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?

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

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

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?

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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