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  • ‘Tis the Season… For Maintenance!

    Spring has sprung and so have leaks, cracks, weeds, you name it!Spring has sprung… it’s maintenance season! After the winter thaw come the winds, the rain, the leaky pipes and roofs, the cracked paint, the weed surge, the potholes, need I say more? It’s a time when property maintenance becomes a frantic rush to stay ahead of the routine schedule, so you can also tackle the...
  • Air Conditioning Terms That May Leave You Tongue Tied!

    With spring in the air property management thoughts turn away from the cold winter's bite toward much warmer climates. Along with this turn comes the conversations of the budget associated with air condtioning repairs. Chances are management teams and maintenance technicians who perform refrigerant repairs have begun discussing strategy. To ensure that the discussion is done with understanding...
  • Decks and Balances

    My family belonged to our neighborhood pool, and every summer we would attend the 4th of July party there. The ice-cream eating contest and free hot dogs were great, but it was the final game of the day that always gave me pause. After the hot fudge and hot dog buns were cleared away, one of the lifeguards would grease a large watermelon with Crisco, throw it in the deep end of the pool and...
  • Questions That Decide: Planning or Failing?

    When I was in high school I had an instructor whom often recited the line: "Those who fail to plan, plan to fail." This time of year on our properties those words ring true on an annual basis. Currently several places of the country are just leaving the coldest of the winter months. We are also well into the budget for 2013 which allows us to begin to implement some of the items that were set...

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