Prepare Your Facilities for 2017

December 29, 2016

A survey of facility managers across the United States deemed routine upkeep as one of the top twelve methods to reduce expenses. Maximizing the life of equipment with regular checkups, cleanings, and repairs will prevent earlier than expected replacements. As 2016 draws to a close and 2017 begins, it is common to look back on the past year to see if one’s 2016 resolutions were achieved and to plan for…


Reduce Energy Bills in the Restroom

December 16, 2016

Sick days and spreading germs are not the only problems that winter brings along. Energy expenses for office buildings, schools, and hospitals can become quite costly. This necessity cannot be eliminated; however, replacing a few appliances with energy-efficient models can help to decrease overall energy usage and counteract heating costs. Listed below are the lowest and highest amounts of energy that each type of institution devotes to heating their buildings…


Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Banks and Credit Unions

September 23, 2016

Banks and credit unions have clients from all walks of life coming into their buildings each day. These establishments tend to be quiet and impeccably neat; however, there is always the potential for someone to become sick due to all of the shared items and surfaces between staff and customers. With a few simple additions, the chances of a client or employee becoming sick can be reduced. There are over…


Hygiene Tips For Your Business: Transporation

July 8, 2016

Buses, subways, and trains receive many visitors every day.   According to the American Public Transportation Association, “35 million times each weekday, commuters board public transportation.” With all of these people, plenty of germs are inevitably spread. Subway cars tend to be crowded, with closed windows and minimal air circulation, so there is always a chance of encountering airborne pathogens from a sick passenger. In addition to their usual commuters, subways…


How to Effortlessly Clean Your Toilets

July 1, 2016

One of the reasons people prefer to use their own bathrooms is because they know how often they are cleaned. Walking into a public restroom free of odor and seeing a spotless, white toilet can put a customer’s mind at ease, but a discolored bowl and urine smell can cause anyone to believe that an entire business is unhygienic. Studies show that half of all consumers who encounter an unsanitary…


Ch-Ch-Changes: LEED Gets a Facelift

February 8, 2012

LEED 2012 will have changes for all rating systems, especially Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance users. We’re going to look at the big changes, why they’re happening and what this means for you.