When was the last time you thought about the residue from cleaning chemicals and the possible effect it may have on you, your facility and its occupants?
Drawing on insights from the recent webinar "A Guide To Clean And Odor-Free Restrooms," our expert panelists explain that malodors are the nature of restrooms, and consistent, thorough cleaning that completely removes microorganisms is the only resolution.
Since labor is the number one investment we make in cleaning, we ought to know what we are accomplishing during that time. After all, time is money, and labor is the real currency of cleaning.
Each month, we welcome readers to opine on the noteworthy — or even the trivial — aspects of their lives as JanSan professionals. The following is some of the correspondence we have received in recent weeks.
Some building owners and managers are cognizant of the initial impression the façade of their facility provides, but many fail to focus beyond cleaning windows and repairing bricks and mortar.
Cleanliness impacts this impression and, depending on the parking lot's appeal, may determine whether or not a customer returns.
We must recognize the balance of risks and rewards from the chemical mixtures we adopt and form a hierarchy of toxicity to weigh the pros and cons.
While some companies and facilities have taken active steps to develop internal training and certification programs, there are several organizations that can provide effective curriculum resources and help educate workers.
While hotel patrons are able to supplement housekeepers' cleaning and disinfecting efforts with disinfectant wipes, the best course of action is to simply practice proper hand hygiene.
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.