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Tim Nelson

Upholstery Fabric Damage: Let's Get Technical

A new monthly section brought to you by IICRC and its team of experts. This inaugural article discusses how hidden flame retardants may damage facility furniture.

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Maricha Ellis

How to Properly Contain Chemicals

Health and Safety

Proper storage is key to avoiding leaks and penalties while remaining compliant with the law.

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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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Kathleen Misovic

Dispenser Innovations Drive Sustainable Solutions

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Advances in restroom dispensers are helping to cut down on toilet paper waste and drive sustainability initiatives for facilities.

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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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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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Stephen Ashkin

Attract Millennial Workers...and Keep Them

Business and Management

Promoting your company’s environmental practices is a good way to recruit and keep millennial workers. Here's how you can put your organization's sustainability successes on display.

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I Can See the Soap Clearly Now
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SC Johnson Professional

I Can See the Soap Clearly Now

Clear sides on the Proline Transparent Manual Skincare Dispenser allow custodians to easily view the soap level. It holds one liter of product, which is easily replaced with sealed cartridges that collapse during use, allowing all soap to empty completely. The customizable dispenser has large push buttons coated with BioCote®, an antimicrobial agent that inhibits the growth of a broad spectrum of bacteria and molds.

This Dispenser Keeps Going and Going...
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Kimberly-Clark Professional

This Dispenser Keeps Going and Going...

The Scott Essential Electronic Towel Dispenser provides more than 120,000 paper towels per set of batteries—the equivalent of 60,000 hand dries. It dispenses 11 inches of towel upon activation, and a second, slightly shorter towel when activated by the same user a few seconds later. The unit features a durable, shatter-proof, and transparent cover, making it easy to check supply levels.

Save Money With Single Dispensing
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Georgia Pacific Professional

Save Money With Single Dispensing

Dispensers in the enMotion® Flex paper towel system are virtually jam-free and feature one-at-a-time dispensing to reduce waste and increase hygiene. They incorporate GP PRO’s proprietary Dual Roll Auto-Switch Technology, which consumes the smallest roll first and allows for 100 percent usage of each roll before switching to the next. These automated, touchless dispensers are available in black or stainless steel.

Quick Refills Keep You Rolling
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Cascades PRO

Quick Refills Keep You Rolling

The textured finish of the Tandem Mechanical No-Touch Roll Towel Dispenser reduces cross contamination. Featuring a built-in stub roll, this dispenser uses 100 percent of every roll. Its quick-check design allows custodians to recognize when it’s time to refill the dispenser without having to open it. The unit features a color-coded refill system and a key lock that can be switched to a push-button.

Higher Capacity, Less Labor
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Morcon Tissue

Higher Capacity, Less Labor

The easy-to-load VT1010 ValayTM Towel Dispenser is designed to fit larger footage rolls, adding towel capacity and reducing labor related to roll changes. Its one-at-a-time dispensing guarantees restroom patrons only touch the towel they use, improving hygiene levels and minimizing waste. The durable unit is ideal for use in schools, offices, commercial buildings, and sports stadiums.

Keep Your Hand Hygienic With Touch-Free TP Dispensers
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Sofidel America Corp.

Keep Your Hand Hygienic With Touch-Free TP Dispensers

Restroom patrons using the HyTech Auto-Cut Jumbo Roll Tissue Dispenser from Sofidel’s Papernet brand receive toilet paper without touching the unit. The dispenser provides premeasured tissue sheets, offering 15 percent product savings compared to traditional tissue dispensers. Constructed of highly resistant plastic materials with a bacteria-resistant coating, it’s ideal for busy environments like health care, foodservice, and educational facilities.

Keep Clean From the Top Down
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GOJO Industries

Keep Clean From the Top Down

Eliminate the hassles and hazards of removing heavy panels and crawling under counters to refill counter-mount soap systems with the PURELL® CXR REDIFOAM™ top-fill dispenser. Ideal for high-traffic restrooms, the dispenser is made from all-metal components built to handle frequent use. The system is compatible with REDIFOAM™ soap, which keeps the dispensing fixture clean and clog-free without the use of harsh chemicals or preservatives.

Mobile App
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Roza Route, LLC

Mobile App

The Route phone and smartwatch app from Roza Route provides data, sales, and staff-management tools to building services companies. Route’s platform delivers real-time data on a cleaning team’s performance to optimize workloading. In addition to workflow tracking, Route’s mobile and web-based app supports data for walkthroughs, contract creation, employee scheduling, invoicing, and reporting. Its estimation tool can help companies avoid underbidding.

Urinal Cleaner
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Waterless Co., Inc.

