Frequently Asked Questions

Homosassa Home Watch

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I use Homosassa Home Watch?

To alert you to unforeseen issues that will arise when you are away.

During your absence, you want your home to look lived in. If neglected, it can easily become a target for squatters and people looking to take advantage of the situation.  Frequent visits to your home will help in minimizing potential risks.  In the event of an emergency or a service company needs access to your home; we can be there for you. 

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Are you a house sitter service?

We are not a house sitter. Our core service includes periodic visits to your home where we follow a specific and mutually agreed upon checklist. We are in your home on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and take great pride in making sure your home is as you left it.

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What type of reporting can I expect from you?

Homosassa Home Watch will send you a detailed report by email with pictures of any problems identified upon completion of inspecting the interior and exterior of your home.

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We have a neighborhood watch program. Doesn’t that do the same thing?

Most neighborhood watch programs are passive by nature and do not provide the level of engagement with your property that Homosassa Home Watch provides. We will check your property’s interior and exterior in far more detail than you can expect from a neighborhood watch program.

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Are your services expensive?

We think our services are reasonably priced for the value we provide. When you compare the possible damage due to a leak or damage by pests or vagrants with the cost, our services are an excellent value. We will be happy to discuss our pricing for home watch and concierge services during a free consultation.

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Are you a property inspector?

While we check your property, we are not what is defined as a property inspector. Property inspectors are usually involved at the sale of a property to do a detailed inspection of the structure, plumbing, electrical and heating and air condition systems.

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Why should I use Homosassa Home Watch?

Our inspectors are certified and accredited by the National Home Watch Association.  We must pass background checks and meet and maintain a strict code of ethics.  Homosassa Home Watch is bonded and insured for your protection as well as ours.  We are local. We live and work in Citrus County.

We certainly think that good neighbors that keep an eye on things are great but they are not trained to look for the same issues that our professional and certified inspectors are trained to look for.  We will customize a plan that fits your needs.

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My alarm company provides security for my home. What value do you add?

An alarm company monitors entry into your home or fire alarms but they do not monitor potential problems that can occur due to broken pipes, mold, pests or vagrants. We identify those problems or the possibility of their occurrence and notify you for guidance.

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What are your credentials?

Homosassa Home Watch proudly displays the Accredited banner of the National Home Watch Association. We have been vetted and trained by these organizations to ensure that we are bonded, insured and knowledgeable for your protection. We also subscribe to the NHWA’s Code of Ethics.

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If I need coordination with contractors doing work on my home can you help?

Homosassa Home Watch will provide access services and remain on-site for an hourly charge. We ask for at least a 48 hours notification to schedule our personnel.

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If you find a problem what type of notification will I receive?

Homosassa Home Watch will send you a report upon completion of our visit to your home. Any problems identified will be accompanied by pictures and details of the problem. If we take any immediate action to prevent further damage we will contact you immediately to discuss what occurred and consider what course of action is needed for the repair.

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Can you help me with home maintenance services?

While we do not provide home maintenance services, we can do light repairs as well as refer you to quality contractors or vendors and coordinate access to your property.

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Lynn Cameron, owner of Homosassa Home Watch, has been designated as a Certified Home Watch Professional by the National Home Watch Association.  A NHWA member achieves certification through the completion of a training curriculum and examination based on the NHWA’s Best Practices as set forth by the leading Home Watch business owners throughout the United States and Canada.  Lynn has demonstrated the highest commitment to excellence and his clients best interest by upholding the highest standards in the Home Watch industry.