Facility Management Blog

4 Pieces of Snow Removal Equipment That Are Vital for Commercial Businesses

The beginning of 2020 is here, bringing cold and snowy weather for many parts of the country. When winter weather hits, it’s important that commercial businesses are prepared to keep their employees and customers safe.

3 Advantages of CMMS Software for Facility Management

How do you track work order management? Do you realize what the advantages of CMMS technology are? Are your facilities running efficiently?

How Facility Managers Use Block Heaters to Prevent Semi Breakdowns | Winterizing Facilities Blog Miniseries

Today’s society revolves around convenience. When someone orders something online, they expect it to be delivered within a few days. When someone walks into a store, they expect to see stocked shelves so that they can find what they are looking for. Even though the general public expects a fast and seamless buying process, they probably don’t realize what goes on behind the scenes.

Roof Problems in Winter for Commercial Facilities | Winterizing Facilities Blog Miniseries

In commercial facilities, it’s important that facility managers understand common roof problems that come in winter. In areas of the country that experience cold weather and ice, it’s extremely important to prepare a roof properly so that it can handle the elements.

How to Prevent Pipes from Freezing | Winterizing Facilities Blog Miniseries

Winter is coming! And while we don’t expect it to bring any White Walkers, it will bring other kinds of hardships that facility managers must face and conquer. One of the most frequent is pipe bursts- making it vital for facility managers to understand how to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. If and when a pipe does burst in a facility, various problems can occur including flooding, mold growth, and even product loss.

Can a General Contractor Do Electrical Work? | When to Call in a Licensed Electrician

Let’s set a scenario: You’re a facility manager at a bank. You’ve noticed that within the past month, the electrical breakers have often been tripping, causing the lights in the front part of your location to frequently go out near the ATM. After hearing numerous complaints from customers, you decide it’s time to call in a service provider to replace the circuit. When you begin to submit a work order, you wonder, “Can I have a General Contractor do this electrical work?”

Customer Service in Facilities Management | Keeping Our Clients UP. AND RUNNING.

“Thank you for calling CBRE | FacilitySource. This is Diasha. How may I help you?” Diasha, a Customer Service Representative, said as she answered a phone call from a client. This phone call was one of approximately 60 phone calls Diasha receives a day regarding facilities management work orders.

Exterior Facility Solutions | Are Your Business’ Exteriors Optimized?

When thinking of facility maintenance, what do you think of? Perhaps you think of HVAC maintenance, or even plumbing. Although interior maintenance is extremely important, facility managers must also focus on having a solution for the exterior of their facilities. Keeping a facility’s exterior in tip-top shape has a variety of benefits, such as increased traffic and sales.

Common Plumbing Repairs for Commercial Facilities

Restroom clogs are one of the most unattractive things that occur in a facility. Not only are clogs unattractive, but clogged-up restroom plumbing, via a toilet or sink, can have detrimental effects on customer experience. When a clog occurs, there are three main points of defense a service provider will carry out to clear it.