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The Top 3 Benefits of Preventative Maintenance Programs

Posted by Seth Lessack on 4/19/16 2:08 PM

When it comes to business expenses, many companies overlook the importance of preventative maintenance and don’t concern themselves with repairs until there are visible signs of damage. While you'll spend less money in the short run, ignoring preventative maintenance and waiting until issues become problematic to address them is costlier in the long run.

For example, you might be tempted to ignore a roof that's in poor condition, but if you wait until you notice a leak it'll be more expensive to repair. A leak can rot wooden beam or even leak into your facility and damage equipment, leading to even more repairs. 

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What Does SMS Stand For?

Posted by Elisabeth Klisser on 4/18/16 12:47 PM

At SMS, we are known for a lot of things: our technological advancements in the facilities maintenance industry, our start-up spirit, even our location in Chicago’s iconic John Hancock Building. But there is one unknown that is asked by virtually everyone we meet…

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Why You Should Put Landscaping Services On Your Spring-Cleaning Checklist

Posted by Richard Twitchell on 3/30/16 12:09 PM

You’ve cleaned out your closet and scrubbed your floors, but what about your company’s spring-cleaning checklist? As warmer weather approaches, now’s the time to think about landscaping services for your facilities.

Below are a few reasons why landscaping services should be a top priority for your exterior facilities management plan: 

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