The Facilitator April 2022

After hibernating all winter, is your AC ready for summer?

After a long winter of hibernation, your building’s cooling system has been sitting idle for several months, so now is the time to schedule a preventive maintenance visit to address any problems before they become critical.

On top of optimizing performance, a regular preventive maintenance routine will help to extend the life of your equipment, so you can maximize the value of your investment. In making sure that your equipment is ready for summer, the HVAC technician will also examine other elements, like:

  • Refrigerant levels
  • Optimal lubrication for fans/motors
  • Proper connections, including electrical and line sets
  • Thermostat calibration
  • Motors, air coils, etc.

Finally, it is important to note that many HVAC manufacturers require a routine maintenance schedule to maintain the validity of your warranty.

Building Management Partners (BMP) has certified HVAC technicians on staff that can help keep you cool and comfortable this summer. If you have not already done so, schedule an air conditioning maintenance appointment today before simple maintenance becomes a repair.

Schedule Your A/C Mainenance

 

As winter’s icy grip breaks, so can your parking lot

During the winter months, water can seep into the pores of your asphalt and freeze causing hairline cracks. As the water freezes and thaws, it permeates the subbase of your asphalt, and the eroding subbase allows the pavement to shift causing “alligator” cracking.

During the winter months, water can seep into the pores of your asphalt and freeze causing hairline cracks. As the water freezes and thaws, it permeates the subbase of your asphalt, and the eroding subbase allows the pavement to shift causing “alligator” cracking.

Regular sealing and crack filling of your asphalt are important to the longevity of your parking lot. Depending on traffic and pavement conditions, sealing should be completed every 3 to 5 years depending on traffic and pavement conditions.

BMP’s staff is trained to recognize the warning signs of a failing parking lot and can provide helpful recommendations—from repairs to patching to top coating or replacement.

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Project of the Month – Air Duct Cleaning Advics

Advics Manufacturing recently asked Building Management Partners to spearhead its goal of improving air quality and efficiency at its manufacturing plant in Lebanon, Ohio. Advics recognized that dirty air ducts would not only impact its indoor air quality; but that it was also likely reducing the efficiency of their HVAC units.

If you or anyone at your company experiences seasonal allergies, cleaning air ducts can help mitigate adverse reactions to airborne allergens. At the same time, regularly cleaning your HVAC infrastructure can help to prevent the growth of mold, bacteria, and buildup that will eventually require more substantial repairs.

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Roofing – Seasonal PM work to protect your building

There are several basic preventive measures that property managers and building owners can perform throughout the year to extend the life of a roof and deter water infiltration, including:

  • Making sure that debris such as leaves, branches, dirt, and trash is removed from gutters, scuppers, downspouts, and drains to ensure proper water drainage.  
  • Keeping metal roof components such as flashings, expansion joints, and pitch pockets in good working condition by replacing deteriorated sealants, painting rust, and making necessary repairs.
  • Maintaining rooftop equipment (e.g., satellite dishes, solar panels, air conditioners, skylights).
  • Repairing roof coatings and membranes damaged by spilled oils, grease, coolants, and other liquids.

Another helpful project is to limit roof traffic and installing walkway pads in high-traffic areas.

Preventive maintenance can also help minimize damage and costs to repair a leaking roof. The sooner a leak is detected and properly repaired, the better for the tenants’ well-being and the owner’s wallet.

Another key to preventing roof leaks is evaluating the building’s components that rise above the roof level.

Schedule Your Spring Roof Maintenance

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