City Wide Facility Solutions: 60 Years of Simplifying Facility Management

City Wide Facility Solutions is celebrating 60 years in business; a milestone the company plans to celebrate all year long. Formerly known as City Wide Maintenance Company, the newly rebranded City Wide Facility Solutions was founded by Frank Oddo in 1961 in Kansas City, Missouri as a traditional janitorial service. In 1998, the company transitioned…

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The Sudden Cold Weather Is Causing Power Outages

Many States are Experiencing Record Low Temps and Blackouts There are many states across the Midwest, Southern, and East Coast regions of the United States that are experiencing arctic-like drops in temperature. Texas, in particular, has been heavily struck with power outages across many metropolitan areas.  This is due to a sudden change in the…

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Cleaning Motivation Videos: Could They also Motivate You to Improve Your Facility?

Why Are “Cleaning Motivation” Videos So Popular Now? The use of internet video tutorials is extremely common to accomplish myriad tasks, whether it is on “how to do your own oil change,” “how to potty train your dog,” or any other task we are novices towards. Some people actively seek videos for motivation to improve…

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Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Landscaping?

  How Much of An Impact Can Landscaping Leave? Much like being well dressed and having proper hygiene, how you appeal to other people’s five senses will speak volumes about who you are. The same can be said for your facility. Believe it or not, a drab and lifeless work environment can make clients and…

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How Can You Be Sure Your Contractors Are Who They Say They Are?

  How do you Weed Out Contractors you Shouldn’t Trust? What attracted you to the contractor you have in your sights right now? Was it their flashy and attention-grabbing marketing and self-promotion? Did they come recommended to you by multiple people you know? Did they market themselves as someone who can get the job done at…

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Road Salt Is Essential for Safety, But What Can It Do to Your Concrete?

  Why Do We Salt Roads in the First Place? The reason we dispense salt on the roads is the prevention of ice formation. How does salt do this? Let’s take you back to chemistry 101 and review a little about water’s freezing point. The temperature water freezes at is 32 degrees Fahrenheit or zero…

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Happy Holidays From City Wide!

How we Chose to Celebrate the Holidays this year Toy Drive for Families in Need Towards the beginning of December, our Portland office ran a successful toy drive, acquiring dozens of toys for children in need.             A generous donation to the Boston Resiliency Fund Our Boston office donated $1,500…

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Why you Should have a Yearly Plan for Your Facility

  Yearly Solution Planning will Keep Scheduled Services on Track, Even During a Pandemic If you have ever planned a yearly schedule for anything, you know how daunting and difficult that task can be. A lot of what-if factors permeate in your mind about what can possibly occur in the future and may affect your…

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A COVID-19 Vaccine is on the Way, But Cases will Continue to Surge Until Then

  Surges in COVID-19 Cases will Continue, Despite a Vaccine being on the Horizon With the recent announcement that both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccine trials reveling a 95% effectiveness rate, people around the world are rejoicing. An optimistic attitude is sweeping the world as COVID-19 is set to be eradicated soon. It is absolutely fantastic…

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Dealing with Cold & Flu Season During a Pandemic – What can be done to Prepare?

How can Facilities be Impacted by COVID-19 and the Flu at the Same Time? With North American Cold and Flu Season making its return again this fall/winter and being compounded with COVID-19, facilities that haven’t or cannot close their doors for quarantine will have to take as severe precautions as possible to not risk an…

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