Last Updated on October 11, 2022 by Gardens Home Management Services

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 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.


Unexpected flood damage could cause water to seep into your home. If you are not around to limit the damage, this can wreak havoc on your electronics and furniture. To protect your home against water damage, be sure to do the following before you leave home for an extended period:

  • Check and repair your home’s gutters,
  • Make sure that any cracks in your windows or doors are sealed, and
  • Turn off the water gage in your home.

Inspects and Pests

A pest infestation can occur in no time. If you are leaving your property for an extended period, be sure to fumigate before you leave. It is also wise to get a property management company to check your home periodically so that they can address any bug or termite issue before it causes damage.

Gardens Home Management Services are available in Palm Beach County Florida, including North Palm Beach, Jupiter, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Juno Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Singer Island, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, Deerfield Beach, Highland Beach, Pompano Beach, and the Greater West Palm Beach area. Let us take care of your Florida property this summer.