Property Preservation Winterization Systems and Types

Defining Systems And Types

Systems And Types
an excerpt from:
Property Preservation Winterization: Contractor Guide & Reference
Available in Kindle format

and as a PDF Download


The terminology used in this guide is standard in the construction industry. The word “system” is used when discussing various aspects of a building.  For instance, electrical system, plumbing system and heating/cooling system. (more…) Continue Reading

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Winterizing Sprinker and Irrigation Systems

Winterizing Sprinkler & Irrigation Systems

Winterizing Sprinkler & Irrigation Systems
an excerpt from:
Property Preservation Winterization: Contractor Guide & Reference
Available in Kindle format

and as a PDF Download

Outside sprinkler/irrigation systems need to be thoroughly drained. In cold weather areas these systems are typically designed to easily accommodate the draining of the system. Winterization of irrigation systems is best performed by a professional; usually a landscaping company but if you find you must winterize one yourself, these steps are pretty much the standard procedure followed:

turn off water supply to the system and zip-tie the shut-off in the closed position
insure your air compressor is capable of blowing out the irrigation plumbing system. Some systems are quite large. A compressor that can supply at least 150 cfm (cubic feet per minute) at a pressure of 75 pounds is sufficient for most residential properties. Continue Reading

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USDA Handbook Chapters Added To CubicYard Download Library

USDA Handbook Chapters Added To Download Library

More Free Downloads
Three new and free files were added to the CubicYard Download Library:

USDA Obligations Related To Property Possession and Preservation

The purpose of this Administrative Notice (AN) is to clarify the provisions of RD Instruction 1980-D regarding the content and submission requirements for Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP) lender/servicer real estate owned (REO) property
disposition plans (PDP) and incorporate guidance regarding occupied REO. Free

USDA Handbook Chapter 15: Managing Custodial and REO Property

The Agency assumes management responsibility for 2 types of properties: custodial and real estate owned (REO). Custodial property is borrower-owned property which has been abandoned. REO is Agency-owned property to which the Agency has acquired title, either as a result of foreclosure or conveyance by deed in lieu of foreclosure. This chapter outlines the requirements for management of each type of property. Continue Reading

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Property Preservation Contractors Should Be Washing Their Hands Several Times During Preservation Services

When and How to Wash Your Hands

When and How to Wash Your Hands

When should you wash your hands? Before, during, and after preparing food
Before eating food
Before and after caring for someone who is sick
Before and after treating a cut or wound
After using the toilet
After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
After handling pet food or pet treats
After touching garbage

How should you wash your hands? Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Continue Reading

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Safety Hazard Removal Procedures For Property Preservation Contractors

Special Handling Is Required For Hazards

Property Preservation Procedures
Health and Safety Hazards
Do not attempt to remove or correct health and safety hazards without proper knowledge, equipment and training if required. If you feel you are not qualified to remove or correct hazards you should contact local experts. Fire

departments have extensive knowledge of and training concerning health and safety issues. Never take any action that may compromise your safety or well being. Take photos and otherwise document the situation and contact your client. Continue Reading

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HUD Key Codes Are Indicated On Work Orders

HUD Key Codes

HUD Key Codes
an excerpt from:
What Is Property Preservation? by
Mr Preservation™


Once you have removed the  old locks as directed by your work order, you will install new locks that have specific key codes. Not all locks are necessarily changed. You may change only a secondary door, only the front door or both. The locks that are to be changed depends on a couple of things such as if the foreclosure process has been completed or if the foreclosure process is still in the works. Continue Reading

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Nationwide IRS Webinar

Nationwide IRS Webinar
of interest to
Property Preservation Contractors
State: Nationwide
Title: Business Use of Your Home
Date: September 10, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET); 1:00 p.m. (CT); 12:00 p.m. (MT); 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Location: Your office or home
Contact: SB/SE Webinars; Email:
Event Information: This FREE one-hour broadcast is for:

All Tax Professionals
Small Business Owners
Small Business and Industry Organizations

Topics include:

Simplified and regular option for claiming the home office deduction
Requirements for qualifying to deduct expenses
Types of expenses you can deduct and how to figure the deduction
… and more
Plus a live Q&A session with a Subject Matter Expert

Certificates of completion are being offered. Earn 1 CE credit – Category: Federal Tax. To register for the event, visit the Internal Revenue Service Webinar Registration website. This event will be archived on the IRS Video Portal for later viewing approximately three weeks after the date of the event. Continue Reading

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Florida Department of State

Want To Find A Florida Business? Go To SunBiz Florida

Need to find information on a Florida company? Florida Deparment of State, Division of Corporations, has designed specifically for that purpose. According to the site:

From here you can search and access filed information for corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, trademarks, fictitious name registrations and liens. Images of most filed documents can be downloaded at no charge and to make the filing process easier, most filing forms can also be downloaded. You can access the site from our link library. Continue Reading

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