Category: Facility Services

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...

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 ...

Red construction sign

Major construction projects and renovations aren’t complete until they’ve been thoroughly cleaned. Whether you’re adding a wing to your building, tearing down walls, replacing insulation, installing new flooring, etc., you can expect a mess to be made. Dust, debris, and other contaminants will fill the air during and after the project, and large materials will be scattered across the work site until they’re removed. These various elements aren’t just eyesores, either – they can becom...

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...

Man working at a desk in a facility

When it comes to maintaining your facility, a one-size-fits-all approach just won’t cut it. Though automation has taken over virtually every sector, the best facility management still relies on quality customer care delivered by passionate people. When seeking a vendor for your facility’s various needs, then, you must consider numerous factors that really get to the heart of a given vendor’s values. Competence and cost efficiency matter greatly, but these attributes aren’t enough on thei...

Workers shoveling in the snow

Every year, winter seems to arrive before anyone is truly ready to face it. The less prepared you are, however, the more difficult it will be to get through the cold conditions. Many facilities across industries wait until the last minute to get ready for winter weather, which winds up incurring various costs that could have otherwise been avoided. For starters, cold air, snow, and ice can damage structures and warrant costly repairs. Moreover, purchasing the proper supplies for winter prep beco...

Newly-flipped college dorm

In our previous blog, “How Does Facility Quality Impact College Student Enrollment and Retention?” we discussed how a university’s success is closely tied to the condition of its facilities. Student dormitories are among the most important of these campus facilities. After all, dorms are where students spend most of their time, divided between studying, socializing, unwinding, and sleeping. Dorms are also highly transient for individual students -- some students only spend a few months in ...

A school is only as successful as its students. Many factors impact student retention and learning outcomes, but few are more potent than the quality of campus facilities, especially for resident students. Reports from the US General Accounting Office (GAO) show that about 1 out of every 3 schools built prior to 1970 requires significant repairs, and the other two-thirds features one or more building feature that needs renewal (i.e., electrical, plumbing, lighting, etc.). This research also foun...

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