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How to Protect Your Residents from the Flu

As a property manager, you have most likely been laser-focused on safety precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in your community since March. But now that October is upon us, there is an additional health concern to stay on top of. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said, "This is a critical year for us to try to take influenza (flu) as much off the table as we can." Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like the flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever, according to the CDC.

A Call or Click Away: 3 Time-Saving Approaches for Attracting & Retaining Residents

Oftentimes, challenging times ignite innovation. For apartment communities, the most common step they are taking to prepare for the future is streamlining and automating business processes — in fact, almost half (48%) plan to do so, according to an AppFolio survey. This excites us, as we see so much opportunity for all of you property managers out there to streamline day-to-day activities. How? We’re suggesting three time-saving approaches -- which require just a call or click – that will help you do just that as you work to creatively attract and retain residents.

Apartment Communities & Covid-19: A Q&A with an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist

With so much information swirling about Covid-19, you may feel uncertain about how you can best protect your residents and staff. We are here to help. To get the facts, we went straight to a health expert – an infectious disease epidemiologist, to be exact. Meet Dr. Shira Shafir, a professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, as well as the Director of the MPH for Health Professionals program, in this Q&A.

Difference Between Cleaning and Sanitization

With the recent sensitivity to cleanliness and stopping the spread of COVID-19, many business and establishments are taking the extra steps to protect their staff, and for apartment communities, their residents. While cleaning services are currently used in apartments for move-out cleans and janitorial cleans for office and amenity areas, one might wonder why an extra service for Sanitization Clean is necessary. Below is the breakdown of the types of services:

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Trends for Google Searches of "Apartments" is on the Rise

While Google search terms are trending around everything happening in the world today, it's also told quite the story around the multi-family industry as well. The week of March 1st - google searches for 'apartments' were on the rise in an upward trend as one would expect for than beginning of the spring season. However, by the week of March 15th, things had dramatically changed. In alignment with 'stay-at-home' orders issued across the country, the searches for "apartments" fell drastically. Through the end of March, April and May however the trends started to rebound. By the end of May, trends started to resemble what 2019 looked like.

Residents Thoughts on Sanitization Onsite at Communities

In the past 2 weeks, as the country has opened up, the increased awareness of sanitization is evident everywhere. I go to the grocery store and the cart is wiped down for me before I take it through the store. I go to order take out and the menu is sanitized before it's handed to me and after I hand it back. Those are just two examples of how serious businesses are taking the safety of their patrons.

Electrostatic Spraying - What It Is?

Now that Rent Ready is offering sanitization services and we know the difference between sanitization and move-out cleaning, it might be helpful to explain the sanitization process being used to safeguard onsite staff and residents. To deliver this service safely and efficiently to your community, Rent Ready will employ an electrostatic disinfectant spraying technique to thoroughly sanitize all surfaces.

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