Safety Precautions for Landlords and Property Owners

As a property owner and/or management company, minimizing risk and maximizing tenant safety are paramount to almost every other issue faced in multi-family housing. Committing to these 4 simple things could mean the difference between safety and liability:

Make sure your units are easy to find.

Confirm unit numbers are big enough to be seen from the street in the event of an emergency. Police and fire should be able to locate every unit without having to search. If necessary, trim branches and prune bushes and remove any and all obstacles obstructing the unit numbers.

Regularly maintain carbon monoxide detectors and smoke and fire alarms.

Every unit should be equipped with both fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. It’s not enough to simply have them, but critical to create a regular maintenance schedule to replace batteries and test that they are in good working order.

Service Furnace, AC, and Ventilation Systems frequently.


Make it a priority to have all furnace, and HVAC systems routinely serviced for fire prevention and efficiency. Also, replace filters regularly. Clean filters lower energy costs and improve indoor air quality.

Inspect Electrical Systems

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According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), over 50,000 home fires are caused by electrical issues annually. Have systems checked and serviced by certified electricians as well as educate tenants about fire prevention and safety.

 For the ongoing safety of your tenants and to protect the investment in your property, consider a Turn-Key maintenance service contract with Stonebridge Builders. Stonebridge will create a schedule for all routine maintenance and be your go-to contact for any and everything service related. Call to schedule a consultation today.

Disclaimer: Do not rely on all links and citations for building accuracy. Owners should verify all current codes with their local building department and consult with a reputable General Contractor and/or Certified Professional prior to entering into a service contract or beginning construction.

Stonebridge Earns State of Colorado Cost Containment Certification

Stonebridge Builders is pleased to announce its recent State of Colorado Department of Labor Cost Containment Program Certification.  In 1989, the Colorado state legislature enacted the Cost Containment Program with the objective to decrease the number of employment-related injuries.  Companies that implement and maintain a standardized loss prevention/loss control program are eligible for certification. 

"We have worked diligently over the past few years to implement a comprehensive loss prevention program to help keep our employees and subcontractors safe while on the job site.  Construction sites can be a dangerous place if they are not properly managed, and we want to keep all of our crews out of harm's way," stated Chris Gustavson, Vice President of Stonebridge Builders.  "We are extremely proud to have achieved our Cost Containment Certification, and are especially thankful to our Safety Director, Justin Newburn, for implementing and managing our safety processes.  We couldn't have done it without Justin."

"From large commercial projects to basement finishing projects, keeping our team safe is a critical priority," remarked Ms. Gustavson.  Stonebridge Builders' certification status can be viewed at the following web site, which lists all companies that are certified in the State of Colorado:

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