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January 2013

Volume: 50
Edition: 1

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January 2013 Cover Story

A True Gauge Of Efficacious Cleaning

Soil removal over time is a cleaning performance indicator that examines actual soil removal in a given period to realistically define productivity.
Tom Adams, Rex Morrison, and Allen Rathey
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Since labor is the number one investment we make in cleaning, we ought to know what we are accomplishing during that time. After all, time is money, and labor is the real currency of cleaning.


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January 2013 Feature 3

Success With Sweepers

Selecting superior sweeping solutions showcasing strength and style can solidify staffs' sapiency.
Daniel Frimml
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In addition to being less complicated than extractors or autoscrubbers, sweepers tend to have fewer components; but, making sure you have the right components can make a big difference in how versatile and effective the machine is.


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January 2013 Feature 5

The Hidden Hazards Of Cleaning Residues

Whether seen or unseen, residues left behind by many of today's cleaning chemicals actually pose health and safety risks to building occupants.
Sam Cooper
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When was the last time you thought about the residue from cleaning chemicals and the possible effect it may have on you, your facility and its occupants?


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January 2013 Feature 4

Distinct Floor Luster Enhances Property Appeal

Customers covet brilliant shine, but there is more to the appearance of hard surface floors than gloss alone.
Donald Landin Ph.D.
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It is commonly known that clean, well-maintained floors lead to a positive customer impression. For years, industry professionals have focused on a floor’s surface reflectivity, shine and gloss, but a positive impression is based on much more than that.


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January 2013 Feature 2

Weather The Downturn With Tracking Technology

Tracking software can help any business operate more efficiently and save capital in the process.
Alison Falco
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Accurate information that provides a business owner with the ability to make immediate decisions about his or her operation is crucial.


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January 2013 Cleanthoughts

I'll Take Mine With A Side Of Tamiflu

Beating the effects of influenza is a crapshoot; luckily, I'm a gambling man.
Aaron Baunee
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This year’s influenza season is off to an unusually early start and, as officials warn of a particularly virulent flu variant, many Americans unlucky enough to succumb to the virus will be sicker than in years past.


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Insight from the JanSan industry.

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.

January 2013 Letters And Views

Letters To The Editor

Insight from the JanSan industry.
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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.


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January 2013 Raising Standards

Piecing Together The Measurement Puzzle

Finding a place for measurement technology in your organization's management system.
Jim Peduto Esq.
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Some cleaning organizations may see the value in using ATP-based monitoring systems to detect and measure ATP on surfaces as a method of ensuring facilities are being cleaned properly.


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New offerings from equipment manufacturers, chemical formulators and those offerings services to the JanSan industry.

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.

January 2013 Products And Services

Hand Sanitizer

Armchem Inc.
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Armchem introduces Armchem Instantfoam Deluxe hand sanitizer.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Warewash Detergent

Betco Corporation
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Betco Corporation announces two new products, Symplicity Green Earth Pot and Pan detergent and Symplicity Sanibet Multi-Range sanitizer.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Wood Floor Finish

Buckeye International Inc.
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Buckeye Reflections wood floor program offers the most environmentally safe, volatile organic compound (VOC) compliant, water-based wood floor finishes and high-performance, VOC-compliant, oil-based wood floor finishes on the market.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Urinal Screens

Cintas Corporation
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Cintas' specially-designed urinal screens combat odor in any restroom.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Scraper Mat

Crown Mats and Matting
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Soils stay out when Crown's Commercial Clean Machine mats are installed.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Hand Soap

Deb Group
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The Deb Group recently launched GrittyFOAM, the world's first and only heavy-duty industrial hand cleansing foam with suspended bio-scrubbers.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Autoscrubber

Kaivac Inc.
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Kaivac's AutoVac, certified by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), cleans and maintains floors quickly and effectively — but at a fraction of the cost of a conventional autoscrubber.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Mobile Furnace

Dri-Eaz Products Inc.
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Delivering 130,000 British thermal units (BTUs) of heat and a temperature rise of up to 144 degrees Fahrenheit, the new diesel-fired Dri-Eaz Dragon outperforms many other heaters of its size.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Multipurpose Cleaner

Enviro-Solutions Ltd.
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ES 70 from Enviro-Solutions is a multipurpose cleaner that can be used on floors with no finish, as well as on walls, woodwork, partitions and plastic furniture.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Floor Coating

Essential Industries Inc.
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Essential Industries is pleased to announce that its popular X-Coat Nano floor coating was recently awarded U.S. Patent #8236903 for its unique Nano Cross-linking system.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Hand Hygiene System

Gent-l-kleen Products Inc.
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Dreumex Omnicare is a revolutionary new system for hand hygiene in restrooms, offices, industrial kitchens, food production, the catering industry and healthcare.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Truckmount Extractor

HydraMaster Corporation
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The Boxxer 318 takes the entry level machine to new heights and makes it more economical than ever.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Social Network

Industry Huddle
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Industry Huddle is a free social network for manufacturers, distributors, contractors, representatives and customers in over 40 industries — about a dozen or so that are JanSan-related.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Autoscrubber

Diversey Inc.
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Diversey has introduced the TASKI swingo 4000, a ride-on autoscrubber that reduces downtown due to its large 52.8-gallon tank that can clean up to 70,000 square feet without refilling.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Gloves

