Category: Maintenance

Exterior It is an isometric illustration comparing whether the exterior wall survey of a building or condominium is done by scaffolding or drone inspection.
Cutting-Edge Tech for Building Inspections

While few would argue that regular, thorough building inspections are important for the safety of both people and property, the increasing number - and rising cost - of mandatory inspections has co-op and condo boards looking for more affor…

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Exterior Façade Cleaning
2023 Spring Façade Cleaning

As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression—which is why the façade of your building should always look clean and in top shape, for both aesthetic and commercial reasons. Important as appearances are, however,…

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Exterior Jersey City, NJ, USA - February 15, 2023: modern buildings at morning in Jersey City, United States
2023 Spring Dealing With Major Façade Projects

Like the skin of the human body, a building’s façade is its largest organ (so to speak), offering structure and protection, as well as a first aesthetic impression. It also takes the brunt of extremely harsh conditions: weather, wind, water…

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Maintenance A window mounted flower box planted with daffodils and lupines on a red brick wall
2023 Spring Urban Plant Care

City life can be hard—especially on plants. You laugh? Well, think about it. There’s limited room to grow, all kinds of pollution, sun-blocked settings…it’s no wonder plant life has to be extra-hardy to make it in city environments. And tha…

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Maintenance Plumbing work theme. Hand with wrench tighten screw on pipe
2022 Fall Identifying & Dealing With Plumbing Issues

Indoor plumbing is a minor miracle: clean water on demand, at the temperature one chooses, right out of the tap. What would have been the height of luxury just a couple of generations ago is now considered a bare necessity. Miraculous as it…

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Maintenance cracked and bandaged piggy bank with one dollar bill inside it
Financial, Physical, & Operational Health

In early 2020, our firm was hired to prepare a reserve study for an unremarkable 136-unit, 12-story condominium in south Florida. It was the kind of association you could drive right by without noticing, not much different from all the othe…

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Maintenance Medicine and weather concept. A wooden house wrapped in a scarf stands on fallen leaves.
Winterization

When the mercury hits 95, the last thing most people have on their mind is a major snowstorm, and how it might affect their building’s entry vestibule, lobby, and other high-traffic common areas. Be as that may, summer is actually the time …

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Maintenance Four pigeons sitting on the balcony on the background of the city close up
2022 Spring Multifamily Bird Control

For many, birds are a particularly contentious class of animal. Some people are extremely fond of them—admiring their colorful plumage, their melodic calls, or their enviable ability to soar effortlessly above whatever mess we have going on…

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