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HOME WATCH  


Left unattended, bad things can happen to a vacant home. Systems can fail. Unattended water leaks or mold can quickly cause major damage that can be costly to repair. Little problems that are detected early can be fixed for a fraction of the cost.  Having a home watch service is essential to protect your investment from potential threats of home intrusion, water damage, storms, pests and other unforeseen events that could and do occur. Home Watch provides homeowners with the peace of mind that their property is maintained during their absence. We will take care of everything while you’re away just like you would if you were there.

Having a neighbor stop in periodically as a favor to check your home may initially seem like a good idea. However, when a serious issue arises or you need someone to take swift action on your behalf, your property can quickly become an imposition to y
our neighbor. That is why it is important to have a trained professional methodically inspect your home, complete a detailed inspection report per visit, and have the ability to swiftly coordinate licensed professionals to assist in the repair and maintenance of your home when something goes awry. 

Contact us to learn more about our services. Each client is unique, and we will develop a home watch service package just for you. Surf Site Property Management  Home Watch offers three service plans to fit your needs. Our levels of attention include weekly, bi-weekly or monthly inspections. Weekly visits are the most popular so problems can be detected and resolved in a timely fashion. Additional visits can be arranged per your request. 

If you own a home along the Jersey Coast in Southern Monmouth or Northern Ocean Counties and are in need of a home management company, rest assured that your valued investment will be taken care of while you are away. Each service will be performed and monitored by a Home Watch team member. You will receive an itemized Inspection Report for your peace of mind following each home service visit, along with photos of any new issues or upon request. The Home Watch Inspection Report also provides detailed documentation in the event you ever need to file an insurance claim.  


A standard home inspection includes:


Service Company Monitoring

  • Many homeowners employ at least one service company. Whether it’s your security company or pest control, someone needs to monitor them while you are away.  Surf Site Property Management Home Watch will inspect your property to ensure it is properly maintained and work with your vendors when an issue arises.
  • We can also provide interior access when needed to your vendors.

Interior Inspection
  • Heating System – At each home inspection we will check that the heat is set and working properly.
  • Electrical Inspection – To avoid potential fire hazards, we will inspect your electrical panel for tripped circuit breakers.
  • Plumbing Inspection - 
    During each home inspection, we will check your home for mold, mildew, and internal water leaks. We will 
    check your basic plumbing and eliminate stale drain water by running water through your sinks, tubs and showers. Lastly, we’ll disinfect and give your toilets a good flush to prevent dried gaskets and water rings. We will also check that main water valve is turned off after each inspection (unless otherwise requested by client)
  • Leak Inspection and Water Intrusion - At each home watch inspection we check the ceilings for any leaks or moisture damage. After checking the interior we will inspect your exterior for any newly formed cracks or gaps that will inevitably let water in.
  • Appliance Inspection - We will check your refrigerator, freezer and wine coolers for proper operation.
  • Verify all doors and windows are locked and secured upon departure.
  • Visually inspect for signs of insects and or rodents.
  • Weekly alarm checks including smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and replacement of batteries as may be required.
  • Major post storm inspections and reports.

Mail Retrieval
  • Pick up mail and forward weekly or upon request.

  • Picking up mail, flyers, newspapers or packages, an indicator that the unit is not occupied.

Emergency Service & Repair Management
  • In the unfortunate event that there is a security problem, property damage or maintenance issue, we will contact the owner immediately and recommend a course of action. You will also receive digital photographs documenting the condition.
  • In the event of an unlikely emergency you can sleep easy knowing we stand ready to be at your home and property as quickly as possible to manage any concern that may arise.


Surf Site Property Management is an insured and bonded company offering a variety of Home Watch services while you are away. Basic rates for homeowners who own within a community managed by Surf Site Property Management are:

 $30 - Once A Month Home Visits

 $50 - Twice a Month Home Visits          

 $75 - Weekly Home Visits

Home Watch services can be customized to fit your needs.  Our Additional Services start at $40 per hour during normal business hours with a one hour minimum.

Fees for Home Watch service within a community not managed by Surf Site Property Management are calculated according to the number of visits, the number of services performed and the distance to the home from our office. 
 

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Did you know?

Home Watch services can be modified to meet the needs of Seniors or the Disabled requiring managerial assistance with their residences. Call today to inquire about a plan to meet your needs or those of ones you care about.  


 

 

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