Pictured from Left to Right: Kim O’Pray – FirstService Residential; Tracy Po – BOMA BC; Ines Howie – Ultratech Cleaning Services Ltd.; Krishna Nault – Black Tie Property Services
Pictured from Left to Right: Krishna Nault – Black Tie Property Services; Kim O’Pray – FirstService Residential; Michael Glassco – IAQ Consultants; Kyle Tusim – Tremco; Muneesh Sharma – BOMA BC
Northview Golf & Country Club – Surrey, B.C.
August 19th was our first industry golfing event since the lockdowns. We are so grateful for the chance to spend a day in the sun with our industry peeps! It was refreshing to meet new friends and reconnect with those we haven’t seen in a while.
A big thank you to BOMA BC & their incredible golf committee for organizing a well-run and impressive event, the BOMA BC Golf Classic at Northview Golf & Country Club. It’s events like these that make us such proud members of BOMA.
It was a gorgeous day and we can’t wait to see you out there again on the golf course.
As summer slowly comes to an end, most exterior maintenance tasks have been looked after. Windows have been washed, fresh coats of paint have been applied, and with the exception of maybe one last gutter cleaning before winter, most of us probably feel like we can close the book on summer maintenance projects. One task that often gets overlooked is dryer vent cleaning, as it may not be as obvious. Clogged dryer vents can cause major problems in condo or rental properties, and fixing issues once they arise is extremely costly compared to conducting preventative maintenance.
Common issues resulting from poor dryer vent maintenance include:
Loss of efficiency and longer drying times
Dryer overheating and potential fire hazard
Heavy condensation in dryer ducts, resulting in mold and potential leaks
An easy way to avoid these issues and keep an eye on any irregularities within the vent system is to schedule annual dryer vent cleaning as part of your regular exterior maintenance program.
Vents can be cleaned from outside only, or from the inside and outside (suite access is required) for a more thorough cleaning.
There may only be a few weeks of good weather left, so if you have yet to book dryer vent cleaning on your high-rise or low-rise properties, we would be happy to provide a free no-obligation proposal and answer any questions you may have.
BOOK NOW and get 10% off the quoted price for any services booked before October 31st, 2021.
Over the past year and a half, we’ve noticed that gutter cleaning has been a service that many condos and rental properties have neglected in an effort to save money. Unfortunately, skipping essential maintenance services can expose your property to even steeper expenses and here’s why.
5 Reasons Gutter Cleaning Should NOT be neglected
Protect your gutter systems – Gutters that are full, and not draining properly become heavy and can warp and even separate from the building, creating a hazard for people below and requiring immediate and often costly replacement;
Protect your roof – The proper flow of rainwater around the exterior of your home assures that water does not collect on the fascia boards. Water damage and mold and mildew infiltration can cause expensive roof repairs and a lot of unwanted stress;
Guard Against Costly Service Calls – When regular maintenance is neglected, we see far more emergency calls and service requests that can become very expensive and burden on-site staff and residents;
Avoid Pest Infestations – Birds, ants, termites, rodents and other tiny creatures find debris filled gutters a desirable accommodation. These unwanted visitors can nest, multiply and even infest your home;
Protect Landscaping & Residents below – As water improperly builds up and pours over, any foliage, structures or people underneath are at risk.
To summarize: Routine cleaning of your gutters can prevent damage to your roof, exterior and foundation, saving you thousands in potential unnecessary repairs.
How often should your condos gutters be cleaned?
Most professionals will recommend that you clean your gutters two times a year; once in the spring and another time in the fall. However, depending on your city’s climate and the number of trees near your home, you may have to clean your gutters more frequently.
The Black Tie Way
Black Tie will ensure that all of your gutters are cleared of leaves and debris by cleaning them by hand so that each gutter can be visually inspected and proper water flow can be assessed. We may access your gutters by ladder or by lift depending on the specific build. But no matter how your gutters are accessed, you can rest assured that Black Tie will adhere to the highest industry standards and regulations when on your property.
THE SEASON IS SHORT! Frozen gutters cannot be cleaned, so between the time the leaves are down, and the start of freezing temperatures, there is a small window of a few weeks that gets booked up very quickly. Ensure that your condominium gets their preferred dates by booking early.