1. What is Peace of Mind Sarasota Home Watch?
Peace of Mind Sarasota Home Watch is a professional insured, bonded and accredited Home Watch Service serving Sarasota and its surrounding areas. We check your property and identify problems or potential problems that can occur while your property is vacant. We provide a physical presence that is not available through a remote alarm monitoring service. We can help with most requests you have by contacting us.
2. 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 for less than an hour per visit and take great pride in making sure your home is as you left it for your return.
3. Do you offer other services than the standard visits?
Yes! Peace of Mind Sarasota Home Watch offers Concierge, Maintenance and Emergency services. Please refer to our services page to see what additional services we offer.
4. I would like to request a service I do not see on the Services page. What do I do?
Do not worry! Peace of Mind Sarasota Home Watch is always open to suggestions. If you need something we do not provide but is still in the scope of our business model, we would gladly discuss it with you and costs associated. We are constantly expanding our services!
5. 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.
6. What type of reporting can I expect from you?
Peace of Mind Sarasota 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.
7. What are your credentials?
Peace of Mind Sarasota Home Watch proudly displays the Accredited banner of the National Home Watch Association. We have been vetted and approved by this organization to insure we are bonded and insured for your protection. We also subscribe to the NHWA’s Code of Ethics.
8. 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 Peace of Mind Sarasota 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.
9. Do you provide keyholder services?
Absolutely! We can coordinate access to your property for any situation at an hourly rate. All we need is your notification of date and time and any instructions you have.
10. If I need coordination with contractors doing work on my home can you help?
Peace of Mind Sarasota 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.
11. Are your services expensive?
We think our services are reasonably priced for the value we provide and competitive to other home service companies. 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 are bonded and insured while many home watch businesses are not. We are part of a national association of professional home watch businesses. We will be happy to discuss our pricing for home watch services and any additional services you may require at a free consultation.
12. If you find a problem what type of notification will I receive?
Peace of Mind Sarasota 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 and we will contact you immediately to discuss what occurred and consider what course of action is needed for the repair.
13. Are you a property inspector?
We check your property, but we are not property inspectors. 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. Home Watch does visual inspections, looking for obvious problems or potential problems.
14. Can you help me with home maintenance services?
While we do not provide home maintenance services, we can refer you to quality contractors or vendors and coordinate access to your property.
15. I am interested in hurricane shutters, but do not know when hurricane season is so I can prepare. When is hurricane season and how far in advance should I arrange for hurricane shutters to be installed?
Hurricane season begins at the end of May through the end of November. We suggest installing hurricane shutters in April, so you can be ready in case of anything once the season begins.