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Closeup of carpeting
Gregory Gardner

Why Carpet?


Regardless of how short or long the length, there are three main ways to keep carpet in tiptop shape.

Man caulking exterior building window
Steve Howerton

An Inside Look at Exterior Maintenance

Facility Management

Maintaining the structure of your facility is just as important as cleaning the inside. Here are five building maintenance tasks to work into your annual planning.

Flooded buildings in need of safe disaster recover
Greg Scarborough

10 Steps to Safe Disaster Recovery

Facility Management

Now more than ever, it is vital for facility managers to not only prepare for natural disasters, but have a recovery plan in place that will protect workers and building occupants during and after recovery efforts.



Men in an office during a consulting meeting
Michael Wilson

​The 5 Steps in the Consultative Sales Process

Business and Management

Unlike soliciting, consulting implies advising, guiding, suggesting, and recommending strategies that can help a building manager operate a facility more efficiently, cost-effectively, and in a healthier, more sustainable manner.

Photo of a female veteran in camouflage in front of an American flag
Julie McAdoo

Staffing Up With Service Members

Business and Management

If you can help make a veteran’s transition to civilian life easier by offering meaningful employment, you’ve earned a loyal and hardworking employee. Veterans have outstanding leadership abilities that are helpful as they move up the ladder and into different roles within the organization.

Illustration of Bloom's Taxonomy
Richard Bodo

Effective Training Goes Beyond Learning


Training allows you to accumulate knowledge and skills, but if it stops at the point you learn, know, or understand something and it never becomes an actionable output, then it is not effective training.

Person putting on hand sanitizer before working on a computer
Isabelle Faivre

Best Places for Hand Sanitizer

Health and Safety

When washing hands with soap and water isn’t a viable option, hand sanitzer is a simple solution. Place hand sanitizer in strategic locations throughout your facility.



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Kevin Keeler

Navigating the Workplace Grind

Health and Safety

The day-to-day grind of running a cleaning business can be overwhelming. Follow these techniques to cope without running yourself into the ground.

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Kelly Zimmerman

A New Partnership With IEHA

Effective with this issue, CMM is the official publication for IEHA, a division of ISSA. All IEHA members will receive the benefits that our current subscribers receive: monthly print editions, the CMM Daily News, invitations to webcasts, and more.

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Stephen Ashkin

Rid Your Company of Risk

Health and Safety

The jansan industry will not be immune to the effects of climate change. The only way we can protect our industry is to “de-risk” it.

person budgeting and using a calculator
William R. Griffin

How to Price a Deep-Cleaning Job

Business and Management

A deep-cleaning job can occur on a set schedule or on an as-needed basis. Do your homework regarding staffing and budgeting before you submit a bid.


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Products & Services

Spartan cleaner disinfectant
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Spartan Chemical Co., Inc.

Clean, Sanitize, and Disinfect in One Step

BNC-15 from Spartan cleans and disinfects surfaces against influenza, norovirus, and other common bacteria and viruses. It’s one-step, nonacidic formula also is a fungicide, mildewstat, and deodorizer. Concentrated BNC-15 is effective in water up to 250 parts per million.

Midlab peroxide disinfectant
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Midlab, Inc.

Wash Away Surface Pathogens

Facility+ DS462 from Midlab is a peroxide disinfectant that will remove germs from virtually any surface. It is effective against influenza, norovirus, MRSA, and many more pathogens. Facility+ is suitable for any surface where water is safe to use, including countertops, carpets, floors, toilets, sinks, stainless steel, glass, and mirrors.

SC Johnson mobile dispensing unit
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SC Johnson Professional

Dispense Disinfectants With Confidence

The TruShot™ Mobile Dispensing System from SC Johnson Professional simplifies dilution dispensing of disinfectant cleaners. The durable dispenser has been tested to last up to 250,000 trigger pulls, and the 10-ounce water reservoir is easy to fill. Spill-free disinfectant cartridges easily snap into place on the dispenser and do not require mixing. The system includes labels to reduce the off-label use of chemicals.

CCW concentrated sanitizers and germicides
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Consolidated Chemical Works Ltd.

The Smart Way to Sanitize

Concentrated germicides and sanitizers from Consolidated Chemical Works come in smart packs sized for every cleaning job. The germicides are ideal for disinfecting health care settings, hotels, and commercial sites and can be applied by mops or sprayers. The sanitizers can be used with mop, spray, or brush applications in schools, restaurants, and food handling areas. All products are registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Diversey ultraviolet disinfecting tool
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Shine a Light on Germs

Diversey’s MoonBeam™3 uses ultraviolet (UV) technology to kill pathogens on high-touch surfaces in hospitals, fitness centers, hotel rooms, and other germ-prone areas. This disinfecting tool has three adjustable arms that each generate a 7-foot by 11-foot area of intense UV light to quickly kill viruses and bacteria. Weighing under 40 pounds, the MoonBeam’s portable design makes it ideal for tight spaces, such as patient restrooms.

Nyco disinfectant cleaner
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Nyco Products Co.

One Product, Dozens of Uses

Uno from Nyco Products is a disinfectant, fungicide, mildewstat, and virucide with tolerance to organic soil. It cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes in a single step, and kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Uno is an ideal nonacid restroom cleaner and controls small flies found in drains. Available in lemon or mint scents, Uno’s concentrated formulation is suitable for hospitals, schools, and industrial sites.

Avmor green-certified cleaner disinfectant
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Avmor Ltd.

Go Green When Cleaning and Disinfecting

Avmor’s EP50 Cleaner Disinfectant is a biodegradable, green-certified degreaser and deodorizer. It kills pathogens on hard, nonporous surfaces, such as sinks, counters, toilets, and floors. Effective against Influenza Type A2, HIV-1, staphylococcus, and salmonella, EP50 is ideal for hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and food service establishments.

Clorox cleaning solution spray system
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Clorox Professional Products Co.

A Spray a Day Keeps the Germs Away

The Clorox® Total 360® System distributes disinfectants and sanitizers quicker than a trigger sprayer. Suitable for hard-to-reach surfaces, the system features an air compressor for quiet, powerful liquid flow. Using electrostatic technology, the system charges and atomizes cleaning solutions so they uniformly coat surfaces.