your smoke detectors, CO2 detectors, the filters in your furnace or filters in your car (engine air and cabin air)?  Some people […]

April 2, 2018

 4-2-18 The internet and e-Commerce capabilities available in 2018 are nothing short of amazing.  You need to protect yourself though.   Just as you would not pass out copies of your drivers license and passport information or leave the front door to your home open (on purpose).  You need to guard your identity as closely as […]

April 5, 2018

4-5-18 Have you ever had any water leaks or long power outages in your home? Did the Furnace go out? Unfortunately, we will all experience a problem like this sooner or later. Golden Rule professional home watch is here to help you! Water related issues may include: Leak from the hot water heater Sink or […]

March 25, 2018

3-25-18 Whether DIY or at your preferred shop, make sure to start with this top ten list! 1. Change the Oil and Filter Dirty oil is well…dirty.  Used oil contains contaminants which include combustion by-products, water from condensation and tiny metal shavings from engine wear.  You don’t want any of these sitting in your engine […]

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