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Maintaining clean and comfortable indoor air is essential for occupant health, safety, and happiness. These days, indoor air quality (IAQ) has become a hotter topic than usual as property owners look for ways to keep SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and other transmissible pathogens at bay. Indeed, air disinfection for coronavirus has proven to be a worthwhile endeavor for facilities everywhere, considering the sheer amount of airborne and aerosolized particles floating around. The to...

Over the past year and a half, we’ve all become more conscious of the air we breathe. Many of us have found comfort gathering outdoors, breathing in the fresh air. As temperatures drop, however, most people will have little choice but to spend most of their time indoors once more. Spending long periods inside can cause illness and discomfort if the indoor air becomes stale. Fortunately, there are many ways to improve indoor air quality (IAQ), namely through different methods of air purificatio...

Homes and commercial properties of all kinds require regular maintenance to maximize occupant health and safety. After all, several environmental factors threaten the stability of your facility and the well-being of everyone inside, including pests, extreme weather conditions, bacteria, and more. Water damage is a major concern for facilities, gradually eroding structural integrity and allowing fungi such as mold and mildew to thrive. Most of us know that mold doesn’t belong inside homes and b...

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Facilities rely on adept, regular maintenance to remain safe, efficient, and valuable. Every area and component must be accounted for in these efforts. Failing to keep up with maintenance tasks will eventually result in inefficient operations, compliance failures, costly repairs, and other liabilities. The challenge for businesses across all industries is hiring and training reliable maintenance workers for their specific needs. Handling all of this in-house can become yet another burden on your...

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot over this past year-and-a-half. Not only have we learned more about the nature of the virus SARS-CoV-2 and its variants -- we’ve also gained a renewed perspective on the importance of community. Spending extended periods of time away from loved ones hasn’t been easy for anyone. Fortunately, outdoor gatherings have offered some respite from this isolation. For several months now, health experts have encouraged people to get outside during the ...

Few features in your facility work harder than your floors. It’s easy to take your floors for granted, but they’re always there, allowing all occupants and equipment to travel from point A to B safely and efficiently. This constant pressure can take a toll on any floor, including the most durable commercial concrete flooring, which is why regular maintenance is key. However, any time and money spent on floor maintenance is time and money that could have been used elsewhere -- wouldn’t it b...

Many roles must be fulfilled within a school to ensure the best safety and learning outcomes for all students. Without competent facility managers and custodial staff, all occupants would struggle to stay focused on their work, morale would decline, and so would overall well-being. As time ticks on, however, those who have been in facility management and custodial roles for decades are slowly aging out of the workforce. Smaller schools with limited budgets and strained resources are particularly...

When the COVID-19 pandemic first gained attention in late 2019/early 2020, few of us could have predicted that the world would still be battling SARS-CoV-2 and its variants over a year and a half later. Unfortunately, this modern pandemic is far from over, and experts believe that we may continue dealing with COVID-19 indefinitely. The good news, however, is that top medical researchers and providers have learned a lot about this novel coronavirus since it initially emerged. Today, we have acces...

Universities aren’t merely domains of higher education -- they’re also businesses. And, as is the case for any other business, revenue is always top of mind. Colleges acquire funds from multiple streams, but their primary driver (by far) is student tuition and fees. So, while schools can only accommodate a certain number of students, they’re incentivized to maximize enrollment and retention. After all, a higher volume of students translates to increased revenue. The question for colleges e...

The world has learned many lessons from this ongoing pandemic, and we’re bound to learn many more by the time we’ve gotten past it. One of the biggest takeaways over the past year and a half would be the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), which largely relies on efficient ventilation and air filtration. Cleaner indoor air results in healthier occupants across the board, reducing the presence of allergens like dust and pollen, preventing the growth of mold and other fungi, and mitigating...

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