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Articles by Phillip Lawless

October 2013 Cover Story

Dingy Grout — You’re Out!

Retiring restroom grout discoloration using modern equipment and methods.

From soiled floors to contaminated surfaces, from funky toilets to overflowing garbage cans, high-use restrooms frequently require the lion’s share of a cleaner’s time and attention.


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September 2013 Cleanthoughts

Crafting Our Coverage

During my admittedly short tenure with Cleaning & Maintenance Management, one thing I’ve learned is that there are many issues and topics that must be taken into account in the JanSan market.


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September 2013 Cover Story

Proving Results, Showing Safety

Scanning and testing with measurement devices can help to validate cleaning outcomes and ensure safe environments.

In the grand scheme of history, cleaning and maintenance tasks are still in their infancy; just 100 years ago, the safe removal of dirt from a building required manual sweepers and impractical machines that sometimes needed gas or oil.


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Online Exclusive/Carpet Care e-Newsletter Aug 2013

Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning Options

These effective carpet care treatments are frequently used between hot water extraction cleanings.
Online Exclusive/Carpet Care e-Newsletter Aug 2013

Expert Tips For Commercial Carpet Cleaning

From vacuuming to chemical selection, cleaning professionals offer their tips for carpet care.
Online Exclusive/Education e-Newsletter 8-13

New Techniques For Training University Cleaners

High-traffic areas and crowded buildings will benefit from up-to-date cleaning methods.

University dorms, classrooms and other buildings will see an increase in traffic, and cleaning frequency will need to increase to keep these facilities clean and safe for students.


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Cleanthoughts August 2013

Changing For The Better

Change can be one of the most dreaded words in the English language. In fact, just the thought of trying something new will send certain people into fits of panic and despair.


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August 2013 Cover Feature

Head To Head On Carpet Care

Low moisture vs. hot water extraction — the biggest debate in carpet cleaning continues.

As more managers and owners choose environmentally-friendly and sustainable options in other phases of their business, many may wonder which method is a better carpet choice: Low-moisture cleaning options or standard hot water extraction.


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July 2013 Cleanthoughts

A Brave New World

New ideas, reality-based predictions and futuristic technology — this list is not the plot outline of a science-fiction movie. Instead, it is a daily checklist for forward-thinking facility managers and business service contractors (BSCs) who are actively pursuing JanSan success.


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July 2013 Cover Story

Training Advances And Evolves

Today’s most effective training techniques often work best outside of the typical classroom environment.

Figuring out the proper response to employee training needs has been a challenge for facility managers and business service contractors (BSCs) for many decades.


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