Enhancing Small Spaces!


We all have one room in our home that is a little smaller then the rest. We all run into this issue and try to make this space seem twice as big. here are some tips on how to make that small room feel bigger! 



In your family area, if this room is on the smaller size, an easy fix is a mirror! Accent mirrors are going to make the room look larger instead of putting a regular picture up. This will give your living space dimension. They also are a great way to add a pop of color or texture to the wall.  Your small living space will seem more open, and have a beautiful wall piece.  You can do this for any room that is smaller, not just the living space! 



Painting your bedroom a light color can also make the space larger. These colors are able to reflect the light and make this space brighter and seem more spacious. Dark colors are going to make that small space smaller. 



Space saving furniture is going to be the best option for you! Having space saving furniture will utilize the space that is normally over looked. You are able to store clothes under the bed instead of having an extra dresser that will make the space crowded.  You can also do this by avoiding excess furniture as well.

Built in furniture is also a great choice. You are able to have extra space and have this storage above and around your bed. This can make the wall appear bigger with that extra space for storage. This can be mounted shelving as well. You are able to have a clean look and put the shelving on top of a desk.



Clear furniture is going to enhance your room. This is using the same amount of space but will give the illusion that the space is much bigger then it is. This is great for desks in your room so that you can still ave the desk but have the look you want as well. 

All of these tips are great for converting your boring, useless space into a beautiful and open room. Useing all of these ideas together are going to help you acheive the look you are looking for! 

Making space in your garage!


We all have that pesky garage space that never seems to be organized. Don't you wish that you can actually store your car inside your garage again instead of clutter? Well this page is just the right thing for you if you would like to actually see your car in your garage again. These are some ways to organize your garage and get the most of your extra storage space!


Bike Racks: 

Bikes are a big item that most of us have in our garages. Especially if you have a family, these bikes can take over usable garage space that you have. A great way to get more space is to purchase a bike rack like in this picture. This way you can store all of your families bikes against the wall. This is taking up about 1/2 of the space, maybe even less, then they did before! This is also a good way to get to the other bikes without knocking them all over, because i'm sure you have done that too!


Overhead container storage:

These overhead storage racks can pick up the clutter you have on the ground. These are great to store the containers you need, but you do not use that frequently. Having these overhead storage racks are handy for putting all of your decorations. You can store Christmas decorations here and you can even put the tree box above so it is out of sight. This will then leave much more available space for you since you do not need these boxes down all year long.


Tool Storage: 

Tools are one item that can be lost and scattered in seconds. There are so many small pieces that need to be together. I know my garage used to have nails scattered on the floor from boxed being knocked over. Using a tool box can organize this clutter. This is going to make searching for tool much faster. This is also leaving you with more space.

Garage Shelving:

These shelving units are easy to put together and they are very useful. This is great for storing the extra items you don't have room for inside. You can store the extra paper towels, baby toys, dog food, and even old clothes. This is a good way to make sues of the space and to keep that clutter out of the home and off the garage floor. 


4th of July DIY Outdoor Projects


Fourth of July is right around the corner and we all want to ensure that our homes are just as ready for the holiday as we are. We all gather together to see family, celebrate, and cook out. Most of the celebration is planned in your outdoor living space. These are some fun, and easy, do it yourself outdoor decorations to bring that patriotic feel to your celbration. 


DIY Mason Jar Lanterns

These are a cute and patriotic way to get use out of the old mason jars laying around. These jars are a cute addition to add to your outdoor living space to decorate for your holiday celebration. All you need to do is fill the bottom of the mason jar with sand, then you add your tea light in the middle of the jar, and then you simply place the flag along the back in the jar. Then you will have a cute patriotic lantern to place at the table for guests to see. These lanterns are a cute and fun way to light up your celebration!

Supplies: Mason Jar, Tea lights, Mini Flags, and Sand.



DIY Red, White, and Blue Pot

This is a cute and easy painting craft to bring some more patriotic colors to your outside living space. This is an easy to make flower pot. All you need to do is find a flower pot at your local hardware store. Then you can simply paint the flower pot in any patriotic design you chose. Try and make different patterns with multiple pots for a cite look!

