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We are Still Available for All of Your Commercial Building Maintenance & Project Needs

As the COVID-19 pandemic constantly evolves, it has drastically altered the use of the offices and built environments. Many non-essential office workers have been sent home to work remotely, while schools and some hotels have shuttered completely. But what does this mean for your unique building? For some, it could mean fluctuating tenant occupancy or even an increased need for maintenance and project assistance.

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Here at Building Maintenance Management we are the trusted name in commercial building maintenance for Brooklyn Park and the surrounding areas and we are available for all of your maintenance and project needs. You can depend on us and rest easy knowing you are hiring trusted professionals; our people are trained and equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE) to work in the current COVID-19 environment in a safe manner.

During this time, it is important to continue to maintain the essential systems in your building to ensure you’re not wasting energy in empty areas and, as a result, inflating your utility bills. It can also be hard to keep up with your building management if you’ve also been sent home to work remotely. That’s where we come in; we can help maintain these systems for you with comprehensive commercial building maintenance.

We can also come in for cleaning and repairs when your building is planning to reopen. Have a tenant that’s planning to start back up in the office? We can help get it ready for occupancy.

Are you in need of someone who can handle projects like installing plexiglass shields or repainting? These are common projects needed for a safe reopen and we are here to handle them! Just let us know what you need and our trusted professionals will arrive in their PPE ready to safely tackle whatever projects you require.

When an issues arises, we are here for you. BMM has taken the initiative to ensure our technicians are identified as “essential” workers during these unprecedented and unpredictable times. So, whether it is routine building check-ups or 24/7 standby emergency coverage, your commercial building maintenance can continue to be covered by BMM. Now and into the future, BMM will continue to be available to cover your commercial building maintenance needs, in a safe and controlled manner, by carefully following strict procedures and protocols to ensure the safety of our clients and employees.

Are you in need of trusted, safe and dependable commercial building maintenance in the Brooklyn Park area? Give BMM a call today at 763-541-4886 or contact us online.

Contract Maintenance From One, Solid Team

As a property owner or manager, you have an obligation to maintain the well-being and safety of your facilities. But in these uncertain times of COVID-19, how do you ensure safety while maintaining a clean environment? One of the best ways to do so is by limiting the number of people and contractors that enter your building on a daily basis. With contract maintenance by a single company you can ensure long-term, consistent work. You’ll know who to call, and you’ll know they’ll be there. As the trusted name in contract maintenance for Roseville and the surrounding areas, we would like to cover some of the ways we can handle the job.

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Did you have a different person to help you with every aspect of your building’s maintenance? Here are just some of the traditional handyman jobs we cover:

  • Professional Cleaner: There are some aspects of your building that need to be cleaned professionally, such as air ducts and equipment.
  • Installer: When you get a new or updated piece of equipment, you’ll need it installed by someone. You’ll want to know it’s getting done right, so the new equipment works.
  • Landscaper: Keeping up the landscaping is an all year round endeavor. It’s something that you as a business owner, should not have to maintain.
  • Concrete Installer: If you need new sidewalks, walkways or driveway, you may be looking at concrete. Concrete work is something that can be done quickly and efficiently.
  • Equipment Inspector: Having equipment inspected is something that is necessary. You want to make sure that your equipment is operating at maximum efficiency.
  • Plumber: Problems with sinks, toilets and drains are not uncommon in buildings. You may need, from time to time, a team to look at plumbing issues and make repairs.
  • Painter: Painting can be a large undertaking in a big building. When the time comes for a fresh coat of paint, you’ll want an experienced team.
  • Electrician: Electrical problems usually require the skill of a professional to handle. While the lack of electricity may pose a problem it’s best to wait for an expert.
  • And more.

Instead of having a different person for everything, consolidate by choosing Building Maintenance Management. 

When an issues arises, we are here for you. BMM has taken the initiative to get their technicians identified as “essential” workers during these unprecedented times. So, whether it is routine building check-ups or 24/7 standby emergency coverage, your facility maintenance can continue to be covered in BMM’s hands. Now and into the future, BMM will continue to be available to cover your maintenance needs, in a safe and controlled manner, by carefully following strict procedures and protocols to ensure the safety of our clients and employees.

