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Every type of facility must adhere to certain cleanliness standards and healthcare facilities most of all. Healthcare institutions like hospitals process and retain countless individuals, many of whom harbor transmissible diseases and/or are susceptible to further illness from others and their surrounding environment. It’s imperative, then, that these facilities constantly remain clean and sanitary for the benefit of all patients, staff, and visitors. Let’s go over how to make sure your hosp...

No matter the particular differences between one facility and the next, every building must maintain sturdy floors to remain operational and safe for all personnel, customers, and guests. Indeed, floor care maintenance is one of the most foundational parts of any building maintenance strategy. The exact maintenance plan you establish for your floors will depend on several factors such as your facility type and size, flooring material, available budget and resources, and so on. To keep things sim...

Conversations around building maintenance often focus on interior maintenance tasks like floor cleaning, ceiling repair, plumbing, and so on. However, interior maintenance is only half the property maintenance equation. Your building’s exterior deserves just as much attention and care as its insides. A secure exterior will minimize the number of problems you encounter inside your facility. In this way, exterior and interior maintenance are two sides of the same coin. Here are some key ways to ...

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...

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