Safeguard Your Florida Residence for Summer: Part 2

In our last blog post, we addressed some of the things that you can do to protect your Florida home this summer, including protecting your home against humidity, water, and pests. In part 2 of this series, we will look at the further steps that you can take to ensure your home is in tip-top condition when you return:

  • Insurance Related Tasks
  • If your home gets damaged by a hurricane, flood or a break-in, then you will need sufficient evidence and documentation to submit to your insurance company. Be sure to take photos and videos of both the interior and exterior of your home so that you can show the before and after damage (if damage occurs). It is also a good idea to take photos of your belongings within your home in case you have to claim for any stolen or damaged property.

  • Security
  • While you may be on great terms with your neighbors, you cannot expect them to keep a watchful eye over your property 24/7. Your best bet is to hire a property management company who will come and keep an eye on your property on a weekly basis. You can also install an alarm system so that your security company is alerted when there are trespassers. Another safety tip is to install automated lights so that different rooms are lit during the period that you are away.

  • Hire A Good Property Management Company
  • Interview a few property management companies. List your expectations in writing. Ideally, the company you hire should offer everything from grass cutting services and pest extermination to plumbing, electrical and swimming pool services.

Looking for someone to take care of your Florida home while you are away? Then contact Gardens Home Management Services today.