Category: Facility Services

The Budd Group medical facility management

Cleanliness must be a priority for all facilities -- this couldn’t be more true for healthcare facilities. Knowledgeable medical cleaning services are needed to maintain a safe and sanitary environment for all patients, staff, and visitors. Amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, those tasked with cleaning healthcare facilities have an additional responsibility to their community and to themselves. Here at The Budd Group, medical cleaning is included in our full-service cleaning programs. We tak...

The Budd Group facility management pest control

Office building maintenance is a multi-faceted effort. Maintenance professionals must take various preventative measures to ensure the building remains safe, clean, and structurally sound. Every building faces multiple environmental threats, such as moisture, wind, and impact. These aren’t the only problems, though. Insects, rodents, and other small creatures can do a number on properties of all kinds and sizes. The damage done by these pests is often gradual and mostly undetected, too, which ...

The Budd Group pandemic reopening checklist

Is your workplace preparing to reopen? Before you dive back into business as usual, understand that COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 is still a public health threat and that all businesses and individuals must continue to do their part to prevent the spread of this virus. If you want to keep yourself, your employees, and your customers/guests safe and healthy, you’ll have to be strategic and cautious in your approach to reopening. Here are 10 crucial items to include in your office reopening checklist. ...

The Budd Group open sign that reads, "Open: Business as New Normal"

All across the United States, local economies are gradually opening back up. This is exciting news for business owners, employees, and customers alike. However, this staggered reopening does not mean that COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 has suddenly vanished. Indeed, this virus is here to stay, at least until a suitable vaccine has been developed and distributed. Businesses must remain vigilant as they reopen to ensure the health and safety of their workers, customers, and guests. And some businesses are at...

The Budd Group reopening social distancing surveillance

COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019) has created such a stir around the world in large part because of its novel nature -- simply put, medical experts and researchers still have much to learn about the disease, though new information is being discovered each day. Among the things we do know is that many people may become infected with COVID-19 without presenting any symptoms (asymptomatic transmission), contributing to its high rate of community spread.  Now, as various regions begin to reopen public...

The Budd Group reopening COVID-19 ppe

Over the past two months, several regions in the U.S. have made numerous sacrifices to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 spread. These efforts have been largely successful, and many areas are now moving towards the next phase of this pandemic: slowly reopening their economies. This is great news for those who have been furloughed or forced to work at limited capacity during this time. However, returning to work doesn’t mean everything has returned to normal just yet. The risk of transmitting...

COVID-19 hand sanitizer and mask by a pool

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019) pandemic continues, plenty of confusion and concern remains regarding what precautions to take in public and how we should be behaving. Generally speaking, the U.S. government and organizations like the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) have taken a broad, cautious approach to minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19, while states, counties, and towns have come up with more focused guidelines based on their particular circumstances. Businesse...

IAQ has the same impact on human health as does the outside environment. However, IAQ is typically two to five times more polluted, and in some dire cases 100+ times more polluted, than outdoor air. Schools have the added imperative to keep indoor air quality as pristine and healthy as possible because children, whose bodies are more susceptible to pollution for a number of reasons, spend the majority of their days inside them. This article will touch on the important steps we can help your sch...

Many independent schools have wellness policies in place, or have begun the process of implementing one. In a 2015 NAIS survey, 21 percent of independent schools that responded reported that they had a health or well-being policy. Wellness is an integral piece of the health and prevention puzzle, but schools who only address student wellness miss an incredible opportunity to keep teachers and staff healthy, save money, reduce teacher burnout and improve student outcomes. Wellness is the ...

First and foremost, you have to ask the right questions. Asking those questions makes a significant difference in getting the honest answers that will sway your final decision. Let us help you navigate the process with this list of questions for each step in the interview and bidding process. What? The first question—above all else—is for you. Before you meet with any potential commercial landscapers, make sure it’s worth your while. Do they offer the services you are looking for? Ofte...

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