In our second article on indoor humidity, we covered high home humidity and what to do about it. This article is our third and final in the series, digging into low home humidity. If your home has low humidity levels, you may find yourself with dry and itchy skin, or experiencing small electric shocks between you and family members. Humidity levels that are too low can cause damage to your furniture, your home, and your health.
Whether you live in a warm or cold climate, every homeowner should make it a priority to manage the humidity levels in their home. Not only does your home humidity level affect your comfort and health, it also can affect the “health” of your home. This article is the first in a three-part series. Here we provide an overview as to why humidity levels matter. Watch for the subsequent articles that will dive into humidity levels that are too high and low, respectively, and how to solve the problem.
We recently attended the IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) Premier Awards at The Drake in Chicago, IL. We are very proud to announce that two of our very own Hillcrest employees had the distinct honor of receiving IREM’s Chicagoland property management awards. We would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to Ms. Celina M. Bright and Mr. Thomas J. Purrazzo!
In the final installment of our three-part ice dam blog series, we explain how to figure out what’s causing your ice damming, and how to prevent it in the future.
Have you noticed hanging icicles and extra ice build up developing near the edge of your home? Unfortunately, these may be signs of an ice dam forming. Prolonging the removal of an ice dam can cause problems with your roof shingles, house structure, insulation, and even your health. In this article, we address how to remove an ice dam quickly, and ice dam removal costs.
Illinois has seen plenty of ice and snow this winter, which can cause all sorts of damage to homes throughout the cold season. Snow and ice can pose threats to the exterior and interior of a building, which is why you should take extra care of your home during the winter. Noticing winter weather build up before it becomes an issue can help stop problems in their tracks. Ice dams are a major concern for Chicagoland homeowners, and is one of the major causes of water damage to homes. Last year, we provided an overview of ice dams and how to solve them. Now we will go into detail in a three-part blog series, so you know how to identify an ice dam, short term emergency removal, and long-term prevention.
We have seen a lot of changes in Illinois property management as smaller, local management companies get purchased by, or merge with, national management companies. This happened again most recently with another Chicagoland property management company in the south suburbs. It’s important to know what you can expect if your current smaller, local property management company has merged with a national management company.
We are excited to announce our merger with Werk Management, effective February 1, 2018! Hillcrest Property Management and Werk Management have merged, and will operate as Hillcrest Property Management out of our Lombard office.