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At The Hignell Companies we have been providing professional management services for California Homeowner Association Boards for nearly 30 years. We love sharing our knowledge and perspective. Give us a call at 530-419-6032 if you have any questions.

Food Safety During a Power Outage in Your HOA

April 18, 2018 at 1:01 PM / by HOA Manager

posted in Emergencies, Electrical

Power failures can be one of the most annoying and disabling occurrences in your HOA. Whether caused by summer storms, power lines crippled by winter ice, equipment failure, an overloaded regional grid or an animal disrupting a power line, electrical outages can be costly, uncomfortable, and without forethought sometimes even dangerous.

Association homeowners can face many hazards when a power failure occurs, usually without any warning, including losing refrigerated and frozen foods. Some food items can be salvaged, however, if you’re prepared.

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How an HOA Manager Helps the Board Prepare for Emergency Situations

September 29, 2017 at 11:00 AM / by HOA Manager

posted in Emergencies, HOA Management

When people think of an emergency, the first image that usually comes to mind is a natural disaster. But an emergency in your homeowners association isn’t always a flood or fire. There can also be financial or management-related emergencies that an HOA board is faced with. Most Boards aren’t prepared to handle emergencies and can benefit from the expertise of an HOA manager to help them plan for emergency situations. Learn what types of emergencies should be on the radar of your board members.

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Simple Steps to Prepare for Emergencies in Your Homeowners Association

September 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM / by HOA Manager

posted in Safety in an HOA, Living in an HOA, Emergencies

September is National Preparedness Month. Take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in your homeowners association. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Ready Campaign, think first about the basics of survival—fresh water, food, clean air and heat.

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