Here’s a list of 12 quick tips to help you spring into spring with a warmer and sunnier disposition.
If you live in a professionally managed condominium community, gutter cleaning is usually included as part of the management company’s maintenance. If not, you or a professional need to take a look – and it may not be pretty. In addition to common debris like leaves or tree branches, “You’d be surprised by what you may find inside gutters if they’re not regularly cleaned or maintained, says Michelle Lee-Moran, a community manager in Maryland, who has seen or heard about bird nests, dead animals or even trees taking root inside.
Have your roof inspected now to identify and make any needed repairs – especially before the springtime rain starts to fall. Not only is hurricane season approaching, but also it’s important for our roof to be well maintained. A little bit of pressure washing can go a long way. Be sure to check for build-ups to prevent costly leaks.
If you haven’t done so already, springtime is the perfect time to start gathering proposals for special landscaping projects, like mulching or planting flowers or trees.
As long as you’re sprucing up the community, why not organize a clean-up day for residents? You or your property management company can rent a roll-off dumpster and invite residents to dump old carpeting, broken furniture, scraps of wood and other household goods they no longer need or want.
With spring comes a bustle of activity throughout your community, including additional maintenance, repair and landscape crew work. Send out newsletters and emails to your community members so they know what to expect. If you don’t have a good communications plan already in place, a good property management company can help you establish one.
It’s not just the plants that are coming out this season. Residents tend to become more active, with nice weather bringing people into common areas with more frequency. That makes spring a great time to plan events that help neighbors re-connect (or even meet for the first time). Take advantage of this season to bring people together.
Now that spring is here, follow these 12 tips and you’ll be ready to enjoy the warmer days without a long to-do list casting a shadow over the season. For more insight to make the most of springtime living, contact FirstService Residential.