One of the most common by-products of demolition and remodeling is concrete debris. But, when responsibly disposed of, this material can be beneficial.

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Regardless of whether a construction firm is engaged in demolition, remodeling, or even new construction, getting rid of leftover debris is a constant need until the project is complete.

While any construction debris material can be problematic to dispose of, it’s a fact that concrete, masonry, wood, steel, tiling and drywall are especially difficult to remove and haul away from a construction site.

In fact, most contractors will agree that concrete waste disposal can be one of the tougher debris removal tasks on their job sites. Simply taking the rubble and debris to the nearest landfill is not only costly and labor-intensive, it is becoming an increasingly difficult option to pursue.

On the hand, choosing to recycle concrete and masonry rubble is a far more efficient and beneficial option. But the problem is figuring out how to best make that happen.

Fortunately, there are licensed and professional hauling firms such as Crestview Property Maintenance  that are available to handle this type of construction debris.

Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose – Giving New Life to Old Concrete

Handing this type of work over to a reliable third-party firm is a strategic approach for those who are managing job sites. And, aside from the economic, logistical, and efficiency benefits of outsourcing concrete waste disposal, there are the green benefits, as well.

According to an article in Wikipedia, reusing concrete rubble is a growing practice,

When structures made of concrete are demolished or renovated, concrete recycling is an increasingly common method of utilizing the rubble. Concrete was once routinely trucked to landfills for disposal, but recycling has a number of benefits that have made it a more attractive option in this age of greater environmental awareness, more environmental laws, and the desire to keep construction costs down.

Not only does concrete recycling help reduce new construction costs, it has a significant impact on the environment. The same entry in Wikipedia points out some of these green benefits:

  • Keeping concrete debris out of landfills saves landfill space.
  • Using recycled concrete can conserve natural resources by reducing the need for gravel mining, water, coal, oil and gas.
  • Using recycled concrete as the base material for roadways reduces the pollution involved in trucking material.
  • Recycling concrete can create more employment opportunities.
  • Recycling concrete drag down the cost for buying raw materials and transporting the waste to landfill sites.
  • Recycling one ton of cement could save 1,360 gallons water, 900 kg of CO2.

 

 

Concrete Debris Recycling Provides Useful Products

Once your concrete waste and debris has been cleaned up and removed from your job site it doesn’t simply get hauled off to the nearest landfill. In fact, whenever possible, the waste from concrete removal is recycled and reused in a number of ways.

Here are five of the most common uses for the millions of tons of waste concrete produced in the United States each year:

Concrete Aggregate

Crushed recycled concrete can also be used as the dry aggregate for brand new concrete if it is free of contaminants. The California Department of transportation (Caltrans), for example allows the use of recycled concrete aggregate, or RCA, for specific applications. And the City of San Francisco has approved the use of RCA as and aggregate concrete for use in curbs, gutter, sidewalk, and street base.

Road Building

Smaller pieces of concrete are regularly used as gravel for new road construction projects. Sub-base gravel is laid down as the lowest layer in a road, with fresh concrete or asphalt poured over it. In addition, concrete pavements can be broken in place and used as a base layer for an asphalt pavement through a process called rubblization.

Gabion Construction

Wire gabions, or cages, can be filled with crushed concrete and then stacked together to provide economical retaining walls. These gabions can also be used to protect embankments or other structures. In such cases even bigger sizes of the crushed and recycled concrete can be used. These gabions function well because of their weight and density.

Riprap

Larger pieces of crushed concrete can be used as riprap revetments, which has become an effective and well-used method for controlling stream bank erosion.This material can be seen along the shoreline, around ditch pipe, and in much landscaping. Typically, the material is usually broken down to pieces between 10 and 18 inches across.

Landscaping Products

Coming from certain crushing facilities, well graded and aesthetically pleasing materials is produced for use as a substitute for landscaping stone or aggregate. Some types of reused concrete, also known as “urbanite,” can be used for constructing benches, garden walls, rockeries, raised beds, foundations for terraces, as well as paths and patios.

Part of the beauty of outsourcing the pick up and disposing of concrete waste is the convenience. But, just as important, is the very real impact that having your concrete debris recycled and reused. California, for example, is one of the leading states in the processing and reuse of concrete and other waste building materials, and local contractors are a big part of that movement.

