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February 2013 Letters And Views

Letters To The Editor

Insights from the JanSan industry.
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Each month, we welcome readers to opine on the noteworthy — or even the trivial — aspects of their lives as JanSan professionals.


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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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February 2013 A Clean Sweep

The Positives Of Electrolyzed Water

An alternative to chemical cleaners and sanitizers, hypochlorous acid and sodium hydroxide help you be greener by saving money and increasing sustainability.
Patrick Lucci
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Since 1847, when chlorine was first used as a sanitizer, there have been few, if any, alternatives to the useful, moderately effective but often dangerous substances known as chemical cleaners and sanitizers.


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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.
Donald Landin Ph.D.
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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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January 2013 Feature 2

Weather The Downturn With Tracking Technology

Tracking software can help any business operate more efficiently and save capital in the process.
Alison Falco
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Accurate information that provides a business owner with the ability to make immediate decisions about his or her operation is crucial.


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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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January 2013 Feature 5

The Hidden Hazards Of Cleaning Residues

Whether seen or unseen, residues left behind by many of today's cleaning chemicals actually pose health and safety risks to building occupants.
Sam Cooper
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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?


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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.
Scott Rice
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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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November 2012 Contractor Success

Clean It Or Outsource It?

Contractors want to satisfy their clients' requests and, unaware of the option to subcontract, some take on projects beyond their scope of expertise.
Ann Donnelly
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Your decision to outsource or become a subcontractor hinges on a balance of comfort and control versus savings from third-party efficiencies and economies of scale.


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November 2012 Feature 4

Sustainable Education Programs

Information gathering and distribution is evolving as quickly as the role of custodial professional.
Bill Griffin and Matt Moberg
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December 6, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, will mark CMI's second session of the Sustainable Cleaning for Educational Facilities program held in partnership with Cleaning Consultant Services Inc.


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