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Inside of a recently-cleaned facility

After what for many has felt like both the longest and shortest year of all time, a brand new year has finally arrived. No one knows for certain what 2022 has in store for all of us, but a new year always presents a prime opportunity for making a fresh start. Even if you’re not personally interested in making any resolutions, it’s important to think of ways to improve your facility so you can enjoy a successful year to come. Of course, building maintenance involves many moving parts, so it...

Most of us look forward to the holidays, but the rest of winter can be a real drag (especially in colder climates). It’s too soon to accurately predict just how severe this cold season will be on the whole, but even mild winters will take their toll on properties. Exterior concrete surfaces are especially vulnerable to the snow and cold -- despite their overall durability, these features are porous, allowing moisture to enter, freeze, and thaw within their various crevices. Without the proper ...

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot over this past year-and-a-half. Not only have we learned more about the nature of the virus SARS-CoV-2 and its variants -- we’ve also gained a renewed perspective on the importance of community. Spending extended periods of time away from loved ones hasn’t been easy for anyone. Fortunately, outdoor gatherings have offered some respite from this isolation. For several months now, health experts have encouraged people to get outside during the ...

A school’s athletic facilities are among its most important features. These areas are essential for physical education courses, recreation, club meetings, practice, team exercises, matches with opposing schools, and more. The importance and constant usage of athletic fields makes proper maintenance a must. Even small amounts of neglect can render such an area not fit for use. Here’s how to maintain a high school athletic field so everyone can continue to enjoy these amenities.Mind the Materi...

Even during a mild winter, a major storm could be lying in wait. If you own or operate a business, it’s important to prepare for whatever winter weather might come your way. Your main concern might be with protecting your building itself, but the areas surrounding your building -- namely your parking lot and walkways -- deserve just as much attention. Here’s why it’s essential to clear your parking lot after a major winter storm. Protect Your Parking Lot It’s easy to take your parking ...

Frost growing on blades of grass

Maintaining a vibrant and healthy landscape requires plenty of planning and effort throughout the year. That said, winter has a way of exacerbating these challenges. While the cold season puts a pause on the growth of your green spaces, this doesn’t negate the need to continue caring for your landscape. On the contrary, winter is when proper landscape management is most important. If you don’t take the proper steps before and during winter, your green spaces might not make it to springtime. ...

There is no greater liability than a hazardous workplace. If you can’t ensure the safety of your employees, guests, and customers, your business will struggle to survive. For one thing, an unsafe workplace is anything but productive. More importantly, though, you may face penalties and fines, a decrease in worker morale, a ruined reputation, etc., if you fail to prioritize safety above all else. And during such a turbulent year (2020), establishing a strong commitment to workplace health and s...

Hand putting fertilizer seeds on a plant

Maintaining a healthy, lush lawn would not be possible without the aid of proper fertilization. Fertilizer contains three essential nutrients that lawns rely on to thrive: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK), which, respectively, promote color and growth, bolster healthy roots, and boost overall lawn health. Different types of fertilizers contain different amounts of these three ingredients and are manufactured in a number of ways. One product might be better suited for your lawn depending...

Landscape site with pesticide hazard sign

Landscaping is a crucial function of proper commercial property maintenance and improvement. Neglecting one’s green spaces can encourage the influx of destructive pests, put property at risk from overgrown tree limbs, waste key resources like water and energy, and more. Of course, the act of maintaining and enhancing a landscape comes with its own set of hazards and concerns as well, which is why it’s key to hire professional and experienced landscaping maintenance services that prioritize s...

The Budd Group facility management parking lot cleaning

Parking lots often get ignored in the commercial cleaning equation for any number of reasons. However, the condition of a business’ parking lot can speak volumes about its priorities. Once a parking lot begins to deteriorate, it can further fall apart at an exponential rate, creating safety hazards and leading to costly repairs and even legal penalties. Let’s explore how routine cleaning helps make parking lot surfaces look their best and last a long time. Preventing Erosion A neglected pa...

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