• Important Dates to Remember
  • Updates at Hales Property Management
  • How to: Keep Pests Out of Your Condo This Summer
  • Best of The Hales Blog
  • Maintenance Tip: Fix a Running Toilet

DATES TO REMEMBER

August 10 – 12 : Hot Dog Fest
August 18 – 19 : Chicago Air and Water Show
August 23 – 26 : Comic Con
August 24 – 26 : Logan Square Food Truck Social
August 24 – 26 : Chicago Triathlon
August 30 – Sep 2 : Chicago Jazz Festival

 


UPDATES AT HALES PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Web-Portal: Did you know the web portal is mobile friendly? Click here to view instructions on how to access the site through your phone!

Office Hours: Our normal office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 5pm, and Friday 8:30am to 1pm. For afterhours emergencies, contact 312-666-0149, option 1. The online web portal is available 24/7 for any resident request.

Rentals: As a friendly reminder, owners who are currently renting or plan to rent their unit need to contact renting@halesinc.com prior to moving a tenant in or out of the building. Additionally, per the Illinois Condominium Property Act, all leases need to be supplied at the time of signing.

Are you aware of the Hales Rental Management Program? For more information, please fill out our rental services form.

If you are selling or refinancing, please visit www.halesinc.com/selling.


How to: Keep Pests Out of Your
Condo This Summer

Summer is the most popular time for pests to find their way into your home. In buildings with multiple units, a pest problems doesn’t just affect you – it also affects those around you. If you find yourself with a pest problem, or to simply want to avoid one, follow these steps:

1. Hide the Food.
The vast majority of the time, pests find their way into your home because they sense that food is readily available. Putting food away takes care of the problem.

2. Clean up.
For pests, other things also fall into the food category, such as crumbs (or that pizza slice) under the couch, or that sticky spill next to the garbage can. Increasing the level of cleanliness around your home will reduce these “problem spots”, lowering your chance of an infestation.

3. Seal any cracks to the outside.
Pests have to come from somewhere, and oftentimes it is easy to spot the window or door crack that is letting them in. If you notice one, seal it promptly, even if you don’t see any insects around it. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

These simple steps, when done regularly, should deter pesky visitors from your condo this summer.

 


Q & A

Q:  Where can I obtain a copy of my HOA’s bylaws and rules?

A: Your association’s bylaws, rules and any recent meeting minutes are available via the client portal on our website. If you access the portal and still can’t find the information you’re looking for, feel free to contact us!

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MAINTENANCE TIP:
Fix a Running Toilet

Do you occasionally see your toilet running continuously until you press the flushing lever a few times? When this happens, you could end up wasting a lot of water and raising your water bill in the process. It’s actually pretty easy to get into your toilet’s tank and fix the issue yourself for good.

 


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