CMM’s Top 10 Stories of 2018

Restroom paper products, facility cleaning challenges, and innovative products were CMM’s hottest stories in 2018. See what you missed.

January 8, 2019

The restroom: A top area of concern in our industry year after year. With that in mind, it’s no surprise the restroom was the topic behind CMM’s two most-read articles in 2018. Other hard-hitting stories from the past year focused on topics all across the board, from product innovations to system cleaning and carpet stains.

Below are the 10 most-read and most-important articles of 2018:

  1. On a Roll: This History of Toilet Paper and Restroom Paper Products 
    Quality, quantity, and the type of toilet paper in your facility may be affecting user satisfaction and your bottom line. Examining the history of toilet paper will help you pick the right product.

  2. The Great Debate: Paper Towels vs Hand Dyers
    Hand drying is not as simple as it sounds. Here’s what you should consider when deciding which drying method to install in your facility’s restrooms.
  3. Look UP: You May Be Housing Airborne Contaminants
    Your indoor air contamination may be coming from your vents. Learn how to clear up the mess and prevent future indoor air quality issues.

  4. ISSA Dispenses Innovation Award Winners 
    Hydro System Co. received the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award for its EvoClean water-powered laundry chemical dispenser—and for the first time ever, four other companies received honorable mentions. Another first—the winners were chosen by an all-women panel.

  5. Solving the Challenges of Facility Management
    The responsibilities of building personnel go far beyond keeping facilities clean. Learn more about their top concerns in CMM's 2018 survey of facility management professionals.

  6. How to Remove Reappearing Carpet Spots
    Wicking spots reoccur after cleaned carpet has dried. Rather than trying to stop the wicking, let the spot wick onto something else.

  7. Three Solutions to Eliminate Excessive Dust
    Excessive dust is not typical. If you see a layer of dust settle on surfaces shortly after you finish cleaning, chances are good that one of three factors is responsible: dirty heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; leaky ducts; or dusty floors.

  8. Public School Cleaning: 5-Step Change Management Plan
    Many schools fight an uphill battle to balance their budgets while providing a safe environment and quality programming. Among the planning and negotiations, an area that often falls through the cracks is the maintenance and operations of K–12 public school facilities.

  9. Run, Hide, Fight: How Facilities Can Prepare for an Active Shooter Situation
    Sergeant James Songer of the Dallas Police Department, a speaker at ISSA North America 2018, offers life-saving advice on how facility managers can help protect building residents and themselves from an armed assailant.

  10. Hotel Operations Leader Spreads Housekeeping Knowledge Around the World
    Margaret Walker-Shaw, a certified executive housekeeper with IEHA, a division of ISSA, shares the importance of leveraging standards to get ahead in the industry.




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