Category Archives: Weather Preparations
No Atlanta apartment resident will forget the 2008 tornado outbreak that affected so many Atlanta apartments, homes and businesses. While the weather in Atlanta, GA delivers plenty of sunshine for Atlanta apartment renters to enjoy, the occasional storm is easier to bear when residents are better prepared.
Evaluate your living space and work area. Have a plan for where you want to be when the sirens go off, a place or room away from windows, overhead storage and fully enclosed within the property. The lowest level of an apartment or townhome is best.
Keeping an emergency kit ready with food, water and prescription medications can help limit the ill effects of a tornado on your peace of mind. Include enough water and food for 3 days for each person. Also, don’t forget Fido! Make sure pets are ok too, keep food and water for them. Rotate the items so nothing expires.
Maintain an up to date renters’ insurance policy. After a storm, the last thing you should worry about is replacing your possessions. Having a backup plan like insurance can ease the stress of rebuilding your life. Residents are responsible for their own property in an Atlanta apartment rental.
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The weather forecast for metro Atlanta indicates freezing temperatures starting this evening through Wednesday, January 23. Lows can reach down to 25 degrees these nights. We would like to remind you of a few freeze safety tips in preparation for the freezing weather.
1. Leave heat “on” at a temperature of at least 62 degrees to reduce risk of pipes freezing during cold weather.
2. Open cabinets in bathrooms and in your kitchen. This will help the warm air circulate around plumbing.
3. Let water drip in your faucets.
Following these few simple steps could potentially prevent pipes from freezing.
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Jamco Properties, Inc. is proud to offer affordable apartment homes. Unlike Ashwood Ridge and Lexington II set up to include gas and water in the rent, most multi-family housing in Georgia is not. Gas and electric bills can skyrocket this time of year, but you can take steps to stay warm and save money.
- Securely cover windows with plastic. Seal them by using strong tape and heating the plastic with a hair dryer to shrink it. Bubble wrap is a good idea too. The pockets of air provide extra insulation.
- Make a draft stopper or purchase one from a local retailer.
- Reverse the direction of ceiling fans.
- Use outlet insulators.
- Wrap your hot water heater in a special insulation jacket. Up to 25% of your heat bill can be from making hot water.
- Close unused rooms and vents.
- Turn your thermostat down. Wearing thermal underwear and eating hot soup are old fashion tips that still work today. Socks slippers and layers all help.