Category: Maintenance

Maintenance
Submetering for Savings

There are lots of things co-op and condo buildings can do to reduce energy waste and save themselves and their residents money. Submetering is one way - and here, an energy pro discusses a few key points boards should know when contemplatin…

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2018 October Autumn Extermination Challenges

Whether in a single-family home or an apartment building, pretty much every homeowner has had that moment: when in the middle of the night, he or she turned on the kitchen light to see a huge water bug scurrying across the counter, or heard…

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Multifamily Pest Control

Nobody likes to deal with pests - bugs and vermin are unsanitary, can cause or aggravate health issues, and are just plain gross. In this short video, pest control pros discuss the biggest pest-control issues facing multifamily communities,…

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Saving Energy in Multifamily Buildings

Unless you own an oil well, energy conservation is a win-win proposition; making more efficient use of energy both reduces one's impact on the environment, and saves money. In this short clip, three energy experts weigh in on which methods …

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Balcony Enclosures: An Update

Perhaps the most prized amenity in a New York City home is private outdoor space.  Brownstones may offer a garden, a roof deck, or a small terrace. Pre-war buildings have coveted wrap-around penthouses, and post-war high-rise buildings oft…

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2018 April Exterior Cleaning

Cities and suburbs can be dirty places – and unfortunately, getting that dirt off the façade of a building takes more than just a scrub-brush and a bottle of Mr. Clean. How a building is cleaned depends on two factors: what materials the bu…

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2018 March Sidewalk Repair

Beyond the obvious concerns of injury and liability from accidents caused by disrepair, sidewalk maintenance is also important when it comes to establishing a good first impression of your building overall. With some basic knowledge of what…

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