Interview with Karen Conlon, President and CEO of Sequoia Grove Consulting, Inc.
Karen Conlon is widely recognized as one of the key leaders that transformed California’s community management industry from an unfamiliar occupation into a professional “credentialed” career. Karen, along with a group of HOA management company owners, formed CACM in 1991 to create a “professional organization dedicated to ensuring the quality and standards of practice in […]
Correct Rain Gutter Cleaning
It’s October and we’re having our first rainy week here in Southern California and there will definitely be more rain this winter. It’s time for you to obtain bids for the cleaning of your HOA’s rain gutters and to perform your annual roofing maintenance inspection. By performing a regular roofing maintenance (which includes gutter/downspout cleaning) […]
Time For Annual Mechanical Equipment Service
ProTec Building Services professional facility engineers support your buildings’ systems by making sure each component stays up to date. Annual service checks to the building’s Hot Water and Cooling Tower components are required to maintain your warranties. It is important to complete the repairs as needed, our annual service program includes:
El Nino or Arkstorm, What’s the Difference?
There is talk in the meteorological community about the possibility of a 100-year storm event hitting California and the West Coast. The last time that happened was in 1862 when the Great Flood of 1862 hit California, Oregon and Washington causing millions in property damage and many deaths. What is the cause of this talk? […]
Our four year drought has finally shown Californians that we do not live in a tropical paradise but in a desert. We’ve got to start emulating our neighboring states (Arizona and Nevada) water saving practices. Even better, we should follow the example of Israel who has been dealing with drought since it became a nation. […]
El Nino this Winter? The Real Thing or Another Dud?
If you are a skier, surfer or meteorologist you were most likely disappointed when last winters predicted El Nino never appeared. It felt like an NFL Super bowl was put on, but one of the teams didn’t show! Well, now that we’ve recovered, word is spreading that it’s not only “for real” this time, but […]
Spring is around the corner and that means more family trips to the community playground. Playgrounds have special maintenance requirements due to the use and abuse by children and winter rains. Plus, without proper care and maintenance tot lots can pose an extra degree of hazard to children with dangers posed by splinters, outdated or broken […]
California task force cracks down on unlicensed building contractors
From The Los Angeles Times A surprise sweep for unlicensed building contractors has resulted in 104 enforcement actions by a multi-agency state task force. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced Monday that the sweep hit off-the-books operators in 11 counties on June 20 and 21. Investigators carried out the enforcement actions in Los Angeles, Orange, […]
Stain Removal Tricks – from the Queen of Clean
Sometimes removing stains can seem futile. When you are in the maintenance business futile is not a word that clients want to hear. That’s why it’s important to be able to reach into your bag of tricks and pull out an assortment of different stain removing tools
Why wood pulp is world’s new wonder material
THE hottest new material in town is light, strong and conducts electricity. What’s more, it’s been around a long, long time. Nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC), which is produced by processing wood pulp, is being hailed as the latest wonder material.