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  • Whispering Away Water

    Shhhhhhhhhhp. It’s a common sound for anyone whom has been around a toilet. Chances are you have heard the sound before and possibly ignored it because the toilet still flushed. Shhhhhhhhhhp. A maintenance technician will often walk towards a bathroom and hear the resident exclaim: “It’s about time someone made that toilet shut up!!! You know it’s been making that sound for over a month...”...
  • It's Not About Being Right or Wrong

    Recently I’ve been noticing a larger than normal amount of questions in class regarding teamwork. Specifically about how the two main teams, the office and maintenance teams, on our properties function together. These questions are originating from maintenance technicians frustrated with the office staff, as well as leasing professionals frustrated with the maintenance staff. The solution I have...
  • HVAC Technician Service Announcement: National Warming is Coming

    With all of the cold weather that we have experienced recently a Facebook friend recently posted online that she would “like to order a cup of global warming please”. While the debate still rages on about the climate on a global scale, I’d like to address a national trend that will happen sooner than many of us would like: National Warming. (In other words; that portion of the year that can turn...
  • Get Proactive with Preventing

    Preventative maintenance (PM) is one of those topics that continue to vex all levels of onsite personnel. While many see the benefit and can prove the financial need to perform these tasks, quite frequently they are delayed beyond recommended schedules.  To prevent a delay, the PM scheduling should be a regular part of the day/week/month time-management cycle. Break the property down by dividing...

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