Last Updated on July 15, 2022 by Gardens Home Management Services
Nobody’s home? That’s okay. We have tips to help you to maintain your unoccupied vacation home in Florida. Take a look at our interior and exterior maintenance tips below of things you can do to maintain your home from far away.
Interior Home Maintenance
The interior of your home is as important as the exterior. You may think your home looks beautiful on the outside but the interior could be experiencing issues that you won’t notice with a glance of your home. Many things could go wrong inside your home, even if there is nobody inside your house while you are away. Here are some examples:
Your appliances need to be checked, especially appliances that are plugged in. A faulty appliance can cause a spark which can lead to a fire. If you are using appliances regularly, make sure to switch off appliances before you leave your home unattended or get someone to check if you did.
Unfortunately, water leaks can happen, especially if you keep your water and pool system on. Make sure your taps are properly closed before you leave your home unattended. You cannot stop water leaks yourself but you can prevent them by having someone check your taps and faucets before and during your absence.
Air Conditioning & Heating
You want good air conditioning when you return to your home. If you have a pool, you probably want your heater working properly too. These systems need to be maintained by a professional regularly to ensure it is working well. Luckily if you use home management, like Gardens Home Management Services, you will have a trusted company to provide access to professionals needed for your maintenance needs.
Pest problems need to be taken care of when you are away or it might lead to worse problems later on. Have a proper inspection of your home before you leave it unattended. If you see signs of feces, spider webs, or bites on your wood, it may be time to call a professional to take care of any pest issues.
Who is going to take care of your home when you are away? You can hire a house sitter but remember they are likely to make your utilities run high. It’s best to hire a housekeeper in your absence but it has to be someone you can trust. A home watch is a good option here.
Exterior Home Maintenance
The exterior of your home is essential for your property value. You need to make sure your garden and landscape are taken care of even when you are not at home. Here are some options to look at when your home is unoccupied.
Pool Cleaning and Maintenance
Your pool needs to be maintained to ensure it is working for when you return home to enjoy some time in the Florida sun. Algae and pests can back up in your pool, leaving you with costly cleaning issues down the line. Hiring someone to clean out your pool and pool enclosure will save you a lot of time and money when you return.
Garden / Landscaping
Weeds can become a nuisance if left unplucked. Your garden can pile up with leaves in the Autumn months or be destroyed if bad weather arises. If you can’t hire a regular gardener, h home watch service with a garden service is the best option here as they will take care of your landscape and ensure everything is left beautiful upon your return.
Vacation Home Watch Service and Inspections
Whether you have a vacation home or an unoccupied home, we can help you to take care of all your home management needs. Our professionals provide regular inspections of the interior and exterior of your property. If we find problems, we take care of them where possible or provide you with experts who can promptly help you out.
Give us a call to help you maintain your unoccupied vacation home in Florida!