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Category: Maintenance

Maintenance
2022 May Spring Maintenance

It’s that time of year again. Birds are chirping; trees are blooming; property managers and co-op and condo boards are addressing their task lists for the change of seasons. Whether it’s a Dorchester duplex or a harbor highrise, a dense cit…

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Exterior
2022 March 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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Exterior
2022 March Maintaining Aging Buildings

Nothing lasts forever, even with good maintenance—including most building components. Exterior elements are perhaps most subject to wear and tear in any climate. Their construction and material type dictate their maintenance needs and repai…

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Exterior
2022 March Building Inspections

Car owners know that in order to operate their vehicle legally, they must have it professionally inspected every year. An older car might need some relatively minor repairs or adjustments to bring it into compliance with state emissions req…

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Exterior
2022 March Exterior Projects, Interior Problems

When the topic of exterior maintenance comes up, it’s important to keep in mind that when it comes to multifamily properties, even projects that focus on a building’s ‘envelope’ are by no means limited to just the façade or roof. Projects l…

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Exterior
2021 November Façade Inspections

In light of the tragic condo building collapse in Surfside, Florida, earlier this year, condo and co-op boards, as well as rental building landlords, are taking a hard look at their building system inspection policies. While all mandatory i…

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Maintenance
Roof Replacement...or Rejuvenation?

It’s a well-worn truism that even seemingly disparate elements are often connected to each other in unexpected ways. Take your association’s roof, for example. Here in New England, if it’s a pitched roof, most likely its shingles are made o…

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Exterior
2021 March Exterior Building Systems Maintenance

The board of any residential community has two prime directives: to maintain the financial health of the association, and to maintain the structural health of the property.  Both require a broad array of knowledge — much of which the averag…

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Maintenance
2020 November Cleaning Through COVID

Even though the world has been contending with COVID-19 and its consequences for nine months and counting, the routines and practices we’ve adopted to prevent its spread and minimize personal risk of infection are still evolving. With new d…

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