How Long do Bacteria and Viruses Survive Outside the Body?

Germs and Viruses

Note: Although this post was originally published in 2018, interest in this topic has spiked in the past few weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the United States.  New details about the virus are constantly emerging, but the latest research indicates that the coronavirus responsible for the current pandemic can survive for up to […]

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Tips for Keeping Pollen Allergies in Check This Spring

Pollen Allergies

The same things that make springtime wonderful make it miserable for people with pollen allergies: flowers, grass, trees, breezes. When the weather warms and blossoms bloom, the world is alive with allergy triggers. If you struggle with spring allergies, it’s tempting to just stay indoors. But your indoor space might actually be worse for your […]

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How to Avoid Getting Sick This Winter

No one ever wants to get sick, and no one plans for a cold or the flu to wreak havoc on their schedule, let alone their immune system. When the weather gets colder, we all huddle inside, creating a perfect storm for bacteria and illness to multiply. The flu virus actually thrives in cold air, […]

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The Benefits of Smart Buildings

smart buildings

People are pretty smart, in general. If you put a group of people in an office building on a daily basis, they’ll soon figure out all its little quirks. Which rooms tend to run hot or cold, what combination of lights can be adjusted to make the room just a little brighter or dimmer, what […]

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Protect Your Business Against Fraud and Identity Theft

Did you know that the trash your cleaning company removes from your facility every day is a target for identity thieves? Communal trash cans often hold receipts, notes, and other paperwork that can expose critical information to criminals. Modern thieves are skilled at piecing together seemingly harmless information into data attacks. Between 2013 and 2015, […]

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How to Increase Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

Multiple studies have confirmed that most commercial buildings waste 30% of their energy. In Southwest Virginia, the average commercial electric bill is $751. If 30% of that is wasted energy, the average commercial building is wasting $225.30 per month or $2,703 per year. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the bill of the average commercial […]

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Is Your Office Furniture Hurting Your Back?

Do you leave each work day with an aching back? If so, it’s time to consider an ergonomic office chair. It’s something you spend 1,900 hours a year sitting in, yet most people spend far more money on desks, computers, and other office equipment than the crucial piece of furniture that supports their back. Discovering […]

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Four Reasons to Keep Your Store Windows Clean

Storefront window cleaning

The following guest post was contributed by ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba. Are you always on the lookout for little ways to improve your business? In today’s competitive world, who isn’t? Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to make some major improvements to your store, restaurant, or office. Weather, traffic, and landscaping are just a […]

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Five Top Maintenance Management Software Solutions

maintenance management software

From work order management to inventory control, maintenance management software can take the stress out of a variety of maintenance tasks. We’ve summarized the features, pros, and cons of the top-rated maintenance management software on Capterra to help your business choose the platform that will best suit its maintenance needs, including managing third-party vendors like […]

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