Bonded, Insured and Accredited

Service Areas: Central Ohio and surrounding areas

Home Watch Columbus

Columbus’ First and Only Accredited Home Watch Provider

Are you a snowbird or seasonal resident? Are you leaving your home for an extended trip? Has an unexpected circumstance taken you away from home? Is your loved one recovering in rehab, leaving their house unoccupied for an undetermined length of time? Are you a Realtor, Builder or Attorney with an unoccupied property?

What can go wrong?

Roof leak, HVAC or sump pump failure, pest infestation, burst pipes resulting in costly  damage including mold growth, squatters…just to name a few.  A vacant home is a vulnerable home in many ways. Small issues, if not caught early, can quickly cause significant damage resulting in costly, time consuming repairs.

The definition of home watch is the visual inspection of a home or property looking for obvious issues and potential problems. Home Watch Columbus can help manage your risk, protect your investment, and provide you peace of mind while you are away from home. Home watch is an essential service. In fact, some insurance carriers deny claims if the homeowner left their home unoccupied for a period of time and did not engage a professional home watch provider.

Home Watch Columbus is accredited, bonded, and insured. We understand the challenges that come with a vacant property. Our goal is simple – provide our clients with peace of mind while they are away from home. Allow us to put our expertise in property management to work, protecting your investment, as if it is our own.

How does home watch work?

Home Watch Columbus will perform regularly scheduled, multi-point interior and exterior inspections of your home, sending you pictures and a detailed report after each visit. Should an issue arise, we will promptly notify you, and with your direction, manage the situation in a timely, efficient manner. Between our property management experience and wide-ranging access to contractors and resources, we are confident we can manage any situation.

Upper Arlington
New Albany
Grandview Heights

Owner Susan Briggs has been designated as a Certified Home Watch Professional by the National Home Watch Association


We are a proud Accredited Member of the National Home Watch Association.

Our services include but are not limited to:

Derek Torrence
Derek Torrence
Home Watch Columbus turned out to be the best investment I've ever made for my home! Susan is very thorough and quick to respond to any issues. My home decided that just a few weeks after I left the state, my sump pump would break. I had some water sensors that were being triggered and Susan was there the next day, then made a few follow up visits to ensure the service company could gain access to the home and get the job home. The second time she saved us from a world of hurt was when she found that our water heater was leaking gas. She made special trips to give the gas company access to the home, as well as a few trips for the company that was replacing it The third time was when my mailbox mysteriously fell over. She got it repaired the next day. I don't want to ramble, but I really can't thank Susan enough! Home Watch Columbus has been the best investment I've ever made for my home!
Beth Henry
Beth Henry
Susan is reliable, honest and thorough. I would highly recommend Home Watch Columbus.
Karen Green
Karen Green
Detailed review with distinctive reporting of household status inside and outside. Excellent service
Todd Williams
Todd Williams
We have used numerous home watch firms during our 17+ years as snowbirds. Susan is by far the most professional, diligent and experienced person we have ever used.
Anita Riehl
Anita Riehl
Highly recommend Home Watch Columbus! Susan is extremely trustworthy, reliable and detail oriented! Gives us much needed peace of mind when we are away.

How do you get started?

Contact us. We will schedule a time to answer your questions, followed by a brief home visit to understand your needs. From there, together we will decide on the plan that best suits you and your property.

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