What is Included in a Homewatch and Home Maintenance Service?

Those who own a home that remains vacant for extended periods may find value in utilizing a homewatch and/or home maintenance service. The question is, what is included in this service? Here at Gardens Home Management Services, our homewatch service is thorough and comprehensive, which means you can enjoy total peace of mind when you are away. General Security  One of our main areas of concern is making sure that your home is kept safe in your absence. Because of this, general security is included in our homewatch service, as is an emergency response to any security system alarms – 365 days per year.  Pest Problems  Pest infestations can wreak havoc on your home. And worse, it can lead to a number of expenses if left unchecked. Gardens Home Management Services conducts regular inspections to ensure that your home is always pest-free, and we will act quickly in the...

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Why You Need a HomeWatch Service

If you spend a considerable amount of time away from your home or vacation home, it may be worthwhile to consider investing in a reputable HomeWatch Service. Below, we take a look at a few reasons why you would benefit from this decision:     Safety    Criminals are always on the lookout for an opportunity to strike, and a home sitting empty for extended periods makes for the perfect target. Ultimately, a vacant home, which is not regularly checked on, is certain to attract unwanted attention sooner or later. The good news is, with the help of a HomeWatch Service, even if criminals do notice that you are not always at home, their attempts to break-in are sure to be thwarted before any damage can be done or any of your personal possessions can be stolen.     Peace of Mind   We are sure that you know...

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Protect Your South Florida Home before Heading North for the Summer

Are you a part-time Floridian who likes to head north for the summer? Then you will need to go through a home maintenance checklist to make sure your South Florida home is protected from the harsh summer weather.   The near-tropical climate in Florida can wreak havoc on a home if you aren’t properly prepared. Here are some key issues that you should look into before you take off on your snowbird adventure:     Humidity Control   The humidity in South Florida is around 30% to 50% in the summer. This can cause wood decking, furniture or finishing to deteriorate, it can lead to corrosion on electrical appliances and electronic equipment such as computers, and it can be a catalyst to mildew and mold growth.   Some preventative steps that you can take to combat the humidity include sealing your windows and doors, turning on your A/C system...

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2019 Spring Home Maintenance Ideas

Spring is the perfect time to make sure everything in and around your property is in order. If you are scratching your head while looking at your home because you are not sure where to start, here are a few 2019 spring home maintenance ideas to put on your to-do list:     Deal With Critical Issues First   If you have plumbing or electrical problems, this should receive your immediate attention before you proceed to the other home maintenance tasks.     Clear Out Your Gutters   Leaves and debris can clog your gutters. Use a ladder to get up to the height of your gutters, make sure you are wearing safety gloves, and lift the leaves and debris out of the gutter before disposing it into a bag. Use a garden hose to clear out small debris that has been left behind in the gutters. If the...

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Florida Home Watch Services Questions:

Looking for a Florida home watch service? Here are some of the frequently asked questions about this service: What does a home watch service include? During each inspection, Gardens Home Management Services will check the general security, pest problems, weather and/or water damage, heating & air conditioning system upkeep, electrical system, plumbing system, as well as the pool and landscape maintenance. How do I know if a company is a legitimate home watch service? The Government doesn’t regulate home watch services. Look for a company that carefully screens its employees. Why do I need a home watch service? The real question is: how can you not have one? Your South Florida Property is a big investment and anything can go wrong – water leaks, pests, break-ins, storms, and mold, to name a few. When you partner with Gardens Home Management Services, you will have someone who is proactively maintaining...

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