Category: Back to Basics

Back to Basics: Workplace Fire Safety and Prevention

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. Fires present a real danger to businesses, especially in workplaces where fire hazards are part of the job. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a fire department in the United States responds to a […]

Infographic: Cleaning, Disinfecting, & Sanitizing

It’s important to properly clean, disinfect, and sanitize to make buildings healthy. There is some confusion among the three terms, but here’s an infographic covering what you need to know about each. Check out our Back to Basics: Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing article for more information.

Back to Basics: Preparing Your Facility for Power Outages

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know.  Facilities management professionals should ensure that their facilities are adequately prepared in the event of a power outage, which is usually a sudden loss of power. It is important for them to ensure that employees, vendors, […]

Back to Basics: 10 Ways to Prepare Your Facilities for Wildfires

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. With summer in full swing, along with rising temperatures and increased dry vegetation, facilities management professionals should be reminded that this year’s wildfire season has already begun—and it’s becoming a larger problem than in the past. […]

Back to Basics: Preparing Your Facility for Hurricanes

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. This year’s hurricane season began on June 1, so it’s time for facilities management professionals to prepare. This is important because above-average Atlantic hurricane activity is predicted for 2022 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

Back to Basics: Should You Repair, Restore, or Replace Your Roof?

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know.  As buildings age, facilities professionals must decide whether they want to continue making repairs to roofs, restore an existing roof, or purchase a new roof. Before making this decision, facilities professionals should consult with someone who […]

Back to Basics: How Businesses Can Participate in the ENERGY STAR Program

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know.  Facility professionals looking to have the most energy-efficient facilities should consider purchasing ENERGY STAR products and getting certified through the ENERGY STAR program. Sites eligible to participate in the program include manufacturing, industrial, commercial, and leased […]

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Back to Basics: Cleaning, Disinfecting, or Sanitizing? What’s Right for Your Facility?

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know.  It’s important to properly clean, disinfect, and sanitize to make buildings healthy. There is some confusion among the three terms, but it’s important to focus on cleaning and disinfecting unless your facility or local, state, or […]

Back to Basics: Protecting Your Facility from Frozen Pipes

Back to Basics is an article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. Snow and ice storms will likely plague many areas of the United States for the next several weeks. While some facility professionals would like spring to arrive early so they can work while enjoying the nice […]

Back to Basics: The ADA’s Impact on Facility Compliance

Back to Basics is a new article series that highlights important, but possibly overlooked, information facilities management professionals should know. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that all facilities professionals should be aware of, especially when they renovate their facilities or construct new buildings. This article will look at private […]