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April 2013 Feature 3

Cleaning Myths By The Dozen

When it comes to cleaning and maintaining hard surface floors, myths abound that cause confusion and necessitate costly rework.
April 5, 2013

There are some common myths in the cleaning industry that circulate because they may have been practiced in the past or because a product was promoted based on generalized misconceptions.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: What are the trends regarding string mops and microfiber?

March 1, 2013
Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: What kind of prep work is needed to strip and finish an open staircase?

January 15, 2013
January 2013 Feature 4

Distinct Floor Luster Enhances Property Appeal

Customers covet brilliant shine, but there is more to the appearance of hard surface floors than gloss alone.
January 14, 2013

It is commonly known that clean, well-maintained floors lead to a positive customer impression. For years, industry professionals have focused on a floor’s surface reflectivity, shine and gloss, but a positive impression is based on much more than that.


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December 2012 Contractor Success

Saving Lives — One Clean Surface At A Time

Adopting a checklist mentality and stressing the importance of process improvement makes for cleaner, healthier spaces.
December 4, 2012

If our industry can create better processes and engage our teams to make a facility just five percent cleaner, then we can prevent thousands of infections each year and avoid preventable deaths.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: How can I prudently price commercial cleaning services?

December 4, 2012
December 2012 Feature 2

A Clean Slate For Productivity

Creating a clutter-free workplace allows custodial professionals to more easily perform the jobs for which they were hired.
November 30, 2012

In workplaces of all types, clutter slowly creeps in and makes it more difficult for cleaning crews to perform the tasks for which they were contracted to complete.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: How can I obtain and maintain a "wet look" on VCT?

November 28, 2012
November 2012 Bidding And Estimating

The Push For Higher Productivity

Achieving high rates of production requires the proper equipment and understanding their use.
November 20, 2012

The processes and equipment exist today that allow a person to clean at 10,000 square feet per hour or more and do an excellent job.


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November 2012 Facility Focus

Airing Grievances With Restroom Odors

Preventing restroom odors can improve public perception and company profitability.
November 20, 2012

According to a recent Harris Interactive poll, as many as 94 percent of facility patrons are unwilling to return to an establishment if the restrooms are unsanitary; therefore, achieving a competitive edge begins with cleanliness.


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