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A dentist exam room
June 26, 2019 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility Part 2: Doctor and Dentist Offices and Labs

Business and Management

Knowing specific tasks you are required to perform, such as wiping down exam tables and cleaning waiting room toys, will help you prepare a bid for specific medical facilities.

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Manufacturing facility warehouse floor
June 12, 2019 Bill Ruhr

Considerations for Workloading Complex Floor Plans

Hard Floors

Proper workloading calculations can help to guide equipment choices for various areas of a warehouse, manufacturing plant, or other types of complicated layouts

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A clean men's restroom
June 11, 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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Person disinfecting a doorknob with a microfiber cloth
June 8, 2019 Mark McInnes

Four Secrets of Successful Infection Prevention Programs

Infection Control

A proper disinfection process includes simple, time-honored steps, like pre-cleaning surfaces and following dwell times. Let’s examine a few of those closer to better understand how process impacts infection prevention.

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Coffee spilling on carpet
June 7, 2019 Anthony Velez

Carpet Spots vs. Stains: Like Oil and Water

Carpets

The first step to successful spill removal from your carpet is identification; follow these tips to save your carpet.

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man using upright vacuum
June 5, 2019 Brad Hoare

Vacuum Features and Settings for the Best Cleaning Results

Products

Follow these steps to determine which setting to use and how to properly set up the vacuum for your specific job.

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Throwing water bottle into recycling bin
June 4, 2019 Jack McGurk

Waste Stream Management Procedures

IEHA, a division of ISSA, shares tips for conducting a successful audit and reducing waste management expenses

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Person looking at inspection report on a laptop
June 3, 2019 Ricardo Regalado & Vianney Garcia

Tips on Effective Inspection Software Setup

Products

Inspection reports ensure your team members are completing work in a consistent manner by providing feedback for improvement. Here are a few tips on how to properly configure and deliver your reports.

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A yellow sign reading
June 3, 2019 Lee Senter

The Culture of Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Remember the acronym REACH—Recognition, Evaluation, Assessment, Control, and Hazards—when establishing a safety and health program at your workplace.

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A person signing a document on a clipboard
June 3, 2019 Jim Loughlin

Insurance Considerations for Cleaning Businesses

Business and Management

The proper insurance coverage will protect your cleaning business against substantial financial loss. Consider your company's potential risks and research the various types of insurance before choosing a policy.

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Man looking at his computer in a depressed manner
May 10, 2019 Ron Segura

You've Lost the Bid; Is it Your Fault?

Business and Management

A cleaning contract will not always go to the lowest bidders. It will go to the contractors who convince the client of all the features and benefits their companies bring to the table.

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Warehouse workers taking notes and working on a computer
May 10, 2019 William Hoff

Reduce Reactive Maintenance Requests and System Downtime

Technology and Trends

Many companies are transitioning from a reactive maintenance approach to a more predictive and preventative method, resulting in a more efficiently run facility.

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