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Volume CVII, Homeowner Newsletter: April 2018

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

I hope everyone had a wonderful April! GHMS is here to help you around your home. From roof inspections to monthly pool service and air duct cleaning, we are your one stop shop. As always, if there is anything at all that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Chip Sollins

Home Care Tips

How to Calculate the Distance of a Thunderstorm? Normally, you can hear thunder up to 10 miles from the lightning that makes it. Since light travels at 186,000 miles per second, you see the lightning the instant it flashes. But sound travels about a mile in five seconds (near the ground). If 15 seconds elapse between seeing a lightning bolt and hearing its thunder, the lightning was about three miles away.

Prepare Your Home For Summer

We are licensed, bonded and insured, and we can take care of all of your home improvement needs. No job is too big; no job is too small for our friendly team! We will take care of everything from getting the supplies and assembling any necessary equipment, to ensuring your 100% complete satisfaction. From floor to ceiling... quality work is our priority. Contact us today to schedule a handyman to help you with your home improvement projects. We are your one stop shop!

Roof Inspections

South Florida's rainy season brings with it both good and not-so-good elements, and we have to prepare our homes for both. Mid-May through October is considered the rainy season with August and September seeing the highest rainfall. Throughout this timeframe, South Florida normally receives 26.78 inches - that's 70 percent of an entire year's rainfall! Contact us today for your roof inspection quote!

Home Watch Services

It is reassuring to many to know that someone will "keep an eye" on their home while they are away. Many people arrange to have someone perform weekly Home Watch visits. This is an inexpensive "insurance policy". However, special care should be taken when choosing a service provider to be sure that the person or company has a reputable background, and has been adequately trained in home inspections of this nature.

Professional Gutter Cleaning

Your gutters may clog with leaves and twigs from overhanging trees. If your gutters can't properly drain, it may cause flooding and a breeding ground for mosquito larva. In the long-term, overflowing gutters can cause structural damage to roof shingles and foundation. Don't neglect gutter cleaning. If you do, it could result in water damage to your property, which will be unsightly and very expensive to clean.

Deep Clean

Nobody want's to come back to have dust building up in their home. Don't miss out on having your home deep cleaned to make sure that it is sparkling like new. A deep clean goes above & beyond a standard cleaning. Here are just a few things that are included: Deep clean inside of oven by hand, Pull out refrigerator and clean inside & out, Clean inside all kitchen cabinets, Wash trash can, Wash marks on walls, and MUCH More!

Air Duct Cleaning

The air conditioning and ventilation system in your home is a collection point for a variety of undesirable contaminants. By using state-of-art contamination removal equipment, GHMS provides residential air duct cleaning services to make sure all the contaminants are collected and disposed of efficiently. After removing the build up of dirt, blockages and debris in your duct work you also improve airflow, increasing heating and cooling efficiency, and can lower energy costs.

Crystal Clear Pool Service

Do you need help this summer making sure your pool is in pristine swimming condition for you and the kids? Weekly Maintenance includes: Vacuum pool as needed Balance chemicals Scrub tile line Clean filter cartridge as needed Contact Us Today and learn about our pool service specials for new customers!

Volume CVI, Homeowner Newsletter: March 2018

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

WOW! This weather we had throughout March was some of the best we've had in years! GHMS is here to help you around your home. From roof inspections to monthly pool service, we are your one stop shop. As always, if there is anything at all that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Chip Sollins

Home Care Tips

Just about everyone wants to do what they can to make their home more impressive and accessible. There’s something about being able to come home at the end of the day knowing that you’ve done everything you possibly could to make it as modern and comfortable as possible. With modern technology on your side, there are plenty of different ways to go about making your home more awesome

Handyman Services

We are licensed, bonded and insured, and we can take care of all of your home improvement needs. No job is too big; no job is too small for our friendly team! We will take care of everything from getting the supplies and assembling any necessary equipment, to ensuring your 100% complete satisfaction. From floor to ceiling... quality work is our priority. Contact us today to schedule a handyman to help you with your home improvement projects. We are your one stop shop!

Rainy Season Is Upon Us

South Florida's rainy season brings with it both good and not-so-good elements, and we have to prepare our homes for both. Mid-May through October is considered the rainy season with August and September seeing the highest rainfall. Throughout this timeframe, South Florida normally receives 26.78 inches - that's 70 percent of an entire year's rainfall!

Home Watch Services

It is reassuring to many to know that someone will "keep an eye" on their home while they are away. Many people arrange to have someone perform weekly Home Watch visits. This is an inexpensive "insurance policy". However, special care should be taken when choosing a service provider to be sure that the person or company has a reputable background, and has been adequately trained in home inspections of this nature.

Crystal Clear Pool Service

Do you need help this summer making sure your pool is in pristine swimming condition for you and the kids? Weekly Maintenance includes: Vacuum pool as needed Balance chemicals Scrub tile line Clean filter cartridge as needed Contact Us Today and learn about our pool service specials for new customers!

Volume CV, Homeowner Newsletter: February 2018

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

Gardens Home Management Services hopes everyone is enjoying their season! Thank you for being a loyal customer and if there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Chip Sollins

Home Care Tips

With Spring approaching, read below to find out what you should do in order to get your home ready! Spring is the season for renewal as dormant lawns and gardens come back to life after a long winter’s rest. What also needs to come back to life is your house, what probably hasn’t received a thorough top to bottom clean up and clean out since last fall.

