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Get rid of your building's spider webs

In the spring and summer, spiders can present a number of headaches for building managers. These pests become more active as the weather improves and can create a unique set of problems for your building. 

Spiders on their own are rarely problematic. In the Northeast, venomous spiders like the black widow or the brown recluse aren't major concerns. Most spiders don't carry the diseases that some pest birds or rodents have. And these arachnids actually can cut down on the total number of pests in your building by eating peskier insects. 

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Time to spring clean your building

With the weather in the eastern U.S. finally warming up and winter officially gone, it's time for building and facility managers to do a little spring cleaning. While the practice of spring cleaning usually refers to tidying up at home, it can absolutely apply to commercial properties. 

This spring, make sure you clean every aspect of your building's exterior to ensure it looks great for the summer and you catch any potential problems early on. Here are a few areas you should include in your spring cleaning.

Wash the windows 
With all the rain that spring can bring the East Coast, you may think that your building will be spotless all season long, but the truth is that rain can actually lead to more stains, spots and streaks. As rain pours down, it can bring minerals along with it from your substrates, the roof or the water itself. These minerals can then streak and stain your windows with unsightly water marks when the sun dries them out.

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How are construction defects affecting your building?

When a building is being constructed or renovated, mistakes can be made and defects in the structure are created. Contractors and developers may rush a project or make poor building material substitutions to save money. Over time, the construction mistakes can lead to serious structural damage and costly repairs. Luckily, many construction defects can be fixed with less expensive preemptive work. 

Make sure you understand some of the most common construction defects and what you can do to fix them. Here are some of the most prevalent building issues that you should keep an eye out for. 

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