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How to Choose the Best Home Watch Service in South Florida

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in General, Home Watch, Hurricane Preparedness | Comments Off on How to Choose the Best Home Watch Service in South Florida

How to Choose the Best Home Watch Service in South Florida

Nothing is worse than having your home broken into, experiencing weather damage, or finding out that your place has been infected by pests. An increasing number of residents in South Florida are investing in home watch services to make sure that there is a trusted, accountable company who is keeping a watchful eye on their properties. While many real estate agents and real estate brokers have started to offer home watch services, they often lack the expertise, manpower, and general know-how to take care of all the potential issues themselves. If you own a home in South Florida, then it’s crucial to do a bit of research when interviewing companies for home watch services. Some of the things that you should inquire about include the following: How long the company has been providing home watch services for? Is the company bonded and insured? Do they do emergency call-outs? How...

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Spring Maintenance Checklist for South Florida Homeowners

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Estate Management, General, Home Watch | Comments Off on Spring Maintenance Checklist for South Florida Homeowners

Spring Maintenance Checklist for South Florida Homeowners

Spring is around the corner! As a homeowner in South Florida, there are a few things that you should check out to ensure that your home is properly maintained and in tip-top condition for the warmer weather: Checking Your Air Conditioning System South Florida can get very hot and humid. Having a functioning air conditioning system is vital if you want to stay comfortable during the spring and summer. An inefficient HVAC system can also guzzle up an unnecessarily high amount of electricity. So, be sure to have your system inspected and repaired before spring. Water Drainage It often rains at the beginning of spring in South Florida. During this time, keep an eye out for pools of water around your property. If water on your property isn’t draining effectively, it could lead to the growth of mold, pest infestations or structural damage to your property. Wall Cleaning Many...

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Home Management and Maintenance Services for Your Vacation Home

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Estate Management, Home Maintenance, Home Management Services | Comments Off on Home Management and Maintenance Services for Your Vacation Home

Home Management and Maintenance Services for Your Vacation Home

If you own a vacation home in Florida, you are undoubtedly aware that maintenance is essential if you want to maintain the property’s long-term value. That is why it is essential to set home management and maintenance services in place: to ensure that your vacation home is properly maintained and taken care of while you are away. Home maintenance emergencies tend to be inevitable. The best thing you can do is ensure that you’re prepared to fight back when they strike. Having a list of reliable contractors on hand is certainly helpful. But not if you don’t stay in the area as the contractors won’t have easy access to the property. And if you’re handling your own vacation home maintenance and care, chances are that you will only discover the problems during the holiday season when the service providers are working with skeleton staff or are unavailable. Even worse,...

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Snowbirds Property Management and Home Watch Services in South Florida

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in General, Home Watch, Hurricane Preparedness | Comments Off on Snowbirds Property Management and Home Watch Services in South Florida

Snowbirds Property Management and Home Watch Services in South Florida

If you’re one of Florida’s “snowbirds”, you’re probably gearing up for some of the best skiing opportunities at your favorite destination. But, who is going to take care of your home while you are gone? With professional snowbird property management and home watch services in South Florida, you can enjoy your vacation with the absolute peace of mind that your Florida home’s safety, security, and upkeep are all being taken care of in your absence. Leaving it up to chance will merely put your property at risk. Imagine returning from your trip to find your Florida vacation home or property damaged by a water leak or storm or with a faulty plumbing or air conditioning system. Professional home watch services in South Florida can be tailored to your specific needs. What Should a Snowbird Home Watch Service in South Florida Include? A full interior and exterior inspection can be...

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Why You Should Hire A Home Maintenance Company To Look After Your Florida Vacation Home

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in General, Home Maintenance, Home Watch | Comments Off on Why You Should Hire A Home Maintenance Company To Look After Your Florida Vacation Home

Why You Should Hire A Home Maintenance Company To Look After Your Florida Vacation Home

If you own a vacation home in Florida, chances are that it’s vacant for many months of the year. Hiring a professional home maintenance company to take care of your property while you away is the best way to maintain the property’s aesthetic appeal and value. It’s also a great way to ensure that you don’t have to spend your vacation time taking care of maintenance and upkeep issues and chores. Some of the Benefits of a HomeWatch Service Below are just a few reasons why you should hire a home maintenance company to look after your Florida home: Regular and thorough checks will be carried out to ensure that your property’s security hasn’t been breached and that there’s no damage from the weather, insects or similar. If a hurricane or storm is headed towards Florida, you will be promptly advised and the team will fully hurricane proof your...

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The Benefits of Hiring a Professional HomeWatch Services Company

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Home Management Services, Home Watch | Comments Off on The Benefits of Hiring a Professional HomeWatch Services Company

The Benefits of Hiring a Professional HomeWatch Services Company

If you own a winter home in Florida, hiring a professional homewatch services company to support you should be a top priority. It goes without saying that a vacant home is a vulnerable one. If you own a home in Florida that is vacant between certain periods, you should think seriously about who will take care of your home while you are away. Whether you are only away for a few weeks a year or for a few months, there is the potential for your property to fall victim to damage. Storms, fires, theft and pests all present risk of serious damage to your property while you are away. Before leaving your home vacant, hire a professional homewatch services company such as Gardens Home Management Services. Benefits of HomeWatch Services in Florida Have peace of mind that your home is protected against hurricane damage. Mother nature can be unpredictable...

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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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