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Office cabinet in a client's facility

It doesn’t matter what type of work you do or what kind of building you operate out of – every occupant in your facility needs to breathe quality air. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tells us that most Americans spend about 90% of their lives indoors. If the air inside your facility is polluted or stale, it can take a serious toll on people’s physical and mental well-being. As such, indoor air quality (IAQ) is one of the most important measurements to consider at your facility.Un...

Carpet being cleaned

Carpeting is a common flooring choice for all sorts of workplace settings, especially offices. A carpeted floor is comfortable, safe, aesthetically pleasing, noise-reducing, and energy-efficient, thanks to insulative qualities. Like any other type of flooring, however, proper maintenance is required to continue reaping these rewards. Carpets won’t take care of themselves, after all, and if your facility experiences high levels of activity on a regular basis, your carpets can quickly deteriorat...

Employee polishing a concrete floor

Summer is a time for less work and more play – there’s still work to do, however. If your facility’s concrete floors have seen better days, you don’t want to neglect them all season long. There’s no time like the present to repair, finish, and/or polish your commercial concrete flooring. And as it turns out, summer is an opportune time to tackle such projects. You might wonder why you should polish your concrete floors in the first place. A quick glance at our previous blog, “How Po...

Man in sterile uniform

Another school year has come and gone. Though some areas within your educational facility will be used throughout the off-season for summer classes, staff meetings, and other events, there will be much more space and time to tackle important renovations over the summer months. Deep cleaning and disinfection are among the most important tasks to accomplish during this time, especially in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Even if your cleaning staff and/or services have done a great job keep...

Man cleaning a warehouse floor

Spring is a busy time of year for many industries. As work at your warehouse picks up alongside the warmer weather, your floors will be under more stress than normal. Increased foot traffic and machine activity will take a toll on your floors, and so will temperature fluctuations, ground shifts, and other environmental factors. If you’re not prepared, your warehouse flooring may require serious attention during and after the season, slowing down your operations. Moreover, damaged flooring is a...

Kids starting summer break

In most regions across the U.S., school is officially out for summer. As most students and teachers enjoy a well-deserved break for a few months, commercial cleaning staff must take this opportunity to deeply clean and disinfect classrooms, cafeterias, lounges, hallways, and all other areas so everyone can return to a safe and sanitary facility in the fall. At first, it might seem like cleaners have plenty of time and space to get all of this done. However, there’s a lot of ground to cover at ...

Carpet cleaner in an office building

The more active an office building, the dirtier its floors are bound to get. When multiple businesses share a building, however, maintenance needs can vary wildly from one office to the next. As such, those in charge of building maintenance must do their best to maintain comprehensive and consistent protocols while battling a highly variable situation day in and day out. Moreover, multi-use commercial spaces have a lot of ground to cover – literally. Without careful planning, thorough protocol...

Guy inspecting an air vent

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tells us that outdoor pollution isn’t the only type of pollution to worry about. Studies conducted by the agency have found that the levels of pollutants found indoors are sometimes higher than those outside – this is especially true for highly active facilities that regularly deal with chemicals, gases, and other toxic materials. Indoor pollutants such as dust, asbestos, mold spores, and carbon monoxide (CO) increase the risk of illness in thos...

Woman student dealing with allergies

Most of us spend the winter months yearning for warmer weather and longer days. And while spring’s arrival is surely welcome, it also comes with problems of its own, namely airborne allergens. The presence of pollen in particular during the spring and early summer months can take its toll on students everywhere, increasing the number of sick days, diminishing performance, and hindering learning outcomes. Fortunately, the typical U.S. school year comes to an end towards the end of May, which ma...

Students smiling in class

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that typical Americans spend about 93% of their time indoors. This number might seem shocking at first, but not after one considers how most Americans spend their days, often in vehicles, offices, air-conditioned spaces, at home, or in the classroom. Indeed, students at all levels aren’t exempt from this indoor trend, spending most of their time inside throughout the year. While spending too much time outdoors presents risks of its own (e.g.,...

Construction project inside a building

Construction projects are designed to enhance your commercial facility, but if you don’t clean up afterward, your building will be anything but better off. Dust, debris, and misplaced materials are commonplace during and after any construction process, no matter how big or small. Letting these materials linger undoubtedly diminishes your facility’s appearance. More importantly, however, this loose debris can create numerous health and safety hazards. If there’s one thing to focus on after ...

Pressure washing a dirty wall outside

Increasing foot traffic at your business requires a multi-faceted approach. In addition to ramping up your marketing game and improving your goods and services, you must think of ways to make your building more welcoming. Your most loyal customers might not think twice about doing business with you even if your building exterior is fading – those who are unfamiliar with your storefront, however, will initially judge your worth based on its outward appearance. If you wish to win these folks ove...

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