Category: Maintenance

Maintenance workers working with a car hydraulic lift, when working at high risk at altitude without an insurance rope, the front and rear background is blurred with a bokeh effect
2022 November Exterior Cleaning

Home is where the heart is, sure – but it’s also where most of where any given owner or shareholder’s money is. For most people, their home represents their single biggest investment. And in a community association, both individual units an…

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Maintenance Real estate agent looks at the houses through a magnifying glass - Searching new home concept with colorful houses
2022 November Your Building Systems

From the outside, the structure of a condo, co-op or townhouse building may appear to be monolithic; just pieces of brick, steel, vinyl or wood, punctuated with some glass here and there. That’s an oversimplification, however. A multifamily…

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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 Energy efficiency mobile app on screen. Ecology, eco house concept
2022 September New Green Tech for the Multifamily Sector

In the beginning … there was light. And all this time later, we are finally harnessing light’s energy to power our cities, our buildings, and our everyday devices—mostly because all of the energy sources we’ve used until now emit incalculab…

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Maintenance Happy african american mother and daughter planting flowers. family time, having fun together at home and garden.
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 Four pigeons sitting on the balcony on the background of the city close up
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 Elegant brownstones in a residential street of Back Bay, Boston
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 Residential buildings and magnifying glass. Search for real estate to buy. Long-term and short-term rental of apartments and housing. Realtor services. Important things when choosing a property.
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 Brick building under renovations in Boston, MA
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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