Maintenance

Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Maintenance articles.


Elevator Maintenance – Keeping 'UP'

One way to minimize vandalism is to make sure elevators are operating efficiently. A defective relay or a damaged door track can slow performance and create long wait times. More tips are available.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: NW Sign Industries Rolls Out New Division

The sign company headquartered in Moorestown, NJ has introduced a new division, focused on signage and lighting services.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Concrete Crack Up!

Is there a product or process that we can use to keep the smaller cracks from opening up farther and breaking up the concrete beyond repair?

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Marksman Master Kit By Spectronics

This diagnostic tool detects sounds that may signify problems such as compressed air leaks and other facility issues.

Facility Management Expert To Speak At ISSA Event

Presentation marks the first time ISSA and its partner PIGC bring a mixed discipline group in Europe to discuss the issues of planning facilities with a focus on their cleanability.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: enMotion Automated Touchless Sanitizer Dispenser

This recent introduction from Georgia-Pacific Professional provides sanitizer to building occupants.

The HVAC Factor: Preventing Equipment Failure

A predictive maintenance program continuously monitors HVAC systems with the goal of avoiding costly breakdowns.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: ITT e-SV Multi-Stage Pumps

ITT has enhanced its Goulds Pumps line for increased energy efficiency and easier maintenance.

Services & Maintenance: Planning Green Cleaning

Protecting occupant health and the environment are twin goals when evaluating products and methods.

Floor Care Tips

A Fort Worth, TX manufacturer of floor care equipment addresses five questions its customer reps frequently receive about commercial floor maintenance.

Best Practices In Allocating CAM Charges

Allocating Common Area Maintenance (CAM) Charges in Mixed Use Properties and Other Strategies for Managing Live–Work–Play Developments should be a helpful resource for anyone involved in mixed–use properties.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: ROI Calculator From Kaivac

The cleaning product provider has revamped its online ROI calculator tools.

Stadium Outage Underscores Importance of Facilities Personnel

The importance of facilities management was underscored on Sunday when nearly 81,000 people sat in total darkness for a few seconds at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The power outage brought Sunday's game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants to a halt.

WEB EXCLUSIVE/NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Parking And Public Perception

With the thousands spent on architecture to make a parking garage appealing, it becomes even more important to keep it clean and sanitary.

HeatTrak Expands Distributor Network

The manufacturer of portable heated matting products has added four partners to its distribution network.

Grants To Combat Graffiti Awarded

Keep America Beautiful has announced the organizations that have been awarded $2,500 grants through the 2010 Graffiti Hurts Grant Program.

New Guidelines for Green Cleaning Products in Schools

Recent scientific evidence that chronic, low level exposures to petrochemicals commonly found in institutional cleaning products are a significant health hazard for children has fueled increased demand for safer products.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: RoofHelpUSA From MemcoGlobal

This emergency and/or non-emergency roof leak response service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Extending Motor Life

This Web Exclusive article is contributed by Electro Static Technology, maker of AEGIS shaft grounding products.Increasing Sustainability Of Motors In Manhattan's Time & Life...

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Expert Advice From Bird-B-Gone

The company has added an Ornithologist to its team of bird control specialists to provide online advice.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Photo Index Of Maintenance & Renovations

ConstructionPhotoDocs.com has introduced a photo indexing service geared to facility management work.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Bright Solutions By Action Services Group

The BrightSolutions service brand retrofits interior and exterior lighting applications for reduced energy consumption and maintenance.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: EverSeal Roof Repair Tape

This product from OMG Roofing Products bonds to all common roof materials for long lasting, watertight repairs.

Water Leaks Can Add Up

Toilets, sinks, and landscaping fixtures should be checked to identify unnecessary water costs.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Proactive Maintenance for Low-Slope Roofs

Many variables and issues can cause damage and lower the roof’s performance. Read this Web Exclusive from Jay Rintelmann, president of Hartford South for five common problems affecting low-slope commercial roofs.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Ladder Stabilizers By Stablebase USA

The company's line of ladder products include an Extension Ladder Stabilizer, a Step Ladder Stabilizer, and a Staging Stabilizer.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Roll-Formed Downspouts By MBCI

Measuring 4"x5", the roll-formed downspout provides nearly 43% more area than a 3½"x4" downspout.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: What’s Up With That Fly?

From New York to Amsterdam to Moscow and Singapore, flies are invading unlikely places: public urinals. Decals and paintings of the critters are being incorporated into the porcelain bowls in an effort to reduce the mess associated with public restrooms for men.

Research Shows Link Between Odor and Behavior

The odor in a room is enough to elicit a stronger impulse towards fairness, and researchers believe there is a correlation between hygiene and decency based on an increase in ethical behavior when the scent of a fruit scented cleaner filled a room.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: When I’m Cleanin’ Windows…

This offering is not so much weird as it is scary, but when you think about the jobs in the world that have to be done, well, it kinda puts everything into perspective. Have a look at this video.

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