Welcome Back to the Sunshine State!

As cooler weather invades the northern states, many of our snowbird friends return to their seasonal homes in Florida. If you’ve recently traveled back to Florida, we’re happy to have you here! While you’re enjoying the sunshine and warmer temperatures, now is a great time to get your home ready for the season.

Energy Efficiency

Onc of the reasons you come to Florida is to enjoy the milder weather, but you want to make sure you aren’t losing money on your heating and cooling bills. Increasing the energy efficiency of your home will help keep your energy costs at a reasonable level.

To ensure you’re not wasting money, it’s a good idea to schedule a professional HVAC inspection. The technician will check your system to see if it’s running properly. It’s also important to change your filters on a regular basis.

Check your windows and doors to make sure they seal tightly. If you need to replace any windows or appliances this winter, it’s worth it to invest in energy efficient models.

Cleaning Tips

Since your house has been sitting empty for several months, cleaning is probably one of the first items on your to-do list. In addition to your regular cleaning tasks, remember that professional assistance is available for you for more in-depth jobs.

If your tile and grout are looking stained and dated, you don’t necessarily have to replace all your flooring. Gulf Coast Tile & Grout is ready to make your flooring look new again. Contact us to schedule a tile and grout renewal, and your floors will look great when you welcome guests to your home this holiday season.

If you find that you dread certain cleaning tasks, such as washing your windows or deep cleaning your bathrooms, hire a reputable cleaning service to assist you. This allows you to spend less time cleaning and more time soaking up the sun!

Outdoor Spaces

When you arrive in Florida, you’re ready for outdoor fun. You want the outdoor living spaces in your home to be clean and comfortable, both for relaxing and for entertaining.

Freshen up your outdoor furniture by giving it a quick cleaning before you put it back outside. Outdoor fun can be stopped quickly by bees, hornets or other pests, so spray for bugs or contact an exterminator if these creatures have invaded your yard or lanai.

Even if you love the Florida sun, you know that too much sun exposure can be harmful. Stay safe by setting up a patio umbrella or retractable awning to use when you’re spending an extended period of time outdoors.


Finally, there is nothing more important than your safety. When you arrive back in town, make sure to thoroughly check the security of your home. Contact your security company to confirm that your alarm service is activated, and carefully check all of your windows and doors. You’ll be able to enjoy your Florida home more when you feel safe and comfortable.

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