5 Reasons Your Building Could Be Making You Sick

If you're developing a close relationship with your tissue box or experiencing headaches, eye irritation, difficulty breathing or concentrating, nausea or dizziness while in your office or residential building, then you might be suffering from Sick Building Syndrome or SBS.   What is Sick Building Syndrome? Sick Building Syndrome is defined as "situations in which [...]

What LEED Certification Can Do For Your Tenants

If you're walking around building condensed streets in the Bay Area, you have likely seen the term "LEED Certified" embellished on an entry wall. Whether commercial or residential, this rating system can be found everywhere and anywhere. And that's great while you're outside getting some fresh air, enjoying the sunshine (unless you're in SF and Karl [...]

3 Ways To Improve Tenant Retention

Think of it this way: If you worked hard at setting yourself apart from the rest to finally get the girlfriend or boyfriend of your dreams... and then all of a sudden, you stopped giving them the same attention you were giving before, do you think you'll still have the same relationship with that person? Heck [...]

9 Things You Didn’t Know About The Owner of Century Building Maintenance

Meet Christy McGuire, the owner of Century Building Maintenance. Originally from Modesto, Christy moved to the East Bay and achieved her lifelong goal of becoming a business owner. She is incredibly dedicated to her team and does a damn good job as a leader! Here are nine questions we asked that you probably didn't know [...]

When Earth Hands You Earthquakes…You Make a Safety Plan!

Last week, our safety topic covered earthquakes! So, we want to share what YOU should do if you're inside of a tall building during and after an earthquake. We all know that an earthquake hits without warning, but familiarizing yourself with these steps can be life-saving, especially in a situation where you may not know [...]

When To Choose Between a Soft Wash or Pressure Wash

The difference seems obvious enough: a soft wash releases a softer amount of pressure & hard pressure wash requires much more force. However, there's a little bit more to understanding the difference in a soft and hard pressure wash when it comes to choosing which service will benefit you best. It's common for people to [...]

What are benefits of soda blasting?

Soda blasting is when you take 7-Up, Dr. Pepper, and/or Fanta ....just kidding! The soda we're referring to is actually...drum roll, please...baking soda aka sodium bicarbonate/NaHCO3! This is the kind of soda that has tons of benefits, not only for your body but for buildings, too! We all know that baking soda is a wonderful [...]

New Year, New Us!

Century Building Maintenance and Pyramid Window Cleaning are excited to announce their new partnership! Century Building Maintenance and Pyramid Window Cleaning have served the San Francisco Bay Area for a combined total of over 100 years! They have set sky-high standards in the window cleaning industry and believe that quality, professionalism, and safety should always [...]

What The Heck Is Hard Water?

Hard water stains are a very common problem. Whether at home or at the office, these stains affect all kinds of surfaces. Worst of all, these kinds of stains don't just come off by scrubbing with soap and water. The Hard Facts on Hard Water In order to handle hard water stains, you have to [...]

SF’s Maintenance Checklist for Property Owners, Apartment Buildings and Tourist Hotels

This year has devastated all parts of California with fires. At Century Building Maintenance, our top priority is safety. We want to share San Francisco's Department of Building Inspection's Housing Code Requirements to help prevent fires in your building. Click here to enter full PDF version of Housing Checklist to better ensure your safety in your [...]