"Honey-Do" List

Looking for someone to handle you "Honey-Do" list? Our handyman services can take care of all your projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between.

5 Star Reviews

We want to thank all our amazing customers for their incredible reviews! We will continue to work hard to keep your trust by meeting and exceeding your expectations. We just wanted you to know that we truly enjoy working with you and feel honored to be your chosen Home Management Company. Your business is much appreciated, and we look forward to continue to give you the kind of service you deserve. We would love to hear from you!

Home Watch Services

It is reassuring to many to know that someone will "keep an eye" on their home while they are away. Many people arrange to have someone perform weekly Home Watch visits. This is an inexpensive "insurance policy". However, special care should be taken when choosing a service provider to be sure that the person or company has a reputable background, and has been adequately trained in home inspections of this nature.

Window Washing Services

We provide superior window cleaning allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful views this holiday season! Interior & Exterior Windows Squeegee Cleaned We Wipe your Window Frames, Sills, & Tracks Screens Removed, Cleaned, and Replaced

Professional House Cleaning

GHMS is here to help you get a clean start to 2018! Our standard detail or freshen-up programs are designed to keep your house maintained to your requirements and budget level. Our interior home care services include: Window and Mirror cleaning Carpet cleaning Upholstery and Drapery cleaning Marble and Stone care Tile and Grout cleaning and sealing

High Cleaning

There are many areas in your home that are high up and hard to clean. High cleaning goes above and beyond a normal house cleaning . We focus on those hard to reach areas using ladders to reach anything above 6 ft, high ledges, artificial plants, art work, and atop curtains. This service should be done at least once a year to help prevent dust from accumulating.

Volume CIV, Homeowner Newsletter: January 2018

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

Gardens Home Management Services hopes everyone had a great start to 2018! Thank you for being a loyal customer and if there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Chip Sollins

Home Care Tips

8 Smart Home Cleaning Tips: Keeping your home clean can seem like a challenge. Even more challenging is finding the time to get the work done. However, with a “clean as you go” policy in place, you can limit the bigger chores to about an hour a week. Here are eight smart and easy home cleaning tips to aid you in your cause..

Home Care Tips

Looking for someone to handle you "Honey-Do" list? Our handyman services can take care of all your projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between. Painting Touch Up. Screen door repairs Molding and trim care. Light fittings and fixtures

Cooler Weather Is Here

Whats living in your attic? Fall is here and with the cooler months the likelihood of a rodent infestation increases greatly. This is the time of year when rodents, specifically rats, are looking to nest. Rodents are highly destructive to your attic. Some common problems they cause include ripping open AC duct work and chewing on electrical wires. Schedule your attic inspection !

Window Washing Services

We provide superior window cleaning allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful views this holiday season! Interior & Exterior Windows Squeegee Cleaned We Wipe your Window Frames, Sills, & Tracks Screens Removed, Cleaned, and Replaced

Professional House Cleaning

GHMS is here to help you get a clean start to 2018! Our standard detail or freshen-up programs are designed to keep your house maintained to your requirements and budget level. Our interior home care services include: Window and Mirror cleaning Carpet cleaning Upholstery and Drapery cleaning Marble and Stone care Tile and Grout cleaning and sealing

High Cleaning

There are many areas in your home that are high up and hard to clean. High cleaning goes above and beyond a normal house cleaning . We focus on those hard to reach areas using ladders to reach anything above 6 ft, high ledges, artificial plants, art work, and atop curtains. This service should be done at least once a year to help prevent dust from accumulating.

Volume CIII, Homeowner Newsletter: December 2017

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

Gardens Home Management Services would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Thank you for being a loyal customer and if there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Chip Sollins

New years Resolutions

Is your new years resolution a plan to fix up your home? Our handyman services can take care of all your projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between. We take care of getting the supplies, assembling any necessary equipment and completing the repairs - all at a fair price!

Whats Living In Your Attic?

Whats living in your attic? Fall is here and with the cooler months the likelihood of a rodent infestation increases greatly. This is the time of year when rodents, specifically rats, are looking to nest. Rodents are highly destructive to your attic. Some common problems they cause include ripping open AC duct work and chewing on electrical wires. Schedule your attic inspection !

Window Washing Services

We provide superior window cleaning allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful views this holiday season! Interior & Exterior Windows Squeegee Cleaned We Wipe your Window Frames, Sills, & Tracks Screens Removed, Cleaned, and Replaced

New Year... Clean House

GHMS is here to help you get a clean start to 2018! Our standard detail or freshen-up programs are designed to keep your house maintained to your requirements and budget level. Our interior home care services include: Window and Mirror cleaning Carpet cleaning Upholstery and Drapery cleaning Marble and Stone care Tile and Grout cleaning and sealing

High Cleaning

There are many areas in your home that are high up and hard to clean. High cleaning goes above and beyond a normal house cleaning . We focus on those hard to reach areas using ladders to reach anything above 6 ft, high ledges, artificial plants, art work, and atop curtains. This service should be done at least once a year to help prevent dust from accumulating.

