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Building Your Maintenance Budget for 2022

Working on your budget for 2022?  It is important to include the right maintenance plan for your business with a team you can trust. Here at Building Maintenance Management, we offer commercial property maintenance for St Louis Park and the surrounding areas and can help companies of any size. In our industry, there are few different types of maintenance. In this post, we’re going to cover some of the basics in order to help you build a plan that’s right for your unique business.

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As you know, there is a lot that goes into budgeting each year and one thing that should never be overlooked is maintenance costs. From routine maintenance to emergency repairs, each deserves a spot on your yearly budget.

A preventative maintenance plan is something every business should have. There should be considerations taken for all the maintenance that will need to take place within a year. Once you have a maintenance plan, it is easier to schedule appointments with the appropriate people. You should have an owner’s manual associated with a lot of your building’s equipment that details a recommended maintenance schedule. If not, we can help build a plan that works for you.

A corrective maintenance plan also belongs in your budget. After all, when something is broken and needs to be fixed, you’ll want it to be taken care of without hassle. Sometimes this type of maintenance can also fall under emergency maintenance, but not always. There is some equipment in your building that can still perform without all its parts functioning perfectly, and others you can just do without for a while. Discuss the priority of your project with our team of building maintenance professionals.

24/7 emergency maintenance. Emergency maintenance is when something is broken and needs to be fixed right away. This is a way to keep maintenance staff available for your property 24/7/365 without draining time and energy from only one or two people.

By utilizing this service, you can be assured of maintenance staff being available every evening, weekend and holiday to handle those unexpected emergencies.

Then there are renovations. With the right renovations, remodeling can keep tenants coming to your complex and staying longer. At BMM, we are the experts in apartment and office remodeling offering flooring installation, bathroom and kitchen fixture replacement, remodels, countertop installation, and much more.

Want to learn more about commercial property maintenance in the St Louis Park area? Allow our team to help you with all types of maintenance in 2022. Give us a call today at 763-541-4886 or fill out a work order online.

Essential After Hours Maintenance for Your Multi-Unit Housing Property this Summer

Is your multi-unit housing property prepared for the possible problems of summer? One of the most common issues that arises in the hot summer months is with the air conditioning units. Owners and managers of a wide range of multi-family properties have unique requirements when it comes to air conditioning. From owners of multiple single-family rental properties to property management companies responsible for townhomes and condominiums, Minnesota’s extreme weather presents unique challenges. Luckily, the experts at Building Maintenance Management are here to help. We provide after hours maintenance for Brooklyn Park and the surrounding areas and can help your business run more smoothly all summer long.

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We have years of experience in meeting the needs of a wide range of property types and we’ve encountered every possible challenge and have found solutions for property owners throughout the Twin Cities area. We understand the needs of multi-family housing owners and managers and partner with every client in handling their complex heating and air conditioning requirements. So when your tenant’s air conditioning goes down, we are the professionals to call. 

No matter how you try to prevent problems like a downed air conditioning unit, it’s inevitable that an emergency issue will arise, usually during the night or on a weekend. Building Maintenance Management understands the struggle property managers and maintenance staff face when keeping after their facilities. That is why we offer after hours maintenance you can depend on. We have maintenance staff available for your property 24/7/365 without draining time and energy from any of your own people. Your maintenance staff can work during their scheduled hours, but when they go home for the evening or weekend, they don’t have to be on-call for emergencies.

Think of our crew as an extension of your property’s maintenance staff. Our staff will communicate with the in-house maintenance crew so they will know the details of any call, what was done and if there’s any follow up work they need to handle.

By utilizing this service, your maintenance staff can work during their scheduled hours, but when they go home for the evening or weekend, they don’t have to be on-call for emergencies. Instead, BMM will be available to handle any issues that arise when your maintenance staff are off.

Say so long to the days of being awoken at 3 a.m. with a call from a tenant that the air conditioner is out. Allow BMM to handle it all! For more information about our after-hours emergency maintenance service in Brooklyn Park or to sign up for this service, please give us a call at 763-541-4886 or contact us. We look forward to working with you!

Choosing the Right Building Maintenance Plan for Your Businesses

Whether you manage an apartment complex seeing a huge surge in new leases right now or an office building seeing a changeover in tenants, it is important to choose the right building maintenance plan for you. At Building Maintenance Management, we specialize in building maintenance for St Louis Park and the surrounding areas and can help companies of any size. In our industry, there are few different types of maintenance. In this post, we’re going to cover some of the basics in order to help you choose what’s right for your unique business.

24/7 Emergency Service

Emergency Maintenance. Emergency maintenance is when something is broken and needs to be fixed right away. In some way, this aspect of your building is posing an immediate problem. We like to help complete as much preventative maintenance as possible, to reduce the amount of possible emergency situations. We have staff on call 24/7 to help, in the event of an emergency.

