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Cold Weather Notes

Colder weather is on its way and with temperatures at, or below freezing, we would appreciate your assistance to help prevent the inconvenience of frozen pipes in your apartment.  Please follow these instructions while the weather remains below freezing:

  1. Leave cabinet doors under sinks open during prolonged cold periods so that warm air can reach plumbing pipes and drains.
  2. If your apartment has plumbing on an exterior wall, be sure to run water from this tap daily and if away for prolonged periods, allow a slow drip of water to occur from your faucet during any severe cold period (make sure there is nothing blocking the drain so that water doesn’t accumulate). Check with your Manager if you are unsure.
  3. Notify your Manager if you plan to be away from your apartment for a day or more when the weather is below freezing so plumbing can be monitored in your absence.

Thank you for your assistance in preventing frozen pipes during this cold weather snap!

Holiday Safety & Housing Transition Support


JOIN KBC in SUPPORTING HOUSING TRANSITIONS
We are collecting needed items for Housing Transitions’ assistance of Portland’s homeless community.  Please consider donating the following clean and gently used items:

Coats, Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Shoes/Boots, Socks, Sweaters

Containers for contributions will be available in your building’s laundry room or lobby and Managers will be emptying the containers regularly over the next few weeks and bringing to the KBC office for distribution.  Thank you for your consideration.

HOLIDAY TREE & DECORATION SAFETY
Please review U.S. Fire Administration (FEMA) recommendations for fire prevention
1.   Water live trees daily and keep at least six (6) ft. from heat or fire sources
2.   Check holiday lights for broken/cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires.  Discard damaged sets.
3.   Turn off all lights on trees and other decorations when you go to bed or leave the house.
4.   Do not use candles on or near trees or near other holiday decorations.
5.   Check your Smoke Detector to ensure working.

Tenant Referral Program

Do you have a friend or acquaintance looking for an apartment?  If you refer someone to a KBC Property who is approved and moves in, we will give you a $200 Rent Credit in the month following the new tenant’s occupancy.  The applicant must advise the Manager with whom they apply that they were referred by you at the time applying.  We appreciate your tenancy and recommendation.