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A clean men's restroom
February 13, 2019 Kelly Zimmerman

Corners and Crevices: The Nastiest Restroom Areas

Restrooms

Contrary to popular belief, the toilet seat is not the grossest spot in a restroom. Learn tips to clean dirty grout, overfilled feminine hygiene receptacles, and other nasty restroom surfaces.

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February 11, 2019 Ricardo Regalado

Master the Walk-Through, Master Your Bid

Business and Management

Learn three steps you can take during facility walk-throughs to become a proficient bidder and win more contracts.

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Man removing a ceiling vent screen
February 6, 2019 Doug Hoffman

Will “Dead” Mold Hurt Your Building Patrons?

Health and Safety

Is dead mold dangerous or harmful? Also, what is dead mold? How do I identify it? Learn the basics here.

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Bullets and notebooks scattered on the floor
January 8, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Know When to Run and When to Fight

Health and Safety

Facility managers can protect building residents during a mass shooting by knowing when to encourage them to run, helping them find a place to hide, or instructing them on ways to fight back.

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A person writing an online review on a laptop
January 2, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Take Control of Your Company’s Online Presence

Business and Management

The way you respond to people who write negative online reviews of your business can save your company's reputation and win back disgruntled customers.

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ICE folder
December 11, 2018 Natalia Gove

Best Practice Tips for I-9 Compliance

Business and Management

To avoid violations in the case of an I-9 audit, establish a proper corporate compliance policy by following these tips.

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November 26, 2018 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility

Business and Management

Medical facilities vary in their specific needs. Consider training resources, cleaning products, and required equipment when making a bid.

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A person using equipment to care for a terrazzo floor
November 21, 2018 James Flieler

Protected Terrazzo Floors Last a Lifetime

Hard Floors

While terrazzo is generally long lasting—and is still found in old palacios and palazzos in Italy—it can succumb to deterioration. Here’s how to prevent it.

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A picture of a hospital room with a bed
November 20, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

EVS Is the First Defense in Infection Control

Infection Control

By following standardized cleaning standards, environmental services workers can provide the best defense in protecting patients from HAIs.

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A long-term care worker greeting a resident
October 22, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Q&A: Workloading a Long-Term Care Facility

Facility Management

Flexiibility to scheduling changes is a basic tenet of workloading for housekeepers at nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.

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Man and woman in a car with the words
October 19, 2018 Tim Poskin

Are Your Employees on Board With Your Company Mission?

Business and Management

Company missions can help businesses make the right decisions to move toward their goals. They work best when employees are empowered to give feedback and make the mission their own.

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photo of a ceiling vent
October 16, 2018 Doug Hoffman

Look UP! You May be Housing Airborne Contaminants

Infection Control

Your indoor air contamination may be coming from your vents. Learn how to clear up the mess and prevent future IAQ issues.

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