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 […]

September 15, 2015

Neighbors Just Want To Be Neighbors! HOME WATCH HINT

If you’re a neighbor to one of the many second home owners in the St. George and surrounding areas, chances are you’ve probably been asked at least once to “keep an eye on things” while your neighbor’s away for a few weeks or maybe even months.  As much as you’d like to say “no” you […]

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 […]

December 8, 2014

THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A HOME WATCH PLAN!! HOME WATCH HINTS

At PAINTED DESERT HOME WATCH, our goal is to protect your investment and provide you with total peace of mind while you are away. We understand that as a responsible owner you have legitimate concerns about your home, vacation property or condo while you are not there. But each time you close the door and […]

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 […]

September 6, 2013

What’s the difference between your regular water bill and a $25,000 water leak? HOME WATCH HINTS

What’s the difference between your regular water bill and a $25,000 water leak???? TIME! The amount of time before the problem is discovered and the problem is solved! That’s what makes PAINTED DESERT HOME WATCH of such value to our clients – by being in your home EVERY week and conducting our DETAILED check, we […]

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 […]


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