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March 6, 2018 Jeff Smith

Build Your Exterior Maintenance Budget

Last month we prioritized outdoor maintenance tasks; this month we’re teaching you how to budget for them.

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March 2, 2018 Jonathan Adkins

Floor Report Reveals Market Trends

ISSA & AACEM have developed a report to help industry professionals stay current with commercial construction and renovation activity and projections, flooring materials trends, and key U.S. economic indicators.

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February 28, 2018 Jess Baidwan

Simplifying Custodial Chemical Use

Here is a five-step action plan to help you consolidate your chemicals.

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February 26, 2018 Kory Heck

Does Your Restroom Give a Bad Impression of Your Business?

When facility managers don't make restroom cleanliness a priority, they put customer satisfaction, health and safety, and their company's bottom line at risk.

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March 21, 2018 Amanda Hosey

Identifying Carpet Spots and Stains

Removing a carpet spot or stain begins with identifying its origin. The stain's location, appearance, and smell can give you a clue as to the substance that was spilled.

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March 6, 2018 Judy Gillies

Overcoming Cleaning Operation Challenges

Standardize, document, inspect, train, and implement. Follow these five steps to cleaner operations.

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February 21, 2018 Bryan Christiansen

Do You Need to Outsource Maintenance Operations?

Outsourcing is popular in the maintenance industry, especially in facilities that
need specialized expertise or short-term or part-time services, and that are concerned about liability.

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February 16, 2018 Gregory Gardner

Why Carpet?

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

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February 15, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Rid Your Company of Risk

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.

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February 8, 2018 Larry Lawton

Dust Up on Your Hard Floor Care

Dust is made up of fine particles from paper, skin cells, dirt, and other materials found in the environment. Removing dust accumulation helps prevent symptoms of allergies and asthma.

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February 5, 2018 Steve Howerton

An Inside Look at Exterior Maintenance

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.

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January 26, 2018 Greg Scarborough

10 Steps to Safe Disaster Recovery

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.