Thursday, October 20, 2016
If we were to compare the amount of work that a maintenance technician today is required to do at an apartment community, and compare that to 5 years ago; what would the comparison look like?
The most common question I’m asked by community managers is “How long should it take my technician to do <insert task here>.” My scripted answer is not to give an answer. My answer instead is to ask...
Monday, October 3, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency has updated the regulations that govern purchasing and handling refrigerant. This change can affect the way that we provide service to our residents during the hot summer months. Many of the changes expand the scope of the rules beyond ozone protection and include substances that are known to produce climate change. This includes regulating Hydrofluorocarbon’s...
Monday, June 6, 2016
A simple question from a student in a pool class turned into a fantastic discussion recently. The question that opened up the potentially view changing realization was: “My pool inspector is coming tomorrow, what should I do differently?”
Not being familiar with local swimming pool code and operations I opened the question up to the class at large. The responses were wide ranging and potentially...
Thursday, April 7, 2016
The trunk of my car functions as a combination storage unit / Dumpster. Still, nothing could prepare me for last week, when I was searching for a pair of heels and pulled out a tote bag from my best friend’s wedding in October. Pawing around in the bag for my shoes, my hand closed around something I didn’t initially recognize.
It was an apple.
“Was” being the key word, because this thing I was...