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January 2013 Fact-based Management

Fully Toxic-free, Chemical-free Technologies

The conclusion of a three-part series exploring the idea of a least harmful cleaning model.
Vince Elliott
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We must seriously consider the use of transitional, enabled and fully chemical-free technologies to meet our need for professional appearance, occupant safety and ecosystem health.


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January 2013 Maintenance Matters

Cleaning High-tech Equipment

Maintaining hygienic cleanliness in the built environment often means coming into contact with sensitive electronic equipment that requires regular dusting and disinfection.
Evelyn Clarkson
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If sensitive electronics are not regularly cleaned and maintained, they can fail, become damaged or require frequent and often expensive replacement.


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ICAN/ATEX: How can I create a spill form for teachers?

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ICAN/ATEX: What does percent of solids mean?

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When it comes to stripping and finishing floors, I notice the answers ICAN provides sometimes include the words, "percent of solids." What does this mean?


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January 2013 Contractor Success

Building Loyalty Through Consulting

Becoming your customers' cleaning consultant is a surefire way to increase your worth.
Dawn Shoemaker
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Many contractors and distributors have become their customers’ “experts” when it comes to building maintenance — helping facilities managers lower overall operating costs, transfer to green cleaning strategies and become more sustainable.


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ICAN/ATEX: What should a monthly floor cleaning be like?

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January 2013 Raising Standards

Piecing Together The Measurement Puzzle

Finding a place for measurement technology in your organization's management system.
Jim Peduto Esq.
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Some cleaning organizations may see the value in using ATP-based monitoring systems to detect and measure ATP on surfaces as a method of ensuring facilities are being cleaned properly.


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ICAN/ATEX: How can I get tar out of carpet?

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January 2013 Product Showcase Intro

Caring For Commercial Carpet

Carpet is a cozy and colorful covering that requires care and attention to maintain its vibrancy and feel.
Aaron Baunee
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There are certain protocols facilities managers can put into place to keep these variables from prematurely wearing or damaging carpeting.


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January 2013 Tackling Trouble Areas

The Complementary Nature Of Cleaners And Coatings

The challenge in formulating cost-effective hard surface cleaners to match modern floor substrates and finishes.
Theodore Tysak Ph.D.
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As it relates to detergent cleaning compositions, commercial floor care presents one of the more challenging cleaning tasks: Balancing the need for strong cleaners while not harming floor coating compositions.


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