Are you looking for contract maintenance in the Roseville area? Give us a call today at 763-541-4886 or contact us online.

BMM Plans to be a Glimmer of Hope During These Tough Times: COVID-19 Response

UPDATE: Executive Order 20-20 Identifies BMM As An Essential Business

Governor Tim Walz issued Executive Order 20-20 Wednesday afternoon which orders Minnesotans to “stay at home or in their place of residence.” This order will be in effect starting Friday, March 27, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. through Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. BMM is a company that has been identified as an essential business within Executive Order 20-20. You will find this on page 3, paragraph 5, subparagraph D. It states that supplies and services needed to maintain the “operation of homes, residences, and businesses” will be exempted from Executive Order 20-20.

Between emails and news articles, there is a plethora of information surrounding this pandemic and the common theme seems to be “fear.” We would like to take this time to be the exception to that rule by informing you how BMM plans to be a beacon of hope during these unprecedented times. Below you will read about BMM’s plan to help you protect your assets; procedures that will better protect your tenants, staff, and our technicians; how BMM can help with your action plan; and how BMM can help when the dust settles.

Protecting Your Assets With BMM

As a property owner or manager, you still have an obligation to maintain the well-being and safety of your facilities. However, how can you do that on top of the day-to-day management, answering thousands of questions from both tenants and employees, and taking care of yourself? That being said, BMM has taken the initiative to get their technicians identified as “essential” workers during these unprecedented times. So, whether it is routine building check-ups (i.e. trash pick-up, boiler checks, other equipment checks, chiller start-ups, etc.), or 24/7 standby emergency coverage your facility maintenance can continue to be covered in BMM’s hands. Even in a “shelter in place” directive, BMM will continue to be available to cover your maintenance needs, in a safe and controlled manner, by carefully following the procedures listed below.   

BMM’s Procedures To Keep Everyone Safe

BMM has seriously and diligently planned the procedures below to keep everyone safe. BMM’s number one concern is to keep your tenants, staff, and our technicians healthy and limit exposure to Covid-19. BMM plans to ensure safety of all individuals by following directives from the CDC (i.e. wash hands, social distancing, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home when sick, etc.). However, BMM plans to take it a few steps further with the following procedures being added to what the CDC is recommending:

In the event that a BMM technician needs to enter an occupied unit and the tenant DOES NOT have symptoms of Covid-19:

  • BMM’s technician will proceed to enter with a fresh pair of gloves which will be disposed of immediately after leaving the unit.
  • Face protection will be worn by BMM’s technician the entire time they are in the unit.
  • The tenant will be asked to stay in a different room during the duration of the service call.
  • BMM’s technician will wash his/her hands immediately before and after the service call.

In the event that a BMM technician needs to enter an occupied unit and the tenant DOES have symptoms of Covid-19

  • BMM’s technician will proceed to enter with the following fresh items and dispose of the items, in a trash bag, immediately after leaving the unit: Tyvek suit, respirator, gloves, goggles.
  • The tenant will be asked to stay in a different room during the duration of the service call.
  • BMM’s technician will wash his/her hands immediately before and after the service call.

Again, these precautions are in addition to the most current directive from the CDC. If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding these procedures, please call our office at (763) 541-4886.

Involve BMM In Your Action Plan

To get through these tough times, BMM thinks it will take a community effort in sharing strategies and collaborating with one another. For this reason, BMM would like to be a part of any action plan meetings you may be having. We feel that the earlier and more involved we can be, the better we can serve you. BMM has already been collaborating with other companies using video conferencing software and can bring that knowledge to the table when we meet with you. These consultations will be completely free of charge, so please pick up the phone and reach out to our office at (763) 541-4886 or book a time to speak with BMM’s team of facility maintenance experts.

