Category: Facility Services

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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...

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...

Industrial kitchens must prioritize safety and sanitation above all else for the sake of employees, customers, and the business’ reputation. A kitchen’s floors play a major role in determining the safety and cleanliness of the entire area. After all, industrial floors endure regular foot traffic, impact, food and liquid spills, and more. If your kitchen’s floors aren’t built to withstand these many pressures, your entire operation could be in jeopardy.Let’s explore how commercial rubbe...

Commercial rubber floor

In a previous blog, we explored the various advantages of vinyl flooring for educational facilities. And while vinyl is certainly a good fit for many areas inside a school setting, this isn’t the only flooring material suited for schools; some rooms might require more flexibility, slip resistance, sound absorption, and more. Let’s examine why some educational facilities implement commercial rubber flooring inside their properties. Benefits of Implementing Commercial Rubber Flooring in Educa...

Restaurant in need of new floor

Restaurant floors go through a lot, especially during peak hours. The floors in your restaurant’s kitchen are perhaps under the most stress of all, forced to endure heavy equipment, bustling foot traffic, spills, impact, variable temperatures and humidity levels, and more. To keep your employees safe and your restaurant efficient, your commercial kitchen floors must be built to last. More specifically, kitchen floors must be sturdy yet flexible, resistant to moisture, chemicals, and germs, fea...

New laboratory floor

Laboratories are used across many industries for different purposes. One thing all labs have in common, however, is that they all must maintain a controlled environment for proper experimentation, observation, and safety. In any facility, floors can quickly harbor countless germs and contaminants -- for a lab to function properly, special attention must be paid to its floors, both in terms of its construction and properties.What to Look for in Laboratory FloorsBefore delving into the various flo...

Dumbells on a gymnasium floor

The flooring you select for your athletic facility is foundational for its ongoing success. No amount of high-quality equipment or services can make up for worn down, uncomfortable, and/or unsafe floors. Different gyms may be outfitted with different types of flooring, but rubber remains the most common choice for more reasons than one. Indeed, rubber floors suit gym settings perhaps better than any other type of flooring. Let’s explore in more detail why you should consider updating your gym ...

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