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The benefits of regular home maintenance

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Home Maintenance | Comments Off on The benefits of regular home maintenance

The benefits of regular home maintenance

Keeping your home in mint condition all year round can easily become a mammoth task. When it comes to home maintenance, a popular option to keep tasks manageable is to choose one room per year to improve. Instead of dedicating each free Saturday to home maintenance and DIY tasks, focus on certain sections of your home and property. While household maintenance seems like an endless list of to-dos, it’s important to keep in mind that prevention is easier than cure. Proactively maintaining your household not only adds value to your home, but it means that small problems don’t become bigger, more expensive issues. If you notice small wear and tear issues, for example, it’s easier to buckle down and repair chipped tiles or a wobbly gutter than waiting until your entire floor or roof needs to be replaced. Whether you are considering selling your home in the near future...

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What is included as part of Home Watch Services?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Home Watch | Comments Off on What is included as part of Home Watch Services?

What is included as part of Home Watch Services?

Owning a home in Florida is a great luxury, but it comes with an added level of stress. So many things can happen to your property while you are away that it can start to cause you anxiety. Everything from faulty electricity and leaky pipes to storm damage and rodent infestation need to be considered and prevented. If you are away from your home for weeks or months on end each year, then it’s wise to invest in home care services. The fully trained, licensed, bonded and insured home care professionals at Gardens Home Management Services provide everything related to housekeeping and interior and exterior home care. When you hire us, we will visit your home and conduct weekly or monthly inspections, depending on your individual needs and the maintenance contract that you choose. During these inspections, we check mechanical items, plumbing, pools, the garden – virtually everything that...

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Summer Home Maintenance Checklist for Southern Florida

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Home Maintenance | Comments Off on Summer Home Maintenance Checklist for Southern Florida

Summer Home Maintenance Checklist for Southern Florida

What checks should a summer home maintenance plan for a vacation home in South Florida include? Here’s a brief overview of some of the services offered by Gardens Home Management Services: Exterior checklist: Window re-caulking Window Tinting Window Washing Storm shutter installation Gutter and drain maintenance Water Treatment Systems Installation and Service Interior checklist: Window and Mirror cleaning Carpet cleaning Upholstery and Drapery cleaning Marble and Stone care Tile and Grout cleaning and sealing Appliance repair Landscaping services Weekly Maintenance Landscape Design and Installation Seasonal Flowers and Mulch Irrigation System Maintenance Tree Trimming Fertilization Programs Leaf Removal Handyman services A summer home maintenance checklist should include handyman services. This part of the program should include everything from fixing doors, caulking, appliance installation and hanging pictures to pressure washing and shelving. Pest control Pests can wreak havoc on a summer home in South Florida. A summer home maintenance checklist should...

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Interior and Exterior vacation home maintenance services

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Home Maintenance | Comments Off on Interior and Exterior vacation home maintenance services

Interior and Exterior vacation home maintenance services

Maintaining your vacation home involves a lot more than checking that the electrical and plumbing system is working once or twice a year. A comprehensive home maintenance service should have a set list of things they check on the exterior as well as the interior of your home. Here’s an overview of the interior and exterior vacation home maintenance services offered by Gardens Home Management Services: Exterior home care Harsh climates and weather conditions can pose unique threats to your property. Have you ever stopped to consider how you could be affected if a hurricane, tornado, lightning storm or extremely cold weather hit your area? Exterior home care should ideally offer generator services so that you have backup power if your power is knocked out due to extreme weather. Other exterior home maintenance services include storm shutter installation, gutter and drain maintenance, window re-caulking, window tinting, window washing and...

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What is included in a vacation home management service?

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Home Management Services | Comments Off on What is included in a vacation home management service?

What is included in a vacation home management service?

South Florida is a popular vacation spot for people who want to make the most out of the changing weather across the country.  Therefore, it is no surprise that vacation home management services have become a must-have. If you have a vacation home that you visit a few times a year, then you want to make sure that everything is in top working order when you get there. There are several companies offering home management services that include inspections such as landscaping, general plumbing, pool services, etc. Your best bet, however, is to partner with a company that proactively manages the care and upkeep of your property. Gardens Home Management, for example, offers a Gold Card Program that includes a schedule of what needs to be checked and when. Here is a quick overview of the services and frequency of this program: A/C Filter Change (twice/year) Annual Flowers (twice/year)...

