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July 2012 Feature 4

One's Art Is Another's Graffiti

The best technique for removing unwanted scrawls should be easy, effective, ecologically safe and economical.

An act of vandalism, graffiti "art" has its own lexicon — check out the Wikipedia entry for glossary of graffiti sometime — and rules that govern its application, the supplies used and its location.


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August 2011 Maintenance Matters

Don't Alienate Your Parking Lot

Focusing on cleaning and maintenance tasks outside of your facility has its benefits.

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.


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Building requires more mold remediation

JUNEAU, AK — Despite several rounds of remediation over the past several decades, the state Department of Labor building in Juneau continues to be plagued by mold and air quality issues, which the state must pay for.
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School in search of temporary home

DES MOINES, IA — The West Des Moines School District has spent nearly $2 million to repair and replace leaky windows at Hillside Elementary school, which have led to three instances of mold since 2009.
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