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It’s not a competition, but there’s no denying that the events of 2020 hit healthcare workers harder than most. Attempts to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic were mostly successful in preventing hospitals from exceeding capacity. Still, the prolonged and novel nature of this development nevertheless pushed the healthcare industry to its limit. Fortunately, the highly effective vaccines that came to light at the end of 2020 will help bring this pandemic to an end and allow life...

Budd Group contractors on commercial roof

Your facility’s roof is the primary barrier that prevents external overhead threats from gaining entry. And yet, roofing often gets overlooked in the grand scheme of building maintenance. However, if you neglect your roof, your property will become more and more vulnerable to moisture intrusion, energy loss, and impact from weakened structures overhead. While these various issues can be resolved, you’ll save time, money, and reduce liability by simply giving your roof the attention it deserv...

Squeegee wiping off clean window

The state of your windows has a major impact on the appearance of your building’s exterior and its interior spaces. Filthy windows are an eyesore on their own -- beyond that, the dirtier your windows are, the less light is able to get through to your interior. And because windows are transparent, even a small amount of dirt or grime becomes instantly noticeable. Knowing how to properly clean your windows is key in maintaining your property’s appeal inside and out. The best window cleaning se...

Budd Group contractor doing preventative maintenance

Building maintenance can be broken down into several categories, but they all boil down to two basic pillars: reactive maintenance and preventative (or “preventive” maintenance). The former category describes types of maintenance that occur after something has broken down, while the latter deals with taking preemptive measures to keep these malfunctions from occurring in the first place. Preventative maintenance includes routine cleaning, organization, inspection, lubrication, landscaping, a...

The Budd Group disinfecting a business from COVID-19

The past year has been an education on infectious diseases and how to mitigate their spread. The catalyst for this wake up call, of course, has been COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that has proven to be highly adaptable and transmissible, so much so that it managed to spread across the world in mere months following its emergence. Fortunately, the advent of effective vaccines provides a light at the end of this tunnel. Still, COVID-19 is here to stay for the time-being, so individuals and institut...

Waiter disinfecting a table at a restaurant

During normal times, February 14th is one of the most lucrative days for the restaurant industry, yielding countless reservations, large bills, and lovely tips. In 2020, Valentine’s Day was the last holiday before COVID-19 rose to prominence in the U.S. and took a blow to the economy. As we approach this year’s Valentine’s Day, the world looks undoubtedly different, and restaurants must do their best to adapt to these uncertain circumstances. While different areas of the U.S. have differen...

What do factories, offices, and residential complexes have in common? They all require regular maintenance to ensure the safety of all occupants, maintain property value, and reduce repair costs. These maintenance services come at a cost, of course, and no one would blame you for finding every way to reduce your rates. That said, cost is often correlated with quality, and if there’s any area of building maintenance you shouldn’t skimp on, it’s elevator upkeep. The short-term savings you mi...

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 ...

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