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Beyond the Basics: Additional Services Offered by Home Watch Companies

November 29, 2023


Ensuring your home’s safety and maintenance while you’re away goes far beyond the fundamental task of merely monitoring the property. Home Watch companies have evolved to offer a number of services designed to cater to the individual and diverse needs of homeowners. Let’s look at some of the additional services offered by Home Watch companies.

Home Maintenance Services

The most common supplementary services include home maintenance, overseeing routine tasks such as landscaping, pool maintenance, HVAC system checks, filter and light bulb changes, and general household upkeep. These services keep your home in excellent running order and reduce the risk of potential issues that could arise during your absence. Another service is coordinating with and monitoring service providers and contractors for repairs or maintenance work on your behalf.

Security Checks

Security checks can go beyond simply monitoring for potential break-ins. These additional Home Watch services can include checking all doors and windows, setting up and testing an alarm system, coordination with security firms, installing and checking cameras, and implementing measures to fortify the property against intrusions.

Concierge Services

Home Watch services can extend to concierge or personalized services such as receiving deliveries, coordinating with contractors or service providers when needed, managing mail, and even preparing your home for your return. We can air and tidy the house, set the thermostat, and stock your refrigerator with essential items for a seamless transition back into your residence upon your arrival without the need for immediate errands. Just let your Home Watch provider know what you need.

Emergency Response Services

When emergencies happen, it’s good to have someone to rely on. Your Home Watch company can be your point of contact for emergency situations, conduct regular checks during extreme weather events, and promptly address any issues that might arrive, such as leaks, electrical problems or other unexpected emergencies. This can help mitigate potential damages and ensure problems are addressed swiftly and appropriately.

Specialized Services

Some Home Watch companies go even further beyond the basics to offer services specialized for your individual needs. For example, if you own a vacation or rental property remotely and need to ensure the property is cleaned and prepared for the next occupants. Or if you have vehicles left at home that need regular checks and maintenance (Car Watch).

Concierge-Type Services a Home Watch Company Normally Doesn’t Do

While your Home Watch company offers a wide range of services designed to support and maintain your property while you’re away, there are certain concierge-type services that can fall outside their usual scope. Some services not normally provided can include: personal errands such as picking up dry cleaning; pet care such as walking, grooming or veterinary visits; full-time property management to handle tenant relations, rent collection or landlord-specific tasks; legal or financial services; or intensive or large-scale home improvements.

(See our related post on The Difference Between Home Watch and Property Management.)

Experience the Benefits of Home Watch Services Beyond the Basics with Golden Rule Home Watch & Concierge

As homeowners travel more, they need a professional to oversee their home’s security and care, and a Home Watch company’s role has expanded far beyond the basics. Their diverse range of services and concierge offerings serve to provide homeowners with the assurance their property is in safe hands and that they will return to a well-maintained property upon their return.

Rely on your Home Watch company, like Golden Rule Home Watch & Concierge, for services that extend beyond standard property monitoring. These supplementary offerings are designed to provide convenience, security and peace of mind so that you can enjoy your time away from home worry free.

Contact Golden Rule Home Watch for Northern Virginia Home Watch Services

Golden Rule Home Watch & Concierge serves as the eyes and ears of a homeowner during their absence, offering a range of tailored services to ensure your property remains secure and in optimal condition. Learn more about how we can serve homeowners throughout Northern Virginia by giving us as call at 855-928-2424, or email us through our online form.

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