Extending the Life of a Flushometer

Preventative vs. reactive maintenance of a flushometer While most plumbing maintenance is considered reactive, such as when a leak occurs or a part stops working, preventative maintenance can actually save time and money. Preventative maintenance is centered around the idea of regularly checking and servicing equipment as it progresses through its life cycle. Anticipating problems […]

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Keep pests out of your empty school building this fall

So many schools across the U.S. have made the move to a fully virtual curriculum for the fall semester, leaving school buildings largely unoccupied for additional months after the summer break. The extended break in foot traffic through schools presents pests, such as rats, with the opportunity to get into the building undetected. Facilities managers […]

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3 ways to combat Legionella in dormant water systems

Buildings across the U.S. that have remained closed due to COVID-19 related concerns are urged by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to consider the potential risk of legionella bacteria developing in stagnant water in plumbing systems—the bacteria was even found in the CDC’s own water systems, prompting several of its Atlanta buildings […]

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4 tips for managing an empty school this fall

As we head into autumn, the time to make the difficult decision is here: Will students return to school campuses or not? Researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati and the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Network in Ohio published a new study stating that “school closure may have been associated […]

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Best’s Best: Busy in Boston

Boston’s fast-paced financial district is located in the downtown area. High-rise buildings soaring into the sky are generously sprinkled over the downtown Boston landscape, and stretch out far enough to embrace the Boston Harbor skyline. People pour out from towering buildings into high-end coffee shops or cozy Irish pubs. The energy swirling through the Boston […]

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