Volume CII, Homeowner Newsletter: November 2017

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

The Holiday Season is Here! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide a better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Sincerely, Chip Sollins

Sex Steps To Prep Your Home For Holiday Guests

Hosting has its shares of anxieties, especially if you're striving to make your home welcoming. How do you know everyone will feel comfortable? And will you ever get a chance to relax yourself? You will if you focus on what's really necessary. Here's a list of steps to get your home ready - and take the stress out of hosting. Read our SIX Steps here!

Whats Living In Your Attic?

Whats living in your attic? Fall is here and with the cooler months the likelihood of a rodent infestation increases greatly. This is the time of year when rodents, specifically rats, are looking to nest. Rodents are highly destructive to your attic. Some common problems they cause include ripping open AC duct work and chewing on electrical wires. Schedule your attic inspection !

Window Washing Services

We provide superior window cleaning allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful views this holiday season! Interior & Exterior Windows Squeegee Cleaned We Wipe your Window Frames, Sills, & Tracks Screens Removed, Cleaned, and Replaced

We've Got Your Holiday "To Do" List Covered!

Fall is here! Time to start preparing for the holiday season. Do you have any projects you need completed around your home? At Gardens Home Management, our handyman services can take care of all your projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between. We take care of getting the supplies, assembling any necessary equipment and completing the repairs - all at a fair price. Work Order Request!

Holiday Cleaning Services

Get your home cleaned up for the holiday season! Our standard detail or freshen-up programs are designed to keep your house maintained to your requirements and budget level. Our interior home care services include: Window and Mirror cleaning Carpet cleaning Upholstery and Drapery cleaning Marble and Stone care Tile and Grout cleaning and sealing

High Cleaning

There are many areas in your home that are high up and hard to clean. High cleaning goes above and beyond a normal house cleaning . We focus on those hard to reach areas using ladders to reach anything above 6 ft, high ledges, artificial plants, art work, and atop curtains. This service should be done at least once a year to help prevent dust from accumulating.

Pressure Cleaning

Gardens Home Management Services will make your home shine like new. Pressure cleaning is one of the most effective and affordable cleaning methods that can make your home look like new. Not only can this service drastically improve the look of your home, it can also remove unwanted contaminates including mold from your home.

Volume CI, Homeowner Newsletter: October 2017

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

On behalf of the GHMS Team, I would like to wish you all a HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide a better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Sincerely, Chip Sollins

Final Preparations For Season

Gardens Home Management Services wants your home to be in pristine condition and ready for your arrival! If your home is in need of any of the below services, please feel free to contact us.

FALL Is Here....

Whats living in your attic? Fall is here and with the cooler months the likelihood of a rodent infestation increases greatly. This is the time of year when rodents, specifically rats, are looking to nest. Rodents are highly destructive to your attic. Some common problems they cause include ripping open AC duct work and chewing on electrical wires. Schedule your attic inspection !

Home Care Tips

As owners prepare their homes and businesses for the fall weather, make sure mold growth in the home/workplace is not developing. Q. Can mold affect my health? Allergies to mold may develop in up to 5% of the population. In sensitive individuals, allergic symptoms can include; sneezing, runny nose, congestion, red/watery eyes, skin rash, increase in asthma symptoms. Contact us for a mold inspection!

FALL To Do List

Fall is here! Time to start preparing for the holiday season. Do you have any projects you need completed around your home? At Gardens Home Management, our handyman services can take care of all your projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between. We take care of getting the supplies, assembling any necessary equipment and completing the repairs - all at a fair price. Work Order Request!

Window Washing

Gardens Home Management Services takes pride in providing the best customer service possible to our customers. We always love to hear from our happy customers! "Thank you so much for taking such good care of our house. We are getting to the point where we don't worry about our house, knowing that it is in such good hands. This means so much to us, it's very hard to run two households. Again, thank you so much for making our lives easier!" Read More Reviews!

Volume C, Homeowner Newsletter: September 2017

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

On behalf of the GHMS Team, I would like to welcome home all of our seasonal residents! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide a better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Sincerely, Chip Sollins

Ready for you arrival

Gardens Home Management Services wants your home to be in pristine condition and ready for your arrival! If your home is in need of any of the below services, please feel free to contact us.

Dangers of working with unlicensed contractors

When you as a homeowner have an unlicensed and/or uninsured handyman doing work on your property, you put yourself at tremendous financial risk. You run the risk of being subject to anyone, or even all of the following if the contractor is injured while working on your home: - Medical bills for injured contractor/handyman - Lawsuit by contractor/handyman - Increase in insurance policy Regardless of whether the contractor is remodeling your entire home or just putting up a shelf, you open yourself up to significant liability as a homeowner.

Home Care Tips

How to deep clean your home and why you should do it: It might seem like a constant struggle to keep your home neat and clean, and dedicating several days to deep cleaning the entire house might sound like an impossibility. If you haven’t given your home a good, deep clean lately, however, now is the time to do it. These are a few good reasons why you should give your house this extra attention and a few tips and tricks for getting started. Read More

Make your Home Shine

Pressure Washing: One of the most effective and affordable cleaning methods that can make your home look like new. Not only can this service drastically improve the look of your home, it can also remove unwanted contaminates including mold from your home. Contact Us!

