Best’s Best: Working hands-free

At the beginning of the pandemic, my office quickly began using hinge doorstoppers to help stop the spread of disease over surfaces. The doorstoppers are still in place, keeping doors all throughout the office open to pass through easily. The doorstoppers were already on-hand well before the pandemic began, and before many people in this […]

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Understanding drain cleaning equipment

Plumbing systems are largely out-of-sight, out-of-mind for those who occupy commercial buildings, and many facilities personnel who has fished soda bottles, t-shirts, cigarette butts, and everything in-between out of drains know the importance of drain maintenance. Drain cleaning is essential for keeping building plumbing systems functioning and free from clogs. It is important to first […]

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Best’s Best: The right tool and rep for the job

Every tradesperson knows a good tool will pay for itself. The right tool will make a job easier, faster, and safer and more powerful, reliable tools are becoming available so quickly that if you blink you could miss something. Projects that would be made so much easier with better tools are so far and few […]

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Safety for handling power tools

There are more power tools available today that will work efficiently on the job, travel easily to job sites with portability in mind with compact designs, and handle tougher or more compact situations than ever before. None of the benefits that power tools can offer to you are going to be worthwhile if the proper […]

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5 battery-powered tools that will make your next job so much easier

In recent years battery-powered tools have gained more popularity as they have become more widely available, and more people have begun to learn the large number of benefits that battery-operated tools have to offer. Battery-powered tools are preferred by those headed towards a more environmentally friendly direction. They are more sustainable, as these tools do […]

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Diagnosing and fixing your power tools

Facilities managers, plumbers, and maintenance workers will recognize when tools are no longer preforming as they should be, but before replacing consider if it is time to invest in a better, longer-lasting tool or if the tools just need some TLC to get back to the job. When tools stop functioning the way we expect […]

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What facilities managers can do to prevent crime

The impact of COVID-19 on the U.S. has created a struggling economy, which historically leads to rising crime. There is still much uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and its impact on the economy as it has not yet fully ended. However, it has already brought massive disruption to many aspects of life including employment, housing, and […]

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Best’s Best: Norfolk Public Schools

Norfolk is one of the 100 most populous cities in the U.S., located at the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. The city is home to 34 elementary schools, eight middle schools, five high schools, and nine special-purpose and preschools. The many schools combined make up the Norfolk Public Schools system, where Ralph Johnson […]

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Best’s Best: No days off

At The Capital Group, Senior Maintenance Technician, Kirk Greer, is on call every hour of every day, 365 days a year. Working at such a highly developed company undoubtedly keeps Greer busy on the job, so he built a solid professional relationship with his Best Plumbing Specialties sales representative to stay in the loop with […]

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