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Tips For Cleaning Dingy Grout

Industry experts offer up best practices for battling this common restroom challenge.

Due to the nature of their use, restrooms frequently house some of the most difficult cleaning challenges — from odor and disinfection to discoloration and contamination.


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November 2013 Facility Focus

Rooting Out Restroom Vandalism

A two-pronged approach to decrease graffiti and damage in schools.

Graffiti and vandalism also tend to be recurrent problems in many educational settings, a fact of which school administrators and the cleaning professionals that provide services and products to schools and school districts are well aware.


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November 2013 Feature 6

Achieving Complete Restroom Care

Effective disinfection and deodorizing options help address one of the industry’s biggest challenges.

According to a recent survey, two-thirds of consumers would refuse to patronize establishments such as restaurants or hotels with dirty restrooms, and more than half said they would likely review a business more negatively — online or offline — based on whether the restroom was clean.


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November 2013 Feature 2

Putting Facility Safety First

Minimizing slip-and-fall risk factors while improving indoor air quality.

Reducing cleaning-related hazards — including slippery floors, poor indoor air quality and handling and mixing chemicals — can help make any facility much safer.


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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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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: Would you recommend sealing a new porcelain tile floor?

July 2013 Feature 2

The Causes Of Flooring Failures

Finding the factors that cause floor failure and figuring out how they can be avoided.

Flooring, whether it is hard surface or carpeting, is typically one of the most costly capital investments a building owner makes in a facility, and when something goes wrong, it can be another costly investment to repair it.


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ICAN/ATEX: How many coats of finish does VCT need?

Learning The Best Way To Clean Floors

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ICAN/ATEX: How long will shine last on high traffic tile floors?