Window Washing

Take window cleaning off of your list and give that task to us! We are detailed oriented in more ways than one, making sure that we provide you with the best professional window cleaning you could ask for. Interior & Exterior Windows Squeegee Cleaned We Wipe your Window Frames, Sills, & Tracks Screens Removed, Cleaned, and Replaced Contact Us!

high Cleaning

Hard to reach areas? No problem. GHMS will clean all the hard to reach areas in your home. Nobody want's to come back to have dust building up in their home. A high clean goes above & beyond a standard cleaning. Wipe all high shelving units Dust ceiling fans Dust all high trim in your home Clean high mirrors and picture frames. Contact Us

Hurricane season is not over

2017 Atlantic hurricane season is far from over; US remains at risk for additional strikes. Additional hurricanes, beyond that of Jose and Maria, are like over the Atlantic and may threaten the US for the rest of the 2017 season. Hurricane season runs through the end of November and it is possible the Atlantic may continue to produce the tropical storms right up to the wire. As of Sept. 18, there have been four named systems that made landfall in the US as category 4 hurricanes.

Volume XCIX, Homeowner Newsletter: August 2017

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

Wishing you a Happy & Safe LABOR DAY weekend! Our offices will be closed Monday, September 4th and will reopen Tuesday for normal business hours. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide a better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Sincerely, Chip Sollins

Home Care Tips

Unsure of whether to replace or repair a window? Over time, your windows can become damaged or warped due to extreme temperatures, storms and other climatic shifts. If your windows have become unsightly or ineffective at keeping your home from losing its heated or cooled air, it may be time to consider repairing them or replacing them. Read more here!

Pressure Washing

Pressure Washing: One of the most effective and affordable cleaning methods that can make your home look like new. Not only can this service drastically improve the look of your home, it can also remove unwanted contaminates including mold from your home. Contact Us!

Window Washing

Take window cleaning off of your list and give that task to us! We are detailed oriented in more ways than one, making sure that we provide you with the best professional window cleaning you could ask for. Interior & Exterior Windows Squeegee Cleaned We Wipe your Window Frames, Sills, & Tracks Screens Removed, Cleaned, and Replaced Contact Us!

high Cleaning

Hard to reach areas? No problem. GHMS will clean all the hard to reach areas in your home. Nobody want's to come back to have dust building up in their home. A high clean goes above & beyond a standard cleaning. Wipe all high shelving units Dust ceiling fans Dust all high trim in your home Clean high mirrors and picture frames. Contact Us

Peak of hurricane season is NOW

Although the Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1st, we're now entering the "season within the season" - a roughly eight-week period that is often the most active and dangerous time for tropical cyclone activity. One thing that doesn't change as we move into and out of the peak of season is the need to be vigilant and prepared. Because it doesn't matter whether activity levels are high or low - it only takes one storm to make it a bad year for you. Contact Us!

Hurricane Service Program

Gardens Home Management Services is helping our homeowners prepare their homes for season! If your home is in need of any of the below services, please feel free to contact us. Prepare For Season: Pressure Washing, Professional House Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, Window Washing, Handyman Repairs, Much, Much More! Contact Us!

Is Your ROOF Prepared?

Although your roof may not be leaking, roof inspections are important to ward off potential problems. Our roof inspections consist of checking for: Loose Tiles, Caulking Around Chimney, Gaps or Openings, Gutter Repairs & Cleaning, Exterior check only, Contact Us!

Schedule an A/C Check

We continue to experience extreme, record-setting summer heat, which means we're all using more energy to keep our homes cool. Because A/C units run twice as long in the summer than during cooler months and account for more than half of your energy bill, you likely will notice your summer bills are higher than normal. .Is your electric bill higher than normal? Schedule an A/C check up with us and make sure your air conditioning unit is running efficiently.

Do you have a plan?

Creating an emergency plan is a great start in making sure your family is ready and knows what to do during a disaster. Think about some of these questions... Where would you evacuate to? Who would you call? Where are the safe areas? Is your home in a flood zone? We also suggest you stock enough supplies in a disaster kit to last each person in your family at least 3 days. Your kit should contain items like: water, non-perishable foods, a radio, flashlight, batteries, first aide kit, cash, important documents and toiletries, just to name a few.

Hurricane Websites

National Hurricane Preparedness Week Hurricane Activation Homepage State of Emergency Florida American Red Cross Florida Hurricane Homepage

Volume XCVIII, Homeowner Newsletter: July 2017

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

Summer is here and so is the GHMS team to help you with anything you need around your home! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide a better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Sincerely, Chip Sollins

Florida Stormy Season Tips

A Generator is a great back up plan in case of a power outage. When there is a power outage due to a bad storm, losing power is a major inconvenience. Without a back up generator, losing power can cost you a lot of money. The inconvenience of lost food, mold formation, and working to dry out your house can all be prevented with the installation of a generator. Contact Us!

Pool Renovations Summer 2017

Doing swimming pool repairs yourself can be risky. The experts at GHMS provide exceptional pool repair services including installation, replacement and on-site repair for pool and spa equipment. Whether you need someone to check out your pumps, motor, filters, timers, jets, valves or any other piece of equipment - we can take a look and make the necessary repairs for you. Contact Us!

