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How YOU Can Prevent Sick Building Syndrome!

   by Ian de la Rocha, Digital Marketing Fellow As an organization: Only YOU can prevent Sick-Building Syndrome (SBS). The question is, how? There are a variety of factors at play when it comes to SBS. SBS is caused by low Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) inside a […]

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What You Can’t See CAN Hurt You! – An Article by David Ableman; Vice President of Operations

What You Can’t See CAN Hurt You! – An Article by David Ableman; Vice President of Operations

Categorically, there is a common misconception that if you change your filters and clean your grilles, your duct work is considered cleaned.  THIS IS A FALLACY!!! There are a number of contaminates that could still be deep within the ducts itself.   One of which being Mold!  […]

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Energy-Efficient Buildings Have a Problem

by Ian de la Rocha, PROTEK Digital Marketing Fellow Energy-Efficient buildings are a phenomenal breakthrough in building energy usage. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings gain awards and praise for their minimal climate impact and cleanliness. Today we’ll discuss energy-efficient buildings that aren’t LEED-certified. […]

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Blog: Only YOU Can Prevent Sick Building Syndrome!

  Have you ever walked in a building or sat in an office and couldn’t breathe? The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) states that if 20% of the work force (in an office) has symptoms, ranging from shortness of breath to miscarriage, indicating that […]

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PROTEK Sponsors Team LORI for the National Parkinson’s Foundation Moving Day® Walk

RANDOLPH, MA – PROTEK, a veteran owned Duct Cleaning & Furniture Refurbishment Company based on the South Shore, is proud to be the Official Sponsor for Team Lori at the National Parkinson’s Foundation annual Moving Day® Walk on October 15 at DCR Artesani Park in Boston.   […]

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#NEBFM16 Recap

#NEBFM16 was an exceptionally successful event for PROTEK. Even the Owner of the company that ran the event said that he was very impressed, adding that in over 26 years, he’d never seen a company do some of the creative things we did. And his assistant suggested […]

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Blog #9: Is Your Building “Sick”?

In early 2015, PROTEK proudly announced that our own David Ableman wrote an article entitled “Sick Building Syndrome Costs Millions”, which was picked up and used as the cover story for the Facility Manager’s Journal (FMJ)*. The leading resource for industry professionals seeking to improve the productivity […]

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Blog #8: Refurbish vs. Replace: Conclusion

In the current climate of tight budgets and determining how to do more with less, Facility Management teams are finding new ways to do things that increasingly add value to their organizations while keeping costs down. Numerous studies prove that productivity can be improved and absenteeism reduced […]

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Blog #7: Considerations for Outsourcing Arrangements

Considerations for Outsourcing Arrangements Refurbishing services should invariably be performed by specialists, whether or not FM is outsourced. One of the top three reasons that organizations choose to outsource FM services is to benefit from the expertise provided by specialist suppliers. However, even outsourcers find it necessary […]

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Blog #6: Decreasing Distractions Increasing Productivity & Bottom Line

Studies have proven how appearances and “Dressing for Success” impact productivity. Similarly, “scientific research has firmly established that the office environment can influence people’s health, well-being, and productivity,” with studies showing that keeping an office looking good increases employee productivity. The National Institute of Building Sciences recommends […]

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