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25 Potential Issues Facing Florida Homes In Summer

Remarkably, some snowbirds don’t utilize home watch services like Happy Home Watch. Unfortunately, there are so many things that can happen to homes during the hot summer months. Here are 25 potential issues that can affect homes in Florida during the summer:

  1. Hurricane Damage: Structural damage from strong winds and flying debris.
  2. Flooding: Heavy rains and storm surges causing water damage.
  3. Mold Growth: High humidity levels leading to mold in walls and ceilings.
  4. Roof Leaks: Intense rains causing leaks and water damage.
  5. Pest Infestations: Invasion of insects like termites, ants, and cockroaches.
  6. Mosquito Breeding: Standing water leading to mosquito infestations.
  7. Heat Damage: High temperatures causing wear and tear on exterior paint and siding.
  8. Air Conditioner Failure: Overworked AC units breaking down.
  9. Pool Problems: Algae growth and equipment failures in swimming pools.
  10. Power Outages: Frequent storms causing power interruptions.
  11. Lawn and Garden Issues: Extreme heat and humidity affecting plants and grass.
  12. Salt Air Corrosion: Coastal homes suffering from salt air corrosion on metal fixtures.
  13. Window and Door Warping: High humidity causing warping of wooden doors and windows.
  14. Soil Erosion: Heavy rains washing away soil and destabilizing foundations.
  15. Foundation Cracks: Heat and moisture causing expansion and contraction, leading to cracks.
  16. High Utility Bills: Increased energy consumption from running AC units.
  17. Septic System Issues: Heavy rains flooding and damaging septic systems.
  18. Outdoor Furniture Damage: Sun and rain causing wear on patio furniture.
  19. Tree Damage: Strong winds breaking branches and toppling trees.
  20. Water Heater Problems: High temperatures and frequent use causing water heater issues.
  21. Carpet and Upholstery Mildew: High humidity causing mildew in carpets and furniture.
  22. Driveway and Walkway Cracks: Heat causing expansion and cracks in concrete.
  23. Window Seal Failure: Heat and humidity causing seal failure and fogging in double-pane windows.
  24. Gutter Blockages: Leaves and debris from summer storms clogging gutters.
  25. BBQ Grill Issues: Heat and moisture causing rust and malfunction in outdoor grills.

These are some of the key issues to watch for to keep a home in good condition during the hot and humid summer months in Florida. Contact Happy Home Watch today and we will watch over your investment while you’re not in town.