Spring Preventative Maintenance Tasks

May 30, 2013

Spring is the perfect time to get things in order and check out areas of your building to make sure that everything is operating as it should. Take a bit and take a few minutes to inspect the following ensuring your property in good working order.

 

Check the A/C

Have a qualified HVAC contractor come out to give your air-conditioning system a tune-up. To help lower your energy bills, do this every year to ensure the system is running at its manufacturer-rated efficiency. Also inspect your system’s condensate drain hose to make sure it is not clogged.

Roofs & Gutters

The hot summer sun can quickly damage a roof’s shingles, so you may want to call a contractor if you haven’t inspected your roof in several years. Clean out the leaves and other debris that have collected in the gutters. Next, check to see that they are safely attached and haven’t sprung any leaks. Also, make sure that downspouts direct water away from foundation to prevent a potential basement flood or foundation shifts.

Building Foundation

Inspect the foundation around your building. Look for cracks or imperfections, and seal them or call a contractor if necessary. Also look for low areas in the green space near the foundation that might pool water during a heavy rain. Level these yard depressions by filling them with compacted soil.

Being proactive in regular building maintenance will save you time and money!!

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Great for Families, Great for Business!!

May 17, 2013

Recently, the blog Movoto rated Omaha, NE the number one city to raise a family. The site used several criteria including cost of living, schools, and employment.  You can read the full article at: http://www.ketv.com/news/local-news/omaha-named-best-city-for-families/-/9674510/20192328/-/cacxb2z/-/index.html?absolute=true.

Along with being a great city to raise a family, Omaha is also a great area for businesses. Omaha is home to five Fortune 500 Companies: Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific, ConAgra Foods, Peter Kiewit Sons’, & Mutual of Omaha Insurance. Omaha is in line to host the Olympic Swim Trials in 2016, renewed a contract to continue hosting the NCAA College World Series, and has begun a 33 million dollar improvement plan for the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.

Omaha and its surrounding cities are continuing to thrive and expand. PropertyBanc is proud to be a part of this prospering community.