Owners of Apartments in Greater Cleveland beware!

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New Code requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors in certain Ohio buildings Be aware of what? A huge liability exposure for you as the owner of residential rental properties and apartments in Greater Cleveland. Be aware of carbon monoxide – the odorless, colorless gas that is produced any time fossil fuel is burned. Gas ranges, ovens, furnaces […]

Parking Lot Safety and Inspection

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How often do you get to your office go through the rear entrance and not even notice the condition of the parking lot your customers and guests see or not notice gradual deterioration of an item? Having a simple checklist can help. How often do you get to your office go through the rear entrance […]

Who Really Pays the Insurance Claim?

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Dealing with property claims is always a concern for you, the property business owner. Do you have enough insurance coverage for the loss? What if the loss is caused by a defective appliance such as a refrigerator, stove, electrical cord, and/or a water supply line? Suppose you are a landlord, and the property loss is […]

Mechanical Breakdown Insurance More Than Boiler Insurance

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During a heatwave, many systems are being worked to their limit. This heavy workload could cause a mechanical breakdown. Insurance for mechanical breakdowns/equipment breakdown can be purchased as a separate policy or as an endorsement to your commercial insurance policy, Equipment Breakdown: A standard policy will cover the following types of equipment. Electrical systems-Including electric […]

Apartment Safety Starts With Good Housekeeping

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When you think apartment housekeeping, you probably think of jobs like tenants keeping their units clean, the garbage being picked up from the dumpster and the front of the building’s street appeal. But what about those housekeeping items that, if ignored, could lead to safety issues? Lighting, exits, floors, and stairs, if not properly maintained, […]

Smoke & CO Detector Safety

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Anyone who owns a rental or investment property knows the importance of making sure their assets are well protected from dangers of damage. Maintaining a smoke alarm is more than just changing the battery and testing the alarm with a stick or by pressing the ‘battery test’ button. You need to know that it will […]

Splash into Pool Safety

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Finally the first weekend with beyond gorgeous weather, that makes everyone starting to think of all the upcoming summertime fun! If you own a pool at one of your investment properties, it may be time to start planning the pre-summer maintenance your pool requires. Everyone knows the saying “Safety first!” Therefore, let’s review some basic […]

AED’s: Don’t Let Your Business Go Into Cardiac Arrest

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The main goal of any business owner is working to increase sales and revenues. By growing sales more people are discovering and returning to your establishment. Unfortunately, the additional customers that are flowing in and out of the business increase the chances that somebody has sudden cardiac arrest. Currently, sudden cardiac arrest is one of […]

Would You Invest $100 to Save a Life?

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As the owner of rental properties, if you could reduce your economic loss by reducing the size of a cooking fire for approximately $50.00 per unit would you do it? You can do this with a simple item called StoveTop FireStop .   According to the National fire Prevention Association (NFPA) a kitchen fire starts […]

Apartment Owner’s Insurance 102

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Basic insurance topics for a Landlord were addressed a few weeks ago in my blog “Crafting a Solid Insurance Program for Owners of Apartment Buildings.” A new semester is starting (read more) The previous blog addressed property insurance including business income, general liability insurance, equipment breakdown, crime insurance and auto insurance. However, the owner of […]