PAINTED DESERT HOME WATCH - St. George,UT archive
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May 13, 2021

Professional vs. amateur

“If you think it’s expensive to hire an experienced home watch professional, wait until you hire an amateur.”

November 6, 2015

Professional Service vs. Inexperienced Neighbor! HOME WATCH HINT!

Having a neighbor stop in periodically to check your home as a favor may initially seem like a good idea.  But when a serious issue arises, or you need someone to take swift action on your behalf, your property can quickly become an imposition for a neighbor.  That’s when it’s important to have an experienced […]

February 27, 2015

Attention!! Attention!! What in Your Home Needs Attention?? HOME WATCH HINTS

Whether you’re a homeowner that has either lived in your home for a while or you’ve just purchased a home, there are always a few things that you might not realize need attention. This fact was brought to light once again as we performed our weekly home inspections for homeowners who are away. One of […]

April 11, 2014

DOES IT REALLY MATTER WHO’S WATCHING MY HOME??? HOME WATCH HINTS

Recently the owner of a local cleaning service related the same story that I’ve heard time and time again that she was being asked by a client to check on their home while they’re away.  She said, “Quite frankly and honestly – I don’t have the skill set to do this right but I’m afraid […]

March 21, 2014

BIG, BAD AND UGLY SURPRISE!!! HOME WATCH HINTS

So you’re a snowbird or a second-home owner preparing your home for your departure!  You’ve turned off the main valve for water in the garage.  You put the hot water tank on vaction setting.  You’ve set the thermostat on 65.  You’ve locked all the windows and doors and you even thought to unplug the garage […]

January 16, 2014

WHY WEEKLY HOME CHECKS??? HOME WATCH HINTS

This is the perfect example of why it’s important for us to perform WEEKLY (vs. every-other-week or monthly) checks at your home.  It’s amazing how one small leak at your 2nd home can go un-noticed allowing hundreds of gallons of water to empty from your pool into the desert.   Imagine if this home was […]

July 22, 2013

Can High Home Temps Open A Freezer Door? HOME WATCH HINTS

Recently we broke up a long road trip by stopping overnight at a friends unoccupied home.  Doing what we always do – conduct our usual home inspection – it was quite a surprise to find the freezer door wide open and the freezer full of total ice buildup.  Not good, but so happy to have […]

June 24, 2013

Water Leaks Are NO Laughing Matter! HOME WATCH HINTS

  Even a tiny leak can turn into a huge, expensive headache and put the integrity of your home at risk.   Water leaks cause major damage in a home.  For starters, they ruin flooring, destroy wall and ceiling surfaces and harbor the growth of unhealthy molds.  The longer water leaks go un-noticed, the more […]

June 3, 2013

YOUR HOME INVESTMENT – NO SMALL INVESTMENT! HOME WATCH HINTS

Having a neighbor stop in periodically as a favor to check your home may initially seem like a good idea.  But well-meaning neighbors usually are doing a “glance” through.  “Well everything LOOKS okay.”  PAINTED DESERT HOME WATCH is totally “hands-on” touching, probing, lifting, lighting, every area of your home making sure there are no “un-seen” […]

May 12, 2013

St. George, UT Realtors use PAINTED DESERT HOME WATCH for current as well as prior clients!

Many people who buy a home develop a relationship with the realtor they were working with.  Often this relationship extends to the new homeowner expecting the realtor to “look-in-on” the home when they snowbird for a few months.  It’s hard for any realtor to say “no” when they’ve just earned a nice commission as well […]


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