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.
For the 71 percent of Americans that a recent survey from SCA Tissue says actually wash after using the restroom — not just the quick rinse-and-dash, that doesn’t count — a solution is needed for removing moisture from their hands.
With the cost of electricity one of the biggest pieces of any facility's budget, and with economic times as in flux as they have been in recent years, it is important that facilities do everything they can to ensure they’re not flushing good money after bad.
Walk into just about any new or recently retrofitted commercial facility and you are likely to see sensor-controlled, low-flow restroom fixtures and dispensers. After reading more, take a quiz on the content herein.
December 6, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, will mark CMI's second session of the Sustainable Cleaning for Educational Facilities program held in partnership with Cleaning Consultant Services Inc.
A clean and attractive restroom should be the minimum standard; for facilities that want to leave a lasting impression on tenants and visitors alike, an aesthetically pleasing, hygienic restroom should be the goal. Selecting the right dispensers is one way to achieve both objectives.
Facilities that are cleaned using environmentally preferable products are also becoming more sustainable, ensuring that natural resources are used as efficiently as possible.
We invite companies and organizations to submit information on new products and services currently on the market or those soon to be available for purchase. We also encourage readers to communicate to us the unique types of cleaning and maintenance challenges they face so we can provide solutions by featuring offerings catered to their needs.
No matter the size of a company, it will need to have certain procedures or guidelines in place to make sure that accidents are prevented during the course of day-to-day business.
Trade shows are a collective showcase of marketing and branding. Latching on to one of several buzzwords, organizations tout specific offerings or an overall corporate culture.
The idea of someone watching over us or our things has always been a part of the human culture, usually found in the science fiction section of the bookstore or movie selection.
We encourage readers to visit the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) Ask The Experts (ATEX) page and submit questions to the JanSan professionals kind enough to lend their time and expertise by providing free advice and consultative guidance. We feature a different ICAN/ATEX question and answer every business day in the industry's only daily electronic newsletter, CM e-News Daily.
Instead of trying to get more people to come the ISSA/INTERCLEAN trade show and fudging the numbers when they don’t show up, we should take the show to the masses via live streaming video on the Internet.
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When we formed the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI), we knew that we needed to develop a program of instruction and certification for technicians and that it would have to be a peer-reviewed, industry-wide accepted program.
Your decision to outsource or become a subcontractor hinges on a balance of comfort and control versus savings from third-party efficiencies and economies of scale.
According to a recent Harris Interactive poll, as many as 94 percent of facility patrons are unwilling to return to an establishment if the restrooms are unsanitary; therefore, achieving a competitive edge begins with cleanliness.
There are three related categories in the chemical-free construct for eliminating chemical residual: Transitional, enabled and fully toxic-free, chemical-free technologies. In the end, after the specific cleaning activity, all achieve a common result in that there is no harmful chemical residual in the air or on any surface.
Each month, we welcome readers to opine on the noteworthy — or even the trivial — aspects of their lives as JanSan professionals. The following is some of the correspondence we have received in recent weeks from letters to the editor, views expressed on our Forum and other industry-related correspondence around the CMM Community.
Each month, we welcome readers to opine on the noteworthy — or even the trivial — aspects of their lives as JanSan professionals. The following is some of the correspondence we have received in recent weeks.
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.
The processes and equipment exist today that allow a person to clean at 10,000 square feet per hour or more and do an excellent job.