Category: Facility Services

Power washing a black garage door.

Summer always seems to go by too fast. The sunny season isn’t over yet, but it’s time to start preparing your business for autumn and beyond. With so many tasks to take care of, however, you might not know where to begin in this pursuit. Start by examining your facility from the outside – after all, this is the first thing anyone will see before entering your building. After several months of pollen, spring and summer rains, and scorching sun, chances are your commercial facility’s sidin...

Miniature people worker during digging worker, digging yellow pencils.

The national economy is always in flux, but the past two years have been particularly turbulent, in no small part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While many industries are gradually recovering, public education institutions still face a significant labor shortage across the board. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in the state and local public education sectors have seen nearly a 5% drop-off on average since the start of the pandemic – 6.8% for K-12 teachers, 14.7% fo...

School cafeteria floor cleaning

School won’t be in session for another month or so, but facility managers must use this time to get their facilities back in tip-top shape for the return of students this fall. Most schools returned to in-person learning this past school year, and the 2022-23 session will likely follow suit. As such, every classroom, gymnasium, athletic field, quad, cafeteria, library, hallway, office, and common space requires your full attention. Neglecting any of these spaces can result in poor health and s...

Floor cleaner in a facility

Labor – both in-house and outsourced – accounts for a significant chunk of any business expenses. While these costs are necessary for doing business, you don’t want them to get out of control. Reducing labor costs without sacrificing operability can seem like an uphill battle. That said, there are a surprising number of ways to keep these costs under control while maintaining your business’ efficiency. As it turns out, simply staying on top of facility maintenance can result in significa...

Employee polishing a concrete floor

Summer is a time for less work and more play – there’s still work to do, however. If your facility’s concrete floors have seen better days, you don’t want to neglect them all season long. There’s no time like the present to repair, finish, and/or polish your commercial concrete flooring. And as it turns out, summer is an opportune time to tackle such projects. You might wonder why you should polish your concrete floors in the first place. A quick glance at our previous blog, “How Po...

Kids starting summer break

In most regions across the U.S., school is officially out for summer. As most students and teachers enjoy a well-deserved break for a few months, commercial cleaning staff must take this opportunity to deeply clean and disinfect classrooms, cafeterias, lounges, hallways, and all other areas so everyone can return to a safe and sanitary facility in the fall. At first, it might seem like cleaners have plenty of time and space to get all of this done. However, there’s a lot of ground to cover at ...

Construction project inside a building

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 ...

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