Urinal Cleaner

Nviro-Clean™ bio-enzymatic urinal cleaner from Waterless eats organic soils, eliminating odors and leaving urinals clean, shiny, and deodorized. Just spray it and walk away. The cleaner will continue to work hours after application and its prolonged use may extend the life of the urinal’s trap/cylinder. Although it is designed for waterless urinals, Nyiro-Clean is also suitable for urinals that use water.

Soap
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SC Johnson Professional

Soap

SC Johnson Professional’s AgroBac™ Pure FOAM antibacterial soap is designed for food handling and processing environments. Within 30 seconds, its perfume-free,dye-free, and triclosan-free formula kills germs that cause foodborne illnesses.. The product dispenses foam instantly to clean, sanitize, and condition skin in one step without tainting food. It is available in a variety of sealed cartridge sizes.

Disinfecting System
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Advanced Vaper Technologies, LLC.

Disinfecting System

The “Norovirus Buster” TANCS® steam vapor cleaning and disinfecting system from Advanced Vaper Technologies removes norovirus from surfaces within 7 seconds without harsh chemicals or the need to keep surfaces wet with an active ingredient. The patented system uses a small amount of water to deliver high-temperature energy carried by low-moisture steam, which works to kill norovirus on most surfaces.

Bucket and Wringer
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Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Inc.

Bucket and Wringer

Rubbermaid’s New Generation WaveBrake® mop bucket and wringer is constructed of web-molded plastic in a variety of colors to accommodate a color-coded cleaning system. It comes in 26-, 35-, and 44-quart sizes with a side-press or down-press wringer. Integrated handles and an optional foot-operated drain allows users to empty the bucket into floor drains, eliminating the strain of lifting and bending when emptying mop buckets.

Wipe Holders
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HOSPECO

Wipe Holders

The SPHERGO® Flat Surface Cleaning System from HOSPECO features no-touch disposal to prevent the transmission of germs from the wiper pad to the user or other surfaces. The Press-N-Go™ base is designed for reusable microfiber pads and the Tuck-N-Go™ base is designed for wet or dry, nonwoven, bifold disposable wipers. Both bases have a ball handle for easy grasping and to accommodate an extension pole.

Power Scrubbers
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Hillyard

Power Scrubbers

One-touch settings let you to customize Trident® power scrubbing equipment from Hillyard for each user or cleaning area. Onboard video instructions allow operators to get right to work. The equipment operates in Eco-Mode for light cleanings, and in Power-Mode for touch cleaning jobs. Its health status feature gives reports on battery performance and the conditions of critical systems, simplifying maintenance troubleshooting and reducing equipment downtime.

Air Freshener
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Fragrance Delivery Technologies Ltd.

Air Freshener

The Oxygen-Pro Programmable Air Freshness System from Fragrance Delivery Technologies uses oxygen-powered patented fuel cell technology to deliver continuous fragrance without harmful chlorofluorocarbons, volatile organic compounds, or propellants. It runs one year on two AA alkaline batteries. The system is available in two 100 percent recyclable cartridges: one providing 30 days and the other providing up to 90 days of fragrance.

Floor Pad
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Filmop USA

Floor Pad

The 16.5-inch Mono-Micro Disposable 100 Percent Microfiber Pad from Filmop is constructed of three layers. The cleaning layer is made of polypropylene microfiber with triple reinforcement seams for durability. The absorbent layer holds and releases up to 4 fluid ounces of cleaning solution or disinfectant. The attachment layer fastens and releases on any Velcro holder, eliminating lint buildup.

Disinfectant
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Diversey

Disinfectant

SureTouch® one-step cleaner, disinfectant, and deodorizer from Diversey is classified as low toxic by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It breaks down to oxygen and water after use and does not irritate the eyes or skin. The disinfectant is compatible with hard, nonporous surfaces and is effective against MRSA, influenza, norovirus, and other pathogens. Its ready-to-use formula eliminates the need to measure and mix chemicals.

Disinfecting System
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EarthSafe Chemical Alternatives

Disinfecting System

The EvaClean Touchless Electrostatic Disinfecting and Sanitizing System from EarthSafe Chemical Alternatives cleans surfaces using a sprayer and effervescent disinfecting and sanitizing tablets. The lightweight, battery-operated sprayer stays charged for four hours. It features an adjustable nozzle, ergonomic handle, and a headlight to illuminate work surfaces for precise coverage. The Purtabs dissolve in regular tap water and contain no harsh chemicals.

Waste Receptacle
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TuffBoxx

Waste Receptacle

The Camper, a dual stream waste and recycling bin from TuffBoxx, will keep wildlife out of your trash. It features two mailbox-style chutes, one for garbage and one for recycling, secured by finger release levers. Constructed of galvanized steel with lockable double lids and doors, each Camper holds two 32-gallon containers. A mounting system at the bottom allows it to be secured to a concrete pad.