APTly Spoken Blog

  • Inspection Time

    Fall is almost here meaning that the year is about three quarters of the way done. That means that it’s time for that most wonderful of occurrence: Next Year Budgeting!!!!! (YAY?) An important task to undertake in preparation for next year’s goals is to inspect the community. It’s an easy thing to say “I walk the property every day when I pick up trash or show a prospective resident the...
  • Shine the Water 'Til it Sparkles

     Summer is in full swing and residents are making use of the water in the pool. It’s possible that the water is having a hard time keeping its “sparkle." Before grabbing one of the myriad of products available on the market that can clarify, or clear up dull water, try these ready solutions: Clean your filter media. Whether the system is sand, cartridge or diatomaceous earth (DE) the filtration...
  • Whispering Away Water

    Shhhhhhhhhhp. It’s a common sound for anyone whom has been around a toilet. Chances are you have heard the sound before and possibly ignored it because the toilet still flushed. Shhhhhhhhhhp. A maintenance technician will often walk towards a bathroom and hear the resident exclaim: “It’s about time someone made that toilet shut up!!! You know it’s been making that sound for over a month...”...
  • It's Not About Being Right or Wrong

    Recently I’ve been noticing a larger than normal amount of questions in class regarding teamwork. Specifically about how the two main teams, the office and maintenance teams, on our properties function together. These questions are originating from maintenance technicians frustrated with the office staff, as well as leasing professionals frustrated with the maintenance staff. The solution I have...

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