Repair vs. Replace: A cautionary tale about an old motorcycle

On March 26, 2018, Posted by , In Technology, With 1 Comment

Are you sure you want to replace that equipment? Is it truly beyond repair? Replacing tired looking equipment when your system malfunctions or breaks down can seem like a great idea. However, with proper maintenance and maybe the addition of some modern engineering tweaks, that old equipment may be able…

Boiler Room Heroes

On March 12, 2018, Posted by , In Energy Efficiency, With No Comments

Who are your heroes? Ours are in basements and boiler rooms. Eighty percent of NYC’s existing buildings will still be in use in 2050. With the cost of energy increasing and the growing need for more efficient buildings to support a rising population, who is responsible for minimizing energy consumption…

Paper isn’t just a mess… it’s a liability

On February 23, 2018, Posted by , In Technology, With No Comments

It’s no secret that technology is making building operations more efficient than ever. But checking boxes, filling in blank fields, and circling your selection on paper log sheets is still standard practice when performing building inspections and rounds. And it works great…right? Paper log sheets are tangible and low tech….

5 Ways Photos Can Improve Your Facility Maintenance

On January 31, 2018, Posted by , In Routine Inspections, With No Comments

Taking photos while performing maintenance rounds can greatly improve communication within your team and with management. A few pictures can explain much more than notes or even a quick conversation can, especially when attached to a record in a digital logbook like LogCheck. Adding photos to your routine inspections and maintenance…

Tip of the Week: Set Up Seasonal Suspensions

On December 29, 2017, Posted by , In Tip Of The Week, With No Comments

As seasonal responsibilities change, off season logs can hang around overdue in your logbooks creating a nuisance that can slow down your staff. LogCheck’s seasonal suspensions allow you to pause any log(s) for a particular time period. Seasonal suspensions help clean up your logbooks and keep seasonally irrelevant logs from…

Tip of the Week: Email Reporting

On December 21, 2017, Posted by , In Tip Of The Week, With No Comments

Are you getting too many email reports from LogCheck? You could unsubscribe, but before you do we want to show you what you could be getting with a more customized email report. Many of our clients like to receive the information in our email reports very frequently, sometimes every few…

Tip Of The Week: Dependencies

On December 13, 2017, Posted by , In Tip Of The Week, With 1 Comment

After a brief hiatus, LogCheck is happy to present a new Tip of the Week! I’m Gary and I’ve had the pleasure of onboarding and supporting LogCheck clients for the past few years. I’ll be presenting a series of posts in the coming months that share some best practices and…

Third Party Property Managers and Property Owners: How To Keep This Relationship Stress Free

On October 31, 2017, Posted by , In Property Management, With 1 Comment

Simple record keeping helps everyone stay on the same page Third party property management can relieve building owners of the liability and stress of an in-house staff. However, the responsibility of servicing and maintaining property owned by someone else can be problematic. What happens when things go wrong and unanticipated problems…

Are You Excited About Maintenance?

On July 27, 2017, Posted by , In Preventative Maintenance, With No Comments

Without maintenance, our built environment would fall apart. Maintenance quite literally keeps the lights on. Our culture, on the other hand, seems to value “innovation” over all else, and it’s leading to unfortunate consequences. Andrews Russell and Lee Vinsel’s excellent article, Let’s Get Excited About Maintenance, aims to turn that…

You’re (Probably) Doing PMs Wrong!

On July 5, 2017, Posted by , In Preventative Maintenance, With No Comments

If you use a work order system to generate tickets for routine maintenance tasks, it’s time to rethink your process. Work orders are really great at some things, but tracking routine preventative maintenance tasks isn’t one of them. When you dump your PMs into your work-order system – usually the…