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Your Home Watch Visit

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Each time we conduct a Home Watch Visit, we make a visual observation of your home, inside and out, looking for irregularities and obvious signs of damage. But one of the best things about working with us is the technology we use. Sunny Skies Home Watch uses a business management software provided by Home Watch IT.  The reports we send you are all professionally produced, using software that captures the GPS coordinates as well as the time and date that corresponds to the report’s creation.  These reports provide infallible evidence to your insurance company, should you need to file a claim. Click on the link below for more information.

 

 

Below is a sample Home Watch Checklist. Each checklist is customizable.

Example Home Watch List

UPON ARRIVAL

  • Exterior check of grounds, landscape, pests, lawn and sprinklers

  • Remove newspapers, flyers, check mailbox

  • Visual check of outdoor light fixtures

  • Visual exterior check including roof (from ground), screens, windows, AC units, fence

  • Turn water ON – “carefully”

INTERIOR

  • Enter home, disarm security system, if appropriate

  • Check all windows and doors for damage and ensure they are locked

  • Visual check for signs of water damage, mold and mildew

  • Cycle the water: brush and flush toilets, run water in sinks (including garbage disposal), tubs and showers

  • Short cycle dishwasher and washer

  • Check the water heater – it should be turned OFF at circuit breaker, or on Vacation Mode, when water main is OFF.  If there is a Recirculation Pump, that should be OFF.  Procedure varies by type of equipment

  • Check for signs of insects, pests and rodents

  • Check closets, pantry and storage cabinets

  • Verify AC and humidistat settings; adjust as necessary

  • Check refrigerator, freezers and wine coolers for proper temperature and operation

  • Reset clocks after power outage

  • Check circuit breaker panels

  • Check garage (including trash) and make sure door to garage is locked

LANAI AND POOL AREA

  • Visual check of water level and condition (will fill pool if water level is low)

  • Visual check of pool equipment and control panel

  • Check screen door, screening and cage structure (we are not a pool service company; proper maintenance and care for your pool and equipment should be performed by a professional).

DEPARTURE

  • Final departure:  "Look. Listen. Lock."

  • Enable security system, lock doors

  • Turn OFF water supply

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  • POSTAL/DELIVERIES - While you’re away, it’s important that your home looks lived-in to avoid burglaries and possible vandalism. We will pick up any packages and mail delivered and put it in a safe place inside your home.

  • REFERRAL/RECOMMENDATIONS: We can connect you with needed or wanted service providers.  You may already have preferred service providers, but we can give you options (if you need them) to allow you to interview, compare pricing and make an informed decision.

Sunny Skies Home Watch utilizes the EXCLUSIVE Water Zone Home Watch Method

Is your home outside the areas we service, or do you have multiple homes and one or more are outside our service area?  We can help you find other qualified, professional Home Watch Companies.  Just click on the "Your Home Watch Professionals "logo. Once it opens, scroll down to the map and type in the city or zip code where your home is located, and the companies servicing those areas will pop up!  And please, do not hesitate to call or email if you have any questions at all.
- Kim and Raul
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