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Watches vs. Warnings:

A tropical storm watch is an announcement that tropical storm conditions are possible within the specified area.

A tropical storm warning is an announcement that tropical storm conditions are expected within the specified area.

A flood advisory is issued when a specific weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance and flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning.

A flood watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur and conditions are favorable to occur.

A flood warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening and flooding is imminent or occurring.

A hurricane watch is an announcement that hurricane conditions are possible within the specified area.

A hurricane warning is an announcement that hurricane conditions are expected within the specified area.

Say NO to Mosquitoes

Say No To Mosquitoes!!

Destroy or dispose of containers that collect and hold water. Do not allow water to accumulate in the saucers of flowerpots or in pet dishes for more than two days.

Clean debris from rain gutters and remove any standing water under or around structures, or on flat roofs. Check around faucets and air conditioner units and repair leaks or eliminate puddles that remain for several days.

Change the water in birdbaths and stock ornamental pools with top feeding predacious minnows. Known as mosquito fish, these minnows are about an inch-and-a-half long and can be purchased or native fish can be seined from streams and creeks locally.

Treat ornamental pools with biorational larvicides under certain circumstances. Commercial products “Mosquito Dunks” and “Mosquito Bits” can be purchased at many hardware/garden stores. Pre-Strike Mosquito Torpedo that kills developing mosquitoes using insect growth regulator technology is available at many home/garden and pet specialty stores.

Fill or drain puddles, ditches and swampy areas, and either remove, drain or fill tree holes and stumps with mortar. These areas may be treated with Bti or methoprene products, also.

Check for trapped water in plastic or canvas tarps used to cover boats, pools, etc. Arrange the tarp to drain the water.

Many garden centers and hardware stores offer a number of repellants, foggers and other mosquito treatments and traps.

Are You Ready for Hurricane Season 2016?

The NOAA Climate Prediction Center expects the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season to be near normal. What that suggests is that this season, which began on June 1 and extends through November 30, will bring 10-16 named storms. Of those, 4-8 could become hurricanes, with 1-4 growing to major hurricane status (winds of 111 mph or stronger).

Already this year we’ve seen 4 named storms, including Colin and Danielle in June – the earliest third and fourth storms on record in the Atlantic. This doesn’t necessarily indicate a more active season, but it does remind us that we need to be prepared at all times. Read More Here

It’t Time to FALL Back on November 1, 2015

(Info Provided by Apply Connect)

A little reminder with a Poem!

The end of Daylight savings will cause all of our clocks to fall back on November 1st this year (unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii). Use this handy checklist in printable form and fun poem to remind your staff, coworkers and even your residents of the things they should take care of to prepare for this winter season.

Spring forward, Fall Back” both require you to act!
As days get shorter and darkness glooms, check the batteries in all the rooms:
Smoke alarms and security feeds – both are vital safety needs.
Make sure they work, do a test. Protect those you love the very best.

Check the clocks, be sure they’re right to catch what lurks in the deepest night.
Not all clocks are on your phone, some must be set all on your own!
Touch the button, wind the dial (depending on your artistic style).
DVR and microwaves (remember when VCRs were all the rave?).

Auto timers on sprinklers and lights? Adjust them for the changing nights.
In autumn you can water less and save your plants from frost duress.
Illuminate your parking lots and help defend your precious tots.
Clubhouse, vacancies and laundry rooms? Make sure they’re lit – not dark as tombs.

Safety and security needs now done, settle in and have some fun!
Pop some corn and read a book, comfy and cozy in your private nook.
Or play a game of hide-and-seek, watch a movie cheek to cheek.
Don’t forget our two cents worth, to get you ready for November 1st.

Sign up for a free energy kit from Duke Energy!!

Sign up for a free energy kit from Duke Energy!!

Go to MyEnergyKit.org

    Duke Energy provides one Energy Efficiency Starter Kit per household over a 36-month period and you will receive:

      • Energy Efficient Bulbs (Energy Star Approved)
      • Energy Efficient Showerhead
      • Energy Efficient Night Light
      • Kitchen Faucet Aerator with Swivel and Flip Valve
      • Bathroom Faucet Aerator
      • Water Flow Meter Bag
      • Combination Pack of Switch/Outlet Gasket Insulators
      • Teflon Tape Used for Installing the Showerhead/Faucet Aerator
      • Hot Water Gauge Card
      • Duke Energy Labeled DOE Energy Saver Booklet
      • Duke Energy Supplied Product Information/Instruction Sheet
      • Glow Ring Toy

      Due to the recent news on Hurricane Joaquin being upgraded to a category 3 hurricane, Disaster One and PG Management Group, LLC bring you the following:
       
      Watches vs. Warnings:


      flood advisory is issued when a specific weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance and flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning.

