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Category: Maintenance

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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Maintenance
Signs of Structural Damage

Every municipality has its own schedule and criteria for exterior building inspections and upkeep - but in between official visits, boards, managers, and association staff can and should keep an eye out for some of the telltale signs of str…

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Maintenance
Spring Cleaning

With the end of winter comes relief—gone are the grey skies and slush-puddles, and the promise of balmy days and sunshine is in the air. But the board of a condo, cooperative, or homeowners association cannot be content with simply waiting …

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Maintenance
Multifamily Cleaning 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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