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 the property inspection too. All air conditioning systems should be tested, plumbing and electrical systems checked, roof shingles and tiles inspected and the landscape should be tended to. Now is a prime time for trees to show sudden growth and unknown weeds to present themselves. You certainly have your work cut out for you!
One of the biggest concerns during spring in the South of Florida is heat and humidity. Moisture can cause all sorts of home maintenance issues to present themselves. Here’s a quick checklist of what to look for and what to do:
- Check that your drainage system is working effectively. Termites absolutely love wet soil.
- Check for roof damage and ensure that there’s no rotting present along the eaves.
- Clean your sidings regularly to prevent the growth of algae and mildew.
- Hurricane proof the home.
If you neglect your vacation home during the months leading up to your vacation time, you will find that the maintenance tasks can mount up, damage can become worse and so incur additional expenses and worst of all: your property can lose curb appeal and decrease in value.
Free up your vacation time by having your vacation home professionally maintained while you’re away
At Gardens Home Management Services, we ensure that your vacation home is kept in the best possible condition all year-round. Whether your landscape needs care, the pool needs cleaning, the mail needs collecting or more…we are there for you and your property when you can’t be. For more information and advice and to learn more about booking us for your upcoming springtime maintenance, contact us via email or telephone today.