Grand Rapids Property Maintenance: Green is the Thing this Spring

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Small changes and repairs can be done by owners and property managers in Grand Rapids alike, to help make your property more eco-friendly. As we head into Spring, here are some tips to help you get started with your move to be greener!

Always start small: small changes are pocket friendly and can help bring big benefits in the longer run. Ask your electrical company if they provide renewable energy options. Such energy is clean and does not lead to pollution.

Tenants must also be involved in the green processes. Send them newsletters that give clever options of cleaning without the use of harmful chemicals. Tenants can also be made to lower their utility bills by lowering the thermostats or AC settings. The use of CFL light bulbs can help them save money by consuming nearly 40% less energy than normal bulbs.

Other changes which property managers in Grand Rapids and residents can make include minimizing the wastage of water. Tenants must be encouraged to point out leaking pipes and faucets. Managers and owners, on their part, must promptly repair these. This can reduce unnecessary wastage and help one save money on water bills.

Finally, when considering repainting the units, one must opt for eco-friendly paint products. Today, many are available and these also help protect the tenants’ health.

These ideas are simply the tip of the iceberg, lettuce that is! Speaking of which, a garden is not a bad idea either if you’re really getting into the greener route.

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Justin Bajema, CPM® is the Founder & President of Access Investment Group, LLC and Access Property Management Group, LLC. He holds the coveted CPM® designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).His love for everything Real Estate and business began with one book sent to him while he was returning back from the war in Iraq in 2003, "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki.Justin is a proud U.S. Marine combat veteran who served 2 tours in Iraq as an infantryman. He received the Purple Heart from Commander in Chief President George Bush for his wounds received in action while fighting in Iraq.He has successfully put together numerous real estate investment holdings from single-family homes to multi-million dollar apartment community deals.

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