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July 24, 2018, Sheri Aceto

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, Joe Lepore

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, Joe Lepore

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, Joe Lepore

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, Joe Lepore

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 …

January 23, 2018, Joe Lepore

Six Tips for Green Cleaning

Green Cleaning

Green cleaning isn’t just a fad. Studies have shown that exposure to chemicals and toxins found in common cleaning products can lead to lung issues, reproductive problems and certain types of cancer. Green cleaning programs use non-toxic products and eco-friendly techniques designed to ensure a clean, healthy and safe environment for your employees, visitors, occupants, patients or students. Keeping the environment clean inside and out is a commitment LCS Facility Group makes to our clients. Our Healthy High-Performance Cleaning from one of the leading innovators in green technology, Johnson Diversey, only uses products that are bio-degradable and chemical-free. Say goodbye to sick-building syndrome with these six green-cleaning tips: 1. Start with the basics Green cleaning is more than just changing …

January 7, 2018, Joe Lepore

Three Major Benefits of Duct Cleaning

Duct Cleaning

Indoor air pollution is a growing concern for home and business owners. While dirty air ducts don’t necessarily pose serious health risks to your visitors, employees or staff, if not properly installed, maintained and operated, your building’s heating and cooling system may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. Especially after construction, mold, mildew, dust mites, pollen and animal dander are just some of the contaminants that may be circulating through your central air system. Major benefits of duct cleaning include: 1. Increased energy efficiency According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 20 to 40 percent of the energy used to heat or cool a building is wasted. Contaminants in the HVAC system, such as dust and …