Tony Lasky is owner of Building Logic, a commercial property care and repair company based in the Twin Ports. For questions or to suggest column topics, please contact him at (218) 279-5300.
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It’s finally time to get outside and make your yard look beautiful for the coming months. Here are some tips to get you started: Clean your mower. Dried grass and mud can get into the mechanical parts and cause problems, especially with the engine’s cooling fans. It’s important to keep grass and mud away from covering your filters and fans. Your engine needs air circulation to prevent overheating, which can cause it to lock up or even catch fire.
We’ve all heard talk of spring cleaning. But I like to think of spring as a time to catch up on those property care and repair tasks that are good to do at least once a year … and may be a bit overdue, if you are like many property owners. Here is my list of items to put on your spring to-do list. Most don’t take much time. But they all provide critical maintenance and attention to your property that can prevent bigger problems in the future.
With warmer weather approaching, most of us soon will looking for more opportunities to get outside. A favorite way for many is relaxing on decks attached to our homes or businesses. But after winter cold and snow — and maybe several years of wear and tear — our decks can look pretty rough. A few simple steps, however, can make decks look bright and new again and also ensure the safety and security of deck structures before another season of outdoors enjoyment. Here are my tips for making your deck an attractive and safe space:
It’s the household and building issue that never is expected and always catches us off guard. The sink, whether in the kitchen, the utility room or the bathroom, clogs and we suddenly face an ugly mess to clean up before we can get on with our lives.
Severe cold poses unique challenges for our property: homes, businesses, cabins, garages, storage buildings and other structures upon which we depend. Here are tips to make sure our buildings and their systems continue functioning well and avoid damage in the bitter cold. Water leaks caused by cracked and broken pipes top most lists of potential property damage caused by severe cold. Water pipes broken by the cold can cause severe damage and even flooding, which can lead to additional problems in buildings.