Hurricane Service Program

Click Here to download and read our hurricane program thoroughly as it has changed from last year. All forms received with payment prior to June 1st, will be put on the list and charged the $75 fee. Any forms received after June 1st will be charged $95 to be part of the program. We will not accept any forms after June 30th. This program is only valid for Homewatch customers of Gardens Home Management.

Summer Home Projects 2017

At Gardens Home Management, our handyman services can take care of your summer projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between. We take care of getting the supplies, assembling any necessary equipment and completing the repairs - all at a fair price.

Do you have a plan?

Creating an emergency plan is a great start in making sure your family is ready and knows what to do during a disaster. Think about some of these questions... Where would you evacuate to? Who would you call? Where are the safe areas? Is your home in a flood zone? We also suggest you stock enough supplies in a disaster kit to last each person in your family at least 3 days. Your kit should contain items like: water, non-perishable foods, a radio, flashlight, batteries, first aide kit, cash, important documents and toiletries, just to name a few.

Hurricane Websites

National Hurricane Preparedness Week Hurricane Activation Homepage State of Emergency Florida American Red Cross Florida Hurricane Homepage

Volume XCVII, Homeowner Newsletter: June 2017

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

Summer is here and so is the GHMS team to help you with anything you need around your home! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide a better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Sincerely, Chip Sollins

Hurricane Service Program

Click Here to download and read our hurricane program thoroughly as it has changed from last year. All forms received with payment prior to June 1st, will be put on the list and charged the $75 fee. Any forms received after June 1st will be charged $95 to be part of the program. We will not accept any forms after June 30th. This program is only valid for Homewatch customers of Gardens Home Management.

Hurricane tree trimming

During hurricane season, it is important to trim your trees. However, over-pruning palms with the "Hurricane Cut" removes nutrients, especially potassium, which keeps palms green and thriving. So never cut off green leaves! The more you cut, the more browning you will cause as the palm tries to absorb the lost potassium from fewer fronds. Eventually your palm will die. Contact Us!

Summer 2017

At Gardens Home Management, our handyman services can take care of your summer projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between. We take care of getting the supplies, assembling any necessary equipment and completing the repairs - all at a fair price.

Do you have a plan?

Creating an emergency plan is a great start in making sure your family is ready and knows what to do during a disaster. Think about some of these questions... Where would you evacuate to? Who would you call? Where are the safe areas? Is your home in a flood zone? We also suggest you stock enough supplies in a disaster kit to last each person in your family at least 3 days. Your kit should contain items like: water, non-perishable foods, a radio, flashlight, batteries, first aide kit, cash, important documents and toiletries, just to name a few.

Hurricane Websites

National Hurricane Preparedness Week Hurricane Activation Homepage State of Emergency Florida American Red Cross Florida Hurricane Homepage

Volume XCVI, Homeowner Newsletter: May 2017

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

It only takes one storm to change your life and community. Hurricane season is again upon us and it is imperative that all of us are prepared and evacuation and home protection plans are in place. The Gardens Home Management Services (GHMS) team is geared up for hurricane season 2017 and ready to weather the storm. Remember, we will keep you informed with hurricane updates on the front page of our website!

Hurricane Service Program

Click Here to download and read our hurricane program thoroughly as it has changed from last year. All forms received with payment prior to June 1st, will be put on the list and charged the $75 fee. Any forms received after June 1st will be charged $95 to be part of the program. We will not accept any forms after June 30th. This program is only valid for Homewatch customers of Gardens Home Management.

Higher than average season

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be more active than historical averages regarding the number of named storms and hurricanes, according to the latest outlook released in mid-May by The Weather Company, an IBM business. A total of 14 named storms – seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes – are expected this season, which is higher than average.

Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Tropical cyclones are among nature's most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Even areas well away from the coastline can be threatened by dangerous flooding, destructive winds and tornadoes from these storms. Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 7-13, 2017) is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. Hurricane Tips

Storm Surge

Click on the play button and watch this storm surge video. This fast draw video provides an explanation of storm surge. Storm surge is what officials use when determining who to evacuate. Remember, when officials say it is time to evacuate... go! More information about hurricane preparedness can be found here.

Hurricane Websites

National Hurricane Preparedness Week Hurricane Activation Homepage State of Emergency Florida American Red Cross Florida Hurricane Homepage

Volume XCV, Homeowner Newsletter: April 2017

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

I hope everyone had a wonderful April! GHMS is here to help you around your home. From roof inspections to monthly pool service, we are your one stop shop. As always, if there is anything at all that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Is Your Roof Prepared?

Throughout rainy season, South Florida normally receives 26.78 inches - that's 70 percent of an entire year's rainfall! GHMS is offering our annual roof inspection special. During inspection, we check for: loose tiles, caulking, gaps, gutter repairs, gutter cleaning and more. Normal roof inspections cost $145 we are offering our roof inspections for $115!

Summertime Home Watch Services

It is reassuring to many to know that someone will "keep an eye" on their home while they are away. Many people arrange to have someone perform weekly Home Watch visits. This is an inexpensive "insurance policy". However, special care should be taken when choosing a service provider to be sure that the person or company has a reputable background, and has been adequately trained in home inspections of this nature.

Prepare Your Home For Summer

At Gardens Home Management, our handyman services can take care of all your projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between. We take care of getting the supplies, assembling any necessary equipment and completing the repairs - all at a fair price.

