Explore Our Fall & Winter Essentials Guide

Winter Safety Tips:

  1. Plan for snow removal (if this applies to your area)
  2. Clean out your gutters and ducts
  3. Check outdoor and indoor paint for peeling, cracking and coverage
  4. Winterize hoses, spigots, outside pipes and sprinklers
  5. Clean and change vents and air filters
  6. Inspect building exteriors, including roofs, walls, doors and window frames

Cold & Flu Tips:

  1. Clean and disinfect all surfaces and common areas
  2. Wash hands often to protect yourself from germs
  3. Stock tissues, hand sanitizer and wipes to prevent the spread of germs
  4. Encourage sick employees to stay home
  5. Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze
  6. Provide abundant pet waste solutions around your property to encourage pet owners to stop the spread of germs

Fire Safety Tips:

  1. Install and maintain fire alarms and smoke detectors – change batteries if needed
  2. Place a fire extinguisher in the kitchen of every unit
  3. Check cords regularly and replace damaged or frayed cords immediately
  4. Ensure heaters, furnaces and boilers are in good working condition
  5. Have adequate means of escape, as well as proper signage to identify them and emergency lighting along escape routes
  6. Remind residents to never use an oven to heat a home

LED Lighting Benefits:

  1. They reduce lighting energy costs by as much as 80%
  2. They last thousands of hours — 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs
  3. They require less frequent replacements, far fewer outages and decreased disposal costs
  4. They have a solid-state construction which makes them extremely durable
  5. They illuminate areas better than conventional light bulbs
  6. They deliver consistent color when dimmed unlike incandescent bulbs

Pool Closing Tips:

  1. Balance your pool's water weekly by testing with Test Strips
  2. Add pool antifreeze to keep pipes from freezing
  3. Turn off the pumps and motors (algae grows slower in the winter)
  4. Apply Shock MAXBlue® per dosing guidelines to protect pool from bacteria
  5. Brush, vacuum and clean the skimmer baskets
  6. Lower the water level to accommodate the pool cover (never drain all the water)
  7. Secure pool with a cover to prevent weather damage and block debris