The Cost of Facility Management: Hiring In-House vs. Outsourcing

Posted on March 7th, 2019 by Mariel Nowack

In an outsourced strategy, ONE SOURCE could manage this portfolio for 15 – 34% less in administrative costs and offer a suite of services and the facility expertise that would exceed that of a full time facility manager.

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The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Posted on January 18th, 2019 by One Source Companies

Preventative maintenance is scheduled, routine maintenance that is performed on a building, equipment, or any other depreciating asset. It is essential to maximizing the life of these assets and should be a top priority in your facility management program across all locations!

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6 Quick Cold Weather Maintenance Tips

Posted on December 29th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

ONE SOURCE is in the heart of New England here in Wallingford, CT and there’s nothing we love to talk about more than the wildly erratic yet beautiful weather. A favorite quote of mine from Mark Twain is “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” New England […]

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Snow Worries: How to Write a Snow Removal Scope of Work

Posted on December 20th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

Here is all the information you’ll need to send to contractors in order to get a snow removal plan and contract in place before the winter weather hits.

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What’s your IEQ? 6 ways to IMMEDIATELY improve indoor environmental quality

Posted on December 7th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

Indoor. Environmental. Quality. Buildings do not exist simply as shelter and storage, we believe they exist to provide a functional, healthy, and productive space to building users. Do you agree? We hope so. The question we want you to consider as you read on is how important is IEQ to the success of your business? And is […]

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6 Challenges of Multi-Site Maintenance Management

Posted on October 19th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

We believe that the priority as a facility manager is building occupant health, safety, comfort, and overall well-being. If you take care of the building and all its systems, the occupants will thrive. This becomes increasingly challenging to manage when you have multiple buildings that are geographically dispersed across a region. If you are in […]

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Contractor Network: 5 Qualifying Questions to Ask

Posted on October 12th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

Whether you’re starting from scratch or branching out, vetting contractors is a key step in building your contractor network. We all want the best of the best. And maybe you’ve experienced the worst of the worst. The struggle is so real! Asking the right questions will mitigate risk and set a standard for the relationship […]

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9 Common Facility Department Challenges

Posted on October 5th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

We’ve seen a common thread of challenges over the years from companies struggling to solve the dysfunction in their facilities department. Every company faces their own challenges and to different degrees. The good news is, none of these issues are unmanageable and you are not alone. Here are 9 common facility department challenges companies face: […]

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Contractor Network: 5 Ways to Source Qualified Contractors

Posted on September 28th, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

Whether you’re managing multiple properties across a region or for a single location in a new market, you will need to source new contractors covering a variety of trades. Finding quality – and qualified – contractors at an affordable rate takes time, experience, and a little bit of leg work. Building a network of resources […]

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The ESSENTIAL Fall Maintenance Checklist

Posted on September 21st, 2018 by Mariel Nowack

It’s official – fall is coming – and it’s coming quickly! Now is the time to complete a Fall Maintenance Checklist to make sure your commercial property is ready for the changing seasons. Here are 10 essential maintenance to-do’s for fall: Inspect Roof Inspect skylights and areas of ponding, loose flashing, stained ceiling tiles, cracking […]

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