Category: Maintenance

Maintenance How to Minimize the Chaos
2007 Nov How to Minimize the Chaos

Any time a brand-new building or development is proposed in any given New Jersey community, there will be objectors. Residents might voice concerns about urban sprawl or the impact on their neighborhood's character, or they might just be co…

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Maintenance Dealing with New Building Construction Woes
2007 Nov Dealing with New Building Construction Woes

You can't walk around in any community these days without spying a new construction project—rows upon rows of condos seem to go up overnight and there's no shortage of people looking to get while the getting is good on brand new bui…

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Maintenance True Life Stories of Residential Breakdowns
2007 Nov True Life Stories of Residential Breakdowns

Ask a veteran building manager about his scariest horror story and he may recount a freezing winter night when the heating system went kaput, leaving a 400-unit building ice cold, or the time the sprinklers decided to kick on for no reas…

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Maintenance Chute, Vent and Duct Cleaning
2007 Nov Chute, Vent and Duct Cleaning

In a multifamily building with families who are cooking, cleaning, dusting and breathing, it's no surprise that airways, chutes and garbage rooms can get clogged and dirty over time. Garbage, debris and allergens build up in a building's…

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Maintenance Restoring Buildings After Emergencies
2007 Nov Restoring Buildings After Emergencies

Apartment buildings, whether cooperatives or condos, are inherently fragile. When that many units share the same plot of land, and the same walls, the same floors, the same elevators and stairways, standpipes and boilers, lobbies and roo…

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Maintenance Managing Laundry Contracts
2007 July Managing Laundry Contracts

Having a well-lit, well-maintained laundry room in one's building is a definite plus. Residents don't have to traipse out to the overcrowded Laundromat in the dead of winter or in the pouring rain to spend hours waiting for machines when…

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Maintenance Getting to the Root of the Problem
2007 Apr Getting to the Root of the Problem

Imagine how stark life would be without the sheltering beauty of trees. From the majestic architecture of large shade trees to the soft colors of spring blossoming ornamentals, trees are major contributors to our landscapes, and our…

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Maintenance Maintaining Fences, Decks & Siding
2007 Apr Maintaining Fences, Decks & Siding

If you have lived through a New Jersey winter, you know that some mighty bad weather can hit the area—and it's not just people who suffer from it. When strong wind, heavy snow, rain, salt water and freezing temperatures arrive, they…

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Maintenance Leak Lessons: A True Story
2007 March Leak Lessons: A True Story

Leaks happen all the time. American Leak Detection, a nationwide company (unrelated to the Scooter Libby trial), claims to have discovered 1.4 million leaks last year alone—and that's just one company! Common as they are, leaks can cause…

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