Water Saving Tips for Commercial Buildings

Reducing water consumption both inside and outside of commercial facilities is easy, affordable, good for the environment and will help reduce costs.  Taking a few of these simple actions doesn’t just save water — it also helps ease the burden on your municipality. 25 percent of a local government’s electricity bill is due to treatment […]

How to Manage a Retail Space with Success

Preventative Maintenance Plan Prevention is key for any facility.  However, it is especially important for retail spaces because an unpleasant experience can deter customers for an indefinite amount of time.  An HVAC system failure, loss of lighting or equipment breakdown can drastically affect the customer experience and the business.  Performing a regular maintenance check of […]

Increasing Value of Medical Office Buildings (MOB’s)

The need for medical services will increase over the next decade due to demographics and new healthcare legislation. The baby boomer generation will grow by 36 percent and the recent laws passed will ensure that 32 million additional Americans will have health insurance. This is important for medical office facilities as medical practitioners and patients […]

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 […]

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 […]

Save Money and Prevent Fire Hazards with  Proper Electrical System Care and Maintenance

Every facility uses electricity for lighting, appliances, heating, cooling and more.  However, electrical systems can cost a lot of money and present safety hazards when not properly operated and managed.  Facility and property managers can save money and prevent electrical fires and injuries with a proactive plan that is adhered to daily. Equipment Many facilities […]