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Security system in a high security facility

Facilities across industries may have any number of safety and security concerns. Manufacturing plants, for instance, may deal with corrosive chemicals that require delicate handling, pharmaceutical labs might contain sensitive information regarding medical research, and commercial buildings often house expensive goods and equipment. Regardless of your particular security needs, you don’t want to do anything that would put your people or assets in harm’s way -- this must be taken into accoun...

Empty hospital waiting room

Healthcare facilities across the board must manage a multitude of operational tasks, patient concerns, and staff needs, all while remaining compliant with crucial regulations. And after a year as tumultuous for the health sector as 2020, these facilities need more attention than ever. With so many priorities in play, every healthcare facility requires an adaptive and reliable maintenance team and strategy. Let’s detail the many points of concern that facility management teams must address each...

Air filter being installed in an office building

In our recent blog, “Top Hazards of Dust in the Workplace,” we explore the many health threats posed by lingering dust particles in your work environment, including allergies, respiratory issues, the spread of disease, and even lung cancer. Indeed, an office’s indoor air quality (IAQ) plays a major role in the overall health and happiness of everyone inside, so maintaining clean internal air should be a priority for your business, especially if you’re planning for (or have recently under...

Person spraying disinfectant on a treadmill

After a long year of sporadic shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, people everywhere are eager to hit the gym once more. Fortunately, the advent of various effective vaccines for COVID-19 and increased distribution bodes well for gyms and their members this year. Whether you’re preparing to open your fitness center back up or attend your local gym, however, you must remain vigilant regarding the health and safety of those around you -- keeping your equipment clean and sanitary is key in this end...

Irrigation system hose with a hole in it

When your irrigation system is on the fritz, your green spaces won’t get the optimal care they need. Moreover, a faulty irrigation system often translates to wasted water and higher energy costs. For these reasons and more, you’ll want to address any potential sprinkler problems as soon as possible. In order to do this, it helps to know a bit about how these systems work and which issues are most common. Let’s explore how to troubleshoot problems with your irrigation system.Know Your Irrig...

The manufacturing industry heavily relies on hardworking and skilled workers. As a business expands or changes over time, it might struggle to fill all necessary production positions and/or properly train them for the job at hand. Actively searching for prime candidates for assembly and production line jobs, material handling, equipment operators, etc., can take significant time and resources away from your primary operations. As such, it’s often wise to partner with a dedicated recruitment, h...

As you prepare for your office reopening (if you’re not back already), it’s a great time to revisit your current cleaning and maintenance practices. You’ll want to begin by developing an office cleaning schedule that breaks down the frequency of certain tasks. For instance, desks and keyboards should be wiped down once a day, and vacuuming might occur once or twice a week. Certain cleaning duties might not be as clear-cut, however. While office furniture, carpeting, and other upholstered ...

In December 2020, Congress passed a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package to support Americans while they navigated the new way of life during the coronavirus and all of the disasters it caused to the American economy. This package is known as the CARES Act. The CARES Act gave approximately $82 billion to students, educational institutions, schools, and states across the country. From there, specific amounts are designated to K-12 schools, higher education, early childhood care providers, and ...

As more and more businesses embark on their office reopening strategy after several turbulent months, they must reinvigorate their efforts to keep their facilities clean and safe for all employees, guests, and customers. Most of us know that dust can be a nuisance, but dust can also become a more serious hazard, especially as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Industries such as manufacturing and construction pose the highest risk of dust-related problems, but even small offices mus...

Businesses that find themselves constantly reacting to equipment failures and other problems have a difficult time maintaining efficiency. Staying on top of preventative maintenance is essential for keeping repair/replacement costs to a minimum and ensuring that your facility operates at maximum capacity. Here are some of the best preventative maintenance strategies for manufacturing facilities like yours.Know What Needs the Most AttentionThough preventative maintenance is important, these dutie...

Keeping a commercial building clean requires a range of tasks, from floor cleaning to window washing to janitorial work and so on. While each of these tasks is necessary for maintaining the overall safety, integrity, and beauty of your building, it can be easy to lose track of which tasks must get done and when. Without a detailed strategy in place, certain cleaning duties and/or parts of your facility may get neglected and eventually result in larger, costly problems. Let’s go over how settin...

Even a minor fire can threaten the lives of your people and do severe damage to your structures and equipment. As such, your facility’s fire safety system is one of its most crucial assets. It’s also one of the most varied, featuring multiple devices such as portable extinguishers, alarm systems, sprinklers, pumps, suppression systems, blankets, fireproof coatings, and more. With so much at stake and so many components in play, maintaining your entire system can be a challenge. Here are four...

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