Keeping Occupants Comfortable in the Winter

Temperature control is always a headache for facility and property managers.  Some areas of buildings stay cool and others warm.  Occupants often complain they are either too cold or hot.  Trying to keep everyone satisfied is a challenge.  However, knowing the type of heating control in your facility and taking a few actions can help […]

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 […]

Winterize Your Facility to Prevent Frozen Water Pipes

Winter is approaching and soon the temperatures will drop.  Freezing temperatures can cause many problems including safety hazards and major damage if you do not prepare your facility for winter. One major issue that can occur during the winter is the freezing and breaking of water pipes.  Frozen pipes that burst often create a huge […]

Winter Preparation Tips for Facility and Property Managers

Winters in Kansas City are usually unpredictable. However, there is always a good chance that bitter cold temperatures and moderate to heavy snowfall will occur.  This means every facility needs to be prepared.  All personnel involved with grounds and maintenance are responsible for keeping the grounds clean and safe. Below are a few tips for products […]

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 […]

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 […]