Category: Facilities Maintenance

122018

Every year, Gaughan Companies hosts an annual team building event for all of its employees. This year, we took a day during the week to go to Big Thrill Factory in Oakdale with the whole company. After an address from the company president, Patrick Gaughan, the attendees ate lunch and gathered into smaller groups in […]

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062018

Dunwoody Career Fair - Gaughan Companies

This week, our team hosted a booth at the Dunwoody College of Technology Construction Sciences Career Fair. We were able to meet students from many different majors and converse with college faculty and staff. We enjoy attending the Dunwoody Career Fair ever year. Hearing about the students’ future goals is so exciting! We are proud of […]

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122018

Do you have a water leak in your home? Is water dripping from your light fixtures or smoke detectors? If it is, one reason for this can be condensation. As warm, moist air from inside the home rises up and comes in contact with a cold surface (like the underside of the roof deck), the […]

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292017

When the temperature outside is less then 10 degrees, run the bathroom vents during a shower or bath, and leave it run for 10 minutes afterwards. This will keep the warm, moist air from freezing onto the inside of the vent. Also, recommended humidity levels in a home during the winter should be 35 to […]

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202017

Even with contracted snow removal service, we still experience freeze/thaw cycles that can wreak havoc on our sidewalks and driveways. But there are steps you can take to avoid a fall. 1) Walk slowly and carefully. 2) Ever heard of the Minnesota shuffle? Take small steps. 3) Keep both hands free to allow for better […]

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252017

Spring Cleaning

Spring is finally here! Here are a few reminders that might be helpful in your spring cleaning. Pull out the refrigerator, clean up the back, and vacuum under to remove any dust and food particles that have accumulated. If you have an older fridge, be careful around any uncovered coils in the back or beneath! […]

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112017

Now that warm weather is approaching, it’ll soon be time to turn on the air conditioner. Here are a few tips on air conditioner care so you can keep your A/C in top working condition. Replace the pleated air filter every 3 months. Remove any sticks, leaves, grass, etc. from the condenser unit located outside. […]

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272017

Gaughan HOA Spring Cleaning Tips

It’s that special time of year in Minnesota when the sun starts to shine a little brighter, a little longer and a little warmer. Spring is here! While everyone is enjoying the weather, many are also anxious to get their home ready for summer. While spring cleaning the inside of your house is good, spring […]

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132017

Gaughan Roofing Tech Talk: Downspout Problems 3

Although the snow can be beautiful, Minnesota winters can cause a lot of damage to a property. Avoid downspout problems through upkeep of all gutters and downspouts. It will minimize the negative effects of winter on a property’s outside drainage system. Here are a few upkeep tips: Twice a year do routine inspections of roof-to-ground […]

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142016

2016 was a hot market year for Commercial Real Estate.  Thousands of new jobs were created that are having a dynamic impact on our industry and consumer spending continues to rise. 2017 is looking bright as we head into the New Year, and we are excited to see continued growth from business investments, exports, reconstruction […]

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