Category: Maintenance

Exterior
2017 October Balcony Enclosures at Risk Under New DOB Requirements

Under the Façade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP), formerly referred to as Local Law 11, all New York City buildings six stories or higher must have their exterior façades (including balcony enclosures) inspected every five years. A rep…

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Maintenance
2017 May Façade Cleaning

Like people, buildings age. Even under the best of atmospheric conditions, dust, dirt and grime accumulate, changing a building’s appearance over time. Often it’s not until a building’s façade is cleaned that one notices how it was dirty to…

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Exterior
Scaffolding

In a flurry of activity last December, many local news organizations, including The New York Times , Crains, and CBS local news ran stories about the overwhelming number of scaffolds surrounding buildings in all five boroughs of New …

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Maintenance
Pests Begone!

Getting rid of pests once they've invaded your property can be tough; making your property less attractive to rodents, bugs, and other vermin can take some effort, but it can save you and your residents a lot of headaches - and thousands in…

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Maintenance
2017 March Getting Rid of Bedbugs

If you live in a big city, more than likely you’ll eventually cross paths with urban vermin. Rats, mice, cockroaches—these unsavory annoyances have been icking humans out ever since large groups of people began congregating and putting down…

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Maintenance
2017 March Finding and Fixing Leaks

Back in the late ‘80s, pop stars Milli Vanilli once had a hit song called  “Blame It on the Rain.” And while ‘it’ for the singing duo was about heartache and lost love, the rain can bring a very different kind of pain to the board and resid…

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