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Summer Maintenance Projects

A comprehensive overview of the unique challenges and strategic planning required for maintaining school plumbing systems, along with insights into funding options and practical advice for future projects.

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Meet Our Portland Team

If you're a facility maintenance professional in Portland, Oregon, specializing in plumbing repair and replacement, don't miss the chance to meet the exceptional team at The Part Works' new Portland Branch. Our knowledgeable staff is here to cater to your needs, offering top-tier expertise and a wide range of high-quality products. Stop by and discover why The Part Works is your ultimate partner in plumbing solutions.

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Don't Drink The Water...

PFAS pose a serious problem as they do not naturally degrade. These chemicals tend to accumulate in the body, and high levels of PFAS are known to cause numerous types of cancers such as kidney, thyroid, and testicular.

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Delany TruStop Solves A Real Plumber Problem

With accessible components and a user-friendly design, maintenance tasks can be completed quickly and efficiently, reducing overall lifecycle costs and ensuring continued reliability. The Delany TruStop is designed to excel in a wide range of commercial applications, making this valve the ultimate solution for optimizing performance and maximizing efficiency.

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LED Lighting Meets New Regulation Requirements

The new MRO regulations are an opportunity to embrace a brighter, more sustainable future. By navigating the LED labyrinth thoughtfully, we can light up our businesses with efficient, eco-friendly brilliance. Get informed, ask questions, and make informed choices. Together, we can illuminate the path towards cleaner, brighter facilities!

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Back To School: 2023

Back to School season is all about parents, students, and teachers. But the Facilities Maintenance teams have a crucial role in reopening school buildings for the commencement of classes in the fall. Properly maintained buildings are essential for creating a conducive learning environment. Our school facilities maintenance customers have the critical responsibility of reopening partially or fully closed school buildings after the summer months. This article presents a roundup of the common plumbing and mechanical inspections and repairs required.

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Why Sloan Sensors in 2023?

During the heightened health concerns of the Covid pandemic, The Part Works helped a major sports stadium in our region install over 1,000 Sloan Side Mount retrofit kits in anticipation of both the heightened sanitary standards and the perception of a safe space to congregate (the stadium, not the restroom!). With over 65,000 potential users at a given event, the cleanliness of the restrooms really matters.

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Emergency Eye Wash and Showers

While the hope may be that you’ll never have to use your emergency equipment, you should maintain the mindset that an emergency could happen at any moment. When a victim needs an eyewash or shower, you and the victim must have confidence that your eye or face wash is working properly to provide the care that is needed.

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Training and Service with T&S Brass:

Like T&S Brass, The Part Works is committed to training. Included in our Portland Live Learning Lab series is our October 2022 T&S Brass class with Eric Isenbarger. We believe it’s important for our factory representative to share best practices, tips and tricks, general product knowledge directly with our customer. Equally, to give our customers a chance to ask questions and to share real world challenges back to the factory. It’s what we do, bridging the relationship between the manufacturers and the crews that support and maintain their products in facilities. The Part Works provides the product, the knowledge and the customer service. Working with great partners like T&S Brass makes our job easier.

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The Part Works & Chicago Faucets

After 42 years together, providing Chicago Faucets to the Pacific Northwest, The Part Works and Chicago Faucets are still aligned and working together to meet customers’ needs for commercial quality products. Today, Chicago Faucets continues to provide innovative products to every commercial facility specification.

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Announcing: Our Training Program

The Part Works, like so many, have watched several company legends retire over the past ten-plus years. People with multiple decades in plumbing, some with multiple decades at The Part Works. In response, we have taken intentional steps to bolster our knowledge base.

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What type of Vandalism should you prepare for?

“how awful will this bathroom be?” It’s an important question to ask yourself as a customer. If this restroom is clean and functional, chances are you’ll make a point to stop here in the future. And maybe while you’re here you’ll buy a pack of gum and a gallon or 2 of gas, almost as a thank you to the station for taking such good care of the facility. This is called customer loyalty.

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ThePartWorks.com Introduction

Welcome to The Part Works, we are here to help you find the right plumbing parts for your facility. Here on our website, you will find tools crafted to streamline that process.

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Food Service Re-Opening

It’s not just flow rates: 4 other ways to promote sustainability and cleanliness in commercial restrooms and kitchens

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Kohler Commercial

The story gets interesting around 2012, when a surprise visitor showed up at our will call counter.

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Critical Maintenance Checklists

Every facility manager knows which systems are critical and must be operational at all times. Many facilities have established preventative maintenance schedules to keep critical systems running and plan for upcoming repairs and maintenance. But changing the basic operations of a building changes all of those plans. What happens if the building has been closed for an extended period?

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Celebrating Our Veterans

Veterans Day holds a special place for me, it’s a time to thank those who do the often-thankless job of defending our values, our ideals, and our families. It’s a day to celebrate the people who willingly put on the uniform, putting themselves in danger, committing to get their hands dirty in order to protect and serve.

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Antimicrobial Plumbing Solutions

With the spread of COVID-19, many individuals and organizations are evaluating options for limiting the spread of pathogens and bacteria in their places of work, play, and residence. Because our team supplies and advises facilities across a range of industries, including healthcare facilities, we’re able to apply leading edge solutions from one industry to another. In this series, we’ll explore some of the standards and protocols implemented in the medical facilities we work with which may be applied in schools, office facilities, or residential buildings to reduce the spread of pathogens.

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Keeping Facilities Running Since 1980

Over the past 40 years, we’ve worked alongside partners in maintenance and procurement to keep their facilities running smoothly. Now, with leading-edge technology, we’re able to offer additional tools and resources to help you save money and minimize downtime. Read our blog about innovation and growth here at The Part Works for the full story.

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