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Safeguard Your Southwest Michigan Home with Home Watch

As a homeowner in South Haven or Lake Michigan lakeshore, you are already aware of the unpredictable nature of Michigan’s weather. From snow-covered winters to stormy summers, your Lake Michigan home may face some challenges throughout the year. Home Watch is here to provide comprehensive interior and exterior inspections of your home and property to ensure it remains safe and well-maintained while you’re away; for whatever the reason and for whatever length of time. 

Home Watch of Southwest Michigan offers a range of routine inspection packages and services tailored to meet your needs whatever the season. Our experienced home inspectors will thoroughly check both the interior and exterior of your property and each inspection includes a detailed email or text report, with photos, if needed.

Vacation Checks

Interior: Conduct a thorough inspection to ensure it is in a clean, safe, and habitable condition. Check for any signs of damage caused by weather, pests, insects, vandalism, or other disturbances. Confirm that the security system is set and functioning properly, and ensure all windows and entryways are securely locked. Visually inspect the HVAC system for any signs of damage or malfunction, and notice any suspicious odors that may indicate a potential issue.

Exterior: Make sure all entrances are securely locked and check for any signs of forced entry, vandalism, or damage caused by weather, pests, and insects. Remove newspapers, flyers, and other signs of non-occupancy. Retrieve and forward packages and mail as requested. Visually inspect the roof, gutters, outbuildings, yard, landscaping, and lakeshore from the ground. Perform light shoveling to keep the entrance to the home clear.

Post-Storm Inspections 

After a storm, Home Watch will promptly inspect your property’s exterior and interior to identify any potential damage, including checking for flooding, leaks, or water damage and ensuring the furnace is functioning properly by conducting a temperature check. We also can provide referral services to qualified professionals for any repairs or maintenance needs identified during post-storm inspections.

Keyholder Service

Need someone to have access to your home while you’re away? We can coordinate access to your property for any situation at an hourly rate or as part of your regular contract. All we need is your notification of date and time and any instructions you have. We can coordinate access to your property for any situation including repairs, contractors, handyworker, food delivery, move in and move out cleaning and in case you lock yourself out!

Local Emergency Point of Contact

You may designate Home Watch of Southwest Michigan as a first responder contact for your security agency or we can support the response of a neighbor or friend, in the case of an alarm, if police or rescue are dispatched, we can supply access to your home and assist in evaluating any necessary action to complete the process and reset your alarm.

Comprehensive Services

Home Watch of Southwest Michigan provides the ultimate in personalized services, customized to the individual needs of vacation homeowners and travelers. For homeowners who need repairs or contractors to complete larger projects, while we do not provide handyman services, we can assist you with referrals to amazing local companies if the need for these particular services arises. We also assure any contractors that we recommend are commercially insured.

Concierge Home Services

  • Alarm Calls and Reset
  • Key Pick-Up or Drop Off
  • Fire and Rescue Response 
  • Mail Pick Up and Forwarding
  • Delivery Acceptance
  • Contractor Access for Repairs/Service Items
  • Move-in, Move-out Cleaning
  • Plant and Perennials Care (also provided with scheduled home checks)
  • Storm Damage Assessment with Photos
  • Access for Contractors/Repairs Appointments
  • Home Remodel Project Recommendations
  • Contractor Referrals
  • Light Snow Removal

Available Individually or as part of a package.

Need a Consultation?

Home Watch of Southwest Michigan is here to provide you with more information, answer any questions you may have, and we are ready to make your second home our first priority.

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