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According to Chron, the role of a property manager is to “ensure that the properties under their care operate smoothly, maintain their appearance, and either preserve or increase in value”. Property managers are responsible for overseeing various facilities while complying with relevant laws such as the Federal Fair Housing Amendment. They have to balance the tenants’ safety and happiness with the laws, as well as maintaining what is cost-effective and efficient.
Some environment-related issues that property managers should specifically be concerned about include damage related to mold, burst pipes, flooding, fire and power outages. If property managers don’t take preventative measures to monitor these conditions, they can end up paying in time and money later on when disaster inevitably strikes.
Environment monitoring allows property managers to successfully manage their multiple properties without having to physically be on-site 24/7. Environment monitoring protects your facilities from costly downtime by tracking the changes in your environment. By proactively monitoring, you ensure your properties are always in the best conditions possible.
Room Alert provides superior environment monitoring because of our unique and trustworthy features. We have over 31 years of targeted industry experience since we were established in 1988. Our products are installed and trusted in over 180 countries. Room Alert supports users with alert notifications via email, text or HTTP post from anywhere at any time when there are any changes in their environment. Also with Room Alert notifications, users can go a step further and personalize their devices to schedule quiet times, multiple users and more. The changes that Room Alert monitors include but are not limited to: temperature, humidity, air-flow, power, flood and smoke.
For example, if a water pipe bursts in one of your facilities, Room Alert will notify you of the issues as soon as it can be detected. Armed with this information, you can immediately make an educated decision and prevent any further damage. Without environment monitoring, that unseen water leak would continue to cause serious water damage or even mold damage. Room Alert drastically reduces the risk and extent of environment damage through the key tool of prevention through alert notifications and 24/7 monitoring.
In another situation, a renter went without hot water for as long as 8 days, for 8-10 times over the course of six months. This property manager reported mold damage, water leaking and flooding. As a result of failing to maintain safe conditions, the property manager was cited with code non-compliance and was subsequently listed as a chronic offender. If this building had been protected by Room Alert, this costly and timely disaster would have been avoided.
If there is a fire, would you rather hope that your smoke detector works or have peace of mind that the alerts you created in our Room Alert Account portal will text you the instant smoke is detected?
According to Parks Associates, in mid-2018 more than 23 million US homes have professional monitoring services. As a property manager, investing in Room Alert’s environment monitoring is the best decision you can make for your business continuity plan.
If you have any questions or want additional information on Room Alert and how it can protect your properties against costly environmental damage such as mold and high temperatures, please visit our YouTube Channel or visit our Contact page for a free consultation with one of our dedicated Product Specialists today!