How Important Sustainable Lawn Care can be

It’s hard to know if a landscaper shares your commitment to sustainability, because once they haul away the lawn waste from your facility, what happens to it is a mystery. It’s important for your sustainability-minded company to properly vet its lawn maintenance vendor, as proper lawn care has a lot of implications on the environment. […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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, […]

Don’t be Cheap about your Grease Traps!

Facility managers have many priorities that require their daily attention, and grease management can be easily overlooked.   Restaurant and food service managers naturally focus on improving their customer experiences, controlling costs, and working hard to ensure that their facility continues to operate efficiently without any unnecessary interruptions of service. With such overwhelming responsibilities, grease trap […]

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