Think maintaining a car is different from maintaining a facility’s carpet? You’re right: Maintaining a carpet is more involved and can potentially save you more money in the long run. Why? Commercial carpet installation costs can soar past the $100,000 mark, depending on the size of your space. Despite the differences in maintenance costs, owning a car and caring for a carpet have a few commonalities.
Industrial manufacturers require production reliability and continuity. However, a wide range of conditions can make this challenging – from unexpected emergencies, power grid failures and blackouts to partial plant shutdowns for maintenance, upgrade, replacement, or expansion.
Using established technologies in innovative ways can help facilities navigate the “new normal” of clean needed to meet pandemic and post-pandemic standards. Electrostatic spraying technology is a great example of an established technology with a new application in surface disinfection.
With spring just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about getting your commercial landscape in tip-top shape. As more people begin returning to the office or venturing out more often, these outdoor spaces are likely to have more eyes on them than ever.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, maintenance teams had the responsibility to help their companies operate through this major disaster. As businesses return into operation, maintenance teams are now facing the biggest challenges of our time, having larger responsibilities of minimizing risks to employees with new sanitization and safety guidelines.
There comes a time in every elevator’s life when it no longer makes financial or logistical sense to continue repairing the same components year after year. Service calls get expensive, replacement parts become harder to find and the time the elevator spends out of service ends up exceeding its time in operation. Here’s everything you need to know.
The entire facility management industry has been turned upside down since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Over the past year, many facilities essentially shut down as employers allowed workers to work remotely, leaving management companies with nothing to manage. Now those facilities, which typically had nothing more than a couple of security guards on duty throughout the day, need to place much more emphasis on building security.
With real estate being one of its top expenses, many companies are seeking ways to maximize their office’s square footage and leave less underutilized space. Optimizing space on individual floors or throughout an entire building may mean exceeding the architectural specifications on record. One way of addressing that is by installing a fire alarm system that allows for faster, earlier egress from the building or tenant floor in the event of a fire.
Whether new or retrofit construction, parking structures and shipping/loading bays are often crucial to the viability and efficient use of residential, commercial, industrial and multi-use developments. But to comply with building codes for life safety in confined spaces, parking structures require gas monitoring to prevent the dangerous accumulation of gases such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide.
As the novel COVID-19 virus continues to spread throughout the United States, ensuring healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important part of helping lower the rate of infections. Studies have demonstrated that higher ventilation rates have a direct impact on reducing the spread of microbials in workplaces and other occupied spaces.