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February 2013 Contractor Success

Eliminating Bedbugs The Right Way

Heading advisories against using pesticides to treat bedbug problems.

In November 2012, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) issued a health advisory about the dangers of misusing pesticides to treat bedbug infestations.


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The Problem-solving Power Of Pressure Washers

Nine ways power washing can increase curb appeal, boost the value of your property and help maintain facility cleanliness.

The experts at Ultimate Washer Inc. offer the following nine-point list of ways a portable pressure washer can help solve common cleaning problems both indoors and out.


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January 2013 Contractor Success 2

Protect Your Property With Winterization

Preparing your grounds for the freeze can help get you through the winter without blowing your budget.

There are a number of cost-effective steps facilities managers and building owners can take to ensure that their properties and their grounds are sufficiently maintained through the winter and ready for springtime.


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Chemical-free Pest Control Is Possible

Keeping pests and harsh chemical pesticides out of your building this winter and in the years to come can be achieved through prevention via exclusion.

Rats, mice and other pests are relentless in their efforts to get inside, and only a comprehensive exclusion plan — creating physical barriers against rodents and pests to prevent them from entering a building — will keep them out for good.


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October 2011 Tackling Trouble Areas

Putting On A Few Thousand Pounds

Make sure your truck can handle the stress of winter maintenance equipment.

By taking several factors into consideration, people can choose the proper equipment to extend the service life of their trucks, operate more safely and avoid giving the phrase "overhauling your truck" a different meaning.


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October 2012 Facility Focus

Fertilizing The Future With Landscaping

You can sustainably grow your bottom line and entice tenants to take root with clever design.

It is essential to maintain a well-manicured property by adhering to sound landscape management practices that will help ensure that your property retains its maximum value and generate long-term cost savings for owners and investors.


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August 2010 Contractor Success

First Impressions Are Long Lasting

A clean, well-maintained parking lot projects an image of success and can be a source of pride for building owners and facility occupants.

Aside from the exterior of your building, the parking lot is one of the first things any visitor sees; it is also the one part of any facility that passersby see, remember and base their judgments on.


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July 2012 Feature 4

One's Art Is Another's Graffiti

The best technique for removing unwanted scrawls should be easy, effective, ecologically safe and economical.

An act of vandalism, graffiti "art" has its own lexicon — check out the Wikipedia entry for glossary of graffiti sometime — and rules that govern its application, the supplies used and its location.


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Discussion: Event cleanup

What kinds of issues can be inherent when cleaning up after large groups of people?
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August 2011 Maintenance Matters

Don't Alienate Your Parking Lot

Focusing on cleaning and maintenance tasks outside of your facility has its benefits.

Some building owners and managers are cognizant of the initial impression the façade of their facility provides, but many fail to focus beyond cleaning windows and repairing bricks and mortar.


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