Category: Maintenance

Maintenance Plumbing work theme. Hand with wrench tighten screw on pipe
2022 October Identifying & Dealing With Plumbing Issues

Indoor plumbing is a minor miracle: clean water on demand, at the temperature one chooses, right out of the tap. What would have been the height of luxury just a couple of generations ago is now considered a bare necessity. Miraculous as it…

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Financial, Physical, & Operational Health

In early 2020, our firm was hired to prepare a reserve study for an unremarkable 136-unit, 12-story condominium in south Florida. It was the kind of association you could drive right by without noticing, not much different from all the othe…

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2022 August Façade Problems & SWARMP Certification

In an ideal world, every New York City building owner, manager, condominium association, and co-op board issued a Safe with a Repair and Maintenance Program (SWARMP) notice for exterior defects during their previous Façade Inspection and Sa…

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Winterization

When the mercury hits 95, the last thing most people have on their mind is a major snowstorm, and how it might affect their building’s entry vestibule, lobby, and other high-traffic common areas. Be as that may, summer is actually the time …

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Facade Problems Don't Go Away on Their Own

In an ideal world, every New York City building owner, manager, condominium association, and co-op board issued a Safe with a Repair and Maintenance Program (SWARMP) notice for exterior defects during their previous Facade Inspection and Sa…

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Maintenance New York, New York, USA - August 5, 2010: Two men washing windows on a skyscraper. Working platform is raised and lowered by ropes.
2022 May Spring Maintenance

It’s that time of year again. Birds are chirping; trees are blooming; property managers and co-op and condo boards are addressing their task lists for the change of seasons. Whether it’s a Midwood walk-up or a Midtown supertall, a dense cit…

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Exterior Historic buildings on Greene Street in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City NYC
2022 March Maintaining Aging Buildings

Nothing lasts forever, even with good maintenance—including most building components. Exterior elements are perhaps most subject to wear and tear in any climate. Their construction and material type dictate their maintenance needs and repai…

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Exterior Residential buildings and magnifying glass. Search for real estate to buy. Long-term and short-term rental of apartments and housing. Realtor services. Important things when choosing a property.
2022 March Building Inspections

Car owners know that in order to operate their vehicle legally, they must have it professionally inspected every year. An older car might need some relatively minor repairs or adjustments to bring it into compliance with state emissions req…

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Exterior Neighbors make Repairs, Inconvenience and Noise. Rooms in Section in one they make Repairs, Man Drills Wall, in another - Man is Angry at Noise and Cannot Work or Fall Asleep, Slide.
2022 March Exterior Projects, Interior Problems

When the topic of exterior maintenance comes up, it’s important to keep in mind that when it comes to multifamily properties, even projects that focus on a building’s ‘envelope’ are by no means limited to just the façade or roof. Projects l…

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