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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Belt Maintenance

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Question Of The Week, Technology

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Published on June 04, 2012 with No Comments

This Question of the Week comes from the Facilities Management Professionals International group on Linkedin.

How often do you replace the belts of the roof fans? We have a contract with a company and when asked the same question during a recent checkup, the technician said they usually replace the belts on an “as needed” basis.

But from my experience, I think once a year is a safer baseline. I am not comfortable with the idea of trying to stretch them too much, especially since they are not that expensive in the first place. And since the equipment is on the roof, it’s fairly easy to get there.

 Additionally, how often should the ventilation system be cleaned?

Bogdan Burlacu
Rental Manager
Gateway Property Management Corporation
Vancouver, Canada

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About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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