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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 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:

Exterior:

  • 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

Interior:

  • 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 not leaking and are flushed or run regularly
  • Kitchen  – monitor for proper refrigerator/freezer operation, installation of freezer meter for awareness of any thawing
  • Water  – look for any leaks or signs of mold  Check status of water main
  • 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.

The Golden Rule Difference

Technology PLUS the eyes and ears of trained people who visit the home regularly.  Our goal is provide a very comprehensive and proactive approach to watching homes for their owners who are away. 

The answer to “Who will watch my home in Northern Virginia for me when I  am away”?

Step 1:

Call Golden Rule!

No charge and no obligation.  If you decide to proceed then we will meet you for a comprehensive thorough walk through of your home.  A team member will work with you to determine your home watch needs and provide you with a complete service plan and associated pricing. 

Step 2:

Begin Home Watch Services

We begin monitoring your home on the date that you choose. A Golden Rule Home Watch team member regularly visits your home during daylight business hours when everything is most visible to conduct home checks.

What is included in Home Watch?

While on site, we check the exterior and interior of the home and the general condition of the property. After each home check visit, you receive a time and geo-location stamped report via email that details the condition of your home.

Storm Assessment

A Golden Rule Home Watch team member will make unscheduled visits to your home if/when a named storm moves through the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We assess the exterior of the property and surrounding grounds for damage, ensure the interior is experiencing no irregularities, and photograph any issues found. After the post-storm home check you will receive a time and GPS stamped report via email that details the condition of your home.

Pricing

Pricing for home watch services depends on the size of your home, the number of water zones (bathrooms, kitchens, wet bars, etc.) any unique features requiring checks, and the type and number of sensors needed for monitoring. Costs will be established during our no-fee visit to your home so that you can clearly understand the services that you will receive.

Home Watch visits start as low as $55/visit. Contact us today!

Affordable Peace of Mind!