Category: Janitorial Services

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Earth Day comes once a year on April 22nd, and it’s been this way since 1970. Fifty-two years later, hundreds of countries and over one billion individuals participate in this environmentally-conscious holiday established by the U.S. environmental movement. Rampant pollution in the 20th century served as the catalyst for this movement and Earth Day’s inception. Though many strides have been made in the 21st century to reduce air pollution, move away from fossil fuels, and curb our use of har...

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For many higher ed students, the 2021/2022 school year marked the first “normal” year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whereas the past two graduation seasons were either canceled or severely restricted, this spring’s graduation ceremonies will likely be a return to form for many educational institutions. This recovery is great news for students, teachers, and families all over, but it’s also a wake-up call for those staff members in charge of planning the event, overseeing ...

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In our previous blog, “How to Navigate the Current Labor Shortage in Your Industry,” we discussed how adapting to emerging trends in wages and shift work helps businesses hire the best candidates and keep them on board. The service industry is among those industries that has experienced the biggest shake-ups over these past two years. Many businesses are struggling to keep their facilities clean and sanitary due to a lack of interest in key cleaning positions. To make matters worse, there’...

The U.S. workforce is undergoing a massive shift. Some are calling it “The Great Resignation,” and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the primary catalyst. Of course, the seeds for this movement were planted long before the pandemic. For decades now, workers have noticed wage stagnation and a reduction of benefits despite their continual output. When the world was put on hold in 2020, many of these workers realized that their time was better spent seeking other employment opportunities or simp...

“When you take the time to get to know someone, something extraordinary happens.”"You get inspired, you learn something new, you expand your own horizons.”These are the words of Dr. Nido Qubein, and here at The Budd Group, we couldn’t agree more. This is why we have decided to sponsor Side by Side with Nido Qubein, a show that will premiere tonight on PBS. We believe this show aligns with our mission to serve our community, but it goes even deeper than that.We value our customers and kno...

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“Going green” is far more than a catchphrase or trend. The benefits of reducing your business’ negative environmental impact go beyond being a good steward of the earth. Businesses that have adopted more sustainable practices tend to provide safer, healthier environments for their employees and customers alike -- something especially important for restaurants. As a result, these companies often see a reputational boost, which translates to a stronger bottom line. The question many restaura...

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When running a manufacturing facility or warehouse, it’s critical to maintain a hygienic workspace that increases production, workplace morale, and complies with all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. Ensuring each corner of your facility is maintained is essential in avoiding downtime due to hazards like dust and debris, so adding a specialized high dusting plan to your building maintenance is crucial. Specialized high dusting is the mechanical removal of all ...

Restaurants are no strangers to slick floors. Water, food grease, and bustling foot traffic create a recipe for slips, trips, and falls. Not only can all of this activity do a number on your floors -- it can also result in serious injury and liability. Investing in proper commercial floor care ensures the ongoing durability of your floors and safety of your people. Let’s go over the many ways to protect your floors and employees. Stay Aware of the Slip Potential of Your FloorsEvery surface ha...

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Janitorial providers have an enormous responsibility. These services keep a facility beautiful, safe, sanitary, secure, and operational via a wide range of tasks (i.e., cleaning, inspections, repairs, etc.). Of course, proper facility maintenance isn’t just about the quantity and frequency of these tasks, but also their quality. It doesn’t matter how many people you employ for janitorial services if they fail to perform their duties properly every time. The best janitorial companies include ...

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Commercial facilities can be major contributors to environmental problems in more ways than one. Knowing this, many industries and businesses have made concerted efforts over the past several decades to reduce their carbon footprint and become better stewards of their surroundings overall. Two strong examples of this shift toward greater sustainability include green cleaning methods and recycling initiatives. While these actions are valuable in their own right, they come with the added bonus of ...

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