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When you think of the forces that can do the most harm to your property, you might focus on fire, falling debris, and furious weather -- as it turns out, though, water may pose the greatest threat to your building. Indeed, the effects of water damage costs the insurance sector billions of dollars each year. Knowing some of the ways in which moisture intrusion can affect your facility may motivate you to take preventative measures and save yourself time and money in the long-run. Here are five of...

Even during a mild winter, a major storm could be lying in wait. If you own or operate a business, it’s important to prepare for whatever winter weather might come your way. Your main concern might be with protecting your building itself, but the areas surrounding your building -- namely your parking lot and walkways -- deserve just as much attention. Here’s why it’s essential to clear your parking lot after a major winter storm. Protect Your Parking Lot It’s easy to take your parking ...

There are many reasons to carpet your office floors. Carpeted floors offer near-infinite design and color possibilities, reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls, and help protect the underlying floor from impact, moisture, and other threats. Still, carpeting is often high-maintenance, especially if your workplace is relatively busy. If you don’t stay on top of this key part of building maintenance, it won’t be long until your carpet shows its age and requires repairs. Let’s discuss the ...

The COVID-19 pandemic that defined 2020 affected everyone in different ways. While some individuals and businesses only underwent minor changes to their lives, others had their lives turned upside down as a result of government regulations meant to promote public health. If your business managed to survive these past several months, you’re probably eager to re-open the second you get the go-ahead. Fortunately, this year (2021) is on track to see a gradual return to normalcy for many industries...

There’s no escaping it: germs are all around us. Of course, certain places contain higher concentrations of germs and bacteria than others. Gyms, for instance, contain the ideal conditions for many germs to congregate, which highlights the importance of having reliable janitorial maintenance services at the ready in these facilities. Let’s go over the kinds of germs typically found in gyms, where they like to hide, and what to do about them. What Germs Typically Hide in Gyms? Because gyms ...

The events of 2020 -- namely the COVID-19 pandemic -- devastated communities of all kinds across the U.S. and the world, including religious congregations. Those who regularly attended services suddenly found themselves unable or unwilling to gather with fellow congregants for health and safety reasons. As a new year begins, however, hope is on the horizon. The rapid development of vaccines tied with a deeper understanding of COVID-19 have allowed religious centers of all kinds to gradually reop...

Winter’s wrath doesn’t just threaten your people’s safety and your building’s integrity -- a powerful winter storm can also do a number on your landscape. If you’re not prepared for such an event, you can spend an inordinate amount of time and money fixing your lawn well after the storm has passed. Let’s go over how to repair your green spaces following a winter storm. Prepare Your Lawn Prior to Winter Doing some pre-winter prep work can save you a lot of trouble before and after a...

Winter is a double-edged sword for many businesses. On the one hand, the holidays can bring major boosts in sales and foot traffic -- on the other hand, winter weather can throw a wrench in operations and threaten the safety of workers and customers alike. And now that the holiday season has passed, many businesses must prepare to endure the worst that winter has to offer until spring arrives. This winter has been mostly mild so far, but significant snow and ice may be on the way. While your in-...

The start of a new year is the perfect time to focus on what changes you can make to improve your business and the lives of your employees -- and establishing a company-wide wellness program is a great place to start. Corporate wellness programs are designed to promote healthier and more conscious lifestyles for those who participate via activities, competitions, screenings, and educational curricula. A particular wellness program might include corporate-sponsored walks and runs, quarterly or an...

A brand new year signals a fresh start for everyone. Unfortunately, the first few months of a new year happen to take place during the peak of the annual flu season, making it somewhat difficult to hit the ground running -- that is, if you aren’t well prepared. Many individuals prioritize health and wellness as their new year’s resolution, and your business would be wise to do the same. If you’re looking to make your workplace healthier in 2021 and beyond, it pays to invest in a rigorous f...

Weekly cleaning plan for a company

If you own or operate a business, you know that maintaining a clean workplace is key to your ongoing success. The hard part, however, is executing your commercial cleaning needs in an efficient manner. Not only must you determine what must get done and why -- you have to figure out how to tackle each cleaning task on time, every time. In other words, you need to come up with a strategic cleaning schedule that meets your criteria, keeps you compliant, and optimizes your operations. Here are some ...

Person cleaning a high-tech room

It may go without saying, but cleanliness should be a priority for every type of business and facility. For certain industries, though, this commitment to cleanliness is even more important than usual. High-tech environments, such as cleanrooms, data centers, biomedical and pharmaceutical facilities, and so on, require unique, rigid, and highly-specialized cleaning services to ensure that even the smallest and otherwise harmless contaminants do not interfere with production, safety, or worker he...

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