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Tips For Cleaning Dingy Grout

Industry experts offer up best practices for battling this common restroom challenge.
Phillip Lawless
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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.
Jolynn Kennedy
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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.
Steve Schultz
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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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October 2013 Cover Story

Dingy Grout — You’re Out!

Retiring restroom grout discoloration using modern equipment and methods.
Phillip Lawless
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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?

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July 2013 Feature 2

The Causes Of Flooring Failures

Finding the factors that cause floor failure and figuring out how they can be avoided.
Daniel Frimml
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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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Clearing The Air On Urine Odors

Even though the fixtures sparkle, the mirrors are spotless and every surface gleams, foul odors still make an impression.
Phillip Lawless
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March 2013 Cleanthoughts

The Dirty Fingernails Of The Restroom

Soiled grout lines are the restroom equivalent to having dirt underneath your fingernails.
Aaron Baunee
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When I cross the threshold and enter a public restroom, I am often appalled by what I see.


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Ask The Experts

ICAN/ATEX: What is the best way to get restroom grout lines clean?

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Click through to read the expert advice from this installment of ICAN/ATEX, which pertains to how to best clean dirty and dingy restroom grout lines.


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November 2012 Tackling Trouble Areas

The Cleanliness Of Your Restrooms Is A Tell-all Tale

These 10 tips will keep your restrooms clean and your image sparkling.
Charles Cestaro
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Keeping a public restroom clean is no easy challenge. And, since a dirty restroom is the quickest way to flush your image down the toilet, these 10 tips will help keep your restrooms clean and sparkling.


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