Tag: building maintenance

Contractor conducting infrared inspection

The human eye can only see so much. Though the electromagnetic spectrum is vast, we only see what we dub “visible light,” radiation (energy) with wavelengths that fall between 390 and 700 nanometers (nm). Above this threshold lies infrared light (between 700 nm and 1 millimeter), which is felt (in the form of heat) but generally unseen by humans without the aid of specific tools, such as filtered goggles and thermography. While most circumstances don’t call for the need to see beyond the v...

Hurricane damaged street

This year’s hurricane season has unfortunately already been one for the books, and analysts warn that more storms are likely on the way between now and the end of November (the storm season’s end). While nothing can be done to stave off these destructive storms, individuals and businesses can take several steps to mitigate the degree of damage done to their property. If nothing else, ensuring the health and safety of all personnel should be any business’s main priority. Having reliable fac...

In a year already fraught with disaster, 2020’s Atlantic hurricane season is poised to be the second most active season, just behind 2005. By the end of September 2020, the east coast has seen 24 tropical or subtropical cyclones, 23 named storms, 8 minor to moderate hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes. And experts project that a number of additional storms and/or hurricanes might reach landfall before the end of the season on November 30th. This year’s destruction has already amassed tens of ...

The Budd Group lawn maintenance service rain sensors

It’s no secret that water is essential for a healthy and beautiful lawn. Knowing how much water to use depends on the type of lawn you're maintaining. Being able to control and monitor the amount of moisture your lawn is receiving to achieve optimal levels is even more important.  Before modern irrigation systems came around, this task was a major challenge. After all, no one can control how often it rains, and trying to balance the earth’s natural watering system with manual irrigation ...

The Budd Group facility management fire safety

The arrival of a novel disease like the one society now faces tends to override most other health and safety concerns. Of course, the presence of COVID-19 does not nullify all other safety protocols, such as fire safety. Indeed, some of the measures taken to prevent the transmission COVID-19 may actually interfere with a facility’s fire protection efforts, potentially creating more of a hazard. To ensure the ongoing safety of all personnel, it is imperative for facility managers to understand ...

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 ...

They say the grass is always greener on the other side. In a transitory region like Nashville, TN, however, it’s hard to say which “other side” harbors the greener grass -- to the North, South, East, or West? In truth, the answer depends on which type of grass you’re using. Bermuda grass tends to thrive in areas below Nashville, while fescue is often the primary choice in the Northeast. Both Bermuda and fescue are viable in Nashville and other transitory regions in the U.S., but each gra...

When it comes to maintaining a commercial or residential property, building maintenance is only part of the battle -- your exterior greenery cannot be ignored. Indeed, the state of your landscape relates to the rest of your property. A neglected lawn can turn away customers and tenants and lead to environmental problems as well. While proper landscaping encompasses several duties and systems, irrigation is perhaps the most significant among them. That said, irrigation can be a complex subject in...

The Atlantic hurricane season spans from the beginning of June to the end of November, with August and September featuring the most frequent and powerful storms -- and 2020 appears to be no exception. In fact, analysts predict that this already turbulent year will undergo an above-normal active Atlantic hurricane season. And while we have no control over these weather patterns themselves, we can control how we prepare for them. Indeed, proper emergency planning can make the difference between a ...

No building could remain functional, beautiful, and sanitary for long without janitorial services. Religious facilities are no exception. Indeed, maintaining a clean, distraction-free sanctuary is paramount to fostering a strong community and encouraging new members to join.  While all cleaning tasks warrant attention and care, cleaning churches, synagogues, mosques, and other religious facilities requires additional caution and reverence, even if the cleaning crew is not affiliated with the...

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