Home Watch Services

Our professional home watch services keeps your home safe and in great condition during the months it is unoccupied. We both know that the weather on Cape Cod can be harsh at times — especially in the off season. Have A & A Building and Remodeling keep tabs of your home or business. With our contractor relationships we can solve any issue that may arise. Below is a summary of our home watch services and what you can expect from us.

  • Initial and weekly walk-thru inspections and summary reports.
    • The initial winter weather watch visit will entail:
      • Turning off the water main
      • Draining all outside faucets and leaving in the open position to prevent freeze-up
      • Draining all toilet tanks. Flushing all toilets minimize the water level in the bowl
      • Draining all inside faucets and leaving in the open position
      • Pouring eco-friendly anti-freeze into all sink traps and toilet bowls
      • Opening all vanity and sink base cabinet doors to ensure temperature circulation
      • Setting all thermostats to 60 degrees
    • The weekly routine walk-thrus will entail:
      • Ensuring that all windows, doors, and other means of entry are secured
      • Checking that the set temperature is 60 degrees and that the ambient inside temperature is also 60 degrees
      • Checking for possible winter storm damage/ice dams.
      • Notifying homeowner of prolonged power outages. Should home be equipped with an emergency generator, we will attempt to determine whether or not generator functioned as intended. (The generator may come on in our absence and power off in our absence, upon restoration of normal power, making it impossible to conclusively determine if it operated as intended)
    • Additional Services:
      • Should snow impede access, we will arrange for its removal and bill separately. Alternatively, you may arrange for this service independently.
      • Roof snow raking, up to 10′ of the roof’s drip edge
      • Cleaning all rain gutters at the start of the contracted season
      • Remote temperature monitoring
    • Service Pricing Menu (Please circle desired services):
      • Initial Winter Watch service…………$300/one time
      • Routine, weekly Winter Watch service…………$150/per visit
      • Gutter cleaning…………$200/one time
      • Snow plowing (per 6 inch event, up to 100′ driveway)…………$75/per event
      • Walkway shoveling…………$50/per event
      • Roof raking…………$200/per event
      • Remote temperature monitoring…………$ To Be Determined/on-going during contract period
    • Special Note:
      • Most insurance companies have policy language that states that the house temperature should be kept at a minimum of 60 degrees during winter.

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