Maryland’s Smoke Alarm Law – What You Need to Know

Maryland’s new smoke alarm law includes some requirements that took effect this year. One of our management companies, Ocean Point, Ltd. shared this helpful fact sheet with all of their community associations and unit owners. We hope it helps you too! What the law requires now Replacement of battery-only smoke alarms with new, 10-year smoke…

April Showers Can Cause Water Damage

April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring rainstorms that can cause flood damage to your property! Be sure to take the proper steps to protect your property. Check out FEMA’s “How to Prepare for a Flood,” which includes flood basics, info on emergency notifications and how to protect yourself before, during and…

Conducting a Condo or HOA Site Inspection

Regular property inspections are an important part of managing condominium or homeowners association (HOA) risks. Thorough inspections increase the safety and well-being of homeowners, protect property values, and reduce the risk of costly repairs and lawsuits. Why should HOAs conduct regular inspections? Conducting inspections regularly keeps an HOA on top of security risks, as well…

March is Ladder Safety Month

Ladders pose specific safety hazards, so it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the risks and safety rules. Falls from elevated surfaces are frequently listed as one of the top 10 causes of accidents in the workplace. Most of these accidents occur due to failure to follow basic ladder safety. To help prevent ladder injuries, practice…

Red Cross Month – Are you a hero?

Most communities with clubhouses have AED's installed in either the workout facility or pool area. However, you need to make sure someone knows how to use it! It is shockingly simple! In honor of Red Cross Month – try to get a few neighbors together and take a first aid and CPR class. Let's be…

Active Shooters – Be Aware, Be Prepared

What would you do in the event where a person randomly opens fire in a public place? According to the PropertyCasualty360.com’s article “Staying Safe: Mitigating active shooter risks”, the number of incidents involving active shooters has steadily increased over the last 15 years. In 2000, there was one active shooter incident versus 20 in 2015.…