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Idle Commercial Buildings Pose Problems for Maintaining and Restoring Water Quality

The warehouse reopened smoothly when COVID restrictions eased: picking equipment functioned at speed, loading dock mechanisms obeyed switches, HVAC systems whooshed to life as expected. One glitch arose immediately, however. An employee notified the property manager that the water in the bathroom[...]

Be Sure Your Commercial Property Does Not Have Fire Safety Violations

The Beverly Hills Supper Club, a sprawling complex near Cincinnati, Ohio, drew famous acts that usually appeared in far glitzier locations like Las Vegas. Unfortunately, it was a fire trap. The carpet and seat cushions were highly flammable. The architect ignored fire codes. Aluminum wiring, which[...]

A Summer Sizzler is Forecast for 2021 – 7 Upgrades Help Beat the Heat

Last summer, the northern hemisphere sweated through the record books. September was the hottest month of the hottest summer since humans started tracking meteorological data. Summer 2021 promises to be another scorcher to challenge commerce. Transportation will navigate softening roadways, warping[...]

Identify Commercial Property Risks Today, Save Money Tomorrow

Risk is a tricky thing that we humans have trouble thinking rationally about. We overestimate some risks, hesitating to board an airplane yet blithely driving a far more dangerous car to the corner store. We ignore serious risks if we’re excited about fun yet dangerous activities (yes, cave diving[...]

Summer Storm Roof Damage That Commercial Property Owners Frequently Overlook

The wind, hail and heavy rain from summer storms test commercial roofing. “We talk to customers about maintaining a good relationship with their roof – it’s a system that you invested a lot in, rely on heavily and will be with you long-term,” says Leslie Anderson, Vice President of Training[...]