Supplies: Flower pot, Red paint, White paint, Blue paint, and Paint brushes.


DIY Bandanna Silverware Holder

This DIY silverware holder is a cute and functional way to decorate. All you to be is place a red or blue bandanna in a mason jar. If you do not want to use bandannas you can also use colored napkins for the same job. Then, you place the silverware in the jar as well. You can use these at each place on the table or use them for buffet style. 

Supplies: Red and Blue Bandannas (or napkins), Silverware, and Mason jars.


How to Reduce Dust in the Home


When it comes to dust in your home you can never fully eliminate it completely, its a continuous problem that everyone has to deal with.  However, the best solution is to keep out as much as possible and regularly keep on top of it through proper cleaning. Below I have provided some effective ways to do as such. 

  • Door Mats- Using sturdy door mats on the inside and out of your home to trap dirt and dust will cut down the amount that come into your home significantly.

  • Vacuuming- The best way to eliminate dust is with vacuuming. The general rule is to vacuum each room once per week and the high traffic areas every other day. Make Sure to use the hose to get in the corners of baseboards and tight spaces.

  • Feather DustersFeather Dusters Are a big NO NO! They Don't have much use, other than just pushing dust around. The best materials to use when dusting are; a microfiber cloth, dusting spray and a vacuum hose with the brush. 

  • Forgotten Areas- Ceiling fan blades are a big item to keep up with as they hold lots of dust. Besides, who wants to cut a fan on and have dust fly over their heads? Blinds, they are a pain to clean but if not done regularly it becomes a tough task. On top of places like bathroom cabinets, refrigerators, cabinets, etc.

  • Pets- Pets carry extra dust and shed often, Make sure to run the vacuum brush over the air vent to get any excess pet hair off.

How to Prevent Mold


Mold can be quite scary for many reasons The main reason being it can produce allergens and toxins that can be harmful to your health. It can be very bad if its growing undetected in your home. It can grow anywhere, drywall, carpet, inside walls around leaking pipes, bathroom tiles and ceilings.The answer to mold prevention is moisture control. 

  • Identify problem areas- Maybe you notice condensation on your windows or a water spot on the ceiling above your shower. Some problems may be a minor fix such as sealing the window a little better or installing a mold resistant product. However, no matter what you want to address the area before it becomes major. Mold can't grow without moisture.

  • Reduce Humidity- Mold grows anywhere after the humidity is 55%. The Best way to keep humidity low in your home is through ventilation. Open windows during the day while its hot. It's important to ventilate the rooms that keep moisture like the bathroom and kitchen. Try using a Dehumidifier as they can reduce the humidity.

  • Minimize mold spores- Mold spores enter homes through windows, doors, air ducts, etc. They can also be transported inside attached to skin, clothing, hair, pets, etc. To minimize mold spores clean and dust often. Also vacuum your home regularly.

  • Use sunlight- Try to keep the blinds open or the curtains pulled back. Mold grows in dark, damp places.

If you think you have a mold problem and aren't sure how to fix it you can always call a professional for a second opinion. It's better to be safe than sorry and let what could be a problem become out of hand. 

Are you Traveling for the Summer?


Airplanes, road trips, mountains, beaches, theme parks, all of which sound like an escape from reality. Some people get stressed when traveling and that shouldn't be the case. Vacations should be fun and stress free. The biggest headache to most is planning and saving for the trip. There are a bunch of ways to save for these vacations. Many websites have year round discounts and package deals. I like to use hotels.com, I recently got a great package deal going to  Las Vegas which included airfare and hotel stay. A few other good websites include: Travelocity, Expedia,  and Trip Advisor. Below I've listed a few ways to save money while on vacation.

Pack Snacks- 

 You can never go wrong with packing snacks, they keep you from spending money when you don't need to. I cant express enough how much i would spend if i didn't keep granola bars in my car. Water is also very handy. Keep a couple water bottles on hand. Why spend $4 on a bottle of water when you can spend the same amount on a case of it. Don't spend money on items you don't have to. 