Renovations. With the right renovations, remodeling can keep tenants coming to your complex and staying longer. At BMM, we are the experts in apartment and office remodeling offering flooring installation, bathroom and kitchen fixture replacement, remodels, countertop installation and much more.

Planned Preventative Maintenance. A maintenance plan is something every business should have to avoid bigger issues down the line. There should be considerations taken for all the maintenance that will need to take place within a year. Once you have a maintenance plan, it is easier to schedule appointments with the appropriate people. You should have an owner’s manual associated with a lot of your building’s equipment that details a recommended maintenance schedule. If not, the equipment may have a punch tag or other way to tell needed maintenance.

Corrective Maintenance. Corrective maintenance happens when something is broken and needs fixed or replaced. Sometimes this type of maintenance can also fall under emergency maintenance, but not always. There is some equipment in your building that can still perform without all its parts functioning perfectly, and others you can just do without for awhile. Discuss the priority of your project with our team of building maintenance professionals.

Are you interested in learning more about building maintenance in the St Louis Park area? Allow our team to help you with all types of maintenance. Give us a call today at 763-541-4886 or fill out a work order online.

Start Planning for Warmer Weather with Magic Pak Cleaning & Maintenance

While the weather isn’t exactly warming up yet, spring is closer than it seems. Now is a great time to start scheduling and preparing important tasks for your commercial property before spring. And, one of the most important ones of those tasks has got to be Magic Pak cleaning. St Paul area businesses trust Building Maintenance Management for all of their building maintenance needs. We are the trusted name in the area supplying Magic Pak cleaning and maintenance to keep them working all season long.

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The last thing you want to worry about is having to send someone out to your building to clean or even fix one of your building’s Magic Pak units. That’s where we come in. BMM can get your units in tip-top shape before the warm season even begins. After all, preventative maintenance is always better than costly repairs. With regular Magic-Pak cleaning, you will keep your residents comfortable and eliminate most last-minute service calls for leaks or other issues caused by an unclean unit.

At BMM our extensive experience working with multi-housing facilities has given us expert knowledge Magic Pak units and their components; developing a successful process for effectively cleaning and repairing them. At Building Maintenance Management (BMM), we have designed a maintenance regimen that can not only prolong the life of your building’s units but also increase their efficiency.

How it Works

The air conditioning system has both evaporation coils and condensing coils. Both the evaporator and condenser coils have a tendency to attract dirt and debris. A physical Magic Pak cleaning from BMM can remove this dirt and debris, increasing indoor air quality and help your units run more efficiently overall. Our method for thoroughly cleaning your Magic Pak includes:

  • Taking A/C unit out of the Magic Pak
  • In-depth, careful cleaning of the coils
  • Combining fin tubing (if necessary)
  • Changing the filters
  • Cleaning the condensate pan and drain lines
  • Inserting tablets that help prevent buildup
  • Entering information a log we keep on each unit and its condition
  • And more

Ready to learn more? Your Magic Pak units will only work well if they are properly serviced. So start planning ahead for spring today! To learn more about Magic Pak cleaning in the St Paul area, give us a call now at 763-541-4886 or Contact Us to Request a Work Order.

Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Commercial Property

The past few weeks have brought bitterly cold temperatures to the great state of Minnesota. How is your commercial property holding up? While some of your employees may be working from home, it is still important to maintain your commercial property, especially during the harsh winter months when the most damage can occur. Here at Building Maintenance Management, we are the trusted name in commercial property maintenance from Brooklyn Park we would like to tell you more about what we can do to help your property functioning properly throughout the winter.

Heating

Tenants, employees and visitors require comfort in the form of reliable heat. That is why it is so important to maintain your heating system as well as perform other essential tasks to keep things warm indoors. You should have your furnace inspected, install a clean air filter and check to make sure the thermostat is working. 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.

But the most important thing when it comes to your property’s heat is that you have an after-hours team on standby if anything goes awry. As a busy building manager, you likely have a lot on your plate and don’t have time to monitor your property 24/7. BMM 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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Plumbing

Make sure no hoses are attached to outside faucets since they will trap water that can freeze and burst the pipe. 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 should also ensure your property maintenance team takes care of some other important outdoor tasks before the next big snow. You should caulk and cracks or holes on the outside, drain fountains and birdbaths, clean gutters and downspouts, rake and clean up leaves and debris among other tasks

And, these are just some of the winter maintenance tasks that should be performed. Give us a call to learn more. We will be happy to talk to you at length about what you need out of a commercial property maintenance service.

For more information on commercial property maintenance in Brooklyn Park, call Building Maintenance Management at 763-541-4886 or Contact Us. Stay warm and stay safe!