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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Success as a Property Manager by Melissa Prandi, Lisa Iannucci

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Chapter 6
Building Systems 6 and Services
In This Chapter
• Keeping systems in check
• Maintaining the building’s exterior
• Detecting hidden dangers
• Knowing when and how to hire a pro
It’s time to get into the nitty-gritty of keeping the building working right. When you think of building systems, you can compare it to your own body. You have a circulatory system, a nervous system, a digestive system, and a host of other systems that work together to keep you alive. Your building’s systems—heating and cooling, electrical, and plumbing—are what keep your building running.
This chapter focuses on keeping these systems in check, so that the building runs smoothly. At the same time, this chapter is a lesson in evaluation. If something goes wrong ...

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