November Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving to all from the board.

  1. Please let us give Carol and her team a final thanks and farewell. We appreciate all the time we have spent working together, solving many problems and countless meetings. Wishing all of them the very best. Carol’s office will be closing 11/30/2017.

  2. Please welcome our new Management team, ONIT. They are in the process of transitioning files, bank accounts, paperwork. Our lawyer has helped finalize our contract and we look forward to working with Erik and Calista Mendez starting 12/1/2017. Their information is at the bottom of this letter and just like our previous management company, you may call them with any issues.

  3. Our new management company and the board will transition all old records for review and develop a retention policy for appropriate records.

  4. Thanks to all who signed up for garage hydrojetting. It was a huge success and good discoveries were made. The remainder will be completed on 11/18 starting 9:30am. They have been notified. We are excited to have had such a big sign up as it goes to the interest and investment in our property. Mains were hydrojetted on 11/8.

  5. Tree trimming is December 7, 8a-5p. Please clear your patio and open your patio gate. We appreciate your help. This is an HOA sponsored event.

  6. Roof inspection and maintenance was completed with fixes done on Building 3, including cable removal. Gutters and screens were also inspected and repaired.

  7. Removal of ivy and cement installation under the bench at the Clybourn walkway was completed.

  8. Higgins Termites left a brochure at each door. We need 100% mandatory sign up. This is paid for by the HOA and goes to maintenance of common walls and beams. They offer multiple types of treatment, including non-toxic options. If you cannot be home, your HOA will gladly attend for you. The crew is fast and courteous. Dates are 12/8 and 12/9. The number is 818-768-2614. You must sign up. We want all to take advantage of this great service. Thank you from the board.

  9. Landscaping continues to undergo review. We are developing a longer term plan that can be addressed slowly to update and refresh. We will have some ground cover along the sidewalk perimeter to prevent the soil/mulch from slipping over mostly from dogs. Budget is always under consideration.

  10. The reserve study is completed and will be mailed out by the Management Company along with the 2018 budget.

  11. Our new Rules and Regulations have been finalized and cleared by an attorney. Please read them carefully and adhere to the recommendation for the best of all at the complex. These will be sent out from our new management company first of the year.

  12. Our CC&Rs have had minor amendments to bring them in line with new laws passed. Please review when you receive them. They will require a vote and 51% approval.

  13. A thank you to Julie Cooke as she resigned from the board in October. We appreciate her service and dedication to the complex.

  14. Next board meeting is 12/11 at 7pm, 4436 Kling.

Thanks from your board, and new Management Company:

Erik Mendez PCAM, AMS, CMCA

10153 ½ Riverside Dr,. Suite 335

Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Office (818) 861-7887 | www.onitpropmgmt.com

You’re in good hands because we’re ONIT!

 

Tip of the Month!

HOW TO PREVENT CLOGGED SEWER LINES

When most people think of clogs and other home plumbing problems, they might imagine a troublesome sink or toilet. While these types of clogs can be a problem, they are usually fairly easy to solve. Just about everyone has to deal with a clogged sink or drain once in a while, and a plunger or drain cleaning solution is usually enough to fix the problem. However, plumbing problems can be much more serious than a simple stopped up sink, especially in older homes. In the worst cases, a home’s entire sewer system can become backed up, a problem that often requires the services of a professional plumber. Fortunately, there are things you can do to maintain your home’s pipes and keep your sewer system from clogging.

Use Enzyme Cleaners on Your Drains Monthly

The simplest thing you can do to keep your drains clear is to use a drain cleaner once a month. There are quite a few different cleaners available, but it is recommended that you use an enzyme cleaner instead of a chemical-based cleaner. Enzyme cleaners are better for your pipes, your health and the environment overall than the harsh chemicals that are frequently used in commercial cleaners.

Keep Trees, Bushes and Other Plants Away from the Sewer Line

A common cause for clogged sewers comes from trees that are planted too close to the sewer line. Not only can the close proximity of these trees make maintenance difficult, but their roots can grow into the pipes, clogging them and even destroying them if the problem goes unchecked. Your HOA is having the pipes hydrojetted 3 times a year, but should a particular tree become a problem we will address its removal. Additionally our new Rules and Regulations will require any new trees planted in your patio to be in pots.

Avoid Flushing Wipes and Other Hygiene Products

The only thing that should ever be flushed down the toilet aside from human waste is toilet paper. Hygiene products, paper towels, disposable wipes can clog pipes and lead to more serious plumbing problems.

Handling Food Properly

Avoid using your food disposal as it puts unwanted material into the drains. Please don’t put ANY grease or oil down the drains.

Use a metal strainer in your sink to catch debris before it goes down the drains.

Perform a Maintenance Hydrojet Cleaning Once a Year

An annual cleaning can help keep your sewer line clear of debris and anything else that could cause a serious clog. Depending on how old your pipes are or how many clogs you have had in the past, you may need to perform these rooter cleanings more often, but most homes will be fine with one cleaning a year.

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