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What should you do if a pipe freezes?

January 16, 2019


Earlier we discussed how to keep your pipes from freezing, but sometimes pipes freeze despite preventative measures. It’s vital to quickly get the water flowing through the pipe again—otherwise, the pipe will burst and damage your facility. Here’s how to …

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Keeping your facility pest-free

August 8, 2018


One of a facility manager’s (FM) biggest responsibilities is maintaining a clean and safe workplace for your employees. Pests in the workplace can risk the health of your employees by spreading of disease or sickness. Pests like termites can cause …

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The problems of scale

February 28, 2018


Facility managers (FM) in charge of maintaining chillers, boilers, heat exchangers, cooling towers, compressors or condensers know it’s not a matter of if they’ll have to deal with scale buildup, but when. Scale is the buildup of minerals (calcium, iron, …

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Mold Prevention and Removal

March 24, 2016


There has been a lot of controversy (and litigation) surrounding mold over the years. Scientists, doctors, and lawyers have been arguing about the possible health risks involved due to exposure to mold, with engineers, architects, and facilities managers often caught …

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Expanding the Roadmap to Full CMS Compliance

August 31, 2011


The more options, the better, especially when it comes to the compliance accreditation of your healthcare facility. More options mean more avenues towards full compliance and the benefits that this status brings to your organization. Back on September 26, 2008, …

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