For condo and townhome associations, sometimes the most minor-looking or undetected issues can cause the biggest problems. Here we provide an actionable guide for association boards to avoid unnecessary costly repairs, and to painlessly identify and address structural issues.
Restoration projects are an inevitable possibility for community association boards, but they are never fun. We’ve combined our experience with that of Niki Ramirez at Rainbow International Restoration of South & West Suburbs in Hickory Hills, Illinois to bring you what you need to know in advance and during a restoration need to ensure it goes smoothly.
We asked bio hazard restoration expert Niki Ramirez for advice on evaluating contractors to effectively deal with COVID-19 cleanup in condo and townhome communities. She provided the following article on cleaning protocols effective against the virus.
Executive Building Maintenance is a cleaning company with 60 years of experience providing environmental services for hospitals, medical centers, and a myriad of other entities throughout the Midwest. We’ve asked them to write a guest blog for our communities. The following is their detailed guide to help the average homeowner effectively clean their home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Understanding general home repair and maintenance is an important part of being a homeowner. Not every broken appliance needs to be fixed by a professional and, in fact, most repairs can be done by yourself. Repairing issues by yourself is cost-effective, time-saving, and can possibly extend the life of your appliances. But even if you intend to hire out all repairs, you’ll want to understand how things work. Here’s a list of general home repair and maintenance tips that every homeowner should be knowledgeable on.
Not only are leaky basements smelly and gross, but they also pose a huge risk to your home’s value. Basement moisture can ruin your floors and walls, encourage mold development, and even cause damage to your roofing. Some fixes are easy. But many homeowners struggle with understanding basement leaks where wall meets floor, and with finding a solution. In a previous article, we discuss rain leak solutions. This article, however, focuses on a specific type of leak: cove joint seepage. We help you find solutions for basement leaks where wall meets floor, and how you can go about solving the issue.
Owners in your HOA want the luxury of parking close to their residence, and to be sure their belongings will be safely stored. And they don’t want to deal with a messy space. But, properly organizing a parking garage is more work than some people realize. Plus, with trying to keep track of local ordinances, garages can be a lot to handle. But if you’re equipped with the proper strategies, it can be far less daunting than it seems. Here are a few tips on how to make your parking situation more convenient and secure.
The Chicagoland area has been hit with an enormous amount of rain recently. From flash floods to tornadoes, Illinois has experienced it all so far this summer. Excessive rain can pose many potential threats to homeowners: flooded basements, water damage, and leaking roofs. Water seepage can ruin belongings, and lead to costly repairs, insurance claims, and an unpleasant experience. Rain leak solutions lie in these three structural areas. Maintain these areas and your community will be secure from water damage.
As a homeowner, excess condensation can be a cause for real concern for your family and your home. Noticeable condensation on your windows can be traced back to a multitude of issues: old windows insufficient windows with no gas fill mold rotting walls wet spots For window condensation repair, here are some solutions homeowners can utilize no matter the time of year.