Water damage is one of the worst things a homeowner can experience. If frozen pipes burst in a condo association, the damage and cost multiplies. In Chicagoland, it is crucial to take these steps every autumn.
Scheduling a regular reserve study for your condo association, conducted by reserve study specialists, ensures that owners will be paying for their portion of the commonly-owned assets. Here’s how and when to do this.
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.
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 discussed 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.
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.