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November 2013 Feature 2

Putting Facility Safety First

Minimizing slip-and-fall risk factors while improving indoor air quality.

Reducing cleaning-related hazards — including slippery floors, poor indoor air quality and handling and mixing chemicals — can help make any facility much safer.


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September 2013 Cover Story

Proving Results, Showing Safety

Scanning and testing with measurement devices can help to validate cleaning outcomes and ensure safe environments.

In the grand scheme of history, cleaning and maintenance tasks are still in their infancy; just 100 years ago, the safe removal of dirt from a building required manual sweepers and impractical machines that sometimes needed gas or oil.


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Online Exclusive

Plants — The Silent Cleaner

How increasing the number of plants inside a building can reduce the toxicity of indoor air.

Some authorities have suggested that our indoor environment can be between five and one hundred times more toxic than outdoor air.


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CMM Online Exclusive

A Recommendation For Slippery Surfaces

Encouraging a reduction in surface clutter for an increase in hygiene and cleanability.

Flat surfaces often become a magnet for clutter and chaos, leading to an unkempt and potentially unhygienic environment.


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February 2013 Facility Focus

Cleanliness Equates To Fewer Sick Days

There is an undoubted connection between the cleanliness of an indoor environment, the health of occupants inhabiting the space and the productivity of the workforce therein.

Besides a person’s health, the cleanliness of a work environment has a direct effect on employee morale, productivity and attendance.


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January 2013 Feature 3

Success With Sweepers

Selecting superior sweeping solutions showcasing strength and style can solidify staffs' sapiency.

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 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.

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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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.

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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CMM Online Exclusive

Insights From Restroom Care Experts

Drawing on insights from the recent webinar "A Guide To Clean And Odor-Free Restrooms," our expert panelists explain that malodors are the nature of restrooms, and consistent, thorough cleaning that completely removes microorganisms is the only resolution.


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CMM Online Exclusive

Remedying Sick Building Syndrome With Green Cleaning

Similar to outdoor pollution, an unhealthy interior environment can have a negative impact on your overall health and wellbeing.

Since conventional cleaning products have been recognized as contributors to indoor air quality problems, creating healthy indoor spaces starts by limiting the introduction of unnecessary pollutants.


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