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Maintenance

Facility maintenance tasks include integrated pest control, lighting replacement, roof maintenance, painting and managing preventive maintenance programs. Facility professionals are being asked to take on more of these responsibilities and we bring you expert advice and information on a wide range of building maintenance activities.

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July 2014 Tackling Trouble Areas

Maintaining A Low Slip And Fall Factor

When accidents happen, who will ultimately be found responsible?

When a maintenance contractor signs with a company, the contract typically includes language naming the contractor as the party responsible for maintaining safe, hazard-free premises.


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Selecting One-man Earth Drills

Safety, ergonomics and engine power should all be considered.

No longer “just a hole digger,” designs and features have advanced and improved over the years.


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Weather The Storm This Summer

How to keep pests from seeking shelter in your facility.

Summer showers can cause an increase in humidity and standing water on your property, and create an ideal environment for pests such as mosquitoes and rodents to thrive.


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July 2013 Feature 4

Trim The Hedges

Keep pests out of sight with these landscaping tips.

In order to avoid creating an attractive harborage for pests looking for food, water and shelter, it is important to consider factors such as vegetation type and position when planting around buildings.


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Go Tough On Ice; Easy On Plants

Summer is here, but it's never too late (or too early) to discuss highly effective ice melt products that are also friendlier to plants.
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Fill Your Parking Lot With Cars, Not Pests

Far before any chemical treatments are necessary, you can proactively prevent pests from filling your facilities by setting up external barriers.

While cluttered and unclean parking areas around your property can be a deterrent to tenants and customers, they can also encourage pests like rodents, flies and cockroaches.


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April 2013 Maintenance Matters

Growing An Industry To New Heights

Technological advancements in the tools and equipment for cleaning commercial exterior windows are allowing professionals to see soaring profits.

Using special water-fed poles from the ground eliminates the need for ladders and other equipment used to reach high windows, allowing one to clean windows in a fraction of the time it would normally take.


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July 2012 Maintenance Matters

The Maintenance Crisis

Stigmas must be dissolved if the shortage of skilled workers is to be overcome.

By diluting the negative stigmas surrounding the service industry, more people will feel energized about embracing the hands-on, technical roles that are at the core of American ingenuity.


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March 2013 Maintenance Matters

Safeguarding Against A Roof Catastrophe

Tips to minimize structural damage to your facility’s roofs that can occur from snow and ice buildup.

After any weather event, the roofing surface and components should be inspected for any signs of damage.


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Pests Must Be Spotted Before They’ve Already Squatted

Be on the lookout for warm weather pests and beat them this spring by refreshing your pest management program.

As the harsh bite of winter yields to warm breezes and pleasant temperatures, it’s time for a thorough spring cleaning of your pest management program.


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