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Close-up of an irrigation system pipe

As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. While spring certainly has a natural way of restoring life to the landscape, you can’t solely rely on the weather to keep your green spaces healthy and thriving. There’s no telling whether this season will bring steady rainfall or feature a fair share of dry days, which is why irrigation systems are so important. When fully functional, an irrigation system provides lawns and gardens with the right amount of water at key intervals – if it...

Disinfecting an elevator

It’s been almost exactly two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began its first wave in the U.S. Since that time, many lessons have been learned. Most notably, individuals and institutions have gained a renewed appreciation for the importance of proper hygiene, health, and safety. Cleaner facilities cultivate healthier, happier employees, reduce the number of illness-related absences, and function more productively on the whole. Simply put, prioritizing cleaning and disinfection protocols in yo...

Robot carpet cleaner

Robots are all around us these days – they might not look, sound, or function quite like the most iconic androids in popular culture, but there’s no denying that artificial intelligence, high-tech software, and robotic technologies are becoming more and more integrated with every part of our lives. We recently explored this increasing prevalence of robotics across all industries in our blog, “The Rise of Robotics – What to Consider.” In that article, we discussed how automation enhance...

Yellow sign that says "Cleaning in Process"

In our previous blog, “How to Navigate the Current Labor Shortage in Your Industry,” we discussed how adapting to emerging trends in wages and shift work helps businesses hire the best candidates and keep them on board. The service industry is among those industries that has experienced the biggest shake-ups over these past two years. Many businesses are struggling to keep their facilities clean and sanitary due to a lack of interest in key cleaning positions. To make matters worse, there’...

Bona Resilient Flooring

Resilient floors have earned their namesake – these vinyl floors are durable, which is why they’re commonly found in commercial facilities across several industries. That said, even the most resilient flooring will wear down over time, especially in high-traffic areas. When regular wear and tear takes enough of a toll on your vinyl flooring, there are multiple ways to bring it back to life. You might tear out the existing floors and replace them, but this takes a lot of time and money. Alter...

Worker using PRO-Tech's Antimicrobial Barrier Technology

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has damaged countless lives and businesses over the past two years. Despite all of this devastation, however, some good has come from these challenging times. Today, schools and businesses are more committed than ever before to maintaining clean, sanitary, safe facilities. This pandemic has also allowed breakthrough technologies to come to the forefront, including PRO-Techs® antimicrobial solutions. While there’s still plenty to learn about COVI...

Employee disinfecting a table

Many things have changed in the U.S. since March of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to temporarily or permanently shut their doors, leaving many people out of a job and others to adjust to a work-from-home lifestyle. Nearly two years later, COVID-19 is still a part of our lives, but we’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, much of the world has access to effective vaccines and treatments, and the newest variant (Omicron) – while more transmissible than its earlier counterpa...

"Now Hiring" sign on a door

The U.S. workforce is undergoing a massive shift. Some are calling it “The Great Resignation,” and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the primary catalyst. Of course, the seeds for this movement were planted long before the pandemic. For decades now, workers have noticed wage stagnation and a reduction of benefits despite their continual output. When the world was put on hold in 2020, many of these workers realized that their time was better spent seeking other employment opportunities or simp...

Fake robot cleaning things

For decades now, science fiction writers have been eagerly awaiting (and in some cases, warning against) the rise of robots and artificial intelligence (AI). While these technologies still have a long way to go, we’re now beginning to actualize some of the concepts and pipe dreams conjured up 50 years ago. No matter how you feel about it, our lives are becoming more and more integrated with machines. The Budd Group has begun to pursue more robotic equipment to augment and assist our various te...

Employee cleaning a floor

Hard flooring can be hard to care for, no pun intended. Durable coatings such as epoxy and wax protect your floors from various threats, but they don'’t last forever. As these coatings wear down, the time grows closer to when they need to be replaced. Before applying a new seal, however, the previous one must be completely removed – a process known as floor stripping. Not too long ago, floor care professionals used a number of abrasive chemicals to aid with this process, such as the solvents...

Inside of a recently-cleaned facility

After what for many has felt like both the longest and shortest year of all time, a brand new year has finally arrived. No one knows for certain what 2022 has in store for all of us, but a new year always presents a prime opportunity for making a fresh start. Even if you’re not personally interested in making any resolutions, it’s important to think of ways to improve your facility so you can enjoy a successful year to come. Of course, building maintenance involves many moving parts, so it...

Animation of air going through a vent

The importance of maintaining clean air inside your facility cannot be overstated, especially today as COVID-19 variants such as Omicron sweep the nation. Not only can poor air quality contribute to the spread of this and other diseases – it can also exacerbate allergies and chronic respiratory conditions, irritate skin, and trigger headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, and more. In this way, failing to prioritize clean air within your walls can become a major liability, putting occupants at ...

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