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The world has learned many lessons from this ongoing pandemic, and we’re bound to learn many more by the time we’ve gotten past it. One of the biggest takeaways over the past year and a half would be the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), which largely relies on efficient ventilation and air filtration. Cleaner indoor air results in healthier occupants across the board, reducing the presence of allergens like dust and pollen, preventing the growth of mold and other fungi, and mitigating...

Indoor air quality (IAQ) has come into greater focus over the past year and a half due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After all, SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and its variants primarily spread through the air. To keep their doors open, retain a steady stream of customers, and keep all occupants safe, many businesses have redoubled their efforts to purify the air inside their buildings. Improving IAQ is a multi-faceted effort, requiring an integrated approach between various syst...

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We might not be able to see the air that surrounds us, but the quality of said air can nevertheless have a major impact on our health and well-being. A multitude of airborne contaminants can make their way inside buildings, including bacteria, dust, fungal spores, pollen, and, of course, viruses -- the pandemic triggered by SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes the disease known as COVID-19) continues to surge due to indoor air transmission (both airborne and aerosolized), and considering that most ...

Despite the swift rollout of highly effective vaccines against COVID-19, this pandemic is far from over. We now find ourselves in a race against the clock to limit mutations of the novel coronavirus that first appeared in late 2019, such as the infamous Delta variant. Fortunately, experts have learned a lot about this virus over the past year and a half. For instance, all evidence indicates that the primary means of COVID transmission is via respiratory droplets and airborne particles carrying t...

Your school’s gymnasium floors must be in proper shape to endure high levels of activity and keep students, staff, and guests safe at all times. Stripping and waxing your gym floors about every 12-18 months (or as needed) protects them from abrasions, spills, discoloration, and more while providing a smooth, slip-resistant, easy to clean surface for everyone to enjoy. Of course, any form of commercial floor maintenance takes time and inevitably interferes with a room’s standard operations --...

Industrial kitchens must prioritize safety and sanitation above all else for the sake of employees, customers, and the business’ reputation. A kitchen’s floors play a major role in determining the safety and cleanliness of the entire area. After all, industrial floors endure regular foot traffic, impact, food and liquid spills, and more. If your kitchen’s floors aren’t built to withstand these many pressures, your entire operation could be in jeopardy.Let’s explore how commercial rubbe...

In a previous blog, we explored the various advantages of vinyl flooring for educational facilities. And while vinyl is certainly a good fit for many areas inside a school setting, this isn’t the only flooring material suited for schools; some rooms might require more flexibility, slip resistance, sound absorption, and more. Let’s examine why some educational facilities implement commercial rubber flooring inside their properties. Rubber Floors Can Withstand Heavy Foot TrafficNo matter the ...

“When you take the time to get to know someone, something extraordinary happens.”"You get inspired, you learn something new, you expand your own horizons.”These are the words of Dr. Nido Qubein, and here at The Budd Group, we couldn’t agree more. This is why we have decided to sponsor Side by Side with Nido Qubein, a show that will premiere this fall on PBS. We believe this show aligns with our mission to serve our community, but it goes even deeper than that.We value our customers and k...

Restaurant in need of new floor

Restaurant floors go through a lot, especially during peak hours. The floors in your restaurant’s kitchen are perhaps under the most stress of all, forced to endure heavy equipment, bustling foot traffic, spills, impact, variable temperatures and humidity levels, and more. To keep your employees safe and your restaurant efficient, your commercial kitchen floors must be built to last. More specifically, kitchen floors must be sturdy yet flexible, resistant to moisture, chemicals, and germs, fea...

New laboratory floor

Laboratories are used across many industries for different purposes. One thing all labs have in common, however, is that they all must maintain a controlled environment for proper experimentation, observation, and safety. In any facility, floors can quickly harbor countless germs and contaminants -- for a lab to function properly, special attention must be paid to its floors, both in terms of its construction and properties.What to Look for in Laboratory FloorsBefore delving into the various flo...

Carpet cleaning on a church's carpet

Cleanliness is a key feature of most kinds of religious facilities, regardless of faith or denomination. When a place of worship is clean, congregants may feel closer to a higher power and less distracted by earthly matters. If nothing else, a pristine facility provides improved air quality, promoting the health and safety of all congregants. While there are many surfaces to clean inside a church, synagogue, mosque, or other place of worship, floors should remain a top priority. Floors can carry...

Busser cleaning restaurant table

“Going green” is far more than a catchphrase or trend. The benefits of reducing your business’ negative environmental impact go beyond being a good steward of the earth. Businesses that have adopted more sustainable practices tend to provide safer, healthier environments for their employees and customers alike -- something especially important for restaurants. As a result, these companies often see a reputational boost, which translates to a stronger bottom line. The question many restaura...

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