Hotel Stays-

 Find a hotel with a mini fridge and microwave. It annoys me to the ends of the world when I'm in my hotel room and I get hungry or thirsty and I have to go find a vending machine or order delivery. A couple of years ago I learned it's easier to go to the nearest grocery store and buy minimal items i can heat up or store in the mini fridge. Again, buy minimal "waste not, want not." You don't want to have a bunch of items to throw away. Try to find a hotel that offers free breakfast. Also, when buying items for the trip invest in those mini reusable travel bottles and fill your own shampoo and soaps with them. They're cheaper than having to keep buying travel sized bottles. 

 Walk more-

 If you are flying and staying close to your destination (like the city) walk around. It's not only good exercise it saves on getting a car. If you do need to go somewhere a little further you can always get an Uber.  A lot of times uber has discount codes on their app and it's fairly cheap


 If you have a credit card that offers rewards then use them. Whether its points on flights or cash back rewards. Any savings help. Don't stop looking for deals/savings you will be surprised when you find out how many different places offer discounts. 

Be safe this summer traveling, use sunblock, drink plenty of water, and have fun on your vacation. 


"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us" -Anonymous

Eight Storage Solutions and Ideas

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Throughout the year we often find our selves only using an item for a short time. Whether its clothes, tools, winter or summer shoes, extra blankets in the winter, etc. To keep from cluttering there are many ways we can store such things.  When you dont have to time, funds or space for a full on renovation you have to get creative.

Here are 8 clever storage ideas and solutions for your home.


2. Suitcases make great storage space-

Store items in suit cases. Again, those winter boots, scarves,etc. You can squeeze suitcases almost anywhere. The attic, closet, also under the bed. Or if you cute/stylish luggage you can stack them up. 

1. Under the bed storage-

 If you have a bed that sits off the ground you can fill storage bins and slide them right underneath. I personally have mine filled with winter clothes at the moment. 


4. Shelves- 

You can never go wrong by hanging shelves on the wall. Many people stack books on them. Shelves have many purposes, plants, decorative items, picture frames, clocks and more.

3.Bathroom Cabinets-

You can often find over the door shoe organizers fairly cheap. If you cut these in halves you can hang them inside the cabinet and stock them with extra soaps, hair accessories, curling irons, blow dryers and much more.   


5. Old Shower Caddies-

Reusing items around your home can be beneficial. Maybe its time to buy a new shower caddy? Instead of throwing the old one out buy a small can of paint and repaint it. Hang it on the wall in your office or bathroom and store cute jars on it. Fill it them with pencils etc. 



6. Old Shoe Boxes- 

If you have any shoe boxes laying around wrap them in decorative paper and use them as storage boxes. I keep coloring pencils and crayons in mine. I saw a post on Pinterest where someone cute holes in the side to put their phone chargers in and placed it on their nightstand. 


7. Hang Hooks-

Hang hooks in the kitchen above the stove or sing to store utensils such as spatulas, spoons, or even pots and pans. It keeps the clutter down and its easy to reach.  



                                    8. Using Containers-

Instead of keeping food in bags and boxes use storage containers and jars. You can stack them and compact them to where they take up less space. Plus they look elegant. 

Decluttering Your Home


" To everything there is a season, a time to keep and a time to cast away."- Ecclesiastes 3:6

Less mess means less stress!


Everyone has clutter they can get rid of. You'll be surprised how much decluttering your home can improve your life. Many of us feel overwhelmed when it comes to the idea of decluttering. We come up with a ton of excuses " I will need this someday, so and so gave this to me, i spent money on that." The list goes on. Like most things in life the most important step is just getting started. 


1. Make a checklist

  • Having a check list to follow can be essential in your clutter free journey. It will have you checking for items you could easily overlook and not give a second thought about. 

2. Choose where to start-

  • Pick the spot that causes the most stress to you. If you have an area that makes you want to run away or not look at it, pick that one.

  • Whether it's a bedroom, junk drawer, or garage start in one spot and start small.

3. Give it away!

  • We often keep many things we don't need. It collects dust, we forget about it or just don't find use for it anymore.

