Tips & Tricks

How to Get Apartment Communities Ready for Winter

NAA Operations Insight Newsletter – October 21, 2015   Don’t let wintry weather surprise you. Put a preventive maintenance plan in place to deal with colder temperatures, slippery ice and mounds of snow. Even areas that are used to dealing with winter weather, such as Boston, were surprised by the magnitude of what last winter had to offer. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting an equally frigid winter this year, complete with temperatures below average and snow, so apartment-community owners and managers definitely need to plan ahead. Jim Dormandy, maintenance director for Dolben, shared his winter maintenance best practices for…

Heavy snow and roofs

SHERRY DONOVAN – sgrant@nshba.ns.ca @NSHomeBuilders Sherry Donovan is communications director for the Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association 902-450-5558 www.nshomebuilders.ca   The Chronicle Herald, March 28, 2015  Heavy snow on roofs seems to be a never-ending story over the past several weeks in terms of the effects the weather has had on the condition of roofs in Nova Scotia. The result of multiple storms, flash freezes and challenges with clean up has left many homeownwith ers scrambling to keep their homes safe from the added weight on their roofs. This has created a challenge for those who don’t know exactly what they…

Real Estate, Construction & Renovation

HERALD BUSINESS INSIGHTS Fall home maintenance tips for indoors and out Regular maintenance will not only save you money year-to-year, but will also help maintain the value of your home long-term NOVA SCOTIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® While you’re getting out your favourite fall sweaters, make sure you take the time to also perform seasonal maintenance around your property. Regular mainten­ance will not only save you money year-to-year, but will also help maintain the value of your home long-term. OUTDOOR TIPS Clean gutters and drains: In­spect and clean gutters, down­spouts and drainage areas around your home. These areas can hold water,…

Looking to dispose of an old inefficient fridge, freezer or air conditioner?

Efficiency Nova Scotia makes getting your old inefficient fridge or freezer off the grid easy! We pick up fridges and freezers province wide We remove the appliance from your home and load it on to our truck We ensure that your energy guzzler is properly recycled PLUS we reward you with $30 We also pick up room air conditioners! Retire a fridge or freezer and add in your room air conditioner and we will reward you with an additional $10. While an old, inefficient appliance in the basement or garage may provide additional storage, it’s not worth the additional electricity.  Appliances have become more…