There are many things that can happen in a vacant or absentee home: leaky pipes, insect or rodent infestations, storm damage, mold, electrical problems, etc. Imagine these problems going undiscovered for days, weeks, or even months! It happens more often than you think! The Winters of 2014 and 2015 were prime examples with many North Georgia property owners experiencing significant, preventable losses as a result of properties not being properly managed.

We can help make sure you never come home to any unfortunate surprises!

Big Canoe, GA Home Watch Services
Home Watch of North Georgia has developed an extensive list of programs and services that can be adjusted to your exact needs. We will visually inspect the property and confirm everything is as it should be. We will make you immediately aware of any problems or concerns we have and give you our on-sight perspective of things. Using the latest tablet technology and home watch software, our inspector will email to you an inspection report using our encrypted network. Also, our website has been designed with you in mind to make it easy to request services, make payments and see historical information: reports, invoices, etc. Just tell us your needs because we are your eyes and ears when you are away!

Home Watch of North Georgia offers inspection programs that are customized to your exact needs. We will walk the property, check for damage or other issues, and confirm everything is as it should be. Our comprehensive checklist includes the interior and exterior of your home.

The following are standard inspection items you will receive as a part of every Home Watch of North Georgia inspection:


  • Check ceilings for visible signs of roof leaks or plumbing issues
  • Open/close main water valve as directed by property owner
  • Run faucets in sinks, tubs, and showers
  • Flush toilets (wait until tank is completely refilled and stops running)
  • Check for pest control issues
  • Make sure all windows and doors are secure
  • Check smoke detectors and replace batteries if needed
  • Check for A/C problems and confirm humidistat/thermostat are working properly
  • Temperature and humidity monitoring
  • Visually check for presence of mold/mildew
  • Check hot water heater for visible leaks
  • Check circuit breaker
  • Confirm refrigerator(s) is working properly
  • Run dishwasher to prevent seals from cracking
  • Run washing machine and dryer to prevent seals from cracking
  • Check garage door openers
  • Check house phone for messages (if requested)
  • Confirm the security system is working properly
  • Visual check of all cabinets and storage areas
  • Set window coverings and blinds as requested by property owner


  • 360 degree walk around the perimeter of house checking for any damage
  • Inspect exterior for vandalism or theft issues
  • Confirm yard maintenance is being performed properly
  • Remove any mail, advertising, or service receipts and place inside house
  • Check screen enclosures
  • Check deck areas
  • Check outside plumbing
  • Visual inspection of A/C equipment
  • Inspect exterior of garage areas
  • Start automobile (if requested by owner)
  • Basic inspection of exterior landscape including any downed trees or branches
  • Check exterior for pest control issues
  • Visual inspection of roof and gutters from ground level

Home Watch Of North Georgia is a Licensed, Bonded, and Insured.