One reason why Florida’s snowbirds often choose to purchase a vacation home is because it can be more cost-effective than securing a vacation rental every year. The downside is that your Florida home might sit vacant during the summer months when you’ve gone home to your northern primary residence. Prevention is always the key to avoiding water damage, as well as mold damage, so it is important to take certain steps at both your vacation home and your main home. Here are some tips that every seasonal resident should know:
- Monitor your property- There are many ways you can monitor your two properties, such as hiring a property manager, installing surveillance cameras, having a neighbor or friend check your property regularly, or having leak detection alarms in place that notify you wherever you are.
- Secure a water damage professional- While you are in Florida, determine which restoration company you would use in the event of a problem. This gives you the chance to meet with them and then be able to handle any mold or water damage situation remotely. Do the same for your main home.
- Inspections- Before you leave your vacation home or main home, have an inspection done to be rule out any potential problems. Plumbing and HVAC inspections are two of the most critical.
- Keep AC running– Don’t shut off your air conditioning when heading back home. The high humidity in Florida is sure to result in mold if you turn the AC off or have the thermostat set incorrectly.
If you are looking for a water damage and mold damage professional in the Winter Garden, Florida area, reach out to us at DTS Restorative Services. We have been in business for more than 25 years as a trusted restoration company. We perform 24-hour emergency water damage mitigation and drying services, so you can have peace of mind that your vacation home will get the attention it needs in a timely manner.