Annual Fire Inspection and Pest Control application

July 17, 2017

Dear Owner / Renter,

The State of Florida requires our Condo Association to annually test our fire protection system (lights and horns) and to visually inspect the sprinkler system inside each condo and garage.  While we inspect each condo’s fire sprinkler system, our pest management company will provide its annual pest control application.

The inspections will begin on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM and end on Friday, August 11, 2017. We will enter all condos and garages between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm.  Our maintenance manager should have keys to all units and garages.

We will be turning the locks on all front doors this week to ensure that we have access to ALL units.  We will NOT be entering any units during this time.

The schedule is as follows:

Monday (8/7) Pest Control in Garages & Units

Fire Sprinklers Garages

Tuesday (8/8) Fire Sprinklers in Units
Wednesday (8/9) Fire Sprinklers in Units

Fire Sprinklers in Commercial

Thurs/Fri (8/10) (8/11) Fire alarm checks

You can expect periodic short bursts from the alarm horns in residential units and in commercial units.

  1. If you have pets, and you are not home for the inspection, please put them in a bedroom so they don’t run out the door when we open it.
  1. If you are not home, the inspector and our maintenance manager will enter your unit.
  1. If you opt out of pest control service you are not entitled to free pest control services until the next annual application.

Please let us know if you plan to opt out of the pest control service. (You can not opt out of the sprinkler inspections.)

 

PLEASE DISABLE YOUR ALARM SYSTEMS DURING THIS WEEK.

 

 


HIGH HUMIDITY

 Dear Owners and Residents,

Residential units in Tuscany Square tend to experience a high level of humidity during the winter.  The effect of this humidity is seen most clearly in the form of water droplets on window surfaces, dampness on walls, and small dark spots, usually on walls near the windows or in other high humidity locations such as bathrooms and kitchens.

You need to be aware that the quality of each unit’s interior air and the potential consequences of untreated high humidity (water droplets, dampness, dark spots) are the responsibility of the unit owner and resident.  The Association bears responsibility only if there is clear evidence of water intrusion from outside the unit.

There are several recommended steps that unit owners and residents can follow to prevent the build-up and consequences of excessive humidity.  The most important of these is the purchase and use of a dehumidifier.  Turning on a dehumidifier during the hours when the kitchen and bathrooms are in use is especially important.  We also recommend using the bathroom fan when showering. In addition, some, but not all, unit owners have found that slightly cracking a window open to barely break the seal is also helpful.

We again urge all owners and residents to address the high humidity in their units. If you observe dark spots, please contact Skip Brannan at  (386) 478-8876 or the e-mail address below. We will assist you in removing dark spots as long as your unit has an operating dehumidifier.  Without a dehumidifier our assistance would provide only temporary relief, and the spots would shortly reappear.

We want your interior air quality to be at a high level, so please don’t hesitate to ask us questions or to seek our advice.


 

 

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