Posts about Maintenance

  • Life of the Streets

    You get one chance to make a first impression. And for commercial properties, part of that first impression is based on the condition of the streets, driveways and parking lots that potential customers use before ever entering...

  • What is the Purpose of a Reserve Study?

    A HOA/Condo board runs its finances in much the same manner as you probably do for your own family: a checking account funds the ongoing, predicted monthly expenses, while a savings account covers unexpected expenses or future...

  • 10 Things to Think About Before A Long Vacation

    Whether you spend a lot or a little on vacation, the last thing you want on your return is to be greeted with a costly repair problem. Even a simple mistake, if left unchecked, can lead to major repairs. That’s...

  • “Summerizing” Your HVAC Unit

    When the hot, humid air rolls in each summer, can your HVAC unit handle the heat and keep you cool? What many homeowners and property managers do not realize is that their air conditioner may not actually be operating...

  • Building Smarter Buildings

    The day to day demands of a property manager’s job are many: Nancy is cold again!   Quick, go fix that heater! The toilet is stopped in the accounting department!   Oh no! Gotta check that...

  • Invest in Your Roof

      One of the most important activities property managers and maintenance superintendents can perform to protect commercial and large residential facilities is a  regular and thorough inspection of their...

  • Are You a Snowbird?

    Tips for Winterizing Your Home Every year, as autumn’s Technicolor brilliance fades into winter’s gray and white, a great migration occurs: “Snowbirds” head south for the winter! And if...

  • Disasters will Happen. Are you Prepared?

    There are two kinds of disasters: the kind that are inevitable and the kind that  might  happen. With natural hazards, like lightening, high winds, and flooding, the question is not “if,” but...

  • The Repair vs. Replace Decision

    On the surface, deciding whether to repair or replace equipment or an appliance may seem straightforward, but with closer examination, it becomes apparent this is yet another arena where a property manager exercises art along...