New Jersey Property Owners And Property Managers

Property ManagersAre you looking for information that will help you make a good decision on hiring a a property management or snow removal service provider? Below, CLC has listed some information on major issues that might help you with your decision:

What are effective ways to manage risk for snow & ice? Hiring a dependable contractor who has the needed insurance to cover losses, and can prove it, is the first step. Some other items  that separate professionals from fly-by-night operators include:
Recordkeeping: Successful and low-risk providers will keep meticulous records regarding their snow removal services, including work logs, pictures, and more.

A good provider will always sign a contract that defines the desired level of service.

What happens if I hire a contractor who is not insured?
In short, your level of risk is increased. If you hire a contractor and who is not insured, and someone makes a claim against you or that contractor, you may be held liable. Don’t get caught being negligent by hiring an uninsured contractor and putting employees and/or others at risk.

De-Icing & Anti-Icing
Historically, snow and ice removal has been achieved with over-use of chemicals and the use of shovels, plows, and other equipment. In recent times, granular materials have become a popular and effective method for maintaining safe conditions during and after a storm. Recent innovations in the industry have lead to new findings regarding which products are effective and efficient.

What is De-icing?
Deicing is the reactive application of ice control products to driving or walking surfaces, to melt existing snow and ice. Deicing is performed after snow removal operations to melt any remaining snow and ice.

What is Anti-Icing?

Anti-icing is the pro-active application of ice and snow melting products to driving or walking surfaces prior to a snow or ice storm. Anti-icing helps prevent snow and ice from bonding to the pavement, allowing snow and ice to be cleared more easily. When used effectively, anti-icing can create some of the safest conditions in the winter, and be a cost-effective alternative to de-icing.

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Commercial Landscaping Ideas

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As a business owner, you know that the appearance and safety of your property directly effects how customers view and patronize your services. Whether with minor or major landscape enhancements, you can spruce up your property design to demonstrate your company’s commitment to maintaining a professional appearance. Use creativity, sensibility and simple upgrades to enhance your current landscape design.

Signature Shubbery

Mark your company’s territory by spelling out your company name or displaying your logo in plants and shrubs. Professional landscapers can trim your existing hedges or plant new shrubs that brand your company in an eye-catching way. Choose bright-colored flowering plants for the interior of your letters or logo. Colors such as red and yellow are great options since they are easy to read from a distance. Pick darker colors for the outline of the letters in your design. An exception to this recommendation is the use of your corporate identity colors, which may include two dark or two bright colors. In this case, use a style closest to your logo design.

Foliage Fortress

If you’re in a single-story building, create a beautiful privacy fence of dense foliage around your office space. You can avoid the fear of someone seeing valuables in your office from an outside sidewalk or parking lot and planning a break-in with the help of your foliage fortress. Place large palm leaves, trees and waterfalls in front of the window as an obstruction. Fill the space in front of your fountain and foliage with gravel extending it to the sidewalk.

Walkways and Patios

Give your employees a place of refuge during their lunch break with a stone patio filled with shrubbery and a privacy fence. This area is sure to enhance employee wellness and therefore retention by giving them a temporary getaway from the office. Stone walkways are essential around your property for pedestrians seeking access to your building from multiple entrances. A cobblestone walkway adds a welcoming touch to the front door of your business. Hire a professional landscaper to create walkways and patios with crushed stone and a drainage system to provide a solid foundation that your employees and customers can enjoy for decades.

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