Pool Services

3 Months FREE For NEW Pool Service Customers Weekly Maintenance includes: Vacuum pool as needed Balance chemicals Scrub tile line Clean filter cartridge as needed

Home Care Tip

Normally, you can hear thunder up to 10 miles from the lightning that makes it. Since light travels at 186,000 miles per second, you see the lightning the instant it flashes. But sound travels about a mile in five seconds (near the ground). If 15 seconds elapse between seeing a lightning bolt and hearing its thunder, the lightning was about three miles away.

Volume XCIV, Homeowner Newsletter: March 2017

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

Another beautiful March in Florida! GHMS is here to help you around your home. From roof inspections to monthly pool service, we are your one stop shop. As always, if there is anything at all that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Chip Sollins

Home Watch Services

Receive weekly electrnoic reports with our services! Checking alarm systems Checking for pest problems Checking for any damage caused by weather Checking air conditioning systems Checking electrical and plumbing

Rainy Season Is Upon Us

South Florida's rainy season brings with it both good and not-so-good elements, and we have to prepare our homes for both. Mid-May through October is considered the rainy season with August and September seeing the highest rainfall. Throughout this timeframe, South Florida normally receives 26.78 inches - that's 70 percent of an entire year's rainfall!

Handyman Services

At Gardens Home Management, our handyman services can take care of all your projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between. We take care of getting the supplies, assembling any necessary equipment and completing the repairs - all at a fair price.

Pool Services

3 Months FREE For NEW Pool Service Customers Weekly Maintenance includes: Vacuum pool as needed Balance chemicals Scrub tile line Clean filter cartridge as needed

Paying too much in taxes?

Every year you probably say that you’re paying too much in taxes. You’re probably correct. Some of this may be because of your tax bracket, your business structure or some other factor, but it may also be because of the mistakes you’re making. Here are three, big, stupid mistakes I see small business owners make all the time with their taxes. Read More!

Volume XCIII, Homeowner Newsletter: February 2017

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

Gardens Home Management Services hopes everyone had a great start to the New Year! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Thank you for being a loyal customer and if there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Home Care Remodeling Tips

15 Tips for a Successful Remodeling Project Any remodeling project can seem overwhelming, but it's guaranteed to go more smoothly if you know a couple of insider tricks. Here are 15 tips from remodeling professionals. Plan Ahead Find good Help Read More!

5 STARS

We want to thank all our amazing customers for their incredible reviews! We will continue to work hard to keep your trust by meeting and exceeding your expectations. We just wanted you to know that we truly enjoy working with you and feel honored to be your chosen Home Management Company. Your business is much appreciated, and we look forward to continue to give you the kind of service you deserve.

Honey Do List

At Gardens Home Management, our handyman services can take care of all your projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between. We take care of getting the supplies, assembling any necessary equipment and completing the repairs - all at a fair price.

Attic Inspections

Whats living in your attic? Fall is here and with the cooler months the likelihood of a rodent infestation increases greatly. This is the time of year when rodents, specifically rats, are looking to nest. Rodents are highly destructive to your attic. Some common problems they cause include ripping open AC duct work and chewing on electrical wires.

Professional Home Cleaning

Our standard detail or freshen-up programs are designed to keep your house maintained to your requirements and budget level. Our interior home care services include: Window and Mirror cleaning Carpet cleaning Upholstery and Drapery cleaning Marble and Stone care Tile and Grout cleaning and sealing

Window Cleaning Services

We provide superior window cleaning allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful views this holiday season! Interior & Exterior Windows Squeegee Cleaned We Wipe your Window Frames, Sills, & Tracks Screens Removed, Cleaned, and Replaced

Volume XCII, Homeowner Newsletter: January 2017

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

Gardens Home Management Services hopes everyone had a great start to the New Year! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Thank you for being a loyal customer and if there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Home Care Tips

Home renovations will most likely boost a home's value. If that happens, your newly renovated has the potential to be inadequately insured. Let's say you upgrade your kitchen and replace your laminate counter tops with quartz and install custom cabinets. Your existing home insurance might not be sufficient to replace your new items if they are damaged. Check with your insurance agent!

Honey Do List

At Gardens Home Management, our handyman services can take care of all your projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between. We take care of getting the supplies, assembling any necessary equipment and completing the repairs - all at a fair price.

Cooler Weather Is Here

Whats living in your attic? Fall is here and with the cooler months the likelihood of a rodent infestation increases greatly. This is the time of year when rodents, specifically rats, are looking to nest. Rodents are highly destructive to your attic. Some common problems they cause include ripping open AC duct work and chewing on electrical wires.

Professional Home Cleaning

Our standard detail or freshen-up programs are designed to keep your house maintained to your requirements and budget level. Our interior home care services include: Window and Mirror cleaning Carpet cleaning Upholstery and Drapery cleaning Marble and Stone care Tile and Grout cleaning and sealing

Window Cleaning Services

We provide superior window cleaning allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful views this holiday season! Interior & Exterior Windows Squeegee Cleaned We Wipe your Window Frames, Sills, & Tracks Screens Removed, Cleaned, and Replaced

High Cleaning

There are many areas in your home that are high up and hard to clean. High cleaning goes above and beyond a normal house cleaning . We focus on those hard to reach areas using ladders to reach anything above 6 ft, high ledges, artificial plants, art work, and atop curtains. This service should be done at least once a year to help prevent dust from accumulating.

