Frequently Asked Questions - Home Watch Services of Pittsburgh

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What does Home Watch Services of Pittsburgh do?

 Home Watch Services of Pittsburgh is designed to give you peace of mind while you are away from your home. Your home is visually inspected by our insured and bonded professionals using our customized inspection checklist to document any potential problems. Our services are customized to your needs. If a problem is identified, we will notify you in a timely manner and work with you to resolve it. 

What is the difference between home watching and house sitting?

 House sitting services are provided by people who are contracted to live in your home while you are absent. Home Watch services involves visually inspecting the interior and exterior of your home in your absence for signs of vandalism, water leaks, animal intrusion, weather or storm damage, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and other potential issues.  

My neighbor checks my house now. Why do I need Home Watch Services of Pittsburgh?

You're fortunate to have great neighbors!  Are you confident they are checking for potential problems as frequently as you requested? Will they know what to do when problems occur? Our inspection checklist  enables us to conduct a thorough assessment and identify potential issues, often before they become major problems. Additionally, we will maintain confidentiality and are insured and bonded. We will also work with you to address and resolve issues.  

Is a Home Watch service a security service?

 No; however, having a visible presence in your empty home may act as a crime deterrent. You may designate Home Watch Services of Pittsburgh as an alarm responder to answer alarm calls from your security service provider while you are away. 

Does Home Watch Services of Pittsburgh take care of pets?

We do not take care of pets. We encourage our customers to locate a pet care service provider that meets their needs.   

How much do the services cost?

We will meet with interested homeowners to discuss services. Pricing is based on the size of the home and services and visit frequency requested.