House Sitting

House sitting

We can help you with many household services, inside and out!

Our house-sitting service provides:  

 trustworthy, reliable, observant, and detailed home care specialists

Daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly service, offered in Cape May County only.

Exterior Inspection List:

We will: ensure all entrances are secure; visual check for evidence of forced entry, vandalism, theft or damage; check outside faucets and hoses for leaks; removal of newspapers, flyers, packages, mail and other evidence of non occupancy; visual inspection of roof & gutters from the ground; visual inspection of yard/landscaping to assure regular maintenance is being completed; check irrigation clock/system, Check on contractors.

Interior Inspection List:

We will: Inspect for signs of theft, vandalism, damage or other disturbances; window and entryway checks, security systems set and working properly; check inside lighting, timers set, visual inspection of all HVAC serviced areas. Check for signs of pests or unusual insect activity; note any unusual odors; visual inspection of walls, ceilings, windows, tubs & showers for evidence of water damage, leakage, mold, or mildew; check  thermostats & set at correct temperature; check that freezers, refrigerators & disposals are working; visual check of hot water heater & A/C pans; check fuse box for tripped breakers or evidence of power surge; reset clocks and timers as needed. Check in on renters and hired contractors.

Once a week walk-through Inspections: weekly,  bi- weekly,  monthly,  bi-monthly

Pre & Post Storm Inspections:

We will: send you a tropical storm or hurricane warning alert via email, at owners request, we will check on your home pre-storm to reinforce all outside furniture, perform all necessary tasks to ensure minimal damage. Post storm inspections of your property checking for visible signs of damage. Photos will be taken and emailed.

Meet Service Providers / Deliveries: min. 1 hour, max. 4 hours.

Expecting someone, but can’t be there for them such as the cable man, appliance repairman or having furniture delivered?  We can wait.

Away From Home Service:

Plants need watering inside and out, mail needs to be collected, car needs to be started, lights need to be checked. Your personalized house sitter will assist.

Seasonal Services:  

Opening and closing your home for the season is a large task.

We will: Turn on electric breakers, turn on all water mains, turn on water heater, plug in electrical items, adjust A/C open blinds, freshen toilets, and contact contractors ( landscapers, pool, house cleaning etc.)Empty perishables from refrigerator, empty freezer and turn off icemaker, close blinds, set HVAC system to away settings, unplug electrical items, turn off house water, unplug or turn off breaker to the water heater, shut off / drain all valves, unplug washer and dryer, bring in containers and check security of doors and windows, set timers and alarms.

Winterize Outside Furniture:

We will: clean, move and or cover all outside furnishing.

Handyman Home Maintenance Services:

From the simply repairs or replacement such as  bulbs, batteries, hang a picture, or move furniture to your everyday, minor household maintenance, our handyman can help!

Emergency Services:

If you would like Emergency Response Services, please notify your alarm company that Sitters at the Shore is a key holder and not a security company. As such, we will respond to alarm notification in a timely fashion. Service call charges include property inspection after alarm notification and rearming system. Owner will be notified if there are any visible signs of intrusion or damage.

Cleaning Services – Add-ons 

Rates depend upon service, number of rooms and square footage

 Interior/Exterior House Cleaning Service: Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Seasonal 

Top to bottom, inside or out, we keep it clean and dirt free. Power washing decks, porches, sidewalks, fences, siding and windows. Washing the outside is just as important to make it feel fresh and new!

 Organizing  Services:

Storage becomes clutter fast. What are you saving and why? Let us work our magic! Seeing the final results will make you feel much better.

Call for your free quote today!