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Facilities Maintenance, Safety and Surviving the Snow

How To Choose the Best Snow Plow for Your Facility

Snow plowing is not exactly a task many people look forward to. But for commercial snow removal, it is a necessary undertaking for access, as well as to prevent water and snow ingress into buildings. When considering the most efficient use of snow plow for your facility’s snow removal needs,...

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  • Winter Slip and Fall Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Abigail Stock

Winter Slip and Fall Cost-Benefit Analysis

Facility managers are not only tasked with managing essential services such as parking, cleaning, and security; they must also be concerned about the organization’s bottom line. Wintertime creates additional challenges for these professionals as keeping snow and ice from pedestrian walkways is a huge priority. Cutting corners can create significant...

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From Falling Leaves to Football: Facility Maintenance in Autumn

Proper care for your facility's turf and fields during the fall is both important in itself and is a major key to having your grounds successfully survive the winter. To ensure your grounds will be healthy and attractive the following spring, you will need to minimize the harm that wintertime...

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The Importance of Facility Rooftop Snow Removal

In February 2015, record snowfalls in Boston caused 44 roofs to collapse across a two-day period. Throughout New England, in fact, ice dams, snow drifts, and snow weight threatened roofs as more than seven feet (2.13 m) of snow arrived in one month’s time. While the winter of 2014-2015 was unusually severe,...

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Five of the Most Highly Compensated Slip and Fall Lawsuits

In today’s litigious society, facilities with deep pockets are at risk for expensive lawsuits, particularly for personal injury claims from visitors and licensees. In northern locations where long stretches of inclement weather are common, slip and fall lawsuits are a significant concern for facility managers. The severe injuries that can result...

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Prepare Your Facility For Snow and Ice Melt Flooding & Water Damage

Three-quarters of the water supply in the western parts of the United States are derived from the annual snow and ice melt at winter's end. While this is a natural process that is vital to the ecosystem, the flooding it causes can wreak havoc at commercial or industrial facilities. Any...

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Is Your Inventory Stocked With All Commercial Snow Removal Tools?

With winter upon us, facility managers should take the a cue to get busy stocking up on tools and equipment that will be needed for wintertime snow and ice removal. Along with a well trained staff and a well thought out operational plan, acquiring the best equipment is one of...

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  • The Importance of Inspecting Your Commercial Snow Removal Equipment
  • Abigail Stock
  • Facility Management

The Importance of Inspecting Your Commercial Snow Removal Equipment

Large scale snow and ice removal efforts are nearly impossible without a full warehouse of mechanical equipment constantly at your disposal. Selecting superior pieces of machinery and then keeping them in top condition is essential for efficient and cost-effective snow removal and optimal maintenance.  By inspecting your valuable equipment before...

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Protecting Your Facility from Ice Dams

Every year, ice dams cause significant damage to commercial and residential properties that frequently costs thousands of dollars in repairs. One recent "nightmare scenario," for example befell a Wisconsin-based business. The ice dams were so extensive and the leak-damage so severe that it took $90,000 to get the facility back in good...

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7 Ways Snow Melting Mats Can Help Facility Managers

1. Protect your company from slip and fall lawsuits Heated snow melting mats could help you eliminate or significantly reduce liabilities associated with slip and fall accidents. These portable mats are designed to lie on top of existing surfaces. They keep surfaces constantly clear and safe as the system works...

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