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  • What is a Home Watch Service?
    A Home Watch service is designed to give you peace of mind while you are away from your home. The official definition of Home Watch is “A visual inspection of a home or property, looking for obvious issues.” So, your home is being inspected by professionals looking for potential problems. Most companies will design a checklist based on your individual needs and concerns. If a situation does arise, you will be notified so the problem can be dealt with in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Why do I need a Home Watch Service?
    ctually, the question is, how can you not have one? So many things can happen to your home in your absence: break-ins, water leaks, electrical problems, insects, mold, and storms, to name a few. Conversely, preventive measures such as storm preparation and proactive maintenance should prevent many situations from arising. Even if you have a trusted neighbor or relative nearby, having a professional acting on your behalf is a much better and more effective option.
  • What if I have a situation at my home?
    The Home Watch professional’s experience and judgment will allow them to handle any situation with a calculated response. If the situation is an emergency, it will be handled in the fastest, safest, and most cost-effective way. In a non-emergency situation, you will be contacted to discuss and implement a course of action.
  • Why is the NHWA important to the general public?
    Trust is paramount in the Home Watch business. If we lose the trust of our public or clientele because an uninsured or careless company makes mistakes, or items go missing, the potential damage to the reputation of Home Watch could be devastating. Because our entire membership has been vetted, the recommendation of the NHWA carries weight and makes clients more confident with their choice.
  • Why should my company become a member of the NHWA?
    Accreditation in the NHWA shows a member’s desire to strive for excellence. As membership grows, so too does the legitimacy of the entire Home Watch industry. The federal government does not yet recognize the autonomy of Home Watch. This is evidenced by the lack of a NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) code assigned to our industry. Non-members have a difficult time obtaining the correct general liability insurance, and this is a direct result of Home Watch not having an individual classification code. Consider the possibilities of having a recognized relationship with insurance companies and lending establishments. With accreditation, you’ll become a member of a growing association of companies that are ready to be counted.
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