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Aaron Baunee

Aaron Baunee, a graduate of the University at Albany with a double major in history and journalism, is the managing editor of Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazine. He can be reached at ABaunee@EBSCO.com. In his years with the publication, Baunee has amassed numerous articles, columns and commentaries pertaining to commercial cleaning and maintenance. Baunee encourages readers to communicate editorial ideas to him and welcomes discussions on pertinent industry happenings. Connect through social media: LinkedIn.com/in/AaronBaunee, Facebook.com/CMMOnline and Twitter.com/CMeNewsDaily.

ARTICLES

April 2013 Cleanthoughts

Staying Grounded

An inconvenience at the airport led to some intriguing insight.
March 2013 Cleanthoughts

The Dirty Fingernails Of The Restroom

Soiled grout lines are the restroom equivalent to having dirt underneath your fingernails.

When I cross the threshold and enter a public restroom, I am often appalled by what I see.


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March 2013 Cover Story

We'll See You On Monday

Thoroughly vetting candidates can help in finding ideal employees who are worth the investment in time and resources.

This changing of the cleanliness and hygiene guard occurs almost seasonally, and one has to wonder if our hiring practices are contributing to the turnover phenomenon.


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February 2013 Cleanthoughts

Resisting The Omnipresent Onslaught

Visual reminders that reinforce the significance of hygienically clean hands can help us all maintain good health and avoid the consequences.

We are taught from a very young age that clean hands are important; as children, we are instructed to wash them before eating, after visiting the restroom, following contact with sick individuals and any time they appear dirty.


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February 2013 Cover Story

Combating A Norovirus Outbreak

More advantageous than just helping control an epidemic, regimented hygiene can help in keeping norovirus out of your facilities and away from your staffs and building occupants.

Although the symptoms of norovirus often mimic those of a cold or the flu, the potential hazards of the bug should not be taken lightly.


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January 2013 Cleanthoughts

I'll Take Mine With A Side Of Tamiflu

Beating the effects of influenza is a crapshoot; luckily, I'm a gambling man.

This year’s influenza season is off to an unusually early start and, as officials warn of a particularly virulent flu variant, many Americans unlucky enough to succumb to the virus will be sicker than in years past.


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January 2013 Product Showcase Intro

Caring For Commercial Carpet

Carpet is a cozy and colorful covering that requires care and attention to maintain its vibrancy and feel.

There are certain protocols facilities managers can put into place to keep these variables from prematurely wearing or damaging carpeting.


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December 2012 Cleanthoughts

Ho Ho Holiday Cleaning

The holiday season brings with it unique cleaning situations and increased joyous tasks.

Often, educational facilities, office buildings and various other commercial locations will decorate their indoor spaces with figurines, nativity scenes, Christmas trees — or Festivus poles — and other celebratory decorum.


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September 2012 Cleanthoughts

Cleaners Converge In London

One of many storylines surrounding the 2012 Summer Olympic Games was that of the custodians.

Would the rate of pay, free meals and the ability to say you were among the 2012 Summer Olympic Games custodians be rewarding enough for you to spend a month cleaning up after rabid fans and the competitors for whom they patriotically cheer?


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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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