Maintenance

Generator

The case for load testing standby generators

Period load testing may be costly, but leaving a facility in the dark is costlier. An expert explains how to fix generator problems before outages occur.
exterior care

Why regularly scheduled exterior care matters

An expert explains why regularly scheduled exterior care matters for condos, whether high-rises or townhouses.
microbeads

RFPs: The cost of outdated specs

What building owners and managers don’t know about the changing world of the professional cleaning industry may be costing them.
Pavement maintenance for pothole season

Pavement maintenance for pothole season

Property managers face a wide variety of solutions to repair and replace failing asphalt. An expert walks through five pavement maintenance fixes.
microbeads

Workloading to lower cleaning costs

Most school administrators must grapple with the question of whether they’re paying too much for cleaning — usually when budget time comes around. And since
Boy swimming underwater

Pool resurfacing system making a splash

Owning and maintaining an apartment pool in Canada can be extremely costly due to damage caused by our climate and the harsh mix of chemicals needed to make the water safe for swimmers. Overtime, pool resurfacing is a reality all property managers and owners must face.
carpets

Cleaning carpets: hot water versus cold water

While hot water machines typically use more energy, they may be more effective at cleaning and protecting the indoor environment.