Grounds Management

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What FMs should know about irrigation systems

When properly maintained, an irrigation system can provide many years of excellent service.
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Communication tips for building service contractors

Here are some strategies to have a well-defined communication plan.
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Spring pests return for flood season

Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
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Options for handling forgotten waste areas

There are now several options that help facilities proactively address issues related to forgotten and ignored waste areas.
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How IoT is making waste management smarter

The decreasing costs of sensors means the Internet of Things is rapidly moving into new areas of commercial properties, such as waste management.
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Thinking outside the mould in maintenance

Facilities still contain built-in materials that were exposed to rain and snow in the construction or renovation process, leading to the presence of mould.
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Canadian children lack accessible play spaces

Playgrounds across the country continue to leave children on the sidelines with design and maintenance practices that are not fully inclusive.
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Five tips for evaluating de-icing products

There are various products on the market for managing the season’s worst, which can make choosing a de-icing material a difficult task.
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Urbanization turbocharging pesticide resistance

Canada’s growing cities are fueling pesticide resistance as rodents, bed bugs and cockroaches better adapt to human environments.
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Prepping for flu season with the value of cleaning

Health officials won’t quite know what to expect until later this fall, but facilities should still brace themselves no matter what flu strain will spread.
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Handling recycling and waste is hurting janitors

Every day, millions of janitors compromise safety when handling garbage and recycled materials.
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Warmer weather to boost fall rodent activity

Summer-like conditions this past September and now October may contribute to higher rodent activity in the fall season.
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Getting wasps to buzz off your facility

Wasps have a frightening reputation for their aggressive behaviour and are often seen in greater numbers towards the end of summer.
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U of Manitoba begins largest accessibility audit

The University of Manitoba is currently undertaking the largest accessibility audit ever conducted in the province.
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Keeping the urban forest green

Besides providing shelter and shade, the urban forest offer environmental, economic and social benefits so it’s important to take care of them.
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Existing asbestos stockpile raises concerns

Although Canada is finally banning asbestos-containing products for good by 2018, the government hasn’t yet clarified issues related to existing asbestos.
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Social media tips for cleaning companies

Cleaning marketer and entrepreneur Lisa Macqueen recently offered advice on what cleaning companies need to be doing on social media.