Volume XCI, Homeowner Newsletter:December Newsletter 2016

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

Gardens Home Management Services would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Thank you for being a loyal customer and if there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

New Years Resolution Handyman Services

At Gardens Home Management, our handyman services can take care of all your projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between. We take care of getting the supplies, assembling any necessary equipment and completing the repairs - all at a fair price.

Attic Inspections

Whats living in your attic? Fall is here and with the cooler months the likelihood of a rodent infestation increases greatly. This is the time of year when rodents, specifically rats, are looking to nest. Rodents are highly destructive to your attic. Some common problems they cause include ripping open AC duct work and chewing on electrical wires.

Clean Start For the New Year

Get your home cleaned and ready for 2017! Our standard detail or freshen-up programs are designed to keep your house maintained to your requirements and budget level. Our interior home care services include: Window and Mirror cleaning Carpet cleaning Upholstery and Drapery cleaning Marble and Stone care Tile and Grout cleaning and sealing

Window Cleaning Services

We provide superior window cleaning allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful views this holiday season! Interior & Exterior Windows Squeegee Cleaned We Wipe your Window Frames, Sills, & Tracks Screens Removed, Cleaned, and Replaced

High Cleaning

There are many areas in your home that are high up and hard to clean. High cleaning goes above and beyond a normal house cleaning . We focus on those hard to reach areas using ladders to reach anything above 6 ft, high ledges, artificial plants, art work, and atop curtains. This service should be done at least once a year to help prevent dust from accumulating.

Volume XC, Homeowner Newsletter: November Newsletter 2016

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

Holiday Season is here! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Thank you for being a loyal customer and if there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Attic Inspections

Whats living in your attic? Fall is here and with the cooler months the likelihood of a rodent infestation increases greatly. This is the time of year when rodents, specifically rats, are looking to nest. Rodents are highly destructive to your attic. Some common problems they cause include ripping open AC duct work and chewing on electrical wires.

Pressure Cleaning Services

Gardens Home Management Services will make your home shine like new. Pressure cleaning is one of the most effective and affordable cleaning methods that can make your home look like new. Not only can this service drastically improve the look of your home, it can also remove unwanted contaminates including mold from your home.

House Cleaning

Get your home cleaned up for the holiday season! Our standard detail or freshen-up programs are designed to keep your house maintained to your requirements and budget level. Our interior home care services include: Window and Mirror cleaning Carpet cleaning Upholstery and Drapery cleaning Marble and Stone care Tile and Grout cleaning and sealing

Window Cleaning Services

We provide superior window cleaning allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful views this holiday season! Interior & Exterior Windows Squeegee Cleaned We Wipe your Window Frames, Sills, & Tracks Screens Removed, Cleaned, and Replaced

High Cleaning

There are many areas in your home that are high up and hard to clean. High cleaning goes above and beyond a normal house cleaning . We focus on those hard to reach areas using ladders to reach anything above 6 ft, high ledges, artificial plants, art work, and atop curtains. This service should be done at least once a year to help prevent dust from accumulating.

Let us handle your "To Do" List

At Gardens Home Management, our handyman services can take care of all your projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between. We take care of getting the supplies, assembling any necessary equipment and completing the repairs - all at a fair price.

Volume LXXXIX, Homeowner Newsletter: October Newsletter 2016

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

On behalf of the GHMS Team, I would like to wish you all a HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Thank you for being a loyal customer and if there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Fall is here...

Whats living in your attic? Fall is here and with the cooler months the likelihood of a rodent infestation increases greatly. This is the time of year when rodents, specifically rats, are looking to nest. Rodents are highly destructive to your attic. Some common problems they cause include ripping open AC duct work and chewing on electrical wires.

Mold Awareness

As owners prepare their homes and businesses for the fall weather, make sure mold growth in the home/workplace is not developing. Q. Can mold affect my health? Allergies to mold may develop in up to 5% of the population. In sensitive individuals, allergic symptoms can include; sneezing, runny nose, congestion, red/watery eyes, skin rash, increase in asthma symptoms (for those already suffering from asthma).

We love hearing from our clients

Gardens Home Management Services takes pride in providing the best customer service possible to our customers. We always love to hear from our happy customers! "Thank you so much for taking such good care of our house. We are getting to the point where we don't worry about our house, knowing that it is in such good hands. This means so much to us, it's very hard to run two households. Again, thank you so much for making our lives easier!"

Let us handle your "To Do" List

At Gardens Home Management, our handyman services can take care of all your projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between. We take care of getting the supplies, assembling any necessary equipment and completing the repairs - all at a fair price.

Volume LXXXVIII, Homeowner Newsletter: September Newsletter 2016

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

On behalf of the GHMS Team, I would like to welcome home all our seasonal residents! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Thank you for being a loyal customer and if there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Ready For Your Arrival

Gardens Home Management Services wants your home to be in pristine condition and ready for your arrival! If your home is in need of any of the below services, please feel free to contact us. Pressure Cleaning House Cleaning Carpet Cleaning Handyman Repairs Window Washing Much More - Contact Us!