MCR Safety
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MCR Safety introduces new levels of cut and comfort protection with Alycore technology.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Dishwasher

MEIKO USA Inc.
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MEIKO USA Inc. recently introduced the kube\CS-70, a chemical sanitizing, door-type dishwashing machine.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Air Movers

Powr-Flite
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Powr-Flite recently developed an entirely new three-speed air dryer designed to speed carpet drying after cleaning and for use in disaster restoration.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Multi-surface Cleaner

Pro-Link Inc.
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Pro-Link recently introduced a refreshing new product: OneStep, which is designed for disinfecting, general cleaning and streak-free, film-free glass cleaning.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Vacuum

ProTeam Inc.
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ProTeam introduces the Super Coach Pro 6/10, the next generation in cleaning comfort.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Infection Control Program

Spartan Chemical Company Inc.
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Spartan Chemical Company announces the release of Spartan HealthCheck, which combines education, training tools and documentation with Spartan disinfectant and cleaning solutions to provide a complete environmental infection control program for healthcare and other facilities where healthcare-acquired pathogens (HAPs) or healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) are a concern.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Cleaning Chemicals

Sunburst Chemicals
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Sunburst Chemicals introduces the Spray Kleen Program, a complete cleaning solution that can be customized to satisfy a wide range of application-specific janitorial and other sanitation needs.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Trigger Sprayer

Tolco Corporation
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Tolco Corporation recently added an acid-resistant trigger sprayer to its long list of innovative product solutions to the JanSan industry.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Floor Machine

Truvox International Ltd.
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The Truvox Multiwash is a multi-purpose floor cleaning machine that washes, mops, scrubs and dries on both hard and soft floor coverings in one single pass.
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January 2013 Products And Services

Recycling Containers

Witt Industries
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Witt Industries introduces dome top recycling containers, which can be customized to suit general or specific recycling requirements.
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January 2013 Contractor Success

Building Loyalty Through Consulting

Becoming your customers' cleaning consultant is a surefire way to increase your worth.
Dawn Shoemaker
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Many contractors and distributors have become their customers’ “experts” when it comes to building maintenance — helping facilities managers lower overall operating costs, transfer to green cleaning strategies and become more sustainable.


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January 2013 Contractor Success 2

Protect Your Property With Winterization

Preparing your grounds for the freeze can help get you through the winter without blowing your budget.
Mike Fitzpatrick
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There are a number of cost-effective steps facilities managers and building owners can take to ensure that their properties and their grounds are sufficiently maintained through the winter and ready for springtime.


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January 2013 Tackling Trouble Areas

The Complementary Nature Of Cleaners And Coatings

The challenge in formulating cost-effective hard surface cleaners to match modern floor substrates and finishes.
Theodore Tysak Ph.D.
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As it relates to detergent cleaning compositions, commercial floor care presents one of the more challenging cleaning tasks: Balancing the need for strong cleaners while not harming floor coating compositions.


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January 2013 Maintenance Matters

Cleaning High-tech Equipment

Maintaining hygienic cleanliness in the built environment often means coming into contact with sensitive electronic equipment that requires regular dusting and disinfection.
Evelyn Clarkson
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If sensitive electronics are not regularly cleaned and maintained, they can fail, become damaged or require frequent and often expensive replacement.


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January 2013 Facility Focus

Avoid The Winter Blues And Bruises With Floor Mats

How to select the right floor mat program for your hotel to help prevent slips, trips and falls.
Todd McKeown
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According to statistical data from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slips, trips and falls cause 15 percent of all accidental deaths — second only to automobile accidents in the number of fatalities. One solution often taken for granted is floor mats, which come in all styles, sizes and shapes.


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January 2013 A Clean Sweep

School Is In Session, So Are Germs

By taking the simple step of implementing a hygiene program, schools can significantly cut their risk of illness.
Amanda Martini-Hughes
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Healthy habits are usually learned at an early age and with their repeated success can be nurtured into adulthood, thus ensuring that the habit learned in childhood will continue to have a significant and lasting impact, not only on the individual, but on the health of those around them.


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Brought to you by the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN).

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.

January 2013 Consultant's Corner

Innovations For The Ages

Achieving goals and fulfilling prospects is much easier if you have the right tools and equipment at your disposal.
Bill Griffin
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Goals are like a road map — okay, maybe a global positioning satellite (GPS) because nobody uses physical road maps anymore — they help you get where you want to go and their importance should not be taken lightly.


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January 2013 Fact-based Management

Fully Toxic-free, Chemical-free Technologies

The conclusion of a three-part series exploring the idea of a least harmful cleaning model.
Vince Elliott
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We must seriously consider the use of transitional, enabled and fully chemical-free technologies to meet our need for professional appearance, occupant safety and ecosystem health.


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Products and services to help you meet the carpet care challenges you and your staffs face.
January 2013 Product Showcase

Carpet Care Product Showcase

There are certain protocols facilities managers can put into place to keep these variables from prematurely wearing or damaging carpeting.
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After carpet has been selected as the flooring surface in a facility, cleaning staffs need to contemplate several factors to maximize the useful life of the carpet.


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