Tag: building maintenance

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...

There are many reasons to carpet your office floors. Carpeted floors offer near-infinite design and color possibilities, reduce the risk of slips, trips, and falls, and help protect the underlying floor from impact, moisture, and other threats. Still, carpeting is often high-maintenance, especially if your workplace is relatively busy. If you don’t stay on top of this key part of building maintenance, it won’t be long until your carpet shows its age and requires repairs. Let’s discuss the ...

Winter is a double-edged sword for many businesses. On the one hand, the holidays can bring major boosts in sales and foot traffic -- on the other hand, winter weather can throw a wrench in operations and threaten the safety of workers and customers alike. And now that the holiday season has passed, many businesses must prepare to endure the worst that winter has to offer until spring arrives. This winter has been mostly mild so far, but significant snow and ice may be on the way. While your in-...

Overhead view of a hurricane

Hurricane season may be officially over this year, but it’s never too soon to start preparing for the next big storm. A severe weather event may temporarily put your business out of commission, taking a major blow to your bottom line. While it’s in your best interest to reopen as quickly as possible, you must do so strategically, safely, and in accordance with relevant laws. The Budd Group is here to help you keep your business running after it’s hit by a hurricane or other major weather e...

Fresh pavement in a parking lot

When it comes to improving your place of business, the first things that come to mind are typically related to building maintenance, such as cleaning, painting, reorganizing, making repairs, and so on. While all of these tasks matter, it’s equally as important to consider the exterior of your property, and not merely your building’s envelope but also its landscape and parking lot. An old, beaten up parking lot can become a major liability, damaging cars, increasing the likelihood of slips, t...

Workers shoveling snow off steps

Blizzards, ice storms, freezing temperatures, and hazardous wind chills can put your employees and customers in harm’s way if you’re not properly prepared for a coming winter storm. Not only that -- these severe winter conditions can damage and destroy portions of your property, putting a pause on your operations. Keeping up with proper building maintenance can help your facility withstand the worst aspects of a winter storm, but there’s no stopping nature. After a major storm has passed, ...

While some students may be naturally more driven or gifted than others in certain areas, no student can reach their full potential if they’re in an inadequate learning environment. Conversely, optimal school conditions help all students thrive, regardless of their unique abilities and shortcomings. Many factors contribute to these conditions, of course, such as the quality and care of teachers and faculty. Beyond these less tangible considerations, though, the material conditions of a school (...

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