      A flood watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a specific hazardous weather event to occur and conditions are favorable to occur.

      A flood warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening and flooding is imminent or occurring.

      A tropical storm watch is an announcement that tropical storm conditions are possible within the specified area.


      A tropical storm warning is an announcement that tropical storm conditions are expected within the specified area.


      A hurricane watch is an announcement that hurricane conditions are possible within the specified area.


      A hurricane warning is an announcement that hurricane conditions are expected within the specified area.
       
       

      October is Fire Prevention Month

      October is Fire Prevention Month

      Prior to your move in, or shortly after your lease was executed, your home was properly installed with
      smoke alarms and/or your home’s existing smoke alarms were tested and determined to be in working
      order*. If you have concerns that your smoke alarms were not properly installed, are missing, or are not
      functioning properly (after you have changed the battery), please immediately contact us by email pamela@pgmanagementgroup.com, and your concerns will be addressed promptly.
       
      Fire Safety Tips for your Home:
      Smoke detectors should be installed on every level of your home and outside of all sleeping
      areas.
      Test smoke alarms monthly and change alkaline batteries at least once every year, or as
      instructed. You can use a date you already know, like your birthday or when you change your
      clocks, as a reminder.
      Smoke alarms should be installed away from air vents.
      Smoke alarms should be installed on the ceiling or wall, at least 4 inches from corners or
      according to manufacturer’s instructions.
      If a smoke alarm sounds during normal cooking or when bathing, press the hush button if the
      smoke alarm has one. Open the door or window or fan the area with a towel to get the air
      moving. Do not disable the smoke alarm or take out the batteries. If this happens often, the
      smoke alarm will need to be relocated
      Prepare and practice an escape route with all residents in the home, including children.
      Know two ways to exit from every room in your home.
      Make sure safety bars on windows can be opened from inside your home.
      Keep clothes, blankets, curtains, towels and other flammable items at least three feet from
      space heaters, and away from stove burners.
      Place space heaters where they will not tip over easily.
      Clear away trash, flammables and decorative materials.
      Never leave cooking unattended.
      Be sure your stove and small appliances are off before going to bed.
      Check for worn wires and do not run cords under rugs or furniture.
      Never overload electrical sockets.
      Keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children.
      Never leave cigarettes unattended. Never smoke in bed and make sure cigarette ashes are out.

      For more fire prevention information, visit www.usfa.fema.gov/campaigns/smokealarms.

      The above information was brought to you today by Carrington Property Services, LLC and PG Management Group, LLC

      New and Improved Move In, Mid Lease, and Move Out walk thru reports!!

      EFFECTIVE August 8, 2015, PGMG is pleased and excited to provide New and Improved Move In, Mid Lease, and Move Out walk thru reports!! Owners and tenants will receive the same photos as always, but in a nicer, more friendly layout!! These reports will now be added to the Owner Portal and will be emailed to the Tenants!
      If you are a current owner, stay tuned because the next report you receive, whether it be a move in , mid lease, or move out, will now be in the new layout and published to your Owner Portal!
      I love it when a plan comes together!!

      Resident Insurance

       Accidents happen. When they do, it’s important your tenants have insurance in place.
      This reduces your risk and protects your investment’s profitability.

      As a property management company, we have been requiring resident insurance (renters insurance) from our tenants.

      This helps protect your properties from accidental tenant-caused damage (like kitchen fires or water damage), as well as their personal belongings.

      Tenants are required to provide proof of renters insurance within 30 days of their move in date.

      However, effective August 15, 2015, should the tenants not provide proof of insurance, we will be requiring the tenants to otherwise enroll in our own tenant legal liability insurance program. (an addendum will be attached to their lease)

      This tenant liability insurance protects you (the owner/landlord) from having to pay out of pocket for repairs that are truly a tenant’s responsibility. However, the tenants will understand that liability insurance will not cover their personal belongings.

      This liability insurance policy coverage will cover the following:

      • tenant liability to the landlord for damage to the leased property (limit of $100,000 per occurrence).
      • Covered losses include fire, smoke, explosion, water damage, backup or overflow of sewer or drain, falling objects, riot, civil commotion.

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