  • Those old books, shoes, clothes, kids toys and more give them away. Find someone who will appreciate (new to them) items. You will not only feel good about helping some one but you will also get rid of things you don't need. 

  • Don't have any one in mind? Donate them to a salvation army or similar place.

4.  Trash it- 

  • Junk mail, extra loved clothing or shoes, broken items, or odd socks. throw it in a trash bag and see how quickly it piles up. 

  • Go through the bathroom and trash those empty bottles of shampoo or expired medicines. 

5. Give yourself a time limit-

  • Give your self a specific amount of time (set a timer if you'd like). Whether it's 5 or 10 minutes commit to this time. This will help you complete the specific task.

  • Clear off the counter, pick a shelf, set up a filing system, pick out old clothes most of the things we need to declutter wont take more than 5 or 10 minutes.

"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from." -Seth Godin

Storm Watch Season




  • To learn about building an emergency kit, please look at the Red Cross website.

  • To learn about safety and communication tips, please check out the Ready.gov website.

  • To learn more about emergency preparedness and personal safety, please refer to USA.gov website.

  • To get more detailed and up-to-date information about weather happening in your area, please refer to the Weather.gov website.

  • Refer to your local news and government entities for additional directions specific to your situation.




  • Keep rain gutters & downspouts clear of debris.

  • Close all blinds, you may choose to board windows, to avoid shattering glass. Click here for tips on boarding windows.

  • Place rolled towels along the bottom of all exterior doors & windows.

  • When available, use sandbags to prevent flooding.



  • It is important to know the proper shut-off for utilities long before a disaster occurs. This is something that should be a part of every emergency plan according to https://www.ready.gov/safety-skills - ‘Know How To Shut-Off Utilities."If you smell gas or hear a blowing or hissing noise, open a window and get everyone out quickly. Turn off the gas by using the outside main valve if you can. Be sure to call the gas company from a neighbor's home.

  • Caution: if you turn off the gas for any reason, a qualified professional must turn it back on. NEVER attempt to turn the gas back on yourself.



  • Weather patterns and wildfires can move very fast. If you're asked to evacuate the area, do so immediately and know your local evacuation plan.

  • As recommended by government agencies, the use of personal portable generators is not permitted due to the inherent dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, the increased risk of fire or electrocution, and the risk of electrocution to utility personnel attempting to restore services.

  • Turn off all electric appliances and unplug small appliances.

  • Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting. Keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out. However, empty the refrigerator or freezer if the power outage exceeds 24 hours.

  • WE highly recommend Renter's Insurance. As we do not cover loss or damage to personal property, please evaluate your insurance needs & coverage with your insurance carrier.

  • Please preserve any patio furniture. Be sure to cover everything that's affixed to the ground, or that cannot be moved, on your patio, deck or yard to protect them from wind and weather damage. Store items that can be moved indoors or in your garage to prolong their shelf life and avoid other types of damage.

  • To be further informed, brochures for individuals are available to the public (in multiple languages), please visit the Ready.gov website and search under the "Brochures" section.


CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY FOR ALL EMERGENCIES (i.e fire) prior to notifying Suncoast Property Management


Honoring One Of Our Very Own Troops!


Our Accounting Manager: Sarah Tatum's husband, Chief Boatswain's Mate, Scott Tatum is currently overseas in the  GULF OF TADJOURA, Djibouti. Assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 10. CRS-10 is forward-deployed to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and conducts joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and inter-agency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. 

Thank you , Chief Boatswain's Mate Scott Tatum for your services for our Country!


The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter


Changing your air filter in your home is beneficial to your health. Replacing your filter ensures healthier and cleaner air. Leaving the same filter in for too long collects Dust Mites, Pollen and other small particles, this is particularly important to people with Asthma. 

Not only is changing the air filter in your home frequently beneficial to your health it is also beneficial to your pockets. Checking your air filter regularly increases the longevity of your system. A clogged system can cost you thousands in repairs, not only can your system malfunction it can raise the cost of your electricity bill. A dirty filter uses much more energy than a new filter. By keeping your filter regularly replaced you can save up to 15% of cost per year. 

