Tag: building maintenance

In many areas in the U.S., winter is the most demanding time of year for building maintenance. The harsh, cold weather can harm your property inside and out and leave it vulnerable to further problems. While you should pour plenty of resources into your maintenance efforts during the winter, don’t let your guard down once winter comes to an end. For one thing, you may need to pick up various pieces following a rough winter. Additionally, spring conditions can also pose a threat of a different ...

We’re fast approaching the one-year mark since COVID-19 threw a wrench into all of our lives. Few of us expected things to go on for this long when the possibility of a pandemic first hit the public eye in early 2020 -- but now it seems like things are finally turning a corner. Last year saw a monumental global effort by leaders in the multiple medical industries to quickly create highly effective vaccines for COVID-19. And while vaccine distribution has hit some hurdles along the way, the U.S...

Even if it’s not your building’s main attraction, your bathroom is an essential area for employees, customers, and guests alike. Beyond its key functions, a clean, sanitary, bright bathroom reflects well on your brand and promotes the health and well-being of your people. So, if your bathroom is outdated, in serious disrepair, or you’re preparing for a grand reopening, it might be time to start fresh and remodel your restroom. Here are some tips and tricks for planning your bathroom remode...

Every customer-facing business must make it their mission to encourage as much foot traffic as possible during operating hours. Many elements go into this effort, such as reputation management, outbound, and inbound marketing, customer service, and more. As you make moves to acquire more customers, don’t underestimate the power of strong outdoor signage. An eye-catching sign isn’t just for a grand opening (or grand reopening) or major sale event, either -- the best outdoor signs are permanen...

The recent development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines have allowed society to see something of a light at the end of the tunnel after a long, difficult year. Despite this positive news, however, COVID-19 remains a risk in communities across the U.S. and the world. While many businesses have gradually regained their footing, an office reopening may be moments away from another shutdown if someone inside contracts COVID-19. As such, all individuals and commercial entities need to remain vig...

Budd Group contractors on commercial roof

Your facility’s roof is the primary barrier that prevents external overhead threats from gaining entry. And yet, roofing often gets overlooked in the grand scheme of building maintenance. However, if you neglect your roof, your property will become more and more vulnerable to moisture intrusion, energy loss, and impact from weakened structures overhead. While these various issues can be resolved, you’ll save time, money, and reduce liability by simply giving your roof the attention it deserv...

Budd Group contractor doing preventative maintenance

Building maintenance can be broken down into several categories, but they all boil down to two basic pillars: reactive maintenance and preventative (or “preventive” maintenance). The former category describes types of maintenance that occur after something has broken down, while the latter deals with taking preemptive measures to keep these malfunctions from occurring in the first place. Preventative maintenance includes routine cleaning, organization, inspection, lubrication, landscaping, a...

The Budd Group disinfecting a business from COVID-19

The past year has been an education on infectious diseases and how to mitigate their spread. The catalyst for this wake up call, of course, has been COVID-19, a novel coronavirus that has proven to be highly adaptable and transmissible, so much so that it managed to spread across the world in mere months following its emergence. Fortunately, the advent of effective vaccines provides a light at the end of this tunnel. Still, COVID-19 is here to stay for the time-being, so individuals and institut...

What do factories, offices, and residential complexes have in common? They all require regular maintenance to ensure the safety of all occupants, maintain property value, and reduce repair costs. These maintenance services come at a cost, of course, and no one would blame you for finding every way to reduce your rates. That said, cost is often correlated with quality, and if there’s any area of building maintenance you shouldn’t skimp on, it’s elevator upkeep. The short-term savings you mi...

When you think of the forces that can do the most harm to your property, you might focus on fire, falling debris, and furious weather -- as it turns out, though, water may pose the greatest threat to your building. Indeed, the effects of water damage costs the insurance sector billions of dollars each year. Knowing some of the ways in which moisture intrusion can affect your facility may motivate you to take preventative measures and save yourself time and money in the long-run. Here are five of...

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