Our Checklist

OneStop Home Watch Checklist

Upon Arrival

  • Exterior check of grounds, landscape, pests, lawn and sprinklers
  • Remove newspapers, flyers, check mailbox
  • Visual check of outdoor light fixtures
  • Visual exterior check including roof (from ground), screens, windows, AC units, fence
  • Turn water ON – “gingerly”
  • Enter home, disarm security system, if appropriate

Interior Check

  • Check all windows and doors for damage and ensure they are locked
  • Visual check for signs of water damage, mold and mildew
  • Cycle the water: brush and flush toilets, run water in sinks (including garbage disposal), tubs and showers
  • Short cycle dishwasher and washer
  • Check the water heater – it should be turned OFF at circuit breaker, or on Vacation Mode, when water main is OFF. If there is a Circulator Pump, that should be OFF. Procedure varies by type of equipment
  • Check for signs of insects, pests and rodents
  • Check closets, pantry and storage cabinets
  • Verify AC and humidistat settings; adjust as necessary
  • Check refrigerator, freezers and wine coolers for proper temp and operation
  • Reset clocks after power outage
  • Check circuit breaker panels
  • Check garage (including trash) and make sure door to garage is locked

Lanai and Pool Area

  • Check water level and condition of water
  • Check equipment and pool control panel


  • Final departure: “Look. Listen. Lock.”
  • Enable security system, lock doors
  • Turn OFF water supply

One Stop Home Watch utilizes the EXCLUSIVE Water Zone Home Watch Method.

*This is a very general Home Watch Checklist intended for illustration purposes only. Each checklist is customized for the for the property and homeowner requests.