Depending on which system you have you should change your air filter every 1 to 3 months. If you have a cat or dog change every 60 days. Add a few pets or someone with allergies, change every 20-45 days. You can find the information for a new filter on your system and shouldn't need a handyman to change it. It should be fairly easy to change and at a small cost to your pockets.


Being A Part Of Suncoast!

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  Being a part of a company you love is one of the best feelings there is. Whether It's working for a great company or buying/renting from one, paying for their services etc.  Suncoast Property Management has a very welcoming team. I have been with them for a few weeks now and I have never been more comfortable, welcomed, and involved with everyone here. One of the biggest tips to making it easy to work as a team with co-workers is taking the extra step and helping each other. 

  Our residents and investors have a stress free process when renting or buying from us. From the quality of our homes to the availability of our maintenance crew promptly responding to any issues the resident may have. Suncoast was listed as Top 3 property management on Three Best Rated for having high quality, cost, and reputation. We offer rental properties in Jacksonville and surrounding areas for your convenience.

  Being a part of Suncoast isn't just being part of a team it's also being a part of a FAMILY!


~Preparing for Summer~

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 We all know that living in Jacksonville it gets pretty toasty in the summer.  As summer approaches we want to take caution with staying cool and hydrated. There are many precautions we can take and should take from overheating.  Some tips for staying cool are: drinking plenty of water, trying not to use your oven. Instead cook on the grill. Who doesn't love grilled food? Use sunscreen! Not only do you not want the annoying sunburn but you also don't want sun spots. Lets get outside and enjoy our summer by having fun and being aware of the dangers of over heating. 

Enjoyable outdoor ideas!

  • Go for a bike ride! Jacksonville Beach has a bunch of bike rentals for a cheap price (a personal favorite). You can always take a splash in the water afterwards and cool off!
  • Have a Picnic in your favorite park. Jacksonville has over 20 parks. So pack a healthy lunch with some fruit to keep cool. (My kids love frozen grapes) 
  • Take a family trip to the Jacksonville Zoo! They have a nice splash pad area for kids to run around in. Big hit!

There are also plenty of indoor activities if you're not a big fan on outdoor activities.

  • You can watch a matinee, at Regal Cinema on Tuesday's and Wednesday's for just $1 per person.
  • Go for a swim, Cecil Aquatics Center has a nice indoor pool. They have 2 pools, one Olympic sized and one kid pool. The cost is $1 per family member.  
  • Visit your local Jacksonville Public Library because who doesn't love a good book to read? Plus they have a fun Reading Buddies group (my kids love this). They also have a science group and on the first Friday of the month they have movies. All FREE!

Get out of the house this summer and enjoy it. Don't forget to stay hydrated, use sunscreen and HAVE FUN! - Suncoast Property Management





Easter Activities Around Jacksonville!

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  • EGGstravaganza, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Harvest Ministries Church, 2550 Fouraker Road. Includes skits, crafts, an egg hunt for children 12 and younger, a bike giveaway and a free hotdog lunch. Registration, (904) 783-3488 or harvestministrieschurch.org.
  • Spring Games, 12:00 pm , Glynlea Grace United Methodist Church, 6429 Atlantic Blvd. Includes two egg hunts (younger and older children), food, games with prizes for first, second a:nd third place, photos with the Bunny, photos and stories with Jesus, candy and a cake walk. (904) 724-6272 or glynleagrace.com.
  •  Egg Hunt, Riverside Park, 753 Park St. -10:30 am, Registration.; four egg hunts, 11 a.m., for toddlers through fifth graders. Includes a bounce house and door prizes. Hot dog lunch available, $2. (904) 630-2489.

Great New Years Resolution Tips!

  1. Get in shape: Weight loss is a great way to stay fit and healthy, even if you walk a little a day it helps keep the fat away!

  2. Stop procrastinating: If there is something you need to take care of, it's best to just do it and get it out of the away. It gives you more time to enjoy life.

