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The Evolution Of Autoscrubbers

From early development to today's designs, a profile of these popular timesavers.
February 21, 2014

Before autoscrubbers, floors in airports, train stations and other large facilities were dust mopped and then cleaned using mops and buckets


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February 2014 Feature 3

Frankensteinian Pathogens And Disinfecting Resistance

As bacteria becomes resistant to disinfectants, it can also become resistant to the antibiotics typically used to treat people infected by the pathogen.
February 3, 2014

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.


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July 2013 Contractor Success

The New Office Landscape

Today’s facilities tend to be used very differently from those in the past.
July 9, 2013

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.


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June 2013 Cover Feature

Busting Carpet Care Myths

Many myths regarding the proper care of carpet still persist; it is time to clear up the confusion.
June 12, 2013

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.


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Embracing The Reemergence Of American Industrialization

The re-shoring trend of manufacturing means new opportunities for cleaning professionals.
March 1, 2013

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.


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What does a clean restroom really mean?

September 19, 2010
We read article after article about the importance of removing germs and bacteria from restrooms. However, what does a clean, well-maintained restroom really mean to our building occupants? A
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