Mitigation for Frozen Pipes and Water Damage

When water freezes at 32ºF or below, it can expand up to 10% in volume causing pipes to crack.  Even a small 1/8-inch crack can cause 250 gallons of water a day to flow into your building. This can result in flooding, severe structural damage and an opportunity for fungus and mold growth. When this […]

Fall Facility Tips

Fall Facility Tips It’s August and back to school time!  Soon the cooler temperatures will arrive and your facility needs to be prepared for the harsh winter conditions. Now is the time to make those preparations.  Read below for important tips to keep your facility safe this winter. Change HVAC Filters Changing the air filters […]

Hot Work for Facilities

Hot Work Hot work continues to be a leading cause of industrial fires and responsible for many of the most severe fire losses. Hot work is often associated welding and cutting, but it also includes any work that produces excess heat, such as burning, brazing, grinding, soldering, thermal resistance heating, or torch applied roofing.  Having […]

Space Heater Safety

Space Heater Safety Tips Space heaters account for over $890 million in property damage each year.  However, they are necessary appliances for many commercial facilities.  Large and older buildings need additional heat sources with the harsh cold winds and temperatures Kansas City winters bring. If your facility chooses to use space heaters to supplement the […]

Winter Preparation Checklist for Commercial Facilities

Make sure your facility is prepared to weather the storms this winter. Many potential issues should be considered including power loss, cold temperatures, snow, wind, and ice. The effects of harsh winter conditions can be lessened and possibly eliminated with a few proactive measures. Accident prevention: One of the largest concerns for property and facility […]

Avoid Slips and Falls in Your Facility

Every property and facility manager wants to make sure slips and falls do not happen.  According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most general workplace incidents involve slips, trips, and falls. Slips, trips and falls can happen anywhere in your facility. Slips and trips can result in falls, possibly disability or death. The results […]