Safeguard Your Florida Residence for Summer: Part 1

Florida has a great climate, but many people prefer to head north during the summer months to avoid the scorching heat. While you may be safe and sound further up north, you need to make sure that your Florida residence is safeguarded against floods, hurricanes, and humidity so that it is in tip-top shape when you get back. Humidity Humidity can affect nearly everything in and around your home, including your electronic devices, wooden furniture, clothing, as well as your paint and wallpaper. You can minimize the impact of humidity on your belongings and property by getting a property management company to turn on your air conditioning system for a few hours each day, by weather sealing your windows and doors, and by covering vents in your house with plastic. Water Unexpected flood damage could cause water to seep into your home. If you are not around to limit...

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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

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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What services are included in estate management?

Estate management services are a smart choice for many people. Whether you have a property that you only use during the holidays or on weekends, or you are a busy parent that doesn’t have time to keep your property in great shape 100% of the time due to work and family responsibilities, then estate management is for you. Different companies offer different types of services under the umbrella term ‘estate management’. Some of the services that Home Care Pro, for example, includes as a part of this service are as follows: Handyman services: Do you need a light fitting replaced? An extra coat of paint on your shed? Some pictures that need to be hanged? These things all require a certain level of experience and the right tools. Home Care Pro can take care of all the big and small handyman jobs in and around your house. Pool services:...

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How estate management services can work for you

A quick search on the internet under the title of “How to maintain your property’s value” or similar, will yield many tips and hints on how to keep your investment home from devaluing. From renovations, big or small, to paint jobs, garden makeovers and new lighting, there’s a lot of advice to be had from real estate agents across the country. One thing that will always come up in any search, is maintenance. Home maintenance can be a real annoyance, especially if you are only using your Delray Beach home for part of the year, but it is still very important. Fixing a hanging gutter, sanding and re-varnishing wooden window frames or getting your pool reconditioned are all things which can be put off, since none of them really impact on your day-to-day lifestyle. But leaving them can result in being much more expensive to remedy, usually at a...

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Home Maintenance Advice for Your Boca Raton Home

Home maintenance for your Boca Raton home is not all about cleaning the interior and exterior of the building. While cleaning is certainly one of the required tasks, there is much more that falls under the broad term of “maintenance”. Maintenance is something that must be done on an ongoing basis to ensure the home and property remain in an excellent condition. Properties that aren’t well cared for will only devalue and start to look messy. Home maintenance tasks will gradually add value to your home, on an ongoing basis and what’s more, by maintaining the premises you can avoid high costs when unexpected expenses arise due to damage or unnoticed wear and tear. When looking for the best ways to maintain your Boca Raton home, take the time to chat to the professionals in the field. You should only trust your home maintenance tasks to professionals who are...

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