  3. Eating healthier food: Learn to eat junk food in moderation and replace those foods with fruits & vegetables. Try new recipes that have the same great taste but better for you.

  4. Giving up bad habits: Try to replace those bad habits with things you enjoy.

  5. Getting rid of all the clutter: It's proven that once you declutter your life, you will feel my organized and happier with your life.


Here Is Our Bright New Star!


Please welcome our newest leasing agent Rafael, he is here to help you with finding your new home today!

Contact information:

Tel: 904-463-9272

Email: Rcurz@suncoastpropertymanage.com

Get Organized For Christmas!

         Here Are Some Great Tips Below!!

Here Are Some Great Tips Below!!

  • Write a list of all the people you will be buying gifts for this Christmas. Work out a budget that you can afford to spend in total.
  • Give a set amount to each person on your list.
  • Now think about great gift ideas.
  • Set a date to help you buy or make these gifts.
  • Finally, think about events you may have to attend (Christmas Party, office party etc..) and whether you may have to bring a present or an entree. If so, add them to your list 
  • Christmas Day – do you know yet what that will look like? Start thinking about ideas for meals and snacks now. Start buying non-perishables (Champagne anyone?) early so you can catch some great sales to save money. You could even add one gift to your shopping trip each week so it’s not so hard on your budget.

Perfect Tips For During The Year!

  • Put money aside each month so at Christmas time you have some extra cash for the holidays.
  • Make notes in your phone if people mention things they need, like or want. Then when it comes to Christmas time, you have your list already!
  • Try and buy your gifts for next year after the holiday season when everything goes on sale.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays From Your Suncoast Family!!

   From Your Suncoast Family!!


Here Are Some Great Fall Tips!!


Home Maintenance:

Gutters - Cleaning your home gutters in Florida is very important with so much debris falling into the gutter during this time. If this goes untreated it can cause serious damage to the drainage system and could leak into the ceiling and walls of your house.

Air Filters - Make sure to change your AC's filter once every couple months to make sure the fresh air is cycling through and keeping all the pollutants and dust from filtering back into your home.

Smoke Alarms - Be sure to test your smoke detectors regularly and replace the batteries as needed to make sure you & your family are safe during the holidays.


  • Take inventory of what you have
  • Organize your kitchen
  • Look out for weekly sales
  • Plan activities for the dinner table
  • Create your menu ahead of time
  • Start cooking early
  • Have the guests bring dessert
  • Most of all enjoy your family & friends

SunCoast Team Member - Kay Lopez's Puerto Rico Family needs OUR HELP!

As I am sure you are aware, the entire Island of Puerto Rico was destroyed. We have created a GoFundMe page for our team member, Kay Lopez and her family, who resides in Puerto Rico. They have lost everything. Their lifetime home has been destroyed. Kay is our dedicated Leasing Coordinator. She has been with Suncoast Property Management for years and we feel compelled to help her and her family any way we can. 

We are reaching out to you to help our cause. Please click the GoFundMe link and read their story. If you can help, in any way, we know that Kay and her family would be forever grateful. Thank you in advance for your consideration. 


Hurricane Irma


As Hurricane Irma approaches our area,  we want to take time to help you prepare for the storm. There is no question, this a serious category 5 Hurricane and is getting stronger. Our Governor has repeatedly stated that we need to prepare and be ready. If your home is in an area that requires you to evacuate, please do so.  Do not stay. If your home is not in an evacuation zone, and you chose to stay home, we highly recommend that you follow these important steps to keep you safe during this dangerous storm. As always please call 911 in an emergency!