Be Sure to Get the Best for Concrete Disposal

Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly construction waste disposal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your project is complete. One of the best things about hiring Junk King is that we recycle a much of the material we pick-up. This is proof of our commitment to being an eco-friendly removal service.

Whether you need our services several times during a construction project or just once after it is complete, our hauling professionals will ensure that the construction debris is out of your way so that you can get on with the job.

Our professional and insured hauling team will call 15 minutes before we arrive on your site and we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your debris takes up in our truck. We haul the construction waste into our junk removal trucks and with no hidden fees.

Our team specializes in construction debris removal. We can be at your facility in mere minutes, so call us today! Our crew is fully insured and well-trained, so you can trust them to get rid of your unwanted items in a professional and courteous fashion.

If you have questions about what we do or what we believe, give us a call at 612-207-0274

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BE PROACTIVE VS. REACTIVE ABOUT PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

There’s a popular saying that encourages us to expect the best, but prepare for the worst.

A homeowner or business owner will also tell you, more than likely, they wished they had prepared for whatever unexpected issue showed up uninvited. Much like ordering extra food for a party in case extra guests make an appearance, it’s better to be prepared than caught off guard. The good news is, companies like Crestview Property Maintenance we make the pesky task of preparation easier and stress free. We take on the responsibility of checking off items on the old to-do list while property owners focus on the day-to-day operations of their investment.

 

It is commonly attributed to life events like job interviews or vacation plans, however, the same advice can be applied to property maintenance. Ask any homeowner or business owner what they’ve learned in the process of becoming the owner of a particular property. Somewhere in their answer will be the epiphany to accept the unexpected will eventually find you. Whether it’s damage from a storms, or age catching up to the structures, ultimately something happens that requires action.

How to Be Proactive Instead of Reactive

 

Leaning on professionals with experience in prepping and maintaining walkways, parking lots, and garages is the best way to ensure issues are recognized before they have the opportunity to progress. The quickest way to solve a problem is to address it before it’s given the chance to develop. Prevention is, and always will be, less expensive than intervention. Taking advantage of the services we offer could be the difference in reacting to a potential issue down the road, or being proactive in making sure it doesn’t occur at all.

 

Many will assume property owners could handle proactive tasks all on their own, but the reality is property maintenance is essentially a full-time job on its own. It’s nearly impossible for a property owner to focus on preventative measures while handling urgent issues and day-to-day responsibilities–which is why it’s best to trust us instead. At Crestview Property Maintenance, we’ll take the weight of assessing and preventing issues off your shoulders so you can focus on the true tasks required of being a property owner.

 

Prevention Task List

 

Inspecting the property is crucial to get a clear understanding of the grounds, including the building, windows, parking lot, walkways, garages, and more. Doing so will allow us to see and assess the current state of each location to determine differences and shifts going forward. When inspecting the grounds, it’s important to look at the landscaping, including all fences and lighting. Making a note of the type of each and when to restructure or replace the materials associated with them. The same is true when inspecting the parking lot. We’ll consider the current state of line striping, parking breaks, and surrounding sidewalks; repainting and pressure washing as needed. Being proactive in these areas ensures safety for the property owner, employees, and customers, as well as presents a pleasing aesthetic. It’s a win/win for everyone.

 

This prevention task list of sorts should also cover the building exterior and interior. For the outside of the property, it’s important to notice the condition of walkways, entries, roofing, and foundation. Regular inspections ensure shifts or cracks are noticed almost immediately and can be addressed before they worsen or spread into surrounding areas. While inspecting, we take the time to clean skylights, windows, gutters, and drains to prevent blockages and unsightly views. For the inside of the property, inspections include plumbing and electrical panels. Fire alarms and smoke detectors are tested and cleaned, if necessary, to make sure they’re ready and functioning properly in the unfortunate event they’re assistance is required.

 

A simple prevention task list encompassing all the needs of property maintenance is the best way to catch small issues before they become big problems. Customizing a plan for your particular property is easy and effective and will help achieve all of your goals in taking care of preventing the unexpected. There’s no denying a clean space is a productive space, so why not allow Crestview Property Maintenance to handle the cleaning and inspections for you. Doing so allows you time to focus on the rest.

