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 […]

PUTTING A SHATTERED BUSINESS BACK TOGETHER

Let’s face it, no matter what kind of business you have, sooner or later someone will drive right off the street and right into your shop…through the big display window. Speaking of smashing things, if you’re a retailer featuring a Black Friday stampede—um, sale, you’ll have some massive cleanup to do on Saturday. It’s situations […]

How Proactive Contracting Saved A Major Restaurant Chain $33,000

A chain restaurant had been experiencing something distinctly unappetizing: constant main line backups. They were told that their sewer lateral leading up to the city main about 30 feet away had collapsed.  And the city main was under a busy major highway. Another vendor had given the restaurant a quote of $60,000, which would include […]

Identify Landscape Challenges in Advance

The exterior appearance of your facilities is vital in communicating the image of your business. Well-designed and properly maintained grounds can greet both visitors and occupants with a pleasing appearance, minimize the time and resources needed to keep your landscapes looking their best, and contribute to your organization’s sustainability efforts. The role of facility managers […]

Improve Your Trash & Recycling Practices

We are all concerned about waste removal, but have you considered implementing waste prevention and recycling programs?    You can work with the employees at your facility by actively engaging and educating them, and get their help identifying markets for your recovered materials. The most effective way to reduce your organization’s waste is to generate less […]

Why You Need a Handyman

At any large facility or group of facilities, ongoing maintenance can quickly become overwhelming.  Without regular maintenance, your facility can quickly fall into a state of disrepair. Likewise, when you have ongoing maintenance issues from light electrical, to plumbing, to patching and painting, or even installing fixtures, your day can quickly become filled with appointments, […]

Identify Landscape Challenges in Advance

The exterior appearance of your facilities is vital in communicating the image of your business. Well-designed and properly maintained grounds can greet both visitors and occupants with a pleasing appearance, minimize the time and resources needed to keep your landscapes looking their best, and contribute to your organization’s sustainability efforts. The role of facility managers […]

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 […]

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