Summer marks the halfway point of the year and serves as a natural moment to pause, reflect, and prepare for the rest of the year ahead. The warmer season will be here before you know it, and there are a few things you can do to prepare. In this brief article, a St. Petersburg condo management company shares a few tips to prepare for summer to help your residents get the most out of the season while protecting the property owners.
As we mentioned earlier, summer marks a natural halfway point in the year, which means it is a great time to stop and review existing contracts with vendors and maintenance providers. Properly vetting vendors is crucial, and you may find upon a halfway-mark review process that many who you thought were a good deal are simply not living up to expectations. Confirm licenses and insurance, especially if these were set to expire before the end of the year. If your community plans to award new contracts, be sure to review them thoroughly and consult an attorney before signing them.
Organize Preventative Maintenance
Especially before hurricane season, preventative maintenance is very important. This may include reinforcing structures, replacing or repairing roofing, replacing windows, and sealing doors, openings, or holes. It is also a good time to remind all residents and tenants to take simple precautions, such as creating a hurricane kit with batteries, a crank radio, and flashlights.
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As you can expect in the summer, you’ll see an increase in pool activity during the warmer months. Be sure that your safety rules are clear and posted at and around all swimming areas and ponds or other bodies of water nearby. You can also take precautions such as requiring residents to have pool key fobs/badges to enter. Enforce pool etiquette and food and drink policies. Schedule regular maintenance to ensure that things such as the motor, pumps, and filters are cleaned or replaced. If your pool gets particularly busy, consider hiring a pool attendant (if necessary), and secure adequate insurance to protect yourself as well as residents.
Kids will likely frequent playgrounds more during the summer months. Playgrounds should be fun, safe, and healthy for kids, which is why your condo should ensure it provides well-designed and well-maintained play equipment. Further, you may need to ensure that any pests, like an ant infestation, is not present near any playgrounds.
Playgrounds should be fun, not dangerous, so consider removing dangerous equipment and installing more safety-conscious components such as:
- Industrial-grade foam padding
- Plastic slides
- Coated surfaces to avoid rust
A St. Petersburg association management, like Wise Property Management, can help you prepare for any season. For more information, please give us a call or submit our proposal request form.
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