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As cleaning’s importance and impact on health evolved, the professional JanSan industry elevated in status. With this attention and investment in interest now being paid to a once thought of mature industry — when thought of at all — a rejuvenation occurred.
Those of us with decades of industrial laundry experience were not the least bit surprised by the results of new TRSA research that proves the cleanliness of laundered shop towels, which discredit the disposable wiper industry’s attacks on these laundered reusable shop towels.
For facilities managers experiencing problems with aging and wearing floors — or for those with new floors who wish to minimize costs — an effective, economical solution is concrete polishing.
We are now seeing a new use for color-coding systems, this time as an efficient way to help facilities become more sustainable, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, curb energy and water use and cut operating costs
Because of economics and green cleaning initiatives, chemicals are playing a less important role in cleaning than ever before; we now need our mops, towels and dusters to be able to pick up the slack.
In the beginning was the mop; in the middle was the mop; and, we still have the mop. The basic tools used to clean rooms, even hospital rooms, haven’t evolved a great deal over the past decades.
The question our clients ask more frequently than any other question is, “What is the definition of clean?”
To meet evolving needs of the “connected customer,” hotels can build a strong online reputation by focusing on building the four pillars of guest satisfaction: image, cleanliness, safety and security.
Installing ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) on air conditioning coils can save a maintenance department budget up to tens of thousands of dollars annually.
I had a request from a client to compare his performance to industry key performance metrics under traditional task/frequency and performance-based specification relationships.
While that is important, lower product pricing alone will not solve a facility’s biggest challenge today — driving increased efficiency and productivity from the people in charge of cleaning buildings.
In an industry in which harsh solvents and other potentially toxic chemicals are commonly used, you can improve the safety of your workers and customers or building occupants by applying accurate labels to bottled products.