Serving Charleston, SC and the surrounding area with a focus on Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island

Services

Barrier Island Home Watch offers a full line of services for the absentee homeowner.  We base our checks on industry best practices determined by the National Home Watch Association.  This is based on years of experience, thousands of home checks and input from leaders in the Home Watch industry.

Reporting

We develop a checklist customized to your home and your needs.  Using our state-of-the-art information systems, our process will include:

  • Global Positioning System time and location verification of when we check your property.
  • Pictures of critical checkpoints and problems identified during our check
  • At completion of check, you will receive an electronic report of our findings and recommendations.
  • If there is a problem requiring immediate attention we will take action to minimize the problem and contact you for further guidance.

Home Watch

Barrier Island Home Watch will check the exterior and interior of your home looking for problems or potential problems.  Based on our joint customized checklist we will make a visual inspection the major components of:

  • Exterior Visual Check
    • Check roof from ground level
    • Doors and window or other points of entry
    • Sprinkler system
    • Any indicators of problems or potential problems
  • Home electrical system
    • Breaker Panel
    • Lights
  • Plumbing
    • Leaks in water zones (kitchen, bathrooms, hot water heaters)
    • Flush toilets, run faucets, cycle dishwasher
    • Floors and ceiling for evidence of leaks
  • Environmental Systems
    • Heating and air conditioning units
    • Temperature
    • Thermostats
    • Filters
  • Security/Safety Systems
    • Test smoke detectors
    • Alarm system
  • Exterior Visual Check
    • Check roof from ground level
    • Doors and window or other points of entry
    • Sprinkler system
    • Any indicators of problems or potential problems

This is the top level of our checks.  Our customized checklist will include more details and set points and other items based on your requirements.

Other Services

Key Holder

We will meet contractors or other services to allow access and stay during the visit to close the residence upon completion their work.  We will require previous notification and is an additionally hourly charge as outlined in our contract to provide access.

Opening/Closing

We will prepare your home for your arrival and close your home after your visit to reduce the burden of the tasks.  This can include coordination of cleaning, laundry services, grocery shopping and other requirement you identify. This service will require previous notification and is an additionally hourly charge as outlined in our contract.

Reporting

Barrier Island Home Watch uses the HomewatchIT home inspection system.  Using the customized checklist, we are able to report the time we arrive at your home, verified through the Global Position Satellite verification.  We take pictures of the import items and problems that we indentify during our visit and upon completion of the visit, send you an email of what we found and any recommendations for your attention.  Please review the video for more details.

To discuss our services in more detail, please Contact Us.