Property management of multi-family residences is a full-time job. Rent must be collected, repairs made, neighbor disputes resolved…the list is seemingly endless. On top of this, the property manager is often the first contact in the event of a disaster, which is a huge responsibility. In these cases, it’s best to make detailed records when possible and contact the appropriate professionals. However, preventative measures and post-cleanup work fall back to the property manager. Here are some restoration tips to keep your buildings safe and looking brand new.
Water Damage Restoration
Water damage can be an absolute disaster for property managers and owners. Tenants are displaced, causing a loss of revenue, and it can cause permanent structure damage and mold growth if it’s not taken care of quickly and efficiently. The first concern, then, in the case of water damage is to act fast and call trusted professionals. It may be tempting to take on the project yourself in an effort to save on cost. However, for example, that water that seems to be gone from the flooring has most likely seeped in somewhere underneath. Furthermore, it will continue to weaken the structure of your property, threaten the electrical system, and create an environment hospitable to mold growth until it’s properly dried. The dollars you save on the front end could easily multiply in cost down the road.
Mold Remediation and Restoration
Once everything is probably dried, you may want to consider a good mold resistant coating to prevent the proliferation of fungi. Bioesque’s Mold Resistant Coating is available in clear and white finishes and features an EPA-registered fungicide in a 100% acrylic water-based coating to ensure long-term protection. It’s also worth considering as you’re restoring a property in between tenants. Mold can be a health hazard for residents and can cause litigation problems for you down the line. Know the signs of mold, for example dark colored grouting or dark spots on the wall. Be sure to sanitize after a move-out inspection. Bioesque’s Botanical Disinfectant Solution kills 99.9% of mold in just three minutes of dwell-time. Meanwhile, our Mold and Mildew Stain Remover can take care of unsightly spots once the area has been properly disinfected. In the case of a large outbreak, again, it’s best to call in professionals.
Fire Damage Restoration
Fire is another nightmare when it comes to property management. The structural damage, the water damage that follows, and soot residue are all costly and disrupt lives. Like water damage restoration, the best thing you can do is act quickly and leave the work of rebuilding to trusted professionals. However, even after the pros leave, you may be left with units that continue to smell like smoke. The Bioesque Smoke & Odor Encapsulant is a water based protective coating that can be used to paint over existing fire and smoke damage on most surfaces to eliminate odors and block stains. Our advanced odor encapsulants treat malodors at the source and prevent them from ever returning.
A Safer Way to Clean
Cleaning chemicals like bleach, chlorine, and ammonia are very effective, but come with an added cost: they’re harsh, toxic, and terrible for the environment. Bioesque Solutions was founded on the principle that there must be a safer way to clean without sacrificing the power of these chemicals. With a formula that is free of bleach and other harsh chemicals, Bioesque’s full range of cleaning products is a great choice for hazard-conscious or environmentally sensitive settings.