 

Trust Crestview Property Maintenance with Your Property Maintenance Needs

 

Establishing a routine that involves regular inspections for every potential scenario surrounding the maintenance of a property relieves the stress of ownership. Sure, issues will still arise, but it’s much better to be prepared for them. Choosing to be proactive instead of reactive can save you stress and money; both items any property owner wishes there were more of. Crestview Property Maintenance can help. Reach out to us today for all of your property maintenance concerns. You can expect the best while we prepare for, and ultimately prevent, the worst.

 

How To Spot A Bad Tenant

Day Porter services by Crestview Property Maintenance A bad tenant can spell disaster for you and your business – and a string of bad tenants can ruin your business entirely. If you’re in charge of renting a building or apartment unit out to multiple tenants, then it’s important that you know how to spot a bad tenant from a mile away.
As property maintenance providers, Crestview Property Maintenance  often cleans up the damages leftover by bad, disrespectful tenants. Since we know a lot about the issue, we decided to share a few tell-tale signs of a bad tenant and how to avoid them.

  1. They’re Hesitant To Complete An Application

A good tenant will arrive to the leasing office with all of the proper materials needed to fill out a leasing application. If the potential tenant doesn’t come prepared, or is otherwise hesitant to complete an application, this is your first warning sign. If the tenant tries to skip over the application process, notify them that all potential tenants are required to fill one out. If they are not willing to do so, then you don’t want them as your tenant anyway.

    1. They’ve Had Multiple Jobs In A Short Period Of Time

Multiple job changes in the previous 6 months to a year can indicate that the individual is having trouble holding down a job – and will also have trouble paying rent on time. If the individual’s estimated income doesn’t seem like enough to cover rent, and he or she isn’t willing or able to tell you any other income sources, it’s time to say goodbye.

    1. They Have No Previous Rental History

While it’s not a problem to accept first-time renters as your tenants (they just need to have a responsible co-signer), you should be wary of an individual who has rented before but has no proof of it. If he or she says they were paying their friend, significant other, or family member the rent, be careful – ask for proof that rent was paid on time. It’s possible that the tenant was violating previous lease agreements by staying in the apartment without notifying the landlord. If they were willing to break rules in the past, they’ll break them again.

    1. They’ve Had Multiple Address Changes In The Past Year

Again, this is an obvious warning sign. Why did the tenant have to change addresses so often? It’s possible that they were evicted from their previous rental spaces, either for late payments or for violating the renter’s agreement.

  1. They Pressure You To Finalize The Lease ASAP

Never give in to an overly pushy rental applicant. Complete your lease agreement under your own rules and according to your normal schedule. Follow your normal routine and don’t make any exceptions for a pushy tenant. A tenant who is rude and in too much of a hurry to find a place to stay will likely cause problems once the lease is signed.

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Good Property Maintenance Services Safeguard Property Values

Every building and facility should have property maintenance services as regularly as needed and can be afforded. Whether you own or manage a commercial property, you should consider the importance of maintenance. Who wants to live in, work in, or visit a building that is dirty, unsafe, and looks like it would fit right in with buildings on skid row?

Tenants, workers, and clients all prefer to be in clean, safe, well-kept buildings.  As an owner or manager, the building or commercial property under your care is a reflection of your business and the people who live or work in it.

In order to keep it in pristine condition for all to enjoy, properties need regular attention. If you don’t arrange regular cleaning and maintenance, and are getting  complaints,  the property may not require just small repairs, but large expensive repairs, deep, major cleaning, and some areas – like the roof or the entrance– might be damaged beyond repair and need full replacement.

Use Quality Maintenance And Commercial Cleaning Services

If you skimp on property maintenance or commercial cleaning services until the paint is peeling off the walls, the security lights are burned out, and the parking lot has become a neighborhood dumping ground, you will likely be unhappy with the fall out:

  • The property value can decreases significantly
  • The building and property will become unsafe and unhealthy, which may leave you open to lawsuits
  • Complaints will multiply; tenants may leave or even break contracts
  • Security will be compromised as systems fall into disrepair
  • Your public image as a good business citizen will be undermined

What To Expect From A Property Maintenance Services

Property maintenance services involves all the factors important in maintaining the quality, cleanliness, and value of a building or property. From the interior to the exterior, a property maintenance service will assess the property’s condition, report to you and explain their services. Damaged areas can be fixed, paint can be applied. A variety of service options will be available including:

  • Cleaning rooms, apartments, or offices when they are vacated
  • Moving-in preparations, such as repainting
  • Parking lot cleaning and striping services
  • Removal of graffiti and applications of anti-graffiti coatings where required
  • Installation, replacement, and repair of signs
  • Interior and exterior painting
  • Repair and maintenance of asphalt
  • Clean out of storm drains
  • Removal of unwanted items

These are only a few of the many services you may need.

