Each and every month, Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazine delivers informative and useful content to all segments of the commercial cleaning and maintenance industry. In print and online, we publish breaking news, commentary on developing trends, feature articles, information on new products, case studies, leadership profiles, management best practices and tricks of the trade to ensure readers have actionable solutions to common problems.
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.
Developing a consistent training program is one of the most effective ways to properly motivate employees and ensure proper techniques in the field.
Most carpet cleaning technicians have not done spot dyeing because they had difficulty getting the right color back into the carpet and making the dye colorfast.
Today’s cleaning professionals want to know exactly how effective equipment will be — whether the machinery in question is a vacuum cleaner, carpet extractor or other system — and how it stacks up against comparable systems before they make their purchasing decisions.
Directors of environmental services and building owners spend a good part of their budget maintaining building surfaces such as carpets, roofs and walls, all of which are labor driven.
Understanding the key distinctions between today’s carpet cleaning options — including hot water extraction, encapsulation, spin bonnet and dry extraction — will help you select an option that best meets your maintenance goals.
Healthcare organizations have a new reason to be concerned about how their patients perceive the cleanliness of hospitals and patient rooms.
There is a way for you to make your company stand heads above all of the other cleaning companies in your hometown market.
Cleaning industries are particularly affected by the Affordable Heathcare Act because there must be enough employees to service and clean accounts — this makes many businesses responsible for providing their employees with full healthcare.
Computer maintenance management systems (CMMS) have long been recognized for automating preventive maintenance tasks on operations equipment to improve asset uptime, performance, longevity, labor efficiency, capital expense reduction and more.
The new professionalism that has come to define the industry over the last few years requires different skill sets and has attracted new faces. More opportunities mean more executives crossing over from other industries, an increase in women at senior levels and a more diversified workforce in general.