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The Budd Group office after coronavirus disinfectant spray service

Fear and confusion can run rampant in unprecedented times like these. And even as more and more businesses get the go-ahead to reopen their doors, owners, managers, employees, and customers alike are bound to have some concerns. This fear is not entirely unfounded, either -- COVID-19 remains a threat in the U.S. and around the world, and much is still unknown about this disease and its lasting effects. Not only that, but business owners also fear being shut down again, whether due to another out...

The way people work has been quickly changing since the advent of the internet, but the recent COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated these changes significantly. In order to reduce the risk of infection, millions of employees now find themselves working from home for the foreseeable future. This transition can be challenging and uncomfortable for some, but working remotely has its advantages, too. Let’s detail five key benefits of conducting remote meetings and appointments, keeping the current mo...

The Budd Group office reopening after coronavirus disinfectant spray service

When a disease as pervasive and novel as COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 enters society, it can be easy to forget that other illnesses are still around. Simply put, sickness is a reality, and if you run a business, you must expect your employees to come down with something at some point. In this current situation, however, the challenge is multi-faceted: If someone does get sick, how can you be sure it is or is not COVID-19? Regardless of the diagnosis, how can you ensure your workers feel comfortab...

The Budd Group office social distancing after coronavirus disinfectant spray service

“Social distancing” has become the unofficial buzz term of the year. And as businesses begin to reopen despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2, keeping workers, customers, and visitors at least six feet apart should remain a priority. Of course, enforcing social distancing in the workplace is easier said than done for many businesses. No organization is expected to separate their people at all times -- but making an effort to keep your distance (along with performing proper disinfe...

Though the COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been a part of our lives for nearly half a year now, individuals, businesses, and governments are still scrambling to figure out how to move forward in the midst of this ongoing threat. Many businesses have now resumed operations either partially or in full, while plenty of employees and customers remain cautious about entering these facilities. Additionally, in order to remain open, most of these companies have to abide by strict regulations to ensure...

The 160-year-old reason you’re obsessed with your lawn

Just three miles outside Chicago lies Riverside, Illinois, a quiet 1,600-acre village that looks like a tidy Stepford suburb. Few people, however, know that it helped set the mold for many more ‘burbs to come. In the 1860s, a group of local investors wanted to lure home buyers to their land, so they commissioned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to design the antidote for crowded urban life. He drew inspiration from his tours of England’s public gardens, and dotted his blueprint...

The Budd Group HVAC remedies for coronavirus

As more and more businesses reopen in the midst of the current COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, they must all make a concerted effort to maximize the health and safety of their employees, patrons, and visitors and minimize the potential spread of infection. Because this virus is new to humans, medical researchers are still in the early stages of understanding how it transmits from one person to another, and which factors increase or decrease the likelihood of transmission.  As of now, the main ...

Why COVID-19 can’t beat a good hand-washing

Researchers are still working to understand how deadly COVID-19 is and how it spreads. But they know one thing for sure: Washing your hands is the key to minimizing the novel coronavirus’ powers of destruction. Hand washing really, really works—and not just during outbreaks of new respiratory viruses. It also helps prevent the spread of a wide variety of disease-causing microbes, known as pathogens, from food-borne diseases like E.coli to flesh-eating bugs. And it works to contain the s...

Though the U.S. has yet to get a handle on the COVID-19 pandemic (and future waves may be on the way), many businesses have already begun to reopen their doors. This is undoubtedly positive news for so many companies who have experienced significant losses over the past few months. However, reopening amidst a pandemic is a double-edged sword, and without a strategy in place, your business might struggle to bring in customers despite your availability. The key to regaining and maintaining foot tr...

a sign for southern wesleyan university in front of a building on campus

If you  are a campus administrator or facilities manager, your concerns about student safety as the COVID-19 pandemic continues is understandable and warranted. When building out a plan for campus reopening, The Budd Group is a valuable partner. We're working with Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) to help them prepare for student arrival this fall with thorough deep cleaning and commercial building disinfection protocols in place. Residence Director Matthew Thorpe and Campus Safety Coordinator...

When it comes to maintaining a commercial or residential property, building maintenance is only part of the battle -- your exterior greenery cannot be ignored. Indeed, the state of your landscape relates to the rest of your property. A neglected lawn can turn away customers and tenants and lead to environmental problems as well. While proper landscaping encompasses several duties and systems, irrigation is perhaps the most significant among them. That said, irrigation can be a complex subject in...

The Citadel

The Budd Group is committed to keeping Charleston, SC safe during the ongoing fight against the spread of COVID-19. We're honored that The Citadel has trusted us with their commercial Covid disinfection and campus safety needs. “Every weeknight we’ve got commercial disinfection teams that are going to deploy across campus and what they’re really targeting is all the heavy traffic areas and specifically classrooms,” said Jeff Lamberson, VP of Facilities and Engineering at The Citadel. In ...

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