Desert Valley Home Watch has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for the third year.

The NHWA was formed in 2009 to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for home watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada.

Home watch is a visual inspection of a home or property at vacation or primary homes while owners are not in residence.

Armed with a background in construction inspection and utilities/project management, owner Matt Hjermstad put his skills and expertise into home safety and maintenance services. Desert Valley Home Watch offers complete home watch services.

Home sitters, neighbors, friends nor family are reliable solutions for keeping homeowners’ properties safe, Hjermstad said.

Desert Valley Home Watch inspects the inside of a house for irregularities, the pipelines for leaks and ensures the yard is not overrun with pests. Hjermstad and his family live in Cave Creek.

Desert Valley Home Watch serves Anthem, Carefree, Cave Creek, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, North Scottsdale and Rio Verde. For more information, call Hjermstad at 480-665-5558 or at Learn more at