Before autoscrubbers, floors in airports, train stations and other large facilities were dust mopped and then cleaned using mops and buckets
On January 6, 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered 44 cases of a strain of bacteria called carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, in northeast Illinois.
The days of putting together cleaning bids with such basic information are now over. Today’s facilities tend to be used very differently from those in the past.
Many years ago when I was in the contract cleaning business, I mentioned to a customer that it was time for the facility’s carpets to be “steam cleaned,” as hot water extraction was referred to at that time.
The cost of transportation has increased to the point that it is no longer cost effective to build factories in foreign countries, meaning more floor care maintenance opportunities for cleaning professionals.