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Why do you need home watch services for your vacation home?

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Home Watch | Comments Off on Why do you need home watch services for your vacation home?

Why do you need home watch services for your vacation home?

Many people put a lot of time, effort, planning and saving into buying a vacation home. It’s a large investment and one that is set to provide you and your family with lots of enjoyment. The worst thing that can happen is getting a call about massive maintenance issues or from the local police saying that your property was burgled. A home watch service can be contracted to conduct regular inspections to ensure that your vacation home is kept in top condition all year around. When you hire Gardens Home Management Services, fully licensed, bonded and insured Home Watch specialists will conduct weekly meetings to check everything from your plumbing and electrical system to general security, signs of water damage and pool maintenance. We can ensure that third parties, who have been authorized by you, have access to your home when needed, as well as emergency response to any...

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Maintenance Service for your Palm Beach vacation home

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Home Watch | Comments Off on Maintenance Service for your Palm Beach vacation home

Maintenance Service for your Palm Beach vacation home

Are you looking for a reliable maintenance service for your Palm Beach vacation home? Gardens Home Management services will give your vacation home all the love and care it needs, all year around. The worst thing is to get to your vacation home, ready to relax, and find that the pool is broken or the patio is filthy. Find out how we can ensure your vacation is ready whenever you are.   Maintenance services all year around When you leave your vacation home unoccupied for long stretches of time, it’s easy to miss the telltale signs that repairs and maintenance need to be done. By getting the help of a professional maintenance service, you can rest assured that all repairs will be taken care of, even when you’re not there. Pool and spa services are particularly important, as pools need year-round attention, even when they’re not in use. Pools...

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Home management with a difference: Gardens Home Management

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Home Management Services | Comments Off on Home management with a difference: Gardens Home Management

Home management with a difference:  Gardens Home Management

If you ever wanted to find out what it takes to run a home management company, you can start by getting to know the people that make Gardens Home Management possible. The company is owned by Charles (Chip) Sollins, who has been an entrepreneur in the service industry for more than 25 years. Sollins has a commitment to exceptional service in everything he does. It’s no different with Gardens Home Management. The Gardens Home Management mission statement is about focusing on the customer and ensuring they are never inconvenienced, connected, in control, and comfortable. We want to simplify our customers’ lives. Our policy is to always respond to any communications on the same business day that it was received. We offer this fantastic service thanks to our dedicated staff members. Our team consists of: Tia El-Maayergy – Vice President of Operations Robert E. Jurewicz – Business Development Manager Roger...

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How to prepare your vacation home in Southern Florida for an extended absence

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Home Management Services | Comments Off on How to prepare your vacation home in Southern Florida for an extended absence

How to prepare your vacation home in Southern Florida for an extended absence

If you have a vacation home in Southern Florida and need to ensure that it’s secure and in the best possible state to be closed and unoccupied for several months throughout the year, you can benefit from the services of a professional home management services team. If you are set on preparing the vacation home yourself, there are a few things that you will need to consider and pay attention to: If you want to avoid a flooded vacation home, turn the water off at the inlet source to the house. There are items such as water heaters and ice-makers that can flood the home. Ensure that there is no food left behind that can attract insects and other pests. To ensure that it is more secure, have a lamp or two set to a timer so that there is the appearance of someone being home. Unplug all appliances...

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Southern Florida Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Home Maintenance | Comments Off on Southern Florida Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Southern Florida Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Chances are that you spend a great deal of time away from your Southern Florida vacation home. Unfortunately, we cannot be everywhere at once and if you want to ensure that your time spent at your vacation home is relaxing instead of carrying out time-consuming maintenance chores, the time to hire a home management services team with a strict and thorough home maintenance checklist is now. With winter soon to be over and spring just around the corner, now is the time to step up maintenance. Now is the time for cleaning gutters, getting the pool ready, checking for water damage and investigating potential pest infestations (or preparing to avoid infestation)! What needs to be done? Any thorough spring home maintenance checklist should include a full property inspection to see if any damage has occurred or any work needs to be done. General security checks should form part of...

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