According to the Environmental Protection Agency, or the EPA, the average American spends 93% of their life indoors, which breaks down to 87% indoors and 6% in automobiles. With this in mind, the air quality of our indoor environments plays a huge role in our health and wellbeing.
Some individuals may be more susceptible to the negative health effects associated with poor indoor air quality so it is important to provide them with a safe indoor environment. Short-term exposure can lead to minor irritations whereas long-term exposure can result in more severe diseases.
In this blog post, we’ll talk about the impact of indoor air quality, why it’s important, and ways to improve it within your facility. Read more “Why Indoor Air Quality Is Important”
Many aspects of day-to-day life have changed since the start of the pandemic, from how we commute to work, attend classes, go grocery shopping, and most importantly, the new way that we clean. There has now been a greater emphasis on cleaning and hygiene as everyone tries their best to remain healthy.
An article from Forbes even stated that the pandemic has turned many of us into germaphobes.1 As the pandemic swept the nation last year, consumers drove up demand for disinfecting wipes and sanitizers and it was only until recently that supply finally caught up.
These days, cleaning and disinfecting go hand-in-hand with health and safety. In this blog post, we will discuss the future of cleaning post-pandemic. Read more “A New Way of Cleaning Post-Pandemic”
Mold and mildew are types of fungi that grow and thrive in moist environments. Both can spread quite easily and if left untreated, they can be quite destructive to indoor surfaces and can cause severe damage to one’s health. People often get mold and mildew confused so in this blog post, we will go over their differences in depth.
Read more “Mold vs. Mildew: What’s the Difference?”
Property maintenance is known as the general upkeep of your building which includes cleaning, repairs, and landscaping. It plays a huge role in not only keeping your current tenants happy but also in attracting new tenants to rent from your property.
To help landlords find new tenants, we’ve compiled a list of different maintenance methods that can get their vacancies filled and start increasing profits.
Read more “How to Find Tenants for Your Property”
Stripping and waxing commercial floors is a service performed to help maintain their shine and cleanliness, but it is quite a tedious process. It is a learned skill and starting this process without prior experience will likely lead to mistakes—and possibly even permanent floor damage.
When considering this service, it is best to leave it to the professionals as they know how to best avoid the ten mistakes we’ve listed below. Read more “10 Mistakes to Avoid When Stripping and Waxing Floors”
Warm weather is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing—spring cleaning. No more dreary weather, muddy footprints, and soaked carpets. Spring is almost here and that means we get to welcome a fresh start.
Now is the perfect time to stow away your winter-related items, declutter unnecessary items, reorganize, and refresh the office. We encourage you to make the most of the upcoming season by reading the rest of our blog post which contains the benefits of office spring cleaning and tips on where to begin. Read more “Spring Cleaning Benefits and Tips for the Office”
As a business owner, it can be difficult to monitor and keep track of all the various expenses needed for operations, some of which may not even be necessary. Taking a detailed look at your business’s finances will help you determine areas you can cut back on in order to reduce waste, increase productivity, and ultimately improve profitability.
Below, we have compiled a list of five categories that you can implement into your cost savings strategy today. While we don’t recommend implementing them all at once, they can be helpful in guiding you through what expenses you do have the capacity to cut back on. After all, the goal is to cut costs without compromising quality. Read more “How to Cut Costs Without Cutting Quality”
Construction work can be quite difficult and strenuous, from the inception of the project all the way to post-construction cleanup. The tasks involved are primarily manual labor such as loading and unloading materials, assembling and breaking down scaffolding, structures and barriers, digging of holes and tunnels, mixing, pouring, and leveling concrete, heavy lifting, and more.
Not everyone is skilled in the handling of construction and demolition materials which is why any and all construction work should be left to the professionals. Professional construction workers allow for the timely completion of projects; however, it doesn’t end there.
Debris and material remnants are often left behind by construction crews which is where post-construction cleanup comes in. In this blog post, we go over the benefits of post-construction cleanup in regards to safety, time, costs, and proper cleanup. Read more “The Importance of Post-Construction Cleanup”
Most of us probably take our time when cleaning, but as a facility owner looking to hire a commercial cleaning company, you—more than anyone—understand that time is money. How can you ensure that you are getting your money’s worth when working with a commercial cleaning company?
The answer lies in key performance indicators, also known as KPIs. KPIs are quantifiable measurements that show how well a company is doing in regards to business objectives. The information provided by KPIs is essential to developing strategies, making improvements where necessary, and overall guiding the company in the right direction. Read more “Top 5 KPIs Your Cleaning Service Provider Should Be Tracking”
An increase in antibiotic-resistant infections, particularly with children, has been reported throughout the country and the culprit seems to be an overuse of antibiotics. These infections are caused by superbugs, or strains of bacteria that have become resistant to most antibiotics.1 When children—and adults—get sick, it can be quite difficult to determine what illness they’ve contracted.
As a result, physicians will likely prescribe an antibiotic when it may not be necessary. However, this goes against the CDC’s protocol of taking antibiotics only if you absolutely need to. It is also important to note that antibiotics do not work against viruses, and should only be used to treat infections caused by bacteria, such as strep throat, ear, and sinus infections.2
The CDC has also stated that seasonal influenza activity remains lower than usual for this time of year. This may be due in part to the safety measures taken to prevent COVID-19, such as social distancing and wearing masks. However, low influenza cases do not mean we should start easing restrictions. With the pandemic, flu season, and winter conditions all currently aligned, staying safe is more critical now than ever before.
In this blog post, we’ll go over the common symptoms of COVID-19, the flu, and the common cold, as well as how to keep yourself healthy, and how to keep your environment safe and clean. Read more “Protect Yourself and Your Facility Against Common Infectious Diseases During the Winter Months”