Reminder To Maintain Heat

Freezing temperatures have arrived once again, and with them we remind everyone of their responsibility to adequately heat their unit.  Failure to provide adequate heat can result in frozen/burst pipes and extensive damage to your unit, your neighbour’s units and common areas, and leave you financially responsible for the resulting losses and repair work.  Please take the time to consider and implement the following when your unit is vacant.

  1. Keep your PTAC unit on and switched to “heat” at a low temperature.  This unit is the primary source of heat for the central area of your unit so do not unplug it.  Some PTAC models have a freeze protection feature, but it is highly recommended you do not rely on this feature as an alternative to the unit being on and the thermostat set low.
  2. Keep all your electric baseboard heaters on and set low.  In the event of a PTAC failure (or vice-versa for that matter) having both systems on could prevent freezing temperatures, at least until the failure is discovered.  Turn the thermostat knob on each baseboard heater counter clockwise until it you feel it click (it has tripped on at current room temperature), then turn it back 1/8 to 1/4 turn to set it low.
  3. Have someone routinely check on your unit.  If you do not have a friend, neighbour or such who would do so there are paid services available in the area to do this.  Depending on your property insurance provider there will be a maximum number of days your unit can remain vacant without being checked.

Thank you for your diligence in keeping yourselves and your neighbours protected from the perils of frozen pipes!

Be Aware of Conditions In The Parking Garages

Just a reminder that, with the arrival of snow and freeze-thaw conditions, the possibility exists that issues with water seepage into the parking garages may occur/return.

We recommend your take measures to protect anything you may be storing in the parking garage from exposure to moisture/water, in particular in the area along the foundation wall and about 5 feet back from it.

A permanent fix to this situation is a priority, but the solution is going to take some time to develop and implement.  In the meantime, to mitigate the issue we will continue to do our best to keep snow from accumulating on the ledge that is exposed around the perimeter of the buildings.

Remember, the parking garage is essentially no different than the unfinished basement or garage of any house.  Moisture, dirt, dust and exhaust fumes are not uncommon so use it with an appropriate level caution.

Thank your for your understanding!

Are you recycling right?

 A notice received from our waste collection service provider.  Thanks for doing your best to recycle right and keep contamination out of the yellow bin!

WM - Think Green

The Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling
The recycling industry is experiencing high levels of contamination – trash in the recycling – at a time when the requirements for quality (clean recycling) are increasing due to new policies implemented by end markets for recyclable materials.

Earlier this year, China began to limit the quality and quantity of material it accepts for recycling, impacting the recycling industry world-wide. As a result, our focus on quality is higher than ever, as we work to ensure the long-term sustainability of our recycling programs.

When non-recyclable items (contamination) end up in your recycling, they have the potential to turn the entire load into trash, resulting in contamination and additional processing and disposal costs.

Under your service terms, you may be assessed contamination charges of up to $69.00 per yard (based on the size of your recycling container) for excess contamination found in your container during recycling collection.

Here are some tools for success – follow these simple rules
to avoid contamination charges.

RECYCLING DO’S

 

DO recycle all empty plastic bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.

DO keep foods and liquids out of recycling.

DO keep plastic bags out of recycling.

RECYCLING DON’TS

DON’T bag your recyclables – plastic bags and film get tangled in the machinery.

DON’T include food-soiled items – they can turn an entire load of recycling into trash.

DON’T add sharp or dangerous materials like needles and electronics – they can cause injury to our workers.

DON’T toss in “tanglers” like rubber hoses and wires – they can shut down an entire recycling center!

DON’T include bulky items like propane tanks or construction debris.

Share these tips and post them as a reminder of Waste Management’s recycling guidelines. For more tools to help your team follow the do’s and don’ts of recycling, visit www.RecycleOftenRecycleRight.com.

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