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April 2013 Feature 3

Cleaning Myths By The Dozen

When it comes to cleaning and maintaining hard surface floors, myths abound that cause confusion and necessitate costly rework.
Eugene Plawiuk
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There are some common myths in the cleaning industry that circulate because they may have been practiced in the past or because a product was promoted based on generalized misconceptions.


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ICAN/ATEX: What are the trends regarding string mops and microfiber?

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ICAN/ATEX: What kind of prep work is needed to strip and finish an open staircase?

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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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December 2012 Contractor Success

Saving Lives — One Clean Surface At A Time

Adopting a checklist mentality and stressing the importance of process improvement makes for cleaner, healthier spaces.
Scott Rice
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If our industry can create better processes and engage our teams to make a facility just five percent cleaner, then we can prevent thousands of infections each year and avoid preventable deaths.


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ICAN/ATEX: How can I prudently price commercial cleaning services?

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December 2012 Feature 2

A Clean Slate For Productivity

Creating a clutter-free workplace allows custodial professionals to more easily perform the jobs for which they were hired.
Bill Blumenthal
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In workplaces of all types, clutter slowly creeps in and makes it more difficult for cleaning crews to perform the tasks for which they were contracted to complete.


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ICAN/ATEX: How can I obtain and maintain a "wet look" on VCT?

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November 2012 Bidding And Estimating

The Push For Higher Productivity

Achieving high rates of production requires the proper equipment and understanding their use.
Bill Griffin
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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.


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November 2012 Facility Focus

Airing Grievances With Restroom Odors

Preventing restroom odors can improve public perception and company profitability.
Rick Ponthan
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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.


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