How to Prepare for Home Departure Part II

Summer is nearing, and with that, many of our clients will begin to travel up north (or to other exciting locations). In our last blog we covered tips for departure prep, and in this blog, we’d like to elaborate on this topic. We’d like to zoom in on the topic of maintenance and cover which appliances and areas of your home you should focus on before you leave for the season. Let’s jump right in.


To start with, when you leave your home during the summer months, there is always a risk of major storms. Keep in mind, Hurricane season in South Florida runs from June 1st to November 20th, so it starts in the summertime. You can expect the possibility of your home being impacted by power outages, tropical storms, hurricanes, lightning and more. 


Below are a few ways you can protect your home before you depart this summer: 


  1. 1) Prepare a list of your trusted tradespeople - electrician, plumber, roofing contractor, etc. 

  3. 2) Prep for stormy weather - make arrangements for your storm shutters to go up. You should check with your homeowners association about any restrictions. Call your storm shutter company to get them lubricated and serviced before your departure.

  5. 3) Consider cleaning your gutters ahead of time. Debris, mold and other materials can collect over time, and it’s a great idea to remove these items before you leave. 

  7. 4) Consider installing impact resistant windows in your home. This can be an excellent way to add value to your home and provide added protection during storm season. 

  9. 5) Consider adding electric shutters to your home. This is another wonderful investment and way to add value to your home, not to mention skip the hassle of putting up storm shutters every year. 

  11. 6) A whole house generator is another excellent option to add to your home. This valuable tool provides a backup source of energy in case the power goes out which is invaluable in keeping your appliances running and A/C turned on (even during a power outage). As we know, your A/C is your best tool in the fight against mold. 

  13.  7) Speaking of your A/C, this is perhaps your most important to-do. Make sure that you schedule regular maintenance, change your air filters regularly and make sure you set your thermostat to 78 degrees when you leave for vacation, 74 degrees when you are home. Or if you have a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the temp for specific times during the day. Keep in mind that in Florida what we need most is to ensure there is no humidity inside your home.



Remember, if you need extra support, our team is here for you! GO Naples Concierge is professionally trained, bonded, and insured. We have years of experience in the Southwest Florida area, along with in the service and hospitality industry, and we regularly update our training.


Most importantly, we have the trust of our satisfied customers and many positive testimonials. Contact us today to assist with your seasonal home or departure prep to ensure that your most valuable asset stays in excellent condition all year long. 


If you are already one of our valued clients, thank you for trusting us with your home. If you are seeking a new home watch provider or want to add-on services, please get in touch with us via email, or phone for an in-person consultation. We’re always happy to answer any question you may have - get in touch with us today!