It’s Hurricane Time: Be Prepared with the Best Community Management Team

As South Florida residents are bracing for a potential hurricane, at Seacrest Services, we like to make sure that we have done all we can to minimize the damage to community properties and speed up your community’s return to normalcy.

At Seacrest Services of West Palm Beach, we are grounded in years of successful community association property management experience, and like to keep high-quality projects on track with the perfect end goal in mind. The Seacrest Services team can ensure our valued communities that the right equipment, tools, staff, and materials will be onsite when they are needed, and that all of our properties and communities are well-prepared for things like hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters.

Is your community and property ready and safe for the pending hurricanes during hurricane season? We can help you to be even more proactive to prepare for the effects of a natural disaster and to stay safe and organized throughout the rest of the hurricane summer season. Even though community association management during the summer months typically entails the need for more air conditioning maintenance, problematic mosquitoes, and other pests, it also means being ready for hurricane warnings. When it comes to property management, this is a very important time for proactive preparation, checking properties, and continuing with maintenance and repair “To-Do” lists.

If you are wondering what to do to prepare for the potential hurricane, there are things you can do immediately, such as going over policies, insurance, and home inventories, which are vitally important. You can also:

1) Document the conditions and prepare properties for any storm or hurricane by photographing and/or filming all of the main public property areas. Take photos with the date stamp of everything in lobbies and common areas, and make sure there are digital copies of any important documents stored in several computers and devices.

2) Create a plan for buildings to close down, and an immediate To-Do list, such as:

  • Turn off pool pumps
  • Move elevators to a higher floor so they don’t get flooded
  • Plan to inform residents of any building closures
  • Distribute an evacuation plan

 3) Give your association a list of disaster essentials for their residents to have ready, such as: a Social Security Card, passport, credit cards, proof of residency (electric bill or driver’s license), insurance policies, prescriptions, photos of their units, water, food, gasoline, propane, candles, and if possible, an operational, well-maintained generator.

There are many other things to do to be well-prepared for the event of a hurricane or storm in South Florida. It’s not just hurricanes that require an efficient disaster protocol; remember that floods can also devastate communities anywhere, because floods are not only isolated to coastal areas or flood zones.

Seacrest Services Protocol for an Extreme Weather Event: Hurricane Clean Up

Wherever you are in South Florida, at Seacrest Services, we like to think of our clients as partners. A strong work ethic that honors commitment can be hard to find in the world of property management in South Florida. Community property managers are responsible for the safety and comfort of the communities they serve, providing important skills and expertise that are essential to the successful management of associations. Part of our successful management entails having protocols for extreme weather event clean up.

There are three phases of extreme weather event cleanup with Seacrest Services, and our community associations provide pre-approval and work authorizations to allow for a seamless process. Phase one is the initial cleanup:

  • Seacrest Services will comply and abide by all the local, state, and federal government laws.
  • Seacrest Services will provide the necessary labor, tools, insurance equipment, and any vehicles that are required to clean and stack debris that may block community entrances and roadways.
  • Seacrest Services will remove trees from walkways, buildings, and automobiles, as directed by the Board of Directors or an authorized representative.

The remaining phases or steps to be taken as cleanup operations will consist of cutting and stacking debris along roadways, and removing leaves and small debris based on damages incurred in the storm.

At Seacrest Services, you get more than just the best property management team for hurricane preparation in South Florida; you have the opportunity to utilize our one-stop-shopping, all-inclusive community property management. Maybe it’s time to renovate with high-impact glass, improve your flood protection preparation, or even up your landscaping game to compete on whole new level with other elite properties and associations. With Seacrest Services, you can get:

  • Top-notch property management
  • Complete maintenance and janitorial services
  • Superior accounting and bookkeeping accounts payable and receivable
  • Budget preparation
  • Outstanding community association experience
  • Commercial and residential landscape design and maintenance

Choose Seacrest Services for Quality Preparation and Property Management

All of the Seacrest Services community association managers are state-licensed and undergo Seacrest’s extensive in-house training program. Their hands-on approach provides communities with the accountability and supervision that every property deserves.

Why wait until a major hurricane is hanging out off the coast before you take action? Call in the best local community property managers! Proactive preparation and maintenance for the rest of Summer into the Fall will help avoid many troublesome scenarios. Our innovative, proactive approach to property management is what keeps Seacrest Services the leaders in our industry and allows us to provide the highest level of service to your community and association. Call Seacrest Services today!