Bulk Trash Pickup: Not Just For The Holidays Anymore.

Most cities and towns set aside one day each year for free municipal bulk pickups. Out go the past-their-prime mattresses, rugs and long-dead appliances; in comes newfound space in the basement and garage. But in the commercial world, one bulk pickup day each year wouldn’t be nearly enough, especially in the autumn.  Fall is when […]

Preventive HVAC Maintenance isn’t optional; it’s mandatory.

Building systems are the lifeblood of any facility, notes Robin Suttell (rsuttell@cox.net) in Buildings Magazine. Without lighting, water, or heating and cooling, a building would be uninhabitable. That’s why a strong preventive and predictive HVAC maintenance program isn’t an option; it’s a must. “Two issues – the asset and the life of the building – […]


It’s a scene reenacted over and over, pretty much everywhere… HE:      What’s the matter? SHE:    You don’t smell that? HE:      I don’t smell anything. SHE:    There’s an open window behind your head. I bet there’s a dumpster on the other side. HE:      (Being served) Are we still sharing the minestrone? When a diner’s first impression […]

Cleaning Up After America’s Biggest Stampede

Black Friday. You know when it’s coming, and you know what happens. (If not, here’s a reminder.) The Friday after Thanksgiving is considered the starting gun for stampedes, hordes and, judging from the damage that often ensues, rabid elephants, buffalos, and rhinos. Some stores get it worse than others, but the bigger the store, the […]

Controlling Dumpster Odors

Odor control isn’t limited to indoor spaces like offices, rest rooms and kitchens.  Facility managers also need to concentrate some of their efforts outside the building in and around dumpsters. You know dumpsters.  That terrible name, that unsightly but necessary container, the smell that your customers and visitors — well, they can just see it […]

“Life is easier having SLM handle the major scheduled services…”

Roy Young, of Smokey Bones, tells us why he chooses SLM. We maintain our client’s business properties 24/7/365 and provide them with a comprehensive, proactive way of managing their facilities. And many customer’s comment on the outstanding customer service they receive. It’s no wonder more than 95% of our customers renew their SLM contracts. We […]

More ways to Achieve “Sustainability”

“Sustainability” isn’t a new thing. It might be a new term, but many of its practices go back a long time. As a nation, we’ve been recycling for years.  Sustainability is all about taking it to the next level. If you are already doing basic recycling, but want to do more, what are some of […]

Ongoing Maintenance Challenges can be Solved with a Handyman Service

With a large facility or group of facilities, ongoing maintenance can quickly become overwhelming. But at what point could your facilities benefit from a commercial handyman service? Without regular maintenance, your facility can fall into a state of disrepair. When you have ongoing maintenance issues from light electrical to plumbing to patching and painting or even […]

Susan Daywitt, Founder & CEO of SLM Facility Solutions Nationwide, Wins Award from Restaurant Facilities Management Association

Green Lane, Pennsylvania – March 30, 2017 – Last week at the 2017 Restaurant Facilities Management Association Convention in Orlando, Susan Daywitt, President and Chief Executive Officer of SLM Facility Solutions Nationwide received the RFMy Marvelous Mentor Award for helping to develop a new industry professional. Daywitt received the award during the organization’s Fifth Annual […]

Sustainability in the Restaurant Industry

Doing what is right for the long-term success of your business, as well as your community and its environment, is the responsible way to achieve business sustainability. Being a sustainable business optimizes your facility – in striving for zero waste, you can save money, and energy is conserved. Since the start of the 21st Century, […]

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