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       Professional Home Maintenance, Repair, & Encouragement for a Brighter Day

House monitoring 30, 60, 90 day or by weather event (temperature, snowfall, wind speed, etc.)

Rain Shadow Handyman provides a suite of house monitoring and safety checks for the absentee home owners.  Services are designed to provide the level of monitoring the home owner is comfortable with and can include both exterior and interior monitoring as required.

Visit home every 30 days (Three inspections minimum). Exterior $69.99, add interior $139.98 total

Visit home every 60 days (Two inspections minimum). Exterior $79.99, add interior $159.98 total

Visit home every 60 days (Single inspection). Exterior $89.99, add interior $179.98 total

 Exterior only, (including travel time in Clallam County), check any gate is intact and functioning, walk perimeter of home and verify that windows and doors are intact and that no major debris is on the roof.  Check for power at home and verify home is unoccupied, pickup any mail or delivery notices, and email owner with report.

Add interior, enter home and check furnace/heat pump operational and thermostat set to maintain home.  Turn on water service and run dishwasher on rinse cycle, run garbage disposal, flush toilets and run water in sinks.  We will then secure your water service (power to pump off at breaker or main valve to home is closed). Walk all rooms of house and check for any issues with intrusion by persons, vermin, or insects, insure faucets are open to prevent damage from freezing water.  Check for any gas or other odors, check for mold and mildew, change lighting or other objects as requested by owner to make home seem occupied.   Check and change batteries as needed in smoke and carbon dioxide detectors, verify and set security alarm if present.  Email owner with report.

Weather related checks – These checks can be initiated by local weather as monitored and forecast by NOAA for Sequim or Port Angeles or as requested by the homeowner.  Suggested trigger points include wind gusts in excess of 40 MPH, snowfall of 6” or more, and wind storms after 2” or more of rain in the previous 20 days (if home in wooded area), or as requested by homeowner.  Specifics for each homeowner to be mutually decided upon before  service. 

Visit home (Single inspection). Exterior $89.99, add interior $179.98 total, time and materials charges apply to removal of debris and securing of building.  Permanent replacement or repair of damage will be quoted before work is scheduled.   Rain Shadow Handyman is licensed as a General Contractor and at your request can obtain quotes and manage work for any significant damage to landscaping or your home.

Exterior only, (including travel time in Clallam County), check any gate is intact and functioning, walk perimeter of home and verify that windows and doors are intact and that no major debris is on the roof.  Remove any major debris from driveway blocking entry and on roof, protect any broken windows or doors with plywood and plastic, check for power at home and verify home is unoccupied, pickup any mail or delivery notices, and email owner with report.

Add interior, enter home and check furnace/heat pump operational and thermostat set to maintain home.  Walk all rooms of house and check for any issues with intrusion by persons, vermin, or insects, insure faucets are open to prevent damage from freezing water.  Check for any gas or other odors, check for mold and mildew, change lighting or other objects as requested by owner to make home seem occupied.   Verify and set security alarm if present.  Email owner with report.