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Importance of Fall Maintenance & Preparedness

Jeff Struewing
Publication date:
November 25, 2022
Article Summary: 

The article emphasizes the importance of fall maintenance and preparedness in condominiums to minimize risks to the building structure and reduce liabilities with residents and guests. Key areas of focus include proper tree maintenance to prevent falling limbs, cleaning eavestroughs and downspouts to avoid leaks and slip hazards, checking parking lots and walkways for trip hazards and pooling water, reviewing grounds maintenance contracts for winter services, and considering self-serve ice melt bins in problematic areas. The article also advises booking repairs well in advance due to labor shortages and having backup plans in case contractors face staffing issues during winter maintenance.


Fall maintenance, winter preparedness, tree maintenance, eavestroughs, downspouts, trip hazards, pooling water, grounds maintenance contracts, slip and fall claims, self-serve ice melt bins, labor shortages, backup plans, winter maintenance.

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Jeff Struewing
Importance of Fall Maintenance & Preparedness
November 25, 2022
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