How To Evaluate Property Maintenance Vendors

There are many companies that offer maintenance and cleaning services but it is important to find the best one for your facility. By “best,” we mean that it will be a company that can meet your special requirements and deliver in a consistent and professional basis. Before hiring a company, evaluate and compare several of them.

Items to Consider When Hiring a Property Maintenance Service:

  • Experienced staff with excellent communication skills
  • State-of-the-art cleaning and repair equipment
  • Licensed, insured, and bonded
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of the cleaning and maintenance of buildings, grounds, parking lots and garages
  • Reasonable prices
  • 24-hour customer support
  • Good references
  • Satisfaction guaranteed

When you notice that your property is starting to lose its original luster, or you see signs that it is not as clean as it could be, or things are beginning to look a little shabby, don’t wait any longer. Find a company that offers professional property maintenance services– it can save you a lot of grief and, over time, a lot of money.

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One Call for All Your Building Maintenance Needs

When it comes to building maintenance there is no one solution for every project, but fortunately there is an easy way to get all of the needed jobs done with one call. One of the leading facilities maintenances companies in the Metro area of Minneapolis/ St Paul is Consolidated Service Group. The services provided by this company are tailored to fit your budget, time span, and other preferences whether the job be big, small, or somewhere in between.

More than just handyman who may or may not get the job done, at Crestview Property Maintenance the company’s employees put time and care into each one of their service calls to ensure satisfaction. The attention to detail, of the highly trained staff, and willingness to work in even the most difficult situations, make CVPM a cut above the rest when it comes to interior and exterior maintenance.

Throughout the Metro area of the Twin cities Crestview has created the type of reputation that a company is proud to stand behind. Providing a complete range of services to provide clients with a convenient and smart option of working with one provider for a multitude of services including:
• Building Maintenance: Stucco repairs, light fixtures changed, and commercial painting are just a few of the services Crestview offers to keep your building looking pristine
• Sweeping Services: When it comes to the first impression, your parking lot, no one keeps it looking better. This will extend the life of your pavement and can help bring those customers in the door.
• Porter Services: Crestview day porters perform duties such as trash collecting, removing cigarette butts from flower beds, and wiping down trash cans. This checklist can be modified to fit individual needs for your business for a flat hourly rate on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
• Bulk Debris Removal: Whether a remodel is in progress or a storm hits creating debris, the curb appeal of your business can be effected. Crestview is professional, safe, and environmentally friendly when it comes to debris removal.
• Janitorial Services: Providing the right variety and combination of solutions Crestview, customizes your janitorial and maintenance needs, staying committed to safety, quality and customer focus.
• Pressure Washing: If keeping the property as clean as possible is the goal, pressure washing ensures clean building, curbs, parking garages and much more.
• Hydro-Cleaning: Like pressure washing hydro cleaning uses a special cleaner to water blast dirt and grime away from parking lots and garages at a rate of ten thousand square feet per hour!
• Painting Services: Sometimes a fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into a business or commercial property and who better to take care of that for you than Crestview.
• Parking Lot Maintenance Services: In addition to sweeping services, Crestview also provides sealcoating and line striping, and pothole repairs. These services help to keep your parking lot looking pristine, making the best first impression.

Exterior Building Maintenance Experts
Crestview Property Maintenance  (CVPM) spent the last 10 years building individual companies that specialize in specific commercial exterior building services. The result is one point of contact that comes with a vast wealth of experience in a variety of commercial facility services. With of Minneapolis, St.Paul and surrounding subs, CVPM’s portfolio of commercial facility services enable our clients the convenience of working with a single provider for all their commercial property needs. Contact CVPM today at 612-207-0274 or visit our website at http://www.crestviewmaintenance.com for an online proposal.

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Facility Maintenance for Shopping Centers Maintenance

Facility maintenance for shopping centers is key to an effective operation.  Advanced Service Solutions offers professional property management services.  Our company is expert at shopping center facility maintenance. Exemplary facility maintenance for shopping centers comes with the power washing and painting of exteriors and interiors along with other types of work.  Crestview Property Maintenance, a leading shopping center facility maintenance vendor, offers a wide variety of property management services. If other businesses offering facility maintenance for shopping centers don’t meet your expectations, call Crestview Property Maintenance.  Our quality property management services make us the right grocery store facility maintenance firm to help you.

