home watch checklist

Home Watch Check List

Home Watch Inspections

All Certified Home Watch Professionals create a Home Watch Checklist of items that need to be checked in your home while you are away. You can customize your Home Watch Checklist to include items you may have in your home that are different than the average homeowner. Our Home Watch Professionals will document all issues and provide you with a report so that you can make any necessary decisions on actions to be taken for any problems discovered.

home watch checklist

Dallas Home Watch knows how important it is that you feel your home is safe from vandalism. We will start by examining your property for any forced entry or broken windows. We use our Home Watch Checklist as we walk thru your home looking for any signs of potential damage to your property. We will check screens and porch enclosures for any sign of damage, remove newspapers, flyers, packages, and debris from your front porch to avoid signs of an empty home.

Our comprehensive menu of services takes the worry out of home ownership whether you are away on business, vacationing, relocating or simply in possession of a property that is not your residence.

Home Watch Checklists are customized for each client to suit their needs and priorities.

What Does A Home Watch Service Do?

A Home Watch Professional will meet with you to discuss your home's interior and exterior needs while you are away. The longer you leave your house unoccupied the greater the risk of vandalism and emergency repairs from weather conditions. This is why it is important to hire a local Home Watch buiness to take care of your unoccupied home. When you hire Dallas Home Watch we will have a Professional Home Watch Team Member walk your property inside and out checking for obvious issues and send you a report after each visit.

Home Watch Checklist for Interior Inspection of Home

An extended leave may mean that the homeowner has disabled certain aspects of the property like water or Internet. Our indoor inspection will cover those items that should be functional including working interior lights, functioning alarm system, security of windows and doors, access by animals or birds; functioning of appliances, air conditioning and heating, no water leaks in bathrooms or kitchens; no leaks on ceilings or windows; no alarms, beeping or other noises; toilets flushing; no unusual odors; technical systems online; and garage door operational. Any problems with these or other interior areas will be reported to the homeowner and handled according to their instructions.

  • Home Security Alarms
  • Water Leaks
  • Electrical Closets
  • Routers
  • Air Filters
  • A/C Units
  • Thermostats
  • Refrigerators
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezers
  • Ice Makers
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Flush Toilets
  • Check Windows
  • Run Water from Faucets
  • Ceilings
  • Water Heaters
  • Water Softener System
  • Water Filters for leaks and verify salt level
  • Turn on lights and fans throughout the house
  • Investigate any noises, alarms, beeps, or odors.
  • Check elevators
  • Wine Cellar
  • Check for mold


Home Watch Checklist for Exterior Inspection of Home

The outside inspection of your home may include removal of mail, boxes, and packages; damage to front doorway and entrances; maintenance of landscapes and pools; functioning of pool and other equipment; pre- and post-freeze preparation; security of windows and other points of entry; functioning of exterior lighting; and access by animals or birds. Any problems discovered will be reported to the homeowner and handled according to their instructions.

  • Breaker Boxes
  • Swimming pool or outdoor fountain
  • Outdoor faucets for leakage or covered in cold weather
  • Check for damage caused by fallen trees or limbs
  • Verify landscaping has been performed
  • Operate garage door opener to check drive chain mechanism
  • Irrigation Controller is functioning - inside garage only
  • Check property for erosion or drainage problems,
  • Bring in trashcans
  • Ensure all yard access is secure

Home Watch Services