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June 2014 Cleanthoughts

Cleaning’s Valuable Resources

June 05, 2014
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The 2013 Carpet Care Spotlight was my first issue as editor of Cleaning & Maintenance Management.

When I look back, the past 12 months have been fun, busy and fruitful.

From reader visits to ISSA/INTERCLEAN Las Vegas, I’ve learned that the commercial cleaning industry is full of hardworking, thoughtful and motivated professionals.

Today, cleaning is undoubtedly a 24/7 task, and the dedication shown by managers, contractors and staff is evident and admirable.

Without a doubt, learning about the different ways cleaning operations and their employees protect the public has been a rewarding and worthwhile pursuit.

Industry Sources

As our entire team works to produce the market’s leading JanSan publication every month, we regularly turn to cleaning professionals to learn as much as possible about the industry.

Frequent reader visits, benchmarking surveys and industry trade shows are valuable resources, and they all advise and inform our coverage both in the magazine and online.

As the professional cleaning industry continues to develop and evolve, Cleaning & Maintenance Management and CMMOnline.com are in a unique position.

Our team must walk a fine line between current trends and best practices while turning an eye to the future of the industry.

While a future rife with roaming robots; on-demand, online training; and mostly chemical-free supply closets sounds exciting, the best tactics and techniques for today’s professionals cannot be forgotten.

For 50 years, Cleaning & Maintenance Management has been the go-to resource for facility managers and building service contractors (BSCs).

The entire CM team understands this legacy, and we all take this continued responsibility seriously.

Carpet Needing Care

This month’s Carpet Care Spotlight issue includes various features, case studies and a Tech Tip all about this common floor covering.

The carpet care topics covered include:

  • Carpet and allergens
  • Spot dyeing
  • Care programs
  • Equipment
  • Eco-friendly options
  • Indoor air quality.

This month’s Tech Tip (page 14) discusses an especially sticky carpet problem: Tracked in asphalt and sealer.

When it comes to heavyweight carpet stains, asphalt is a definite world-class contender.

Asphalt is not only thick and greasy; it can stain and harden carpet fibers as well.

Thankfully, carpet care guru Scott Warrington shares his best tips for asphalt removal and provides enlightening case studies.

Also included are on-site photos that show Warrington’s “before and after” carpet care results.

In addition to carpet care, this month’s columns and articles explore ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam, group purchasing options for BSCs, workplace safety and more.

Finally, this month’s Tackling Trouble Areas article (page 38) takes on 10 of the most common cleaning mistakes.

Please enjoy, and thank you once again for making the past year so rewarding.

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