Barry R

Reliable, Trusted, Experienced and Insured! Home Watch and Inspection Services in the Ottawa area

Ottawa, Ontario
Last seen over a week ago

7 years experience

30/day

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ib42 Home Watch Services in the Ottawa area - Your home is Safe with us!

We can watch your home while you are out of town:
- weekends
- long weekends
- summer vacations
- winter getaway
- longer duration's (months for snowbirds)
- business trips out of the country
- moving to new city and your Ottawa home is for sale
- RCMP and military deployments
- estate properties

we provide regular weekly detailed reports (see sample report)
we send you monthly email summarizing status of home )
we keep a checklist of all visits, with timestamped photos and items checked with comments
(this is provided to you with the monthly report)
we send a weekly email status, reporting even if there are no issues
we can forward your mail to you or notify when bills arrive
we scan your mail and email your copies (at your request only)
we can monitor/pickup your mail, newspapers and flyers (junk mail)
we can ensure your vehicles are safe (start and/or drive if required, trickle charge battery)
we can monitor the interior, exterior, furnace, plumbing, electrical, security etc ...
we can monitor lights, clocks and timers to ensure all are operating properly (we can provide timers if required)
we can rotate lights on timers as required
we can monitor your electrical panel and reset any breakers as required
we can monitor that critical appliances are functioning, such as fridge or freezer
we can manage repairs that you want done while you are away
we can monitor snowplowing, landscaping and house cleaning as required
we can respond to monitored alarm systems as required while you are away (we are not a security company)
we can power up your water, appliances, hot water tank, furnace, air conditioning in preparation for your return
we can run your washer and dishwasher as required
we can ensure all your plumbing traps and toilets remain sealed
we can check and adjust your home interior temperature and humidity as required
we can arrange to meet vendors, repair contractors, deliveries etc...
we can monitor and change your furnace/air/HRV filter, smoke and CO alarm batteries
we can pick up your pet from the kennel so your pet is home when you return
we can provide you with a checklist of services for you to choose from depending on your requirements
we can provide security poles for sliding patio doors and windows
we can open windows to air out your home (weather permitting)
we go through an extensive departure checklist to cover all areas, such as insurance, security, safety, emergency contacts, how to prepare your home before you depart
we can be your point of contact while you are away for piece of mind that everything is taken care of
we have temperature and flood monitor available (phone line required) additional fees
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Contact us today by email: ...@....ca
or phone us at 613-799-....


Time to Setup a Home Watch:

Generally the lead time to setup a home watch is 24 hours notice, but if time is available it's best to meet 2 weeks before departure to discuss your requirements and review our exhaustive departure checklist to ensure all items are looked after and nothing is over looked.

Rates:
reasonable rates per visit, expect them to start around $25 HST (depends on your location)
contact us for detailed pricing information to meet your requirements
we will visit your home as often as you'd like and follow a checklist of services that we agree on together
regular follow up status e-mails are sent and a record log of visits with time stamped photographs
we also provide a complimentary exterior home inspection with every Home Watch

Areas Covered:
Central Ottawa, Kanata, Ottawa, Ottawa South, Orleans, Stittsville, Carp and surrounding area

Your Home Insurance:

Usually regular visits must be done to vacant homes in order to satisfy your home insurance requirements
We recommend you check with your insurance company to see what the requirements are when are away from home (some require every 72 hours)
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Prepare Your Home Before You Leave

Below are some suggestions of things you should consider before leaving your home for an extended period to reduce the risk of problems:


Services

Responsibilities include:

Mail collection

Mail collection

Plant care

Plant care

Garbage/recycling

Garbage/recycling


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