AT PEACE WITH THE GREASE: Avoiding Backups Before They Start

There’s no secret to lessening grease trap problems. While backups might be impossible to avoid completely, being mindful of how you and the kitchen staff deal with grease before it enters your plumbing system can make a big difference in the frequency and the seriousness of maintenance calls. The care and cleaning of grease traps […]

Maintaining New-Generation Plumbing

There’s a new generation of water-efficient plumbing fixtures — including flush valves, urinals, and faucets — being installed in commercial and institutional facilities at an ever-increasing rate. These fixtures curtail water use by plumbing systems, reduce utility costs and improve the organization’s overall sustainability. Maintenance and engineering managers who are making product selections need to […]

Prevent Introduction of FOG through Regular Maintenance

To prevent the introduction of fats, oils and grease (FOG) into the local sewer and water systems, it’s imperative that you follow recommended maintenance practices for your grease traps and interceptors. The grease traps and interceptor systems must be inspected to insure proper functionality during each pump out occurrence. For an interceptor, (750 gallons or […]

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, […]

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 […]

Tackle your Storage Challenges with a Bulk Pick Up

Last month, a Philadelphia news website was given a tour of Philadelphia’s City Hall, and the big takeaway from the coverage was the over 500 pieces of outdated office furniture stacked up for hundreds of feet in a sub-basement of City Hall.  Mountains of old desks, filing cabinets, chairs, lamps and other equipment, some of […]

Dumpster Wash That Packs a Punch

Why should a dumpster be washed when it is just going to get dirty again anyway? There is a common misconception that trash goes in a dumpster so there’s no reason to clean the trash receptacle, but dumpsters and chutes need to be washed for sanitary reasons. Trash bags will often leak liquids, food and […]

Happy Thanksgiving from SLM Facility Solutions Nationwide!

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we have a great deal to be thankful for this year. This has been another great year for SLM. This cannot happen without the support of our many loyal clients and business partners who continue to work with us year after year, along with the many new companies and organizations that […]

Why your Business Needs a Waste Management Program

There are many sustainable ways to dispose of waste whether it be trash or recyclables. Not only are these methods sustainable, but they can also save your business money through a sustainable waste management strategy. The first step in taking on more environmentally friendly practices is to think more in-depth about trash. For example, “trash” […]

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