Is Legionnaires’ Disease Lurking in Your Vertical Community?



If you have cooling towers at your community you might want make sure they are disease free. The Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia caused by “legionella” bacteria, named for a 1976 outbreak following an American Legion convention in Philadelphia.  Continue reading

ProTec Announces New North San Diego County Office Location

ProTec Vista Office

ProTec Building Services (ProTec), the HOA industry leader in repairs, maintenance, inspections, and construction announces the opening of a new office location in Vista, CA.

“With the opening of our North County San Diego (Vista) office we wanted to locate our operation’s hub directly in the center of our client’s communities.  Our goal is faster emergency response time, bids, and ease of serving our client’s every need. ” – J. David Rauch, President of ProTec Building Services

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Playground Inspections


Spring is around the corner and that means more family trips to the community playground. Playgrounds have special maintenance requirements due to the use and abuse by children and winter rains. Continue reading

Ooops I Just Spilled! How to Properly Clean Carpets



Red wine, soda and queso dip sounds like so much fun to start, but when it ends up ruining Clubhouse carpets it’s not so fun after all! Parties, meetings, hang outs, you name it, the clubhouse has seen its fair share of dirty sneakers and “oops I just spilled…”.  When it comes to high level carpet cleaning, a dab of Spot Shot just doesn’t do the trick, a seven step process is needed.  Continue reading

Gutter Cleaning Time Again

gutters_bigHere in Southern California there are usually only two good months to clean gutters – December and January.  It’s important to wait until December because only then will all of the leaves have fallen off of the deciduous trees.  Consider what a waste it would be to clean your gutters in October only to have a blanket of leaves re-clog your gutters in December.  Continue reading