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February 22nd, 2024

10 Issues That Require an Emergency Electrician

Sparks flying, lights flickering, and fuses popping — electrical problems are frightening and infuriating, especially when you have a building full of tenants. Not every electrical issue is an emergency; many are mere inconveniences. How do you tell when an electrical event requires an emergency electrician? You can and should call an electrician any time

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February 8th, 2024

Do Tenants Need Access to the Breaker Panel?

The landlord-tenant relationship is fragile. As long as each party acts according to the lease terms and NYC housing laws, they should get along fine. Still, because neither party is a lawyer, sometimes, issues arise that cause conflict, threatening to unravel the delicate ecosystem of residential properties. One such issue that causes a significant amount

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January 25th, 2024

Understanding Your Responsibilities as a Landlord During a Power Outage

New York City is facing increased power outage risks driven by increases in peak demands and the mandated closure of peaking power plants — power generation facilities that only operate when electrical demand peaks. By 2025, NYC will have a power shortfall of 446 megawatts, equivalent to 400,000 homes without power, and the shortfall is

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January 11th, 2024

The Risk of Electrical Issues Following Flooding or Water Damage

Did you know that around 100,000 New Yorkers live in areas affected by routine flooding? While that statistic is concerning, it is not the only water issue people face in the city. Many buildings in the city are pre-war, constructed between 1890 and 1940, before World War II. With older construction and older plumbing, leaks

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December 14th, 2023

Understanding the Dangers of Attempting DIY Electrical Repairs

Owning and operating a large, multi-unit residential property is expensive and, at times, overwhelming. As the owner, you are responsible to the tenants and employees to keep them safe and resolve potential issues as quickly as possible. Still, your pocketbook does not always appreciate the costs of necessary electrical repair, especially when it seems minor.

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November 30th, 2023

The Most Common Causes of Flickering Lights in a Building

Lighting is a safety and functional feature of any New York City property. As a property owner, you understand the importance of maintaining lighting fixtures to ensure people can navigate your building and feel safe entering their apartments. Unfortunately, because many properties in NYC are pre-war, their electrical systems can be a little spotty. Tenants

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November 16th, 2023

Prepare for Winter Storms: Know What To Do If a Power Outage Occurs in Your Buildings

Winter causes a surge in electrical demands. The shorter days up lighting usage, hot water and heating create surges in the system, and tenants using space heaters or heated blankets increases in-unit needs. On top of the increased demand, New York City faces an energy shortage because of the Peaker Rule, which is forcing emergency

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November 2nd, 2023

Winter Conditions Lead To Increased Risk of Electrical Fires: Here’s What Property Owners Can Do To Prevent Them

In any given year, the FDNY may respond to over 300,000 fire and non-fire emergencies. In addition to causing potential loss of life, the damage is devastating to property owners in the city. In the U.S., fire damage results in billions of dollars in financial losses. Electrical fires are the most common cause of residential

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October 19th, 2023

Can Cold Weather Lead To New or Worsening Electric Problems?

As a building owner in New York City, you likely notice that the winter brings many problems, including apparent electrical issues. Whether all cold-weather electrical problems result from temperature is debatable, but no one can deny that the weather exacerbates the situation. Some things are out of your control as an owner, but others may

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October 5th, 2023

A Day in the Life of a Smart Home: How Smart Technology Improves Life for NYC Condos and Co-Ops

A smart home is not sentient. Rather, it is an amalgamation of various devices and tools that integrate into a singular network to offer residents more control and dominion over their environment. Smart devices comprise a broad category. You can incorporate anything from security systems and thermostats to washers and dryers. As a property owner,

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