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The holiday break is approaching. You may be mentally checked out, already, eager to enjoy egg nog and exchange gifts with your family. But if you’re like many property managers, you might also be wondering about that chunk of time when your facility will be mostly empty. After all, when else are all employees out of the office, all students and teachers home from school, and all workers taking a break? The holidays provide an excellent time for you to maintain your facility, make necessary up...

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One vital part of ensuring your facility’s grounds are set up for success this winter is hiring a landscape maintenance services company to take care of any existing issues and prep your property for the elements. After all, you want to avoid potentially costly issues that result from landscape neglect, especially if you’ve invested a fair amount of funds toward landscaping your grounds just a few months prior.If you’re running a high-traffic area like a store, educational facility, or ind...

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If you’re responsible for your building’s facility management, you may be curious to know how you can increase your facility’s indoor air quality (IAQ). Fortunately, the holiday season can provide ample opportunity to measure and upgrade your air quality to the levels it should be in order to keep your employees or patrons safe. Read on for some helpful tips about how you can upgrade your indoor air quality this holiday season and stay on top of checking the air quality index within your b...

In today’s world, there’s no shortage of threats caused by germs, bacteria, and viruses. From your annual flu season to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you need to ensure you’re keeping your facility, your staff, and your customers as safe as possible by protecting your building from harmful pathogens and contaminants. These efforts are especially vital for education, healthcare, or food service facilities where germs run rampant and can affect vulnerable populations. Here’s why you shoul...

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The holiday break offers a perfect opportunity to take care of many of the outstanding issues your educational facility might see from disrepair or general wear and tear. Since floors in high-traffic areas like schools take a constant beating, now is the time to schedule a commercial floor cleaning service to take care of all of your flooring needs. Here’s how The Budd Group can help get your facility in tip-top shape while students and staff are out for the holidays.Why Invest in Floor Mainte...

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Global Handwashing Day is upon us! Celebrated on October 15, this global advocacy day is dedicated to educating people and increasing awareness about the importance of handwashing in preventing illness and possibly even saving lives. Did you know that handwashing with warm running water and soap is one of the most effective and affordable ways to prevent diseases and save lives? You might take for granted that everyone knows the importance of handwashing, but this isn’t necessarily the case. ...

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The school year just started, but those first few months can fly by. It won’t be long until students enjoy an extended holiday break, marking the midway point of the school year. While this time of year offers a reprieve for students and teachers, it also presents an opportunity for maintenance staffers and professional cleaners to tackle important projects that would otherwise be encumbered by regular activity. Even still, there’s only so much time to get these things done. Without proper p...

Hand sanitizer and a mask on top of school books.

Schools are significant vectors for disease transmission, which is why so many states and school districts transitioned to remote learning over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, most students and teachers have returned to the physical classroom, but that doesn’t mean all precautions should be thrown out the window. On the contrary, COVID, influenza, and other transmissible diseases still threaten the health and well-being of all occupants of K-12 schools. Getting a handle on these vi...

Woman cleaning a carpet.

The health and well-being of your employees has a direct effect on your business’ bottom line. When employees fall ill, get injured, or lose motivation, your business pays the price, so it’s in your best interest to improve the health of every space within your facility, especially those that experience the highest levels of activity. Of course, there are countless ways to cultivate a healthier work environment. Keeping up with commercial cleaning and disinfection is a must, but some surface...

Hand holding up an alarm clock in a school hallway.

Seasonal changes are a part of life. But just because the air outdoors is constantly in flux doesn’t mean the air we breathe indoors should be changing all the time, too. On the contrary, we want any shelter to keep us safe and comfortable no matter what may happen outside. If a building is too cold, hot, humid, dry, or riddled with pollutants, its occupants will be less safe, less happy, and less productive. Maintaining steady, healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) is especially important in schoo...

Sprinkler going off in the grass.

Fall is rich with gorgeous, colorful landscapes, but this time of year also marks the end of the landscaping season. As temperatures fall lower and lower, lawns and gardens prepare to lie dormant throughout winter until they can soak up the warmth and rain that comes with spring. If you’re not well-versed in caring for commercial landscapes year-round, you might wonder how to best prepare your green spaces for hibernation. Not only must you fertilize your lawn, rake up leaves, clean up any deb...

Crack in a sidewalk.

The concrete floors in and outside your warehouse must be both sturdy and flexible – sturdy enough to withstand all the wear and tear they undergo day after day, and flexible enough to adjust to changes in temperature, humidity, and shifts in the ground beneath. Concrete joints are installed between concrete slabs to allow for this flexibility, preventing fractures, divots, bumps, and other issues. But no matter how well-placed these joints may be, some cracking is bound to occur. Moreover, co...

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