Maintenance

HVAC maintenance

Dealing with mould in air ducts

Noticing signs of mould in your air ducts? Here are some signs to watch for and tips for dealing with this important health and safety consideration.
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The trouble with gum litter

According to the City of Toronto’s latest litter audit, gum is the largest small litter problem.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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Electrical code changes property managers should know

For building owners and property managers who don’t do their due diligence, the implications can be catastrophic.
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TSSA gives residents fuel safety tips

The province’s fuels-safety regulator is advising residents and property managers of important fuel-related safety tips as they work to recover from devasting flooding.
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Prevent pests from populating your property

No matter the time of year, pests are professionals at making their way into your facility, seeking shelter from the elements in colder months and places to breed in warm seasons.
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Developing an IT roadmap in facility management

The IT Community of IFMA is often asked how to get started with IT in facility management and how to develop a long-term strategy for FM IT solutions.
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How to develop a maintenance plan for your facility’s floors

Here’s everything facility managers and building owners need to know about how to develop a holistic floor maintenance plan.
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Six trends in the cleaning industry impacting floor care

From robots to Instagram, here are the trends we’re watching and what they mean for the way we care for floors.
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Five ways to make the most of your CMMS

Here are some ways to make the most of your Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).
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Passing the lead test in institutional buildings

School plumbing systems require regular pipe flushing to keep kids safe. How sensors can help fulfill this duty amid failing grades at some facilities.
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The importance of healthy indoor air quality

To achieve healthy indoor air quality, various measures can be applied, among which thorough and systematical air quality monitoring is the vital one.
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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.
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The workplace move: An impetus for change

There are few opportunities for organizations as great as the workplace move, where it can begin anew in fresh, new premises.