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An effective and holistic floor maintenance program includes a variety of tasks, some of which occur each and every day (i.e., sweeping and mopping) and others which occur periodically (i.e., scrubbing, burnishing) -- at the root of it all is stripping and waxing. This twofold process (which should take place about twice a year or yearly) involves the removal of a floor’s previous layer of wax via a strong chemical solution and rotary floor machine, after which a fresh coat of wax is applied v...

Your building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is among its most important features. A high-quality, properly functioning HVAC system keeps employees, guests, and customers comfortable inside your walls while promoting healthier indoor air and saving money on energy costs. Today, an optimized HVAC system is more important than ever as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, your HVAC system can play a role in your air disinfection for coronavirus effort...

A school’s athletic facilities are among its most important features. These areas are essential for physical education courses, recreation, club meetings, practice, team exercises, matches with opposing schools, and more. The importance and constant usage of athletic fields makes proper maintenance a must. Even small amounts of neglect can render such an area not fit for use. Here’s how to maintain a high school athletic field so everyone can continue to enjoy these amenities.Mind the Materi...

While summer is a relaxing time for some, it’s the busiest season for many facilities across industries. And now that the U.S. economy is on track to explode after a challenging year, businesses everywhere must be prepared to handle a highly active summer. Covering all your bases (i.e., cleaning, staffing, scheduling, landscaping, etc.) can be a major challenge if you lack the necessary resources. Partnering up with a reliable janitorial company like The Budd Group can be a major boon for your...

It’s that time of year again: spring cleaning. Whether you’re planning your office reopening after a long, uncertain year or simply want to refresh your workplace for the coming season, you want to make sure you cover all your bases. Let’s go over the top five places you must clean this spring.1. Office BreakroomYour janitorial cleaning services should clean your break room on a daily basis. That said, when’s the last time you conducted a deeper clean in this crucial area? Perhaps you ha...

Businesses across industries hold special events for a number of reasons. Perhaps you’re planning a grand reopening after a tough year of uncertainty, or maybe you’re seeking to recognize your employees for doing such a great job. Whatever the case, no one wants to feel forced to participate in an event or leave with neutral or negative feelings. Special events should be memorable and worthwhile for everyone involved. At The Budd Group, our event coordination offerings are designed to set yo...

Security system in a high security facility

Facilities across industries may have any number of safety and security concerns. Manufacturing plants, for instance, may deal with corrosive chemicals that require delicate handling, pharmaceutical labs might contain sensitive information regarding medical research, and commercial buildings often house expensive goods and equipment. Regardless of your particular security needs, you don’t want to do anything that would put your people or assets in harm’s way -- this must be taken into accoun...

Empty hospital waiting room

Healthcare facilities across the board must manage a multitude of operational tasks, patient concerns, and staff needs, all while remaining compliant with crucial regulations. And after a year as tumultuous for the health sector as 2020, these facilities need more attention than ever. With so many priorities in play, every healthcare facility requires an adaptive and reliable maintenance team and strategy. Let’s detail the many points of concern that facility management teams must address each...

Air filter being installed in an office building

In our recent blog, “Top Hazards of Dust in the Workplace,” we explore the many health threats posed by lingering dust particles in your work environment, including allergies, respiratory issues, the spread of disease, and even lung cancer. Indeed, an office’s indoor air quality (IAQ) plays a major role in the overall health and happiness of everyone inside, so maintaining clean internal air should be a priority for your business, especially if you’re planning for (or have recently under...

Person spraying disinfectant on a treadmill

After a long year of sporadic shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, people everywhere are eager to hit the gym once more. Fortunately, the advent of various effective vaccines for COVID-19 and increased distribution bodes well for gyms and their members this year. Whether you’re preparing to open your fitness center back up or attend your local gym, however, you must remain vigilant regarding the health and safety of those around you -- keeping your equipment clean and sanitary is key in this end...

Irrigation system hose with a hole in it

When your irrigation system is on the fritz, your green spaces won’t get the optimal care they need. Moreover, a faulty irrigation system often translates to wasted water and higher energy costs. For these reasons and more, you’ll want to address any potential sprinkler problems as soon as possible. In order to do this, it helps to know a bit about how these systems work and which issues are most common. Let’s explore how to troubleshoot problems with your irrigation system.Know Your Irrig...

The manufacturing industry heavily relies on hardworking and skilled workers. As a business expands or changes over time, it might struggle to fill all necessary production positions and/or properly train them for the job at hand. Actively searching for prime candidates for assembly and production line jobs, material handling, equipment operators, etc., can take significant time and resources away from your primary operations. As such, it’s often wise to partner with a dedicated recruitment, h...

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