Friday, January 25, 2013

Winter Weather Advisory

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the greater Baltimore area from 2:00-9:00 pm. Please check your local weather for the latest updates.

If you are unsure of your community's snow removal policy, log in to www.acmhome.com for more information. Stay safe and warm during the storm!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

iPads Distributed to ACM Community and Property Managers



  
Today is iPad distribution day at ACM! All Community and Property Managers received an iPad mini tablet device to be used to assist with property visits/inspections and while at association Board meetings. ACM has worked with Handteq, a local company providing mobile solutions for Community and Property Management firms, in the development of a property inspection app made specifically for ACM staff. ACM's Property Managers will begin using this app to conduct quarterly inspections of ACM's associations, included at no additional cost with our Full Community Management level of service. As we continue to use this app, other forms will be developed for use by Community Managers and Board members!

SenEarthCo, the online management system utilized by ACM, also has an app that Community Managers will be able to use while conducting bi-weekly property visits of associations to include violation inspections. The use of the tablets will streamline ACM's services making our company more efficient all while saving the association administrative expenses!
                                                                

Monday, January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

"The time is always right to do what is right." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ACM offices are open normal business hours today. Please visit us online, www.acmhome.com, or call our offices, (410) 997-7767, for assistance.
 

Friday, January 18, 2013

Another Purple Friday!


It's Purple Friday again at the ACM offices! Employees are showing their Raven's pride for the big game this Sunday!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cold Weather is in the Forecast! Keep Warm, but Safe

January and February are the deadliest months for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). And, heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires and home fire deaths. That’s why it’s important for you and your loved ones to take extra precautions during the winter.

Thinking of buying a space heater? The NFPA recommends that you make sure it carries the mark of an independent testing laboratory. Install it according to the manufacturer’s instructions or have it professionally installed. If you have an electric-powered space heater, plug it into an outlet with sufficient capacity.

Turn off space heaters whenever the room is unoccupied or when manufacturer’s instructions say they should be turned off. Portable space heaters are easy to knock over in the dark. Turn them off when you go to bed, or at least make sure they’re placed in lighted areas or out of high-traffic areas.

If you use a fireplace or wood stove, use only dry, seasoned wood to avoid the build-up of creosote, an oily deposit that easily catches fire and accounts for most chimney fires and the largest share of home-heating fires. Use only paper or kindling wood, not a flammable liquid, to start the fire. Do not use artificial logs in wood stoves.

Make sure your fireplace has a sturdy screen to prevent sparks from flying into the room. After the ashes are cool, dispose of them in a metal container, which is kept a safe distance from your home.

Make sure fuel-burning equipment is vented to the outside, that the venting is kept clear and unobstructed, and that the exit point is properly sealed around the vent. This is to make sure deadly carbon monoxide does not build up in the home

Other reminders from the National Fire Protection Association include:

 Don’t use your oven to heat your home.

 Inspect all heating equipment annually, and clean as necessary.

 Test smoke alarms monthly; install a carbon monoxide alarm outside each sleeping area.

For more information, visit www.nfpa.org.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Acmhome.com Registrations Reach 12,000!

On January 8, 2013, registrations on ACM's client portal website, www.acmhome.com, reached 12,000 homeowners! Homeowners that register for this site are able to pay association fees online, view their accounts, enter architectural or maintenance request, view association governing documents and much more! Register today to become part of the Website for your Home!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Purple Friday!


It's Purple Friday at ACM's Hanover office! Employees are ready for the big play off game this Sunday. Go Ravens!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

ACM Welcomes New Communities

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the following communities beginning services with us this January:

-Arbory Condo, located in Laurel
-Crofton Village Section 6 HOA, The Knolls, located in Crofton
-Ivydene Co-op, located in Baltimore City
-Summerfield at Mission Place Condo I, Summerfield at Mission Place Condo II and Summerfield at Mission Place HOA, located in Jessup
-Stone Lake Community Association, located in Laurel

We look forward to beginning our relationship with you in 2013! Happy New Year and welcome aboard!