A Home Watch service operates as your eyes and ears while you are away from home. The service is designed to give you peace of mind while you are away from your home. Your home watch staff will conduct routine or scheduled (usually weekly) visual inspections looking for any obvious issues or problems.
A better question is, how can you not have one? So many things can happen to your home in your absence: break-ins, water leaks, frozen pipes, electrical problems, insects, mold, and storms, to name a few. Conversely, preventive measures such as storm preparation and proactive maintenance should prevent many situations from arising. Even if you… Continue Reading →
An alarm company monitors entry into your home or fire alarms but they do not monitor potential problems that can occur due to broken pipes, mold, pests or vagrants. We identify those problems or the possibility of their occurrence and notify you to offer guidance and recommendations
Most Home Watch companies do not qualify for membership in the National Home Watch Association. Members have been carefully screened. References have been checked and insurance, bonding, and licenses (if applicable) have been verified. In addition, a background check has been completed on each member and they have agreed to abide by a Code of… Continue Reading →
The House Watchers are insured, bonded, licensed, and accredited. In Massachusetts, Home Watch Companies are required to be licensed by the commonwealth as outlined in Massachusetts General Law Chapter 147 Section 23. All representatives are thoroughly screened and vetted. The process is managed by the Massachusetts State Police and includes a background check, personal interviews… Continue Reading →
After each visit The House Watchers will send you a detailed report by email. Any problems identified will be accompanied by pictures and details of the problem. If we take any immediate action to prevent further damage, we will contact you immediately to discuss what occurred and consider what course of action is needed for… Continue Reading →
No. We always document and photograph any problems or issues that are discovered during a watch inspection, including descriptions and the photos featured in an inspection report that is emailed to the client following an inspection. If a situation is deemed to require the immediate attention of a skilled contractor, we call the client or… Continue Reading →
We are not a property management company nor are we a licensed home inspection service for the purpose of buying or selling a property. We are also not “house sitters” and do not live in your house, or pet sit, but will water your indoor plants. We are not a licensed construction general contractor. We… Continue Reading →
Fees vary by size of residence, frequency of visits, and other unique requirements. Additional personal concierge services are charged by service & will vary depending on the service required. Payment for concierge services will be agreed upon prior to any service. Contact us to arrange for a meeting and receive a free estimate by clicking… Continue Reading →
The House Watchers can provide access for contractors and remain on-site. Hourly rates will apply and are specified in our service agreement.