Tag: trash and debris removal

Students throwing up their graduation caps

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 ...

A school is only as successful as its students. Many factors impact student retention and learning outcomes, but few are more potent than the quality of campus facilities, especially for resident students. Reports from the US General Accounting Office (GAO) show that about 1 out of every 3 schools built prior to 1970 requires significant repairs, and the other two-thirds features one or more building feature that needs renewal (i.e., electrical, plumbing, lighting, etc.). This research also foun...

Universities aren’t merely domains of higher education -- they’re also businesses. And, as is the case for any other business, revenue is always top of mind. Colleges acquire funds from multiple streams, but their primary driver (by far) is student tuition and fees. So, while schools can only accommodate a certain number of students, they’re incentivized to maximize enrollment and retention. After all, a higher volume of students translates to increased revenue. The question for colleges e...

Health inspector looking at kitchen commercial floor

Food safety must be taken seriously at every level. If you own or manage a restaurant, taking a shortcut here or there can result in serious illness/injury, a tarnished reputation, severe legal penalties, and even a complete shutdown. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates its Food Code every four years to set guidelines for local governments and those in the food industry to follow. This document includes recommendations on matters like standards for food storage and facility clean...

Air purifying system

In 1972, the American Lung Association (ALA) instated “Clean Air Week” in May to inform the public about how air quality can affect one’s respiratory health. Two decades later, in 1994, the ALA expanded this initiative, devoting the entire month of May to clean air awareness. This year and last, Clean Air Month has a renewed importance in the wake of COVID-19. Top scientists and researchers have discovered that the primary method of COVID-19 transmission is via respiratory droplets in the ...

To say that 2020 hasn’t been kind to brick and mortar retailers would be an understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic not only resulted in mass job loss and temporary shutdowns of in-person workplaces -- it also poked a major hole in consumer confidence. While many retail stores (those that survived, anyway) are open once again, most aren’t able to operate at maximum capacity, and plenty of customers don’t yet feel comfortable shopping like they used to. And now with the year’s biggest shopp...

Hurricane season can have devastating outcomes for homeowners and business owners alike. As such, those who live in areas where hurricanes and other natural disasters pose a significant risk should do everything they can to protect their people and their property. No matter how well prepared you are, though, you may have to pick up the pieces after a major storm strikes. Indeed, cleaning your property in a thorough and efficient manner is key to maintaining the integrity and safety of your build...

When something breaks down it can have a major impact on your operations, and in some cases put you, your employees, and your customers in harm's way. The best way to avoid these outcomes is to stay on top of regular maintenance tasks, such as cleaning, inspection, and minor repairs and renovations. Let’s dig deeper into the importance of preventative (or preventive) maintenance. Keeping Everyone Safe If you own or operate a business, safety should be your number one priority. While there's ...

Budd Group maintenance technician with an extension cord

If your property and assets are not properly maintained, it’s only a matter of time until something goes wrong. Even a minor issue can snowball into a major catastrophe that costs your business significant time, money, and resources to resolve. Hiring a maintenance team is a no-brainer for your bottom line, then. However, you don’t want to hire just any maintenance contractor -- you want to work with hard-working professionals that put the customer first. When you partner with The Budd Group...

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...

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