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WATER YOU WORRIED ABOUT: Water and Fire Emergency Tips

Your home is your safe haven, but do you know what to do when disaster strikes? The two most common property disasters are water or fire emergencies.  First and foremost, don’t panic!  Following you will find some tips to mitigate further damage when you have a property emergency. Water Emergencies Water is the most common

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DON’T TAX YOURSELF: KSN Breaks Down Taxes

One of the most important factors to successfully managing community associations is building relationships with experts in the industry. When it comes to experts, the first thing many people think of is attorneys. We look to community association attorneys’ expertise to decipher, and interpret, the laws and documents that govern community associations. Our friends at

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PSI News

MANAGING TO STAY STRONG: Our COVID Year in Review

As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all looking back on where we were a year ago and how our “new normal” looks. 2020 was PSI’s 45th anniversary of being in the business of Community Association Management and our plans for open houses and celebrations came to a halt. I cannot help but remember Cathy Ryan, PSI’s

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DON’T BE FUELISH: Tips for Saving Energy and Staying Warm

Living in Illinois and Wisconsin we know that no matter how warm it may be in March, a bitter cold spell is always lurking right around the corner. We also know that when the cold hits, our energy bills skyrocket. Tim Johnson of McBath Construction provided us with some helpful tips below to save money

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BURSTING YOUR BUBBLE: What You Need to Know About Frozen Pipes

If you live in the Chicagoland area you know our winters can get bitterly cold, so cold that we fear taking one step outside will turn us into a human popsicle. What this means for a plumbing company is a flood of service calls due to frozen pipes and burst pipes that can cause extensive

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DAM IT’S COLD: Ice Damming and How to Deal with It

As residents of the greater Chicagoland area, we are no strangers to humid, hot summers and blisteringly cold winters. Oftentimes bitter winters bring with them troubles that homeowners are not prepared for. One such trouble is ice damming. At Property Specialists, Inc. we always want to make sure we are providing our communities with the

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CAI

A GUIDING LIGHT: How Community Associations Institute Helps Homeowner Leaders Succeed

Through our tenure, Property Specialists, Inc. has always looked to the Community Associations Institute as a resource to help guide homeowner volunteers and community association managers alike. With the collection of experience and knowledge that CAI has gathered in its 45+ years in the industry there is rarely a situation that they have not come

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Coyote Ugly: How do I get rid of them?

In the old days coyotes stayed away form humans… for the most part.  They liked high hills and open terrain.  With municipal boundaries growing and coyote habitats shrinking, humans and this dog like predator were on an inevitable collision course with one another.  So what can we do? Eliminate Their Food Source: Urban coyotes have

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Honest Bidding Benefits our Communities

We may be based in Illinois, but we don’t subscribe to the same philosophy as the reputation of many of our politicians.  Simply put, PSI does not believe in or tolerate pay to play.  We don’t make side money pushing company owned contractors.  We work for the best interests of our clients. Can your management

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Roof Leak During a Storm? Here is what to do…

Summary: Thunder and lightning storms are Mother Nature’s own version of a Fourth of July fireworks display.  You get all the majesty of an illuminated sky with the percussion of a marching band.  Its great to sit back and watch from the safety of your bedroom window… until you start to feel that drop of

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