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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...

Graduation cap in grass

The month of May is a busy time for all students. In addition to final exams, end-of-year social gatherings, and outdoor sporting events, seniors must prepare to finally cross the threshold of this chapter in their educational careers: graduation. These seniors aren’t the only ones who have to get ready for commencement, however. Those in charge of planning and running the ceremonies must manage countless moving parts to leave the best possible impression on outgoing students and their familie...

Power washing a brick wall

In most regions across the Southeastern United States, pollen levels reach their peak in April and May. If you live in this region, chances are you’ve already noticed. Even if you’re not particularly allergic to the plant-produced powder, you’ll often see it cover cars and buildings with its yellow-green haze. While the pollen-filled air is essential for plant reproduction, it’s not so kind to our lungs, eyes, or skin. As the school year winds down, the presence of pollen can greatly dim...

Dorm room

Dormitories are among the most important facilities on university campuses. A significant percentage of new college students spend their first year or two living in a dorm. The quality of these spaces has a major impact on student success, morale, and well-being. If incoming students are met with filthy, worn-down rooms, they’ll have a harder time sleeping, studying, and socializing. Conversely, well-kempt dorms facilitate a more pleasant college experience overall. Of course, dorms are tempor...

The Omicron Variant

Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic first became a global menace, the world still faces wave after wave of this unfortunate disease. Though some experts believe we’re finally approaching the endemic phase of COVID-19 in many regions (i.e., it becomes a regular but manageable disease like the flu), the fight isn’t over yet. The good news is that COVID-19 has already become much easier to manage thanks to highly effective vaccines and treatments. That said, new strains of SARS-CoV-2 continue...

Cleaning supplies covered with plants

Earth Day comes once a year on April 22nd, and it’s been this way since 1970. Fifty-two years later, hundreds of countries and over one billion individuals participate in this environmentally-conscious holiday established by the U.S. environmental movement. Rampant pollution in the 20th century served as the catalyst for this movement and Earth Day’s inception. Though many strides have been made in the 21st century to reduce air pollution, move away from fossil fuels, and curb our use of har...

Person dusting a ceiling fan with a yellow duster

We might not always see it, but dust is all around us. In buildings with poor ventilation and air filtration, these tiny particles can quickly accumulate on interior surfaces. More than just an eyesore, the presence of dust inside your office building poses a health hazard to every occupant. Enough dust can begin to wear down your assets as well. As such, staying on top of dust removal is crucial for protecting your people and your property. Whereas standard dusting deals with accessible surface...

Hallways of an educational facility dorm

We’re rapidly approaching the end of another school year – a year that’s seen the return of in-person instruction, social gatherings, and dorm life for many. As on-campus students start to pack their things for the summer, your school’s maintenance staff must prepare to deeply clean these rooms so they’re in great shape for new residents in just a few months. Three months might seem like plenty of time for adequate dorm flipping, but with so many rooms and buildings to cover, the task ...

Students throwing up their graduation caps

For many higher ed students, the 2021/2022 school year marked the first “normal” year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas the past two graduation seasons were either canceled or severely restricted, this spring’s graduation ceremonies will likely be a return to form for many educational institutions. This recovery is great news for students, teachers, and families all over, but it’s also a wake-up call for those staff members in charge of planning the event, overseeing ...

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