Category: Maintenance

Maintenance
March 20, 2020 Multifamily Cleaning & Hygiene Tips

Editor's Note: To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your building or association, procedures and supplies should be in place to encourage proper personal hygiene, as well as routine cleaning and disinfection of high-risk locations. T…

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Maintenance
Maintaining Air Quality

Any time you have hundreds or even thousands of people living in close quarters – in a multifamily co-op or condo building, say – certain challenges inevitably will arise. One of the bigger ones is how to maintain the flow of fresh, hygieni…

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Exterior
Window Deterioration

If the eyes are windows to the soul, then windows are the soul of your building. Clean, functional, well-insulated windows are crucial to not just the look of your building (both inside and out), but to controlling energy costs as well. Whe…

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Maintenance
The SHIELD Act

Last summer, Governor Cuomo signed into law the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act, which requires all businesses and organizations in possession of electronic personal information about any resident of New York St…

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Exterior
Local Law 97

Local Law 97 applies to buildings over 25,000 square-feet - including co-op and condo communities. In this short clip, learn how LL97 may impact your building, and find out what your board needs to do in order to be in compliance with it.  …

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Exterior
Spring Maintenance

Though 'winter' in these days of shifting, warming climate tends to involve more chilly rain and slush than the snowdrifts and icecicles of decades past, multifamily buildings are still on the hook for some seasonal maintenace when the cale…

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Maintenance
Extending Your Elevator's Life

If you live in a high-rise building (or even a tall walk-up), you know how crucial it is to have safe, reliable, functional elevators. Replacing even one elevator can be very expensive, and the hassle and inconvenience to residents can be e…

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Exterior
Major Building Construction Projects

Most buildings will have to undergo some kind of exterior or facade-related work at some point in their useful lives - it's inevitable. But sometimes those projects can be noisy, dusty, and disruptive to not just the building being worked o…

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Exterior
DOB Expedites New Façade Inspection Rules

After 60-year-old architect Erica Tishman was tragically killed the week before Christmas by loose material falling from a building façade near Times Square, the New York Department of Buildings (DOB) is expediting changes to its façade ins…

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