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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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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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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Why you should consider appointing a home maintenance manager for your vacation home

If you own a vacation home and want to ensure that it’s kept in pristine condition for you to enjoy when vacation time comes around, you should hire a home maintenance manager to handle day to day chores and tasks for you. Many vacation homeowners think that they can handle repairs, maintenance and upkeep themselves, but it’s not always ideal if you live far away or if a sudden storm strikes and your home needs to be hurricane-proofed. If you aren’t convinced that a home maintenance manager is for you, here are a few reasons why we feel it’s essential: The property will be maintained precisely how you like it which means that when you are on holiday, you won’t need to waste any time with cleaning, garden maintenance or handling general repairs. You will have the peace of mind that your property is safe: home management teams will...

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist for Southern Florida

The chilly winter weather is officially upon us. Luckily, keeping your home in Southern Florida in tip-top shape is easy when you follow our handy winter home maintenance checklist: Service Your Heating System  Call a professional who will be able to replace any parts and repair any flaws in your heating system. If you find that it has seen better days, why not install a few new heaters or radiators? Once the chill really hits, you’ll be very glad you did!   Check Out Your Roof As we all know, winter can often bring with it plenty of ice, rain, and sleet. Knowing this, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the condition of the tiling on your roof. If you notice any cracks or broken tiles, call on an expert who will be able to repair it before it starts leaking and becomes an even...

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