Use Your Property Maintenance Services Company As Your Eyes And Ears

Ensuring that your property is well-maintained and running efficiently is no easy balancing act. Tracking both interior and exterior upkeep requires constant planning and organization, never mind preparing for emergency maintenance.

These are just a few of your daily responsibilities, but as you know, they can quickly take up most of your time. Investing in a better reporting system for yourself and your team can allow you to balance your tasks and keep your property pristine.

Keeping On Top Of Small Details Is A Full-Time Job

Walking your property regularly and keeping up with scheduled building maintenance are the best ways to pay attention to the little details. By doing these, you will better notice neglected tasks in hidden corners or find situations before they turn into larger issues.

You can’t be everywhere all the time, however. Even with help from your assistant manager and an alert management team, potential problems can often go unnoticed. For example:

  • Small plumbing leaks in the restrooms
  • Carpet spots or stains in hidden areas
  • Water-stained ceiling tiles in empty suites
  • Broken sprinkler heads in the irrigation system
  • Small chips or cracks in a window

Minor problems like these can turn into major headaches if they are not handled quickly. Without a firm grasp on details like these, it’s easy to miss similar issues, leaving you calling the same repair service twice in one week. Small leaks and cracks also cost money by subtly increasing utility bills.

How Your Property Maintenance Services Can Be The Eyes And Ears Of Your Property

As you know, curb appeal is one of the first things people see when they visit a lease space on your property. Your landscaper and exterior service providers can help you spot problems before they start.

Observant people working for your property maintenance company can be extra eyes and eyes for you. While carrying out their duties, they will see potential problems; giving you the ability to handle them before they turn into larger, more costly situations.

For instance, your window cleaning service is in the perfect position to notice small window cracks or other issues on the exterior of your building. This is especially true for a high rise building, where you are not likely to have the opportunity to have a close exterior view of the upper floors’ windows.

How Day Porters And Cleaning Services Can Keep You Informed On Interior Issues

An overflowing coffee pot, a broken pen, or a spilled soft drink can ruin a carpet, especially if a tenant tries to clean it up with the wrong product or even worse—bleach.

Day porters can be your first line of defense against these kinds of potential interior problems. As they are filling restroom supplies, they are in a position to notice minor plumbing problems. While emptying trash cans, they might observe carpet stains under a desk. Minor problems like these are can be repaired quickly, thus saving time and money.

Of course, you don’t want a constant flow of people running in your office to tell you about every little carpet spot. But you do need to be informed about these types of situations in a timely manner.

Do you have a system in place for the property maintenance company to or report these problems? Keep an open relationship between property management and your site services company representative. By establishing a report system for day porters, the cleaning crew, and other maintenance workers to inform property management about potential problems on your property, you can stay informed without being overwhelmed. And when you’re informed, you can save money by fixing minor problems before they become major, and planning your repairs to fix several small problems at once.

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 How To Maintain Dumpster Enclosures (And Why You Should!)

Maintaining the overall appearance and cleanliness of all different kinds of dumpster enclosures is a must not only for your own peace of mind, but it will encourage tenants to help with the upkeep instead of cause more of a mess. Dumpster enclosures include but are not limited to grease, food and waste, and recycling receptacles, all of which may be on the grounds of your rentals.

Ensuring your property service maintenance crews are aware of any and all enclosures at each of your properties is just as important as informing tenants of their location and proper upkeep etiquette. While the first step is making sure the receptacles and their surrounding areas are as clean as possible, it is just as imperative to encourage your tenants to help with this effort.

Fact is, if a property’s trash or recycling enclosure is a mess along with the area it resides in, tenants are less likely to make an effort to get the waste into the proper area! While it may seem like common sense, it would also be beneficial to include a list of what items can go into each particular receptacle; just another way to help encourage the overall cleanliness and ease of maintenance of all enclosures.

Why It Is Important To Keep Dumpster Enclosures Clean

As property managers and property management companies, you are contributing members of your community and have duties beyond the normal citizen. In managing apartment complexes, houses, businesses, or even storage spaces, you are responsible for the appearance and upkeep of the physical property and surrounding area. While you are renting these spaces to others, it is still part of your job to ensure they are properly maintained. This includes all types of dumpster enclosures that may be on your property’s premises.

