Home Watch in Northern Virginia!
Golden Rule Home Watch & Concierge™ will keep an eye on your Northern Virginia home when you are away.
We are the innovators of the Hi-Tech Hi-Touch Home Watch System℠ which combines the use of environmental sensor technology AND trained people to provide comprehensive home watch services. You DO NOT need to have someone live in your home when you are away. If you are asking, “who will watch over my home in Northern Virginia for me when I am out of town”? The Golden Rule Team is the answer.
Exceptional Care for Your Home!
Hi Tech – Our team utilizes portable, hand-held environmental sensor technology to validate the conditions of your home. These include:
- Temperature – Should be high enough in winter to prevent frozen pipes and low enough in summer to avoid damage to household items.
- Humidity – A well functioning HVAC system may help to achieve an optimal level that avoids the growth of mold in summer.
- Moisture/Water – There should not be water outside the plumbing.
Hi Touch – A Golden Rule Home Watch team member visits your home weekly or bi-weekly to check everything on the exterior and interior to make sure that all is in order. Using a custom checklist developed for your home, our team members visually check for any irregularities, issues, or problems. Nothing replaces the hi-touch element of home watch…the eyes and ears of trained people.
Some of the areas inspected by the Golden Rule Team:
- Roof – signs of storm damage, missing shingles
- Gutters – presence of leaves, snow/ice buildup
- Sidewalk – any cracks, obstacles, snow/ice accumulation
- Lawn – overall condition, erosion, confirmation of lawn service, irrigation system operating normally
- Siding – Intact, no damage
- Deck – Items in place, damaged or rotten components
- Pool area – Cover in place, equipment operating
- HVAC System Operation – the home should be warm or cool as appropriate
- Breaker Panel – check for any tripped circuits
- Bathrooms – validate that toilets and sinks are not leaking and are flushed or run regularly
- Kitchen – monitor for proper refrigerator/freezer operation, installation of freezer meter for awareness of any thaw/re-freeze event
- Water – Check status of water main, look for any plumbing leaks or signs of mold.
- Pests – check for any signs of insects, spiders, mice
- Break-in or vandalism -visually inspect for any signs of unauthorized access
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors tested/checked for expiration dates
After each site visit, we send the owner a time, date and geo-location stamped e-report of the condition of their home with photos and comments. If there is an issue then we contact the owner immediately.