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Articles by Amanda Martini-Hughes

February 2013 Feature 3

Tips To Fight HAIs In Any Facility

While traditionally found in healthcare settings, superbugs aren't a problem exclusive to medical facilities, nor should they be treated that way.

Traditionally healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are becoming community-acquired and have found their way into other public spaces, presenting challenges to cleaning professionals regardless of where they work.


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January 2013 A Clean Sweep

School Is In Session, So Are Germs

By taking the simple step of implementing a hygiene program, schools can significantly cut their risk of illness.

Healthy habits are usually learned at an early age and with their repeated success can be nurtured into adulthood, thus ensuring that the habit learned in childhood will continue to have a significant and lasting impact, not only on the individual, but on the health of those around them.


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December 2012 A Clean Sweep

Then And Now: The Chicago Center For Green Technology

Celebrating a decade of sustainable decadence.

We first profiled the Chicago Center For Green Technology (CCGT) in the July 2009 issue of Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazine. Now, we provide an update on this interesting endeavor.


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November 2012 Feature 2

Learn To Shine The Light When Necessary

With the extravagant cost of electricity, facilities need to rethink when and how they light rooms not constantly in use.

With the cost of electricity one of the biggest pieces of any facility's budget, and with economic times as in flux as they have been in recent years, it is important that facilities do everything they can to ensure they’re not flushing good money after bad.


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November 2012 Clean Sweep

Big Brother Is Tracking

If your business doesn't have its head firmly in "the cloud," it could be losing valuable assets and time.

The idea of someone watching over us or our things has always been a part of the human culture, usually found in the science fiction section of the bookstore or movie selection.


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August 2010 Facility Focus

Act Now And Reap The Benefits Later

Purchasing winter products early ensures that you will have an ample supply and allows you to put a preventative plan in place before the winter weather hits.

Oftentimes, snow and ice melt products are not purchased until they are required, which could be detrimental if you come to find your distributor's supply is low.


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September 2012 A Clean Sweep

I Like Ike

Integrity, knowledge and energy are cornerstones to Anago Cleaning Systems' entrepreneurial endeavors.

Anago Cleaning Systems, a commercial cleaning franchise founded by former members of the armed forces, has turned the keys to success into a fruitful business model worthy of accolade.


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Reinforcing The Blue Bin Mentality

The act of recycling is engrained in our psyche, but it's about more than just paper and plastic.
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Go To The Head Of The Class

The use of ATP testing in your facility can help you and your staff ace any cleaning test thrown your way.
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Chemical-free For A Change

While many facilities are going green, one university took their sustainable mission down the chemical-free path.
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