Why This Matters:

  • Having trash littered around the area where dumpster enclosures are located is detrimental not only to the reputation of your company, but to the environment and community in general
  • It is important to research the waste and recycling enclosure needs of each specific property
  • In properly equipping residents and businesses with the enclosures that they need, chances are greater they will actually use the receptacles
  •  Many cities and towns have taken on ‘keep our community beautiful’ initiatives, this includes ensuring trash and other waste is properly disposed of

The Ins And Outs Of Different Types Of Enclosures And Wastewater Disposal

Beyond dumpsters, there are several additional types of receptacles that you may deal with at your rentals. It is important to you (and your tenants) know what each is for, and are aware of what items can go in the specific enclosure, according to your city’s regulations.

  • Food waste enclosures
  • Recycling receptacles
  • Grease enclosures

Lastly, becoming knowledgeable about the proper procedures for the disposal of wastewater used for cleaning these enclosures is also a must. If done incorrectly or sloppily, this can lead to public health hazards and be harmful to the environment and overall water quality. There are several methods for disposing of wastewater, depending on what it was used for. Keep these wastewater tips in mind:

  • All wastewater must be disposed of
  • Surface Disposal: this method spreads wastewater over the ground surface, typically near irrigation ditches
  • Subsurface Disposal: dispose of the wastewater into the ground either through pits or tile fields
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6 Property Upkeeping Tips For Property Managers

 

1.    Choose Your Tenants Wisely

Honestly, we can’t stress this one enough. We understand you’ll be tempted to fill any vacancies as quickly as possible to keep the revenue flowing, but it’s also critical that you have a process in place for weeding out the bad tenants and selecting the good ones – the ones who stick around for longer, pay on time, don’t damage the property, and keep it well-maintained for you. Check out our past blog post on tips for how to spot a bad tenant for more advice.

2.    Find An Emergency Plumber

Having a go-to plumber on your side is a must when it comes to effective property management. This eliminates any guesswork when you’re face to face with a broken sewer line or other plumbing issue at one of your properties.  Build up a good rapport with them, and make sure they’ll be available for your repairs anytime you call.

3.    Keep Your Parking Lot Clean

If you manage business or apartment complexes, you’re also going to have to deal with parking lot management. A well maintained parking lot can last you for years and years without issue – but the moment you slack on regular upkeep, you’ll start to feel the effects. Cracked asphalt, parking lot puddles, and potholes are some of the issues you can avoid with regular parking lot sweeping and maintenance.

4.    Don’t Procrastinate

Okay this seems obvious – it’s something you’ve been told over and over again since grade school. But seriously, don’t procrastinate. Don’t let that leaky faucet wait until next week, don’t wait until next month to look for a plumber or see about fixing that nasty pothole or roof leak. Address problems as they occur and avoid a mountain of chaos in the future.

5.    Keep Trees Trimmed And Healthy

Keeping your trees healthy comes along with the property management job description. Not only do they provide a nice aesthetic for your tenants, but healthy, well cared for trees also pose fewer risks to your property than neglected ones. Trees can pose a lot of problems for your property – tree limbs can fall and damage a roof after a storm, can mess with power lines, or can block entrances and exits to your parking lot. Tree roots can damage asphalt surfaces and walkways and pose tripping hazards. It’s important that you hire a certified arborist to maintain your trees and advise you on when a tree should be removed or replaced.

6.    Engage With Your Clients

This one is last, but definitely not least. Client engagement is key to maintaining good relationships with your tenants. Some landlords or property managers are very hands off – and that can be a plus for some tenants. However, we can guarantee you that just about every tenant will want you to be hands on when they’re experiencing an issue or have a complaint. Make your tenants aware that you’re easy to reach, and give them plenty of ways to contact you – online, via phone, email, or in person. Also consider issuing a survey to your tenants on a yearly basis asking them to evaluate their experiences with you.

Do You Have Any Property Upkeeping Tips?

We’ve given you our top 6 property up keeping tips for landlords and property managers – but we want to hear from you, as well. Share your tips and tricks of the trade in the comments below!  Crestview Property Maintenance  is the leading provider of lot sweeping services for any size parking lot or property.

