Category: Maintenance

Maintenance
2016 November Wood-Destroying Pests

Whether interior or exterior, well-built, properly-maintained woodwork can last for centuries—but if wood-boring pests like beetles, termites, and carpenter ants find their way into the wood, they can wreak all kinds of havoc. Wood-destroyi…

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Maintenance
2016 November Plumbing in Multifamily Buildings

Plumbing. It’s one of those things for which we all should be grateful, but about which we rarely ever give a thought—at least not until we see water seeping out from under the bathroom door. Fortunately, if and when things go wrong, there …

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Maintenance
2016 November Updating Your Building’s Systems

There are a lot of moving parts that contribute toward the functionality of a residential complex, whether said property is a condominium, cooperative, or a homeowner’s association. And these parts vary in complexity, to the extent that no …

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Maintenance
2016 November Funding Your Reserves

Rob and Jackie Merolla bought a new condominium in Hoboken in 1995 and lived there for 19 years. In 2014 they sold the apartment to Leonard and Lena Smith. A year later, the condominium association’s board of directors voted to replace the …

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Maintenance
2016 April Tool Box Must Haves for Your Building Staff

Many times I have looked at a repair bill or troubleshooting project and said to myself, “there had to have been a more effective and less expensive way to have found this out or to have accomplished the same results.” Look for Ways to Sav…

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Maintenance
2016 April Keeping Cool

After a mild winter but cold spring that New Jerseyans are now experiencing, summer can’t come soon enough for many Garden State’s residents. But don’t be surprised when people start forgetting about the cold and start complaining about the…

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Maintenance
2016 March Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning isn't just for unit owners. As we move out of the winter months, now is a great time to make sure your property is “spic and span” for the rest of 2016. The New Jersey Cooperator recently spoke with property managers Bill Wo…

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Exterior
2016 March Capital Improvements

Even if your condominium or homeowner's association (HOA) is a fortified castle atop a hill and surrounded by a moat, one day, someone will hit it with a really big rock, and thus it’s inevitable: work will be done, repairs will be made, th…

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Exterior
2016 March Cleaning Windows

Even after the rain is gone, you may still not be able to see clearly—if your windows haven’t been washed lately, that is. Even if you have the greatest views in the entire complex and your windows are dirty, your views might as well be a b…

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Exterior
2016 March Maintaining Roofs

A building’s roof serves as the first line of defense against whatever the skies throw at its inhabitants—wind, rain and blazing sun, even snow and ice in some climates—so it’s crucial for that roof to be sound and well maintained. All it t…

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