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March 3, 2021, Stefania Riccitelli

Why Your Business Should Consider a Day Porter

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Businesses that are frequently visited throughout the day might find themselves in need of a Porter Service. A porter service, also known as a “day porter”, is a person that is stationed within a commercial facility to assist in daily duties associated to cleaning. Day porters are the backbone and support of an organization’s personal image. They are the ones who ensure customers, employees, and daily visitors are satisfied with the facility they are entering and leave with nothing but positive remarks, evidently protecting a brand’s reputation. A porter service functions as a day-time janitorial service, but with extra benefits, some of which are:       Lobby maintenance Restroom restocking and sanitation Removing trash Communal are cleanings (i.e., break …

February 3, 2021, Stefania Riccitelli

HAIs in Medical Facilities and What Outsourced Cleaning Can Do to Prevent Them

If there is anything we have learned over the last year, it is keeping a hospital running smoothly is a hard job. That job is made exponentially more difficult when you are faced with low quality hospital cleaning. Unfortunately, sustaining a high standard of cleanliness can be difficult for many healthcare facilities, especially when budgetary concerns are brought into question. What are some issues that arise when hospitals are faced with low quality cleaning? Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) Rise HAI occurs when individuals enter the hospital for treatment or surgery, and while in the hospital contract an infection. Common HAI outbreaks, in North America in particular, are the dangerous diseases like C. Difficile and MRSA. Unfortunately, both C. Difficile and …

January 6, 2021, Stefania Riccitelli

What Type of Businesses Use Facility Services?

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Have you considered if outsourcing facility services is right for your company or, more importantly, your company’s budget? What is Facility Management? While the definition of “facilities maintenance” certainty isn’t an exciting one, here it goes. According to the International Facility Management Association, “facility management (FM) is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality, comfort, safety, and efficiency of the built environment by integrating people, place, process, and technology. You may be wondering if you need a facilities services company. What can they do that your janitor can’t? Do you really need to spend the extra money? Did you know that unattractive, less-than-clean buildings can negatively impact your bottom line? Now, facilities services sound more worthwhile, don’t you …

December 2, 2020, Stefania Riccitelli

Why You Need Electrostatic Disinfection

As winter approaches, the spread of COVID-19 is becoming an even bigger concern than we have seen the last few months. Restrictions were finally lifting across the nation and the fear that they will once again be forced to close is certainly top of mind for many business owners. We all want to prevent further spikes of COVID-19 infections and ensuring commercial spaces are pathogen free is essential. The electrostatic disinfecting process is the best way to guarantee you disinfect every part of your establishment. Simply put, there is no better way to kill pathogens. What is Electrostatic Disinfecting? While surging in popularity in 2020 due to its exceptional performance when it comes to getting rid of viruses and pathogens, the electrostatic …

September 10, 2018, Stefania Riccitelli

LCS Facility Group Celebrates California Staff with Employee Appreciation Picnic

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Here at LCS Facility Group, we take great pride in honoring our staff and genuinely appreciating them for all their hard work and dedication they provide to the clients served by LCS. So naturally, and with this in mind, it was with great honor that Joe Lepore, President, and Angela Gervino, Director of Organizational Development, flew from New York to California to spend time with the employees in the Napa Valley area along with their families at California’s Employee Appreciation cookout, which was held at Crane Park in St. Helena, CA. Joe and Angela both felt amazed by the 80 plus employees who attended along with their families as this says a great deal about the commitment and value the …

July 24, 2018, Stefania Riccitelli

LCS Facility Group Joined Dutchess County in Celebrating 27th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival at the Rhinebeck, N.Y. Dutchess County Fairgrounds

Hudson Valley Balloon Festival

Reflecting on the 27th Annual Balloon Festival and the role LCS played as official sponsors for the weekend of July 6 – 8, 2018, it is incredibly difficult to think of and speak on just one amazing moment, especially when there are so many to talk about and highlight! The hot-air balloons were clearly the highlight of the weekend bringing hundreds of thousands of spectators to see over 100 launches combined over the 3-days in the morning and evenings – the Rhinebeck sky illuminated in colors that weekend to say the least! Morning launches were breathtaking as the balloons drifted away filled with passengers with the morning sunrise humbly making its appearance behind them, and the laughter and sounds of …

April 23, 2018, lcsdev

Five Reasons to Have Your Floors Professionally Cleaned

Vacuuming, sweeping, mopping; it may seem like no matter how often you clean your floors, it’s never enough. Your floors encounter the most traffic and are subject to fading, stains and discoloration. Whether you have carpet, hardwood, tile or linoleum, your floors should be cleaned regularly to remove the everyday accumulation of dirt and keep it from building up. Thinking of outsourcing your floor maintenance services? Here are five major benefits to having your floors professionally cleaned: 1. Professionals have the latest technology and techniques Cleaning companies are trained in the latest, most time- and cost-effective techniques. By hiring professionals, your floors will receive high-quality treatment with products and equipment you may not find (or be able to afford) on …

March 19, 2018, lcsdev

How to Choose the Right Outsourcing Partner for Your Business

Outsourcing helps to boost the local economy and support employment, helping businesses better manage the demands of their industries without breaking the bank. As with any business strategy, choosing the right partner requires time, knowledge and careful consideration. When looking for the right outsourcing partner for your business, it’s important to answer the following questions: What are my outsourcing goals? Hiring an outsourcing partner is not a one-size-fits-all solution. It’s important to understand your short- and long-term goals and clearly communicate those expectations to your partner. While hiring an outside company has tremendous value, both in terms of execution and your wallet, your in-house team knows your business best, and expecting an outsider to instantly have that same familiarity isn’t …

February 12, 2018, lcsdev

Seven Signs Your Building Needs Mold Remediation

Mold is a natural part of the environment, but it becomes a problem when it starts growing indoors. Indoor mold can be caused by a leak or improperly vented moisture-generating sources, such as bathrooms or dryers, and can cause allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory issues. Building practices during the 1970s – 1990s have been linked to some moisture problems due to tightly sealed buildings that lack adequate ventilation, which can cause moisture to build up. Areas that are frequently overlooked like ceilings, attics and crawl spaces should receive special attention after a leak. Here are seven signs your building needs mold remediation: Allergy symptoms If your employees, staff or visitors start to experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, such …

January 25, 2018, lcsdev

Technology Trends Impacting the Foodservice Industry

Foodservice Industry

The following blog has been syndicated from the ISSA. Foodservice distributors and chemical and machinery manufacturers alike can differentiate themselves by offering foodservice end-users value-added services ranging from employee training assistance and information on the latest regulations of food safety, to technology-enabled efficiency and labor-saving devices. End-users in restaurants, hotels and other foodservice settings face challenges to remain efficient, compliant and profitable on a regular basis. Distributors or chemical suppliers that offer cleaning chemicals, tools or machinery to help end-users with these issues can distinguish themselves as valued partners, and develop customer loyalty as a result. For example, foodservice distributor Gordon Foodservice offers a foodservice regulatory compliance program, including online training modules, webinars and nutrition resources that help keep their …

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