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7 Benefits Of High-Quality Property Maintenance Services

If you’re a property owner or manager, there’s a good chance you’re swamped with a multitude of tasks each day. Between tending to your tenants’ needs and overseeing the operations of your facility, the last thing you want to worry about is fixing the dented sign out front or repairing the split asphalt at the back of the parking lot.

That’s where an experienced property maintenance team comes in handy. Property maintenance refers to the regular upkeep required to preserve or improve the condition of a particular property, whether it’s a commercial building, industrial facility, office space, or strip mall. A property maintenance crew is there to help protect your real estate, primarily by replacing equipment and materials, repairing damage, hauling trash, and cleaning.

Pressure washing commercial property and day porter service in Roseville, CA.In addition to giving your space more aesthetic appeal, property maintenance services can help increase the longevity of your property and cut down on future renovation expenses.

The best part?

With a team of professionals by your side, you’ll spend less time stressing about the condition of your property and more time taking care of business.

Read on for seven more benefits of high-quality property maintenance services.

  1. Moving Is Easy And Efficient

A stellar property maintenance team takes the stress out of moving. Whether you’re vacating a space or preparing to move in, they can help clear the area, haul heavy items like machinery and furniture, toss trash, fix minor damages, and scrub the place free of grit and dirt.

  1. Your Property Remains Clean

One of the best services a property maintenance crew offers is pressure washing, where a high-powered hose sprays dirt, debris, mold, and loose paint from concrete surfaces and buildings. It works for grimy windows, dirty walkways and sidewalks, store awnings caked with tree sap — you name it.

Pressure washing is a quick, efficient way to restore the cleanliness of a building or space. Plus, by eliminating mold and mildew, regular pressure washing lessens the chance that your property will fall victim to rotting and structural damage. That’s a major win.

  1. You Don’t Have To Worry About Graffiti

Removing graffiti in Milpitas, CAGraffiti isn’t just unsightly, it also has the potential to permanently damage your property. Plus, the long-term social and environmental effects of frequent graffiti are significant: repeated tagging can reinforce theft and lead to increased littering and loitering on your property.

That’s why it’s crucial to hire a property maintenance crew trained to eradicate the problem.  The team from Crestview Property Maintenacne uses environmentally-friendly graffiti abatement techniques to help restore your property. They can also conduct a surface analysis of your building and apply an anti-graffiti coating to help prevent paint, stickers, and markers from bonding to it in the future.

  1. The Details Are Taken Care Of For You

One of the major perks of contracting a property maintenance service provider is that you don’t have to fuss over small details, like replacing trash receptacles or sprucing up a building’s exterior with a fresh coat of paint.

A good property maintenance crew works to ensure that your property is clean, functional, and aesthetically appealing at all times. That might entail parking lot striping (to create more parking spaces or touch up faded, uneven lines), removing wall and floor stains, or replacing broken or beat-up trash bins.

  1. You’ll Get Swift Help In The Event Of A Storm

Bad weather can wreak havoc on your property, but a savvy property maintenance crew can lend a hand after a storm. They’ll clean storm drains, gutters, and rooftops, clear and dispose of built-up debris around the property, and help fix any damage that’s been done to the building, sidewalks, or parking lot.

  1. Your Property Stays Clutter-Free

Many properties, especially commercial and industrial facilities, suffer from illegal dumping, which is when people discard old supplies, trash, furniture, or equipment by dropping them off at a property instead of recycling or otherwise disposing of them in a safe manner.

Luckily, a property maintenance service provider can help you overhaul the massive piles of junk cluttering your parking lot or blocking your building’s back entrance. The professionals at Crestview Property Maintenance  have seen it all — they’re well-equipped to haul everything from tires and refrigerators to mattresses and old computers.

  1. Repairs Aren’t A Problem

As time, weather, and perpetual use take their toll on your property, you’ll want to have a strategy in place for fixing aesthetic and internal damage. A first-rate property maintenance service provider has the tools and technical knowledge to repair everything from cracked asphalt and concrete to broken signs.

If you need help with the upkeep and protection of your property, call Crestview Property Maintenance to schedule a consultation or learn more about our comprehensive property maintenance services. Our skilled team of professionals can take care of pressure washing, parking lot striping, ballard repairs, graffiti abatement, hauling, parking lot sweeping, and whatever else you need — no stress or hassle necessary.