About the importance of dryer vent cleaning

  Do you know why regular cleaning of dryer vents is so important? As a tenant, you understand the importance of checking your smoke detectors, changing your air filters and keeping up with other preventative maintenance in your home. But how much time do you spend cleaning your dryer vent? If you’re like the average […]

COVID-19 Resources for Tenants

  How to Stay Safe, Healthy, and Financially Sound During the Pandemic Are you renting an apartment, townhome, duplex, or single-family home during the coronavirus pandemic? This guide is for you, as we’ve assembled a complete list of resources for combating COVID-19 germs in rental communities, keeping tenants physically and mentally active during the quarantine, […]

Sanitary Wipes Reminder

These little fellas still don’t belong into the toilet Please remember the following when using paper towels and disinfecting wipes. This could save you money in plumbing repairs and an after-hours nightmare. Please read on here. As Americans stockpile disinfecting wipes and paper towels to clean their homes more often to reduce the risk of […]

Distinct’s services during COVID-19 and shelter in place restrictions

Distinct Property Management’s will continue with business operations, please read for further information In compliance with the new Shelter in Place ordinance, Distinct Property Management is implementing the following changes in the day-to-day management of your property(ies). These changes will go into effect immediately and have been put in place to help keep you, our […]

Distinct Property Management’s Green Living Tips*

Distinct Property Management’s Green Living Tips As a homeowner or renter in Santa Cruz there are many little steps you can take to live a more “green” life and conserve natural resources. Please see the useful tips below. Save Energy Switch interior lights to LEDs.  They’re inexpensive (oftentimes under $3 a bulb), last much longer than other […]

Distinct’s Winter Tips

As we move into the winter season there are a few things you can do to help prepare yourself and your home for all the surprises that winter weather and can bring. Being mindful of these things and familiarizing yourself with your home before an emergency, power outage or weather related concern arises can both […]

PG&E Wildfire Season & Safety Reminders

As many of you may know, California is very prone to wildfires during this dry and hot season of the year. To ensure that residents are as safe as possible when wildfires become a threat PG&E has issued a notice that in order to limit danger and damages they may temporarily turn off electricity to […]

Distinct is a Santa Cruz Green Certified Business

Distinct Property Management became certified as a Green Business through the California Green Business Program on March 22, 2017. At this time, Distinct is the only Property Management company within Santa Cruz County that is Green Certified. Certified Green Businesses in the City of Santa Cruz have gone above and beyond regulatory requirements to prevent […]

Property Maintenance: What not to put down your kitchen sink

How to avoid kitchen sink backups after dinner As a homeowner or renter in Santa Cruz there are many little steps you can take that help you prevent having to deal with an after hours emergency and plumbing ones usually can get pricey. Best example the kitchen sink!  Even if you have a garbage disposal, certain foods can […]

Holiday Season & Safety Reminders

How to be safe and sound this season The winter season is here and along with it the holiday season; both provide the opportunity for some recommended annual maintenance around your rental property or home. Fire  Extinguishers: Every homeowner or tenant should have at least one fire extinguisher in the home and know how to […]

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