Ready to leave for the summer? A few “to-do’s” for You!

Blog Before you go

It’s that time of year, when our seasonal residents prepare to go to their second home “up north” in hopes that the winter weather has subsided.  There are a few things that need to be done to prepare your Florida home for several months of vacancy.

Consider these:

  • Hiring a Home Watch company. Making sure that they are licensed and insured
  • Forward your mail, put your services on vacation if you can
  • If you have an alarm, notify the company that you are leaving
  • Insurance Policies? Take them with you, make sure you have the contact information for your agent
  • Turn off the water at the main source, also turn off the valve at the washing machine and relieve the pressure from the lines by opening  a faucet for a minute to drain the water
  • Unplug all of your electronics, TV, Computer, Printer, Stereo or anything not plugged into a surge protector
  • Remove the food from your refrigerator and freezer, but leave it on
  • Clear the lanai and porches. Items could cause damage in a storm
  • Turn off the breaker for the Water Heater and appliances
  • Set your air conditioner and humidistat (if you have one) to the recommended temps and percentages

Taking the time to prepare your home for a few months vacancy could save you headaches when you return.

Enjoy your Summer!



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