Before the Storm:  

  • Move outdoor patio furniture, grills, etc. into a protected area, such as a garage. Loose or unsecured items left outside can become dangerous missiles during periods of high winds.
  • Back up digital videos, photos and computer records using a cloud based service like iCloud or Carbonite. 
  • Use a water/fire proof box or safe to store important documents (titles, passports, birth certificates, etc.) and valuables (jewelry, cash, precious metals, etc.) in it.
  • Conserve refrigeration. Open the refrigerator/freezer door as little possible. Set your refrigerator to the lowest setting to keep your items colder.
  • Listen to the County Warning System on the radio. Do exactly as advised. Make plans to relocate outside the affected area. Have current information on the location of the Red Cross shelters and directions to get there. If there are ill or disabled persons in the apartment, contact their doctor for instructions. If the County Warning System requires relocation, do so early to avoid traffic jams and dangerous winds. Be sure to take necessities such as prescriptions, bedding, enough food for 24 hours, flashlights and a battery-powered radio.
  • If you evacuate, take your valuables, pets, refrigerated and frozen food with you. Turn off all electrical appliances.
  • Place rolled towels around the bottom of all exterior doors and windows. Use sand bags if they are available.
  • Close all blinds to avoid shattering glass. Do not tape any windows.
  • Fill the bathroom tub with water. This water may be used for drinking should the water supply become interrupted or contaminated. It may also be poured into the toilet bowl to induce flushing.
  • Stock up on daily necessities. Items such as the following are a must: non-perishable food, bottled water, first aid kits, blankets, can opener, batteries, battery-powered radio, prescriptions, diapers, baby food, extra eye glasses, hearing aids and battery-powered lanterns.
  • Fill all vehicles with gas. In the event of loss of electricity, the gas pumps will not operate.
  • Have enough cash on-hand. In the event of loss of electricity, ATMs and debit/credit card machines will not operate.
  • Carry all important paperwork and personal identification with you.Unplug sensitive electronic equipment such as computers, wireless routers, televisions, etc. Electrical surges and lightning strikes can destroy these even if you use power strips with surge protection.

During the Hurricane:

  • Continue to listen to the County Warning System on the radio. Do exactly as advised.
  • Stay indoors! If the calm eye of the hurricane passes through the area, continue to stay indoors unless it is absolutelynecessary to leave.
  • If the electricity goes off, turn off or unplug all hazardous appliances. (i.e. stove, iron, curling irons, blow-dryers) Use flashlights instead of candles or kerosene lamps. Please be aware that emergency building lights and fire safety devices will become inactive. Take necessary precautions.
  • Use the telephone for emergencies only. Jammed phone lines may obstruct emergency calls for police, fire departments, doctors and the Red Cross disaster units.
  • Conserve refrigeration. Open the refrigerator/freezer door as little possible.
  • Remain indoors until the official "all clear" is given from the County Warning System on the radio.

After the Hurricane:

  • If you vacated your home prior to the storm, before returning, please check with local authorities to determine the condition of the roads and the surrounding area.
  • Beware of outdoor hazards. Watch out for loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the proper authority. All emergency numbers are in the white pages of the telephone book.
  • Walk or drive cautiously. Debris-filled streets are very dangerous. Snakes and poisonous insects may be a hazard. Washouts may weaken road and bridge structures, which could collapse under vehicle weight.
  • Use caution when cooking when flames are present. A gust of wind through a door or window could start an accidental fire and the fire department may not be readily available while hurricane winds are blowing.
  • Open the refrigerator only when necessary. Food will spoil in the refrigerator if the power is off more than a few hours.
  • Do not use water until authorities have issued the area to be a safe water area. Use the emergency supply in the tub or boil water. Report broken sewer or water mains to the proper authority.
  • Take extra precautions to prevent fire. Lowered water pressure in city mains and the interruption of other services may make fire fighting extremely difficult after a hurricane.
  • Notify our office in the event of any damages to your home. 
  • Please wipe all moisture from windows and doors.

Be patient. It takes a team effort to clean up after a storm. 

As you can imagine, many of our vendors and contractors we depend on to provide parts, labor, or technical assistance may be stretched to the limit. Because of this our response to service requests for your home may be delayed.  We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and patience during the aftermath of these storms. All life-safety issues will be responded to accordingly.  Please take the time be as prepared as possible. 

Helpful Telephone Numbers: 

If in an emergency, and you need emergency assistance, please call 911. 

If any damage is received to the home, please contact us at 904-517-5939 and listen to the prompts to reach our emergency answer service. If you call is considered an emergency, we will dispatch a contractor as soon as available.