Exterior Maintenance

outdoor maintenance

Protecting outdoor maintenance employees in the cold

The coldest temperatures often arrive in January and February, and that poses a real threat to various outdoor maintenance workers.
graffiti

Graffiti is more than just scrawl for facility owners

Graffiti diminishes feelings of safety and hurts property owners’ pockets, and COVID-19 has created more tagging opportunities.
FireSmart measures emphasis no-cost/low-cost maintenance and upgrades

FireSmart measures begin with maintenance

About 11 million people currently reside in Canada's wildland-urban interface areas, enjoying the benefits of proximity to forests and other natural features, but perhaps overlooking the perils.
waste management

Technology gets smart about waste management

Waste equipment and services that can process and organize vast amounts of data help inform sustainable practices throughout the facility.
zero-energy schools

ISSA standard instructs school cleaning practices

The goal of the standard is to provide schools with a tool that will help them measure and monitor the effectiveness of the cleaning processes.
green cleaning audit

Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

A green cleaning program is about more than simply using ‘green’ products.
water

Spotting irrigation system problems early

Regularly inspecting the irrigation system and making any necessary fixes or upgrades is the best way to ensure as little water is being used.
racing surfaces

How Woodbine maintains its racing surfaces

With horses worth six and seven figures, it's paramount that Woodbine maintain optimal conditions on both of its racing surfaces: Tapeta and turf.
winter preventative maintenance program

Is your facility ready for winter?

Steps facility managers can take to help keep communities safe and reduce their risk profile.
gum litter facility management

The trouble with gum litter

According to the City of Toronto’s latest litter audit, gum is the largest small litter problem.
facility roofing

Roofing maintenance: Five questions to ask

Discussing common roofing issues that facility management stakeholders are most concerned about and the questions they're asking when it comes to maintaining their roofs.

What FMs should know about irrigation systems

When properly maintained, an irrigation system can provide many years of excellent service.

Fertilizer tips for a healthy looking lawn

Here’s everything facility managers and building owners need to know about how to select the right lawn fertilizer.
clothing donation bins

Clothing donation bins may pose liability risk

Commercial property owners who host clothing donation bins could run afoul of their province's Occupiers Liability Act or Occupational Health and Safety Act should an incident occur.
more smokers

More smokers stoke litter and fire risk

Business, professional and public interest groups are devising and deploying strategies to promote common sense and minimize risk, discord and environmental fallout.
human cohabitants

Waste management tips for avoiding unwanted pests

Summer is fast-approaching, which means annoying pests will soon be out in full force. These creatures can become a problem for a facility if left unchecked.
SUNSHINE

Sunshine Building Maintenance: Building a Legacy

Now in operation for more than six decades, Sunshine Building Maintenance Inc. is one of the largest privately owned cleaning companies in Ontario.