Make Sure Your Ski Home Is Well Taken Care Of

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Home Watch is defined as a visual inspection of a home or property, looking for obvious issues. It's a single point of contact for everything which means there's no need to juggle multiple vendors or make long distance trips to oversee a service. By using a professional to manage a home, it also means the homeowner never has to worry whether a vendor is reputable.

Routine visits to a property can help prevent costly repairs, deter break-ins, and minimize the risk of various damage to the home. Home Watch closely resembles traditional property management but without handling rentals or providing leases.
Clients enjoy peace of mind as their online Birchwater Home dashboard provides regular reporting, two way communication, home photos, and a portal for any invoicing.

Home Watch visual inspections can be critical to protecting the value of the property and consistency of experience in your home. That's why Birchwater Home LLC clients delegate these details and maximize their time.

See below for a sample routine inspection list and for more information on the benefits of Home Watch.


Exterior & Grounds

  • Pick up papers from the driveway.
  • Pick up mail or packages and put them inside.
  • Walk around the home; check doors, screens, and windows to make sure they are secure.
  • Check roof, chimney, and gutters for any obvious problems.
  • Check pool or spa water levels, listen for pump.
  • Look for insect or rodent issues.
  • Check that garage is operational but closed and secure.
  • Garbage cans brought in from roadside.
  • Check porch screens, patio, and furniture.
  • Check that faucets and hoses are turned off.
  • Check for evidence of unauthorized entry, vandalism, and weather-related problems (fallen branches, displaced patio furniture, etc.).

Home Interior

  • Walk through all rooms.
  • Check alarm system.
  • Check for mold or unusual odors.
  • Check that lights are working.
  • All doors and windows are secured.
  • Inspect faucets, showers, garbage disposals, and flush toilets, checking for any leaks.
  • Inspect ceilings and walls to ensure there are no active leaks.
  • Check for evidence of rodents or insects.
  • Check A/C and/or heater to ensure they are set to 60 degrees in winter and 72 degrees in summer or other as specified by Client.
  • Check breaker box for any tripped breakers.
  • Listen for smoke detector low battery signal.
  • Check furniture for damage.
  • Check that refrigerator is on.