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Services

Fully insured  |  Bonded  |  Accredited  |  Background Checked

Serving the Minnesota cities of:
St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Golden Valley, Edina, Minnetonka, Wayzata,
Plymouth, portions of Minneapolis and surrounding areas.

Regular home-monitoring and risk mitigation visits include

(but not limited to):

Interior of home:

  • Ensure security system is functioning (if needed)

  • Change fire/smoke/CO2 alarm batteries, as needed (if reachable)

  • Monitor e-bike batteries*

  • Check temperature/humidity settings on thermostats

  • Check temperature in refrigerators and freezers

  • Check for vandalism of any kind

  • Inspect for obvious pest presence or insect infestation and mitigate problems as needed

  • Check for water leaks (floors, ceilings, all sinks, toilets, appliances)

  • Turn on water, run water in sinks and baths—check under sinks and flush stagnant water in toilets

  • Run garbage disposal, if applicable

  • Check windows and doors for damage and locks

  • Check for pooling window condensation (winter)

  • Check for signs of water due to ice dams (winter)

  • Check timer lights, change bulbs as needed

  • Check breaker box

  • Check water heater/water system

  • Inspect air filter(s), change as needed

  • Water plants
     

* E-bike batteries need to be checked monthly while in storage and they need the​ir charge kept at a very specific level. Failure to do so will minimize the longevity of the battery.

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Exterior of home:

  • Remove junk mail/flyers from mailbox and front door—forward mail as needed

  • Inspect yard and planting beds for trash and branches

  • Monitor landscaping, including verification of contracted lawn care and snow removal

  • Perform visual inspection of siding, roof, and gutters for obvious issues including storm damage and visible ice dams (from the ground)

  • Check for drainage issues

  • Check doors, windows and out buildings for signs of break-in

  • Inspect for vandalism

  • Inspect for obvious insect infestation or pest presence

  • Check exterior lighting, change bulbs, as needed

  • Check pool/spa for obvious issues, as needed

  • Check storage sheds and garages, as needed

  • Storm checks

  • Keep front entrance free of debris and snow so it continues to look as if someone is home

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house with icicles and ice dams
flyers piled up on doorstep

—  Short-term and vacation services available  —

  Snowy Owl Home Watch is NOT a house sitter. We do not stay in your home and do not care for pets. 

Snowy Owl Home Watch uses business management software

provided by Home Watch IT.

 

The reports we send you are all professionally produced by us, using software that captures the

GPS coordinates as well as the time and date that corresponding to the report’s creation.

Our service includes a 35-point inspection WITH photos.

 

You have infallible evidence that your home was visited should you ever have an insurance claim or other need.

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Do you need service in an area that Snowy Owl doesn't cover? We are a proud member of the Minnesota Home Watch Collaborative and work closely with these other great NHWA Accredited companies! Click the here to find the provider in your area! 

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