With Summer drawing to a close, and Autumn quickly upon us, the Cedar Heights staff often likes to remind our residents on how they might most easily transition their apartment to the new season. Read on to gear up for Fall!
- Maintenance will be in your apartment in about a month to replace your furnace filter in preparation for winter. With this is a great chance to turn on your furnace and make sure that it is heating your apartment properly. Please note that the first time turning your furnace on typically leads to a burning smell to be present. This is normal and to be expected.
- Colder weather means that outside critters/pest may try to get into your apartment. While we do monthly pest treatments on all of our buildings, any sight of pests should be reported to the office quickly so that we can get our pest control tech out to take a look.
- Make sure to inspect your windows and doors to make sure that the seals are in good shape and that there are no large gaps or damage to glass/frames/etc. This will be an important part of making sure that your energy bills are not astronomical come winter time.
- Make sure to clean out your fireplaces, and inspect the flues. We are more than happy to send a chimney sweep over to clean flues and chimneys that need a little love!
- With the change in the hours of daylight we will have, please keep an eye on the building lights and let us know if there are any that need replaced, or if there seems to be building light timers that may need adjustment (timers are typically changed starting in October to better illuminate the buildings during late fall and early winter).
- Not so much of a tip as a recommendation: with Fall coming up, take some time to enjoy the warm weather! Once it is here, it will be nothing but layers, falling leaves, soups and more. While we love Fall here at Cedar Heights, we can also appreciate how nice it is to dress in shorts leaving your apartment.
To all of our residents: Thank you for being amazing, and Happy Fall! We are excited to share another Autumn with you all in this little forested community we all call home!
Wow, just wow. Today has made us realize just how crazy things are going to be at Cedar Heights before they get better… Roofing and Gutter replacement is still underway, concrete work is now ongoing and grounds work is still a thing here each time we have a storm or see a heat wave that lasts a week or longer. While they are doing a great job and are moving quickly, we are still in for quite a time for most of the month of September.
Saying this, something we love to do at Cedar Heights is make lists, so we thought we would make a list of ways to survive the cleverly constructed name for our current situation: construction-ageddon.
- First, make sure that you are being careful when you walk through the community or into/out of your building. While crews are expected to clean up debris as they work and cone and tape off affected areas, we do not want anyone to step or run over a nail, trip on debris, materials or stripped areas of walkway. Be Careful.
- Please be patient with the noise. We know that it will be loud during the day when crews are re-shingling, putting up new siding or removing concrete. Crews work fast, so they should be out of your hair usually within a week.
- Contact our office about any damages or cleaning issues. If you see litter around the community or on your balcony/patio, let us know. If you find drywalling issues after work has concluded on your building, please get in contact with us so we can get our drywaller out to repair it. It is important that we get this information sooner rather than later so that fixes can occur.
- Make sure to remove any items from your balcony/patio that can be hit by falling debris. It is rare that damage to things falling occurs, but it occasionally happens, so it is important to remove those items so that it is not possible at all for damage to take place.
While these tips should help make this time a little bit more bearable, it is important to note a couple things:
- Crews almost exclusively work between 8am and 6pm. Thus, your nights should not be affected.
- This work will be done before you know it, and then we will be left with a gorgeous community with tons improvements. We are so excited for this to be done so we can all revel in the improvements.
Stay patient, keep your eyes on the prize and we will make it through this with the chance to enjoy a new and improved Cedar Heights Community. We absolutely can’t wait to be there…
August is here! Normally, the month of August denotes of a lot of things starting back up:
School opens back up for all ages.
Typically, vacationing rolls back a little bit as workers settle back in for the remainder of the year.
Pools start preparing to close.
People tend to start preparing for the temperatures to drop by switching their wardrobe, brushing up on their favorite football teams or the like.
Needless to say, August is the time for a lot of upheaval as we all get ready for Fall. With that said, we LOVE the work. This time of year is typically when we start getting our lots and sidewalks repaired, start planning our fall projects and start planning our need for sod and corrections to our lawns. It is honest work, but there is something about the process of making this a more beautiful place for our residents that draws us in. This year, however, we were able to get a few more items started! Please see below for more on some tasks we will be completing over the next couple of months:
- All of our buildings will be getting new roofs as well as new gutters. The time frame to get one building done is about 1 week.
- All of our building will be getting repainted. More on this will be emailed to residents once the vendors have the paint and are ready to start the work.
- Some of our buildings will be getting portions of siding replaced. This is still being reviewed, with more on this to be relayed to residents once it is completely decided.
Now, we ask that everyone understand that this work will not always be convenient. Concrete work will shut down some areas while it is underway. Residents may find debris while roofing is ongoing, as well as roofing crews being in the way of some parking spaces and sidewalks. The work will be noisy at times. We hope that residents will understand that this work, while definitely a good thing, will not always be enjoyable but will be worth it.
Take heart! After this is all done, our community will be quite improved! We promise that the work will be worth all the hassle, and can’t wait to share all the improvements with our residents once they are completed.