BMM Is Here When The Dust Settles

Not only is it important to have a plan during all this, but also after we reach the end of it. With resources only being utilized on emergency or essential type tasks; there will be a surplus of work to do when the dust settles. So, to get things back to a normal routine as soon as possible, call BMM at (763) 541-4886 or contact us.

Cold Weather Maintenance Considerations

Below freezing temperatures are nothing new for Minnesota. We are used to going days on end without getting above the freezing mark. Still, it pays to be prepare your facility for this cold weather. We want to share some important things to remember when the thermometer dips below zero.

Frozen Pipes

Heating Tips:

  • Set programmable thermostats on HOLD. You may not be able to recover the higher temperature, so it’s best to keep it constant.
  • Be sure your filter is clean and not obstructing airflow. Your equipment will likely be running more and you don’t want it to shut down prematurely if the air flowing through it is restricted.
  • If your heating equipment vents outside, make sure the intake and exhaust vents are clear of snow and ice. Ice can build up during cold temperatures.
  • If the equipment can’t keep the inside temperature where it’s set, don’t panic. As long as it is still running, it’s doing the best it can. Most heating systems will struggle to overcome temperatures 20-30 degrees below what the equipment is designed to handle.
  • Keep garage doors closed.

Plumbing Tips:

  • Make sure no hoses are attached to outside faucets since they will trap water that can freeze and burst the pipe.
  • If you have outside faucet shut-offs inside, it’s a good idea to shut them as well.
  • If you have a crawl space, make sure it is insulated properly to eliminate cold air from infiltrating around pipes.
  • Sinks located on an outside wall should have the lower cabinet doors open to allow more heat around the pipes.
  • You can run a small trickle of water through fixtures to keep the water moving and relieve the buildup of pressure inside plumbing.

If the above tips still don’t prevent your pipes from freezing, here’s what needs to be done:

  • Shut off the water immediately at the main shut-off valve.
  • Thaw pipes slowly with warm air from a hair dryer or space heater.
  • Once the pipes are thawed, you can slowly turn the water back on and check for any cracks or leaks that might have been caused by freezing.

With the proper preparation and knowledge, you will be ready for whatever winter brings. If you own or manage a multi-housing facility, make sure you share this information with your tenants as well.

For more information on cold weather preparation for your commercial building, call Building Maintenance Management at 763-541-4886 or Contact Us. Stay warm!

Keep the Heat on with After Hours Maintenance from BMM

If you rent out residential property to tenants, it’s your legal responsibility to ensure that the facilities are inhabitable. Making sure the heat works in the winter, fixing plumbing and keeping it structurally sound are all essential to a safe and comfortable space for your tenants. Heating and plumbing problems should be addressed within 24 hours. But, as a busy building manager, you likely have a lot on your plate and don’t have time to monitor your property 24/7. It may also not be possible to expect your employee or employees to be available all hours of the night. That’s where we come in. Our after hours maintenance serving Roseville can provide a maintenance person to rely on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can still have your own in-house maintenance staff to handle ordinary tasks and any emergencies during their working hours. However, once they go home, you can relax knowing our team can take care of it. If the heat ever stops working in the middle of the night, we will be available to take that call and work to get things back up and running as quickly as possible.

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How does it work? Our call center will answer all of your after hours maintenance calls, send a notice to our technicians in the area and then the closest one will respond to the call. This provides a quick response time and ensures all shifts, every day are covered. As you know, when a landlord fails to make the necessary repairs or maintenance after receiving a request from a tenant, there could be a number of consequences. Depending upon your state’s laws, your tenant could elect to withhold all rent until the repair is made adequately. The faster you have any issues corrected, the faster your tenant will be warm and satisfied.

Our staff will communicate with your in-house maintenance crew so they know what’s going on and can follow up with any needed repairs. Think of us as an extension of your property’s maintenance staff. We are here to support you! We are proud to offer this service, and we hope it will fill the void in the property maintenance industry for around-the-clock service all winter winter long.

Interested in learning more about after hours maintenance for your Roseville area property? Please give us a call at 763-541-4886 or contact us. We look forward to working with you!