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April 2015

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Schools and Scrubbers

Robotic cleaning equipment could impact your school’s productivity

It is a known fact that infectious diseases, primarily colds and flu, have a significant impact on the success of students in the classroom and create a substantial cost to school districts.


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The Return of Industrial Floors

Cleaning contractors could benefit as manufacturers move back to the United States

“Reshoring” is a relatively new term for many Americans. It refers to companies that may have moved manufacturing and production operations to China and other countries in the past 10 to 15 years, but are now bringing those operations back to the United States.


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Methods for Measuring Clean

A look at ATP testing, moisture detection, and more

Showing the ATP results to the prospect—with some systems, results are available in 15 seconds or less—reveals that what was once believed to be a clean and well-maintained facility, may not be as clean or healthy after all


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April 2015 Let's Talk Shop

Creating Your Cleaning Team

Communicating and implementing standards for your cleaning staff

When companies are not running well, it is often because the rules are not clear, or they have not been properly implemented.


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April 2015 Bidding & Estimating

The Business of Hard Floor Care

Pricing tips to help boost profits and prevent loss

Hard floor care is one of the most profitable service specialties, and is often an automatic add-on for janitorial and residential cleaning services if they ask for the work.


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April 2015 Maintenance Matters

Maximize Your Work Vehicle

It’s more than just a mode of transportation

Whether you’re a self-employed cleaning professional or an owner of a larger cleaning contractor, there are steps you can take to get the most out of your work vehicle.


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April 2015 Facility Focus

Stop the Stink

How to keep smells away and pests at bay

In commercial property management settings, there are a number of sources from which odors can originate. Thankfully, there are also several tactics you can use around your facility to make sure odors don’t become a problem.


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April 2015 Tech Tip

How to Care for Fragile Floors

A look at bamboo, cork, linoleum, and laminates

In this article we shall look at some basic technical maintenance for different types of floors, including bamboo, cork, linoleum, and laminates.


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