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A brand new year signals a fresh start for everyone. Unfortunately, the first few months of a new year happen to take place during the peak of the annual flu season, making it somewhat difficult to hit the ground running -- that is, if you aren’t well prepared. Many individuals prioritize health and wellness as their new year’s resolution, and your business would be wise to do the same. If you’re looking to make your workplace healthier in 2021 and beyond, it pays to invest in a rigorous f...

Weekly cleaning plan for a company

If you own or operate a business, you know that maintaining a clean workplace is key to your ongoing success. The hard part, however, is executing your commercial cleaning needs in an efficient manner. Not only must you determine what must get done and why -- you have to figure out how to tackle each cleaning task on time, every time. In other words, you need to come up with a strategic cleaning schedule that meets your criteria, keeps you compliant, and optimizes your operations. Here are some ...

Person cleaning a high-tech room

It may go without saying, but cleanliness should be a priority for every type of business and facility. For certain industries, though, this commitment to cleanliness is even more important than usual. High-tech environments, such as cleanrooms, data centers, biomedical and pharmaceutical facilities, and so on, require unique, rigid, and highly-specialized cleaning services to ensure that even the smallest and otherwise harmless contaminants do not interfere with production, safety, or worker he...

Budd Group's deep disinfection services

The past year (2020) has been largely defined by the emergence and spread of COVID-19. For American businesses, what seemed like a distant and unfamiliar problem at the beginning of the year quickly made its way to our shores, forcing individuals and businesses to re-think and increase their health and safety measures. Despite the rapid changes we’ve all had to make over these past several months, though, there is still plenty of confusion regarding which methods best promote public health and...

Frost growing on blades of grass

Maintaining a vibrant and healthy landscape requires plenty of planning and effort throughout the year. That said, winter has a way of exacerbating these challenges. While the cold season puts a pause on the growth of your green spaces, this doesn’t negate the need to continue caring for your landscape. On the contrary, winter is when proper landscape management is most important. If you don’t take the proper steps before and during winter, your green spaces might not make it to springtime. ...

Overhead view of a hurricane

Hurricane season may be officially over this year, but it’s never too soon to start preparing for the next big storm. A severe weather event may temporarily put your business out of commission, taking a major blow to your bottom line. While it’s in your best interest to reopen as quickly as possible, you must do so strategically, safely, and in accordance with relevant laws. The Budd Group is here to help you keep your business running after it’s hit by a hurricane or other major weather e...

Fresh pavement in a parking lot

When it comes to improving your place of business, the first things that come to mind are typically related to building maintenance, such as cleaning, painting, reorganizing, making repairs, and so on. While all of these tasks matter, it’s equally as important to consider the exterior of your property, and not merely your building’s envelope but also its landscape and parking lot. An old, beaten up parking lot can become a major liability, damaging cars, increasing the likelihood of slips, t...

Workers shoveling snow off steps

Blizzards, ice storms, freezing temperatures, and hazardous wind chills can put your employees and customers in harm’s way if you’re not properly prepared for a coming winter storm. Not only that -- these severe winter conditions can damage and destroy portions of your property, putting a pause on your operations. Keeping up with proper building maintenance can help your facility withstand the worst aspects of a winter storm, but there’s no stopping nature. After a major storm has passed, ...

While some students may be naturally more driven or gifted than others in certain areas, no student can reach their full potential if they’re in an inadequate learning environment. Conversely, optimal school conditions help all students thrive, regardless of their unique abilities and shortcomings. Many factors contribute to these conditions, of course, such as the quality and care of teachers and faculty. Beyond these less tangible considerations, though, the material conditions of a school (...

The holiday shopping season is now upon us. And while this annual occurrence won’t look quite like it has in previous years due to this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, business owners must still prepare for the ensuing boost in foot traffic. This increase in retail activity always poses numerous challenges for high traffic shopping centers. Not only must these businesses keep up with demand and meet each customer’s needs -- they must also maintain the beauty, integrity, and cleanliness of their ...

When we think about industrial floors, our minds often turn to cold, hard concrete -- indeed, plenty of industrial settings are outfitted with sealed concrete floors to guard against impact, chemical spills, and other hazards. However, carpeting has a place in industrial facilities as well, especially publicly-facing areas, offices, hallways, and more. In addition to enhancing a workplace’s aesthetic appeal, industrial and commercial carpets increase safety by providing a high-friction surface...

Group of animated people with shield of immunity

In a very short time, the average person—and not just here in America—has learned a lot about self-protection to stay well. Social distancing, washing hands, and even self-isolation when we’re sick all play key roles in preventing the spread of novel diseases. And because you read this magazine, I’m guessing you’re pretty well-versed in the supplements and herbs that can bolster your immunity, such as vitamins C and D, zinc, and medicinal mushrooms. But are you also optimizing your ...

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