Summer is in full swing, and with it comes summer storms. When bad weather comes knocking, for an HOA managed neighborhood, it can mean a lot of cleanup work. That cleanup work can feel quite overwhelming for all parties involved! That’s why Rowcal, a Roseville property management company, breaks the process down below.
Take Care of the People First
Depending on how severe the weather was, your neighbors and friends are bound to be a little shaken up. It’s a good idea to go from house to house and ask if everyone is alright—once the weather has cleared, of course. To calm and reunite an anxious neighborhood, do the following:
● Call an Emergency Meeting. Of course, you might not want to call it an “emergency meeting;” that can stoke the fears of an uneasy neighborhood. Rather, if possible, simply call an impromptu meeting of the board for the mere sake of emotional support. Take shelter in the strong community your HOA has forged.
● Ask your Neighbors What You Can do to Help. Depending on the severity of the storm, entire rooms may have been taken out of any given house. This could leave your neighbors without such necessities as a stove or running water. Gently ask if there is anything you can do to help; if you are struggling too, your neighbors will no doubt return the favor.
● Set Aside Differences. Now is not the time to bring up old spats with struggling neighbors. Right now, you need to focus on uniting your neighborhood emotionally so you can begin cleanup work.
Start the Cleanup Work
Once your neighborhood has some steady ground to stand on, then you can focus on making things livable and lively again. Consult your HOA’s rulebook, and, depending on the situation, decide if you need to hire a project management service to fix up the landscaping and other damaged areas.
Be careful in pressuring your neighbors to return their houses to protocol. If the storm was quite severe, they may need time to recover emotionally and financially before they can return to their home’s upkeep.
Need Help with Storm Cleanup? Contact Rowcal Today
Cleaning up after disaster strikes is a major undertaking and not one that should be faced alone. Contact Rowcal today for expert help in bringing your HOA neighborhood together again. If you would like to know more about the products and services we provide, call us at 651-233-1307. You can also message us on our contact page.