Hurricane Season 2016

The 2016 hurricane season accomplished something last Tuesday - the Atlantic basin had not seen since 2013 when it produced an "L"-named storm that catapulted the tropical cyclone tally for the year to average. Tropical Storm Lisa, the 12th named storm of the year, spun up from a tropical depression 430 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands, making pre-season predictions of a climatologically normal to slightly-above normal year more tangible.

Dangers of working with unlicensed contractors

When you as a homeowner have an un-licensed and/or un-insured handyman doing work on your property, you put yourself at tremendous financial risk. You run the risk of being subject to anyone, or even all of the following if the contractor is injured while working on your home: - Medical bills for injured contractor/handyman - Lawsuit by contractor/handyman - Increase in insurance policy cost by insurance company Regardless of whether the contractor/handyman is remodeling your entire home or just putting up a shelf, you open yourself up to significant liability as a homeowner.

Let us handle your "To Do" List

At Gardens Home Management, our handyman services can take care of all your projects! From repairing your garbage disposal to installing your garage door keypad and everything in between. We take care of getting the supplies, assembling any necessary equipment and completing the repairs - all at a fair price.

Volume LXXXVII, Homeowner Newsletter: August Newsletter 2016

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

Wishing every a happy and safe labor day weekend! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide a better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Thank you for being a loyal customer and if there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Peak of Hurricane Season is Now

Although the Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1st, we're now entering the "season within the season" - a roughly eight-week period that is often the most active and dangerous time for tropical cyclone activity. Why does this peak period of activity begin so deep into summer? There certainly is no lack of disturbances throughout the entire six-month hurricane season. Tropical waves are coming off of the coast of Africa roughly every three days, and the very early and late parts of the year provide additional types of potential seedlings. What's different, though, is the environment that these potential tropical cyclones tend to encounter. Both dynamics (wind factors) and thermodynamics (temperature and moisture) play a role. One thing that doesn't change as we move into and out of the peak of season is the need to be vigilant and prepared. Because it doesn't matter whether activity levels are high or low - it only takes one storm to make it a bad year for you.

RAIN RAIN RAIN - Is Your Roof Prepared?

South Florida's rainy season brings with it both good and not-so-good elements, and we have to prepare our homes for both. As you may have noticed, we have received a lot of rain. Throughout this timeframe, South Florida normally receives 26.78 inches - that's 70 percent of an entire year's rainfall! Although your roof may not be leaking, roof inspections are important to ward off potential problems.

Zika Virus: What We Know

The first case of locally-acquired Zika virus has arrived in Palm Beach County. Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). These mosquitoes are aggressive daytime biters. They can also bite at night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika. The Florida Department of Health has identified an area in one neighborhood of Miami where Zika is being spread by mosquitoes. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is urging people to take immediate steps to prevent mosquito bites, and ultimately infection: - Wear long sleeved shirt and long pants to cover skin - Use EPA-registed insect repellent - Treat clothing and gear with permethrin or purchase permethrin-treated items - Stay in places with air conditioning or that use window and door screens to keep mosquitos outside - Make sure all screens are in good working order - Eliminate sources of standing water in surrounding areas If you have any questions on how to protect yourself and your family, please refer to the information published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/zika Contact Us

Record Heat Means High Bills

We continue to experience extreme, record-setting summer heat, which means we're all using more energy to keep our homes cool. Because A/C units run twice as long in the summer than during cooler months and account for more than half of your energy bill, you likely will notice your summer bills are higher than normal. Now is the time to take control of your energy use, because forecasters predict September to be another extremely hot month. You can save energy and money by increasing the temperature in your home. We recommend setting your thermostat to 78 degrees when you're home and 82 degrees when you leave. With every degree you increase, you can save about 5% on your monthly cooling costs. Is your electric bill higher than normal? Schedule an A/C check up with us and make sure your air conditioning unit is running efficiently. .

Disaster Preparedness

From the Palm Beach County Disaster Recovery Coalition: The best way to address disaster recovery is to better address preparedness - be prepared to recover. Although there are a number of organizations supporting the distribution of food, water, and ice, the importance of stocking your own supplies is imperative. Start now, and the additional costs of purchasing shelf-staple food, batteries, and bottled water, will not seem nearly as costly.

Volume LXXXVI, Homeowner Newsletter: July Newsletter 2016

Chip Sollins

Message From The President

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to provide a better service for you and your home. It is very important to the GHMS Team that we provide a high level of customer service and ensure your satisfaction. Thank you for being a loyal customer and if there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.

RAIN RAIN RAIN - Is Your Roof Prepared?

South Florida's rainy season brings with it both good and not-so-good elements, and we have to prepare our homes for both. As you may have noticed, we have received a lot of rain. Throughout this timeframe, South Florida normally receives 26.78 inches - that's 70 percent of an entire year's rainfall! Although your roof may not be leaking, roof inspections are important to ward off potential problems.

Home Care Tips

The Backup Plan A Generator is a great back up plan in case of a power outage. When there is a power outage due to a bad storm, losing power is a major inconvenience. Without a back up generator, losing power can cost you a lot of money. The inconvenience of lost food, mold formation, and working to dry out your house can all be prevented with the installation of a generator. Surge Protection Power surges are extremely brief spikes in electrical power that burn up electrical circuits inside appliances and electronic equipment.