Posts categorized: Helpful Tip

Helpful Tip, Property Management /

Pests on Your Property

by: Mike Boehm, Orput Companies Property Management Director

I have been fortunate during my career and have not dealt with many pests that slither, craw, fly, or walk on four legs. I have encountered bald faced hornets, mice, geese and raccoons on a few occasions. Trapping and eradicating the raccoons proved to be a challenging and time consuming task. I used a licensed live animal control expert who visited the site on a daily basis until the issue was resolved. I was happy with the results and have used his services on more than one occasion.

When asked if a maintenance team should take care of hornets or other pests I always suggest using a licensed service, the third party vendor will have insurance in case something doesn’t work out as planned and will typically treat areas until the issue is solved without additional charges. Please read this IREM blog post for further information.

photo credit: Ryan McGuire
Helpful Tip, Retail /

Consider Vinyl Plank

by: Mike Boehm, Orput Companies Property Management Director

Are you moving-in or remodeling? Vinyl plank flooring is a great option in a retail setting, the cost to install is higher but the maintenance cost is lower and the life expectancy is much longer than carpet. Some of the styles are water resistant making this a great option for retail users located in a cold weather state.

Read more about how interior design trends are shifting to vinyl options.

photo credit: Seemi Peltoniemi