6 Things You Should Never Pressure Wash

Trust us when we say a pressure washer works like magic, but they are also extremely powerful! Here's a list of 6 things you should NEVER EVER pressure wash because it will cause damage that will require either replacing or worse... a trip to the hospital!  1. Any Living Thing  Because a pressure washer is so [...]

4 Benefits To Preserving Historical Buildings

Any historic landmark takes a lot of work to upkeep. Despite being an international destination spot for its beautiful nature and weather, the San Francisco Bay Area also has many historical buildings that play an integral part of the West Coast's story. Even though the Bay Area has evolved so much over the last couple [...]

5 Eco Friendly Buildings of the World

The United States is revolutionizing the business of buildings.  Ideas about construction must become bigger and more innovative to incorporate how the world is impacted by humans. But, it’s not the only country stepping up their game. All over the world, people continue to think big and inspire change. To View the Images, Please Click [...]

The Lawsuit Against SF’s Newly Passed Prop C

In early June 2018, San Francisco held an election for nine propositions. One, in particular, kept many on their toes because it mixed both personal lives with business. Proposition C, the Commercial Rent Tax for Childcare and Early Education passed and will increase the tax those receiving income from commercial spaces (3.785% to 3.8% for most commercial [...]

10 Wise Quotes For Anyone Working in Facility Maintenance

It's funny how time slips through our fingers. Just wrapping your head around the fact that it is 2018 can make you ask yourself, where does the time go and what have I done with that time? As the facilities maintenance industry continues to evolve, Century Building Maintenance continues to adapt to an ever-changing industry. These are [...]

4 Steps To Finding Quality Commercial Tenants

The commercial real estate world of leasing is challenging and competitive, especially in the Bay Area. Finding a great tenant becomes a long-term investment because they're an asset to your building. Knowing the needs of your tenants is the best way to attract them to your building and seal the deal. But first, there needs to [...]

4 Steps For Dealing With Negative Multi-Housing Online Reviews

In a world with internet, a person's opinion and experience no longer mean anything unless others can know about it...for better or worse. Cue in Yelp, Zomato, Facebook, Twitter, Google Reviews, etc.... Often these review platforms make or break a business. One negative review can seriously affect an average. And on top of that, the [...]

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly on San Francisco’s Prop C and Prop D

Let's face it, San Francisco has morphed and the cost of living has increased exponentially. With an upcoming election for San Francisco...Prop C and D are kind of a big deal as they're focused on very important topics: childcare funding and the homelessness issue. Though each Proposition tackles different issues, they are reaching for the same [...]

What’s In A Building Name?

If you think of any place in the world where people can connect by saying, "Oh yes, I've been there or I've always wanted to go," that place most likely has a name. Disneyland, The Koh Phi Phi Islands in Thailand, The Great Wall of China... And some of the most iconic places in the world [...]

How Amenities Set Your Building Apart

From multi-housing to office building atmosphere... You've gotta admit, the amenities department has stepped up its game. When the competition to retain and gain tenants gets fierce, buildings need to deliver essentials like bathrooms, HVAC systems, and proper ventilation.  But now, it goes beyond convenience. It requires thinking bigger and using imagination to reach deeper [...]