Category: Maintenance

Maintenance Laundry lint from the dryer on white
Liability, Responsibility…and Lint

On the long list of building-related issues that multifamily boards and residents have to be concerned about, dryer lint is not likely uppermost. A leaky roof? Definitely. A boiler on the fritz in mid-January? Absolutely. But dryer lint, no…

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Maintenance Air conditioner technician repairing central air conditioning system with outdoor tools
It's Getting Warmer...

Warm weather is quickly approaching - have you had your HVAC system serviced yet? Whether it's a central or window system, your air conditioning equipment requires a bit more attention than simply turning on your thermostat. Both types req…

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Exterior Asia worker installing tar foil on the rooftop of building. Waterproof system by gas and fire torching
2024 April Roof Replacement 101

Nothing lasts forever, not even your roof. While roofs have a relatively long life compared to other building systems and components, at some point they will need either partial or full replacement. Here are the facts and factors you and yo…

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2024 March Façade Maintenance Laws

Did you know that March 23 is World Elevator Day? Now you do. (You’re welcome.) On that date way back in 1857, the first passenger elevator was installed in the E.V. Haughwout Building—an upscale, five-story department store in Manhattan’s …

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Exterior Roofer installing Roofing felt with heating and melting roll of bitumen roll by torch on flame
2024 March Waterproofing Your Building Envelope

With severe weather events becoming ever more common—and more intense—waterproofing your building’s envelope against rain, wind, snow, and ice is a growing concern. To counter the effects of climate change on buildings both old and new, our…

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Who Pays for Garage Inspections & Repairs?

After the deadly collapse of a parking garage building in lower Manhattan last year, the City of New York moved to prevent similar tragedies from occurring, undertaking the herculean task of inspecting every garage in New York City for crac…

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Exterior Waterproofing flat roof with bitumen sealing membranes
Replacing Your Roof?

As we move toward spring and summer, major capital improvement projects become the focus for many co-op and condominium communities. One of the largest projects your community may undertake is a roof replacement. Whether a high-rise, mid-ri…

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2023 November Maintaining Your Elevators

The elevator is one of those inventions—along with running hot and cold water and indoor plumbing—that have been around for so long we take it for granted. But elevators obviously weren’t always a part of the architectural landscape. Withou…

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2023 November Maintaining Glass Façades

Glass façades are for many the epitome of contemporary urban architecture and design. Sleek, clean, and modern, they give the impression of an Emerald City of the future, rising above the bricks and mortar of yesterday’s Gotham. Yet with th…

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