House watch services are designed to provide the homeowners with peace of mind while away from their property.
Proper house watching services involve a good understanding of the home’s inner workings (heating, AC, water systems) and the people who work on them. House watching means having great established relationships with trades people, appliance repair, irrigation, and police and fire protection to name a few. Because of these relationships, when a need does present itself, it is dealt with in a swift and professional manner. Knowing and having worked with other businesses for years assures that when a house watch client needs a service, their needs will be met quickly and competitively by a trusted, vetted, and experienced service provider.
There are many house watching services and businesses available to select from. We recommend choosing one that has years of experience, a great reputation for value, and has a strong dedication to professional service. The house watch company should also be able to meet the wide range of needs that can arise from a homeowner owning multiple properties.
House watch services are generally more available in affluent areas, with clients who are concerned with the quality of their lives. Selecting a company that has years of experience can contribute to this peace of mind.
It’s not just about the house though. It may be picking up someone from the train station or airport. Another example would include being able to provide a key on a moments notice to a client who has driven up from the city and forgot theirs, or perhaps locked themselves out while going for a walk. Nothing is more frustrating than having a pier full of people and the boat won’t start. Would you expect that you could have a person show up on Sunday afternoon or on a holiday weekend, and within 20 minutes jump start the boat and saving the day? A well run house check service will get it done.
Neighbors and friends are great resources to check on a home from time to time, but will lack the wisdom and resources to respond to an alarm call at 3:45 am, or know what to tell the alarm company when asked if police or fire should be dispatched.
All this said, your house check service should be on duty 24/7. Be part of the community—where most people know the name, company, and have positive references. Yes, it is a business, but at its core, a good house check company will have a heart for serving people.