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After-hours cleaning
August 4, 2020 Stephen Lewis

Countering After-Hours Cleaning and Maintenance Concerns

Although cleaning after hours makes practical sense, it requires forethought and planning on everyone’s part

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commercial stone floors
June 18, 2020 Fred Hueston

9 Steps for Maintaining Commercial Stone Floors

Guidelines to help you design the best maintenance program for your commercial stone floors.

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Reopening Your Facility
May 11, 2020 Lori Strazdas

3 Steps to Take Before Reopening Your Facility

Do you manage a building’s cleaning and disinfection program? Here are guidelines to help you protect people and minimize the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Reopening Your Facility
May 1, 2020 Chris Whiting

5 Best Practices for Reopening Your Facility

As several U.S. states allow businesses shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic to resume operations, facility managers must plan a smooth reopening process.

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smelly, odors, stinky garbage
April 8, 2020 Laura Haupert

How Do I Get Rid of That Smell?

Pinpoint the source of facility odors, such as restrooms or trash rooms, to find the best odor-control solution, including sprays, upholstery or carpet additives, and gels.

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Facility Services
April 8, 2020 Amy W. Richardson

Facility Services Now

Use the insights from this survey of facility managers help you plan and prepare the best you can for future success.

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March 31, 2020 Bryan Christiansen

5 Things a New Facility Manager Should Do in the First 90 Days

The ability to identify and manage core areas that require the most attention upon assuming the leadership of a new assignment can serve as the bedrock for sustained facility management success.

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Mopping, EVS, environmental services
March 30, 2020 Jeff Cross

An Industry Unites: A Focus on Facilities Spotlights True Professionalism

Environmental services workers cleaning and disinfecting hospitality and health care facilities are protecting populations at high risk of contracting COVID-19.

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Maintenance Inventory Costs
March 11, 2020 Ilan Rodzynek

5 Ways to Control Maintenance Inventory Costs

One cost-savings strategy is to take a closer look at the consumables used every day in building maintenance and repair. Giving extra attention to how you manage inventory of these items can have a big impact on a facility’s maintenance budget.

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10 Tips for Vacuuming Success
March 1, 2020 Laura Patock

10 Tips for Vacuuming Success

Follow these tips to clean carpet quickly, efficiently, and safely without injuring yourself or damaging the vacuum.

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12 Simple Steps for Better Deep Cleaning
March 1, 2020 Laura Patock

12 Simple Steps for Better Deep Cleaning

Follow these carpet care tips to improve extraction results and indoor air quality

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Drying
February 13, 2020 David Oakes

Expediting the Drying Cycle

Understanding evaporation and how drying equipment is used can be advantageous for facility managers who do water restoration in-house as well as those who hire restorative drying professionals to handle remediation.

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infection prevention technologies
February 5, 2020 Patrick Kehoe

Infection Prevention Innovations for Facility Managers

Disposable mop pads and chemical accuracy systems are two innovations helping facility managers reduce cross contamination.

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cleaning open-architecture ceilings
January 13, 2020 Brad Pierce

3 Tips for Cleaning Open-Architecture Ceilings

Using vacuums and lifts can help custodial staff remove the dirt, dust, and grime which easily accumulate in this hard-to-reach area.

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The Sequel is Never This Good
December 16, 2019 Sponsored by ProTeam

The Sequel is Never This Good

Introducing the ProTeam® GoFree® Flex Pro II cordless backpack vacuum with a new motor, new runtimes, and lighter weight.

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Town of Normal Elevates to Extraordinary Heights
December 6, 2019 CMM Staff

Town of Normal Elevates to Extraordinary Heights

To streamline operations and standardize processes across its municipality facilities, the town implemented professional development training with ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard and Green Building program.

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