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Pet-Friendly Landscaping For Your Office

Bringing your pet to work is still a rare perk at most companies, but it certainly has its benefits – for the employer and the employee. But it’s not just about being pro-animals and allowing them to have the run of the office. Being accepting of furry office-mates means pet proofing your office space.

When it comes to pet proofing, most pet owners tend to focus on the office itself – the scented candles, exposed phone and computer cords, and open trashcans. While addressing all of those matters is necessary, it’s also important to safeguard the outside of your office, which is where a lot of pets spend a good amount of their time.

Here are a few things to take into consideration when making your office landscaping pet safe and friendly. Continue reading ‘Pet-Friendly Landscaping For Your Office’ »

A newly planted tropical tree in South Florida being held up by support beams.

Figuring Out The Best Time To Plant Trees

Adding trees to your commercial property landscape adds value, saves on energy costs and makes your property more appealing to visitors, guests and tenants. But trees are big-ticket landscape items, so it’s important to plant them when they’re most likely to survive.

So, when is the best time? Continue reading ‘Figuring Out The Best Time To Plant Trees’ »

Shot of a daytime crowd of concert goers at Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

Staying Safe in a Crowd

We’re in the peak of perfect-South-Florida-weather. This is the time of year when the rest of the country wishes they were down here, and we’re taking advantage of every opportunity to be outdoors … concerts, craft shows, art festivals. You name it; we all want to participate, which is why it’s also a time to be cognizant of the dangers that can be associated with large crowds.

These tips will help you stay safe at large-scale events … Continue reading ‘Staying Safe in a Crowd’ »

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Simplify Building Management in 2017

December is a great time to take stock of the year behind and look ahead to the year to come. If you’re a business owner or have a leadership role in an organization, it’s a time to reflect on that business, no only on accomplishments, but also on missed opportunities and results unachieved. SFM Services continues to grow. We’re proud to say we had another great year. Continue reading ‘Simplify Building Management in 2017’ »

Granted we might be a little biased, but we certainly feel like the janitorial industry is one of the most important in the world.

Thank Your Cleaner Day

Last month, the BSCNZ and KÄRCHER, the manufacturers of professional-grade cleaning equipment, organized the first ever Thank Your Cleaner Day. We love the idea!

Granted we might be a little biased, but we certainly feel like the janitorial industry is one of the most important in the world. Continue reading ‘Thank Your Cleaner Day’ »

Businesses will soon start to decorate their offices to create a festive atmosphere for their customers and employees. If you're searching for some new ideas, here's what we suggest.

Spread Some Holiday Cheer

Regardless of your religious beliefs, the holidays are a special time of year with undertones of love, kindness, and joy. The season is synonymous with gatherings and, of course, decorations. As such, businesses will soon start to decorate their offices to create a festive atmosphere for their customers and employees.

If you’re searching for some new ideas, here’s what we suggest. Continue reading ‘Spread Some Holiday Cheer’ »

Here are some things you need to consider when organizing a large-scale event:

Speed-up Your Clean Up

Large events can attract thousands of people, especially if done right. And, let’s face it, that amount of people can create quite a mess. Whether the event is a charity race, a music festival, a sporting event or a trade show, all you need is a little pre-planning and coordination so that the clean up doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

Here are some things you need to consider when organizing a large-scale event:

Continue reading ‘Speed-up Your Clean Up’ »

Consider adding magnetic locks to your property as part of your overall security plan. Magnetic locks have a number of advantages over the conventional locks.

Quick Guide to Magnetic Locks

Who is responsible for locking up your office at the end of the day?  I’m sure it’s someone you know and trust, but do you trust other people with whom they interact? And if you own a larger property, how do you control access to different areas of the building, especially when the property houses a variety of tenants? Continue reading ‘Quick Guide to Magnetic Locks’ »

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Cleaning a Pet Friendly Office

Approximately 20% of U.S. companies currently promote a pet-friendly policy. And while studies show the benefits of allowing animals in the office is overwhelming, it also complicates the cleaning process.

As any pet-lover can attest to, paws, claws and tiny bladders can wreak havoc on furniture, carpeting and upholstery-diminishing its appearance and creating the need for early replacement.

Fortunately, there are ways to allow pets in the workplace and preserve your office too. It just requires a little extra thought and planning. Continue reading ‘Cleaning a Pet Friendly Office’ »

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Sustainable Landscaping for Commerical Properties

The idea of Earth friendliness has been around for decades, but catastrophic weather, visible climate change and scientific findings during the early years of the new century have contributed to the popularization of “going green.” And in our industry, landscaping in a sustainable way has become a way of addressing many of the negative effects of over-development.

What does that mean, exactly? It means not sacrificing the needs of future generations for our own. Sustainable landscaping requires less maintenance, reduces environmental harm, uses native plants, and encourages the use of local, renewable, and recyclable materials. And commercial properties that follow the practices yield higher occupancy, report increased profits and promote a better public image and a healthier, more prosperous landscape.

Here are three sustainable landscaping upgrades you might consider for your property: Continue reading ‘Sustainable Landscaping for Commerical Properties’ »