Building Maintenance is broken down into six sections, with Section 5 being divided in half. Building Maintenance handles routine, preventive, public space and emergency maintenance repairs in various areas such as electrical, plumbing and HVAC. The Emergency Desk provides service to the cooperators around the clock, 365 days a year; it has been expanded recently to handle the replacement of convector motors, which results in improved service to the cooperators. As its name implies, the services performed are vital. Quick response is available for gas odors, fires, floods and other emergencies. The Emergency Desk is the first to respond to large emergencies as well, such as water main breaks and sewer backups. Steps can be taken by the Emergency Crew in serious situations to minimize damage to the property and immediately start to bring situations under control.
The Repair Shop not only builds new convectors for all the apartments, but also repairs all the playgrounds, benches and contains a carpentry shop that handles all RiverBay's carpentry needs.
An in-house licensed locksmith runs the Lock Shop, which performs all the functions and services of a licensed locksmith shop from cutting keys to installing new apartment doors.
The Home Improvement Fair offered the services of the Maintenance Department's Repair Shop for kitchen cabinet re-facing and upgrades. This has been very successful in past years.
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