Category: Maintenance

Maintenance Hidden Dangers:
1997 Oct Hidden Dangers:

A little over a year ago tennis star Vitas Gerulitas went to bed in a friend's pool house on Long Island and never woke up. Unbeknownst to him, a faulty pipe was spewing a colorless, odorless, highly poisonous gas into the air and with ea…

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Maintenance Electric Deregulation Is Coming
1997 Sep Electric Deregulation Is Coming

The deregulation of the electric industry appears to be a sure thing, but there is still much confusion as to the particulars. Today the three most commonly asked questions concerning the deregulation of electricity are: When will it occu…

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Maintenance Helping Conserve Energy
1997 Sep Helping Conserve Energy

Many co-op and condo boards have realized that energy conservation is not only an issue of environmental importance, but also a key area in helping reduce their buildings' operating expenses. And the industry continues to offer a variety …

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Maintenance Heat Sensor Technology
1997 Sep Heat Sensor Technology

It's the dead of winter. Outside the temperature is below freezing. Your building is sending up heat, and you've got your windows open. What's going on? Why can't your building's heating system just make everyone comfortably warm instead …

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Maintenance 'Home Safe Home'
1997 Sep 'Home Safe Home'

Every 11 seconds a burglary is committed in the United States, according to the Department of Justice's most recent annual Unified Crime Reports. Even Mayor Giuliani, who is perpetually promoting the decrease in crime in New York, is not …

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Maintenance Regulating Boiler Repairs
1997 Jul/Aug Regulating Boiler Repairs

You probably don't think about your building's boiler very often. As long as it provides heat and hot water, it's pretty much out-of-sight, out-of-mind. And when the boiler does need repair, you probably depend on your management company …

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Maintenance Capital Improvements
1997 Apr Capital Improvements

What can a board do if its building is faced with extensive capital work while recovering from the real estate slump of the early 1990s? Assessments are unpopular and reserves are low. There's a desire to have construction operations com…

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Maintenance Gas Deregulation
1997 Apr Gas Deregulation

In Spring, 1996 New York State made it legal for small-volume users in the metropolitan area to purchase natural gas from sources other than the major utility companies such as Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) and Brooklyn Union Gas (BUG). Ho…

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Maintenance A Unique Source of Funding
1997 Apr A Unique Source of Funding

In 1988 Mayor Ed Koch announced a new program that would give homeowners and multiple-dwelling buildings ten years to switch over to water meters, a program that is scheduled for completion by December 31, 1998. With this change, all New …

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Maintenance Getting the Lead Out
1997 Apr Getting the Lead Out

What do you know about lead-based paint? Perhaps you know that it's a toxin that's espe- cially dangerous to children under the age of six, and that even fetuses can be affected since they can be exposed to lead through their mother's blo…

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