Home Watch Checklist

Upon Arrival

  • Exterior Check of grounds, landscape, pests, lawn and sprinklers
  • Remove Newspapers, flyers, check mailbox
  • Visual check of outdoor light fixtures
  • Visual exterior check including roof (from ground), screens, windows, AC unit(s), fence, mailbox
  • Turn water main ON – “gingerly”
  • Enter home, disarm security system, if appropriate


Interior Check

  • Check all windows and doors for damage and ensure they are locked
  • Visual check for signs of water damage, mold and mildew
  • Cycle water: Brush and flush toilets, run water in sinks (including garbage disposal), tubs and showers
  • Short cycle dishwasher and washer
  • Check the water heater – It should be turned OFF, or on Vacation mode, when water main is OFF. Procedure varies by type of water heater.
  • Check for signs of insects, pests and rodents
  • Check closets, pantry and storage cabinets
  • Verify AC and humidistat settings, adjust as necessary
  • Check fridge, freezers and wine coolers for proper temperature and operation
  • Reset Clocks after power outage
  • Check circuit breaker panels
  • Check garage (including trash) and make sure door to garage is locked


Lanai and Pool Area

  • Check water level and condition of water
  • Chek equipment and pool control panel
  • Check screen door, screening, and cage structure



  • Final departure: “Look, Listen, Lock”
  • Enable security system, lock doors
  • Turn water main OFF – “gingerly”


True Home Watch Professionals utilizes the EXCLUSIVE Water Zone Home Watch Method.

This is a general Home Watch Checklist, Exact services may vary by property/residence and homeowner requests.