I am pleased to report that our new equipment was delivered, installed, and certified yesterday. We have been given the clearance to proceed with maintenance on the façade of the buildings.
Our window washers are currently at another project and are scheduled to be back at Park Laurel on Monday, November 1st.
The North Tower will be fully cleaned that week. The following week, they will transfer the new single-man basket over to the South Tower to clean the windows that they weren’t able to reach.
Since we have a few weeks, I’m working to see if the waterproofing company can come this month and repair the windows that are leaking. I should have an answer on this by tomorrow and will let you know.
Next year, we will be back on track with regularly scheduled window cleanings now that we have new equipment.
Thank you for all of your patience!
Window cleaning is underway! You may wish to take this opportunity to have the interior windows and your balcony door and windows cleaned by professionals while they are at Park Laurel.
The costs for these cleanings are as follows;
*Two and three bedroom condos, including balcony – $125
*Penthouses, including balcony – $200
*Balcony only – $25 per balcony
If you would like to schedule this service, please contact Derek Rivera at Sky High Windows by emailing DerekR@skyhighwindows.com or calling (760) 705-0316.
Fire Alarm Inspection & Testing
This year, we must undergo a five-year inspection and service on our fire alarm and sprinkler system. Our last one was performed in 2016. This inspection and service are scheduled for August 16th through August 20th.
The alarms and sprinkler inspections in the condos are only expected to take two days. The schedule for unit inspections is as follows;
North Tower – Monday, August 16th
South Tower – Tuesday, August 17th
All townhomes, 2nd-floor units, and commercial units can expect to hear alarms on both days since the north and south towers are connected on these levels.
If you have pets, meetings, zoom calls, or just can’t stand the alarms, we recommend making plans to be away from the buildings between 8 am and 5 pm during your respective days.
We cannot schedule appointments for this. We will start at the top and work our way down, starting at 8 am each day.
Our window washing equipment has been delayed from the end of July to the end of August due to supply chain issues. Also, we have not yet received approval from OSHA for our variance request to clean with the existing equipment.
If we receive the equipment by the end of August, then the earliest that we can window wash would be September, subject to the availability of the window cleaners.
We also have window repairs to make in the 02, 03, and 07 stacks, which we will try our hardest to have done before winter, barring any additional supply chain delays.
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System
EverCharge is working on running the conduit around the garage for our new charging system. However, before we can complete the installation, we need approval from the City of San Diego.
This week, the City requested a 30-day load study of our power usage as a contingency to their approval. Therefore, a device will need to be placed on our central power system for 30-days until we can respond back to the City.
As long as everything goes as planned with the load study, EverCharge should complete the installation by the end of September.