Keeping the budget under control is crucial for any HOA. Having the property in tip-top shape is also very important. The good news for HOAs is there is a way to do both. So how does the HOA reduce maintenance costs without sacrificing quality?
At Fence Armor® we know plenty about maintenance costs. We also know ways for an HOA to reduce maintenance costs, while keeping everything looking great. After some research, we put together a post to help every HOA reduce maintenance costs and keep the property looking great.
Protecting your fence posts
A fence is a large investment. You need to protect it to get the most value and time out of that investment. By using a Fence Armor® product, such as Postsaver® Sleeves, you can ensure the protection of your fence for up to 20 years.
Fence Armor® Post Guards protect the bottom of the fence, just where a lot of damage happens. They are easy to attach and are made of American galvanized steel. Post Guards will not rust or deteriorate over time. Trimmers and weed wackers will not chip, cut or slice the fence posts when protected by Post Guards.
Postsaver® Sleeves protect the fence posts at the ground-line. They form an air and water-tight barrier against rot, termites, and moisture damage. Postsaver® Sleeves are easy to use and give lasting protection.
Fence Armor® products give your fence a long life while beautifying it. Post Guards and Postsaver® Sleeves last for many years and save the HOA untold amounts in replacement and maintenance costs.
Installing flower beds help the HOA reduce maintenance costs
Flowers look great on every property.
The best place to plant flower beds is around the home, the utility units, and other outlets. When the maintenance people do not have to stop and work around a unit, they will spend less time on the plot. You should keep grass away from AC units and down pipes too, as mowers can damage them, resulting in some expensive repairs.
Keep the beds simple but colorful. Not having to deadhead or do a lot of pruning will help the HOA reduce maintenance costs. "Time is money," as they say, so planting beds that require minimal maintenance can be a huge cost saver.
Hiring Full Service can help the HOA reduce maintenance costs
An excellent way for the HOA to reduce maintenance costs is going with a company that can take care of all your landscaping needs. Shop around and find a professional company that will do all the work but do it well.
Having a regular schedule keeps the property looking great. The HOA will find that typically companies offer better rates when they have a regular schedule.
A landscape professional knows what plants work best and how to care for them. The best companies will have access to good-quality plants and supplies at discounted rates.
Look after the water on the property
Water issues like leaks and broken or damaged irrigation lines can be very costly to an HOA. There are many ways to save money on the water bill and help the HOA reduce maintenance costs.
If you have an old irrigation system, it could need changing. Although this can be an unwanted upfront cost, it will save money in the long run. Choosing to go with a modern, low-maintenance irrigation system can keep the property looking great while saving you money on the water bill. Doing a few system checks can be a great way to reduce costs even further. Ones you should do regularly include:
1. Check your water pressure. Ideally, it should be between 40 and 65 PSI.
2. Survey your property for any broken or missing parts. These could cause your system to leak and over-water some areas, causing damage to your root system.
3.While repairing or replacing sprinkler parts, check to ensure the heads are correctly positioned for optimal flow.
4. Understanding the types of plants and greenery you have and their exposure to sunlight will help you determine an efficient irrigation schedule.
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It is essential for the HOA to keep on budget but not sacrifice quality. We hope these money-saving tips can help you today and in the future. Helping the HOA reduce maintenance costs can take time and planning. Fence Armor® can help with any project. Call us today for all your fence protection needs.
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