HomeMinding+ Services

Inital Consultation

During your in-home consultation, Karen and her team will meet with you to discuss our flexible multi-level services, and allow you to choose services individualized to meet your needs. We will also acquaint our team with any pets you may have, and walk about your home and property with you.

Service packages and prices are determined according to your unique circumstances and requirements, based on options you select from the lists below. Please feel free to inquire about additional home and boat minding services not included in the list.

Home Minding Service Options

  • Monitor the overall interior and exterior condition of your home, yard and outbuildings.
  • Check the security system, exterior doors and windows, electrical panel, furnace / air conditioner, thermostat, appliances, water softener, sump pump, pool pump, any timer-activated lights, etc. for proper operation.
  • Comply with the requirements of your insurance policy.
  • Adjust heat and lights; move the drapes or blinds.
  • Pick up/bring in mail, newspapers and flyers; accept deliveries.
  • Listen to telephone voice messages and forward important ones.
  • Start and move vehicles in the driveway.
  • Put out and retrieve garbage and recycling containers.
  • Ensure contractors clear snow from the walkway and driveway, cuts the lawn.
  • Empty dehumidifiers and fill humidifier.
  • Check for signs of insects and rodents and respond accordingly.
  • Respond to triggered alarms or incident calls from your home security provider.
  • Respond to emergencies and contact appropriate authorities.
  • Take photographs and/or a video of any damages and forward them to you by email.
  • Provide a full accounting of your home’s (+ pet’s) status at regular intervals by phone or email and report any condition that may need attention.

Pets

  • Feed and care for domestic pet(s).
  • Clean and change the litter box, pee pads.
  • Attend to any medical needs that may arise.
  • Monitor pet behaviour and health, and provide a full accounting of pet’s status.
  • Provide love, attention, and play time.
  • Dog walking.

Plants and Yard

  • Water indoor and outdoor plants.
  • Tend to gardens and lawn.
  • Fill bird feeders.

Boat Minding Service Options

  • Secure: lines, cleats, fenders, anchor, loose gear, hatches and dock box.
  • Check shore power connection.
  • Check canvas and zippers.
  • Close cockpit screens.
  • Remove accessible spider webs.
  • Dock checks (decking secure and free of tripping hazards).
  • Regular visitation schedule.
  • Respond to emergencies and contact appropriate authorities.
  • Take photographs and /or a video of any damages and forward them to you by email.
  • Provide a full accounting of your boat’s status at regular intervals by phone or email and report any condition that may need attention.

Service Agreement

Should you choose to enter into a service agreement with HomeMinding+, it will be provided in writing prior to your departure.

The selected service options, frequency and duration of visits, mileage estimate (as applicable) and payment schedule will be included.

Upon your return, any changes to the agreement will be reflected in a final invoice (e.g.: return travel delayed, pet required emergency care, additional time spent resolving an issue, etc.).

Pricing

Services range from $20 – $40 per visit. The initial consultation fee is $30, however, this fee is deducted from the final services invoice upon service completion.

Within the Town of Prescott there are no mileage fees. In other municipalities, mileage fees apply at $0.53/km.

Payment may be made by cash, personal cheque or Interac e-Transfer. Interest at the rate of 1.5% per month will be assessed on overdue accounts.

HomeMinding+ looks after your house, pets and more while you're away. Call us for an in-home consultation.

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