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A clean men's restroom
February 13, 2019 Kelly Zimmerman

Corners and Crevices: The Nastiest Restroom Areas

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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Yotel New York entrace with digital room check-in
February 6, 2019 Kelly Zimmerman

How High-Tech Solutions are Shaping Hospitality

Robots may be the solution for increasing housekeeping efficiencies, while creating better experiences for hotel patrons

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Discover A Smarter Way to Dust
February 13, 2019 Sponsored by 3M

Discover A Smarter Way to Dust

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Man removing a ceiling vent screen
February 6, 2019 Doug Hoffman

Will “Dead” Mold Hurt Your Building Patrons?

Is dead mold dangerous or harmful? Also, what is dead mold? How do I identify it? Learn the basics here.

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Restaurant Stops the Mop and Switches to Kaivac OmniFlex System
May 1, 2017 Sponsored by Kaivac, Inc.

Restaurant Stops the Mop and Switches to Kaivac OmniFlex System

Jake Hibbett faced a cleaning challenge. As assistant manager of Buffalo Wings & Rings in Greendale, IN, he needed to create a clean and inviting environment for diners.

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Bringing School Spirit to Hardwood Floors
May 1, 2017 Sponsored by Bona

Bringing School Spirit to Hardwood Floors

Like most high school sport floors, the gym floor at Lutheran High School in Parker, CO, gets a good deal of foot traffic. From sporting events to dances, the gym is the heart of the school.

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Addressing Facility Theft
April 7, 2017 Ron Segura

Addressing Facility Theft

Managers of custodial crews must be prepared to deal with personnel and security issues, such as building theft.

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3 Ways to Avoid the Half-Million Dollar French Fry
April 7, 2017 David Collette

3 Ways to Avoid the Half-Million Dollar French Fry

Proactively reduce your risk by using a qualified walkway auditor as either an internal or external resource.

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Create a Green Cleaning Strategy for Your School
April 6, 2017 Tracy Washington Enger

Create a Green Cleaning Strategy for Your School

An effective green cleaning plan is collaborative and requires initiative—especially in facilities like schools with a variety of stakeholders.

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What’s in Your Custodial Closet?
April 4, 2017 Nicole Bowman

What’s in Your Custodial Closet?

For those who are looking to get serious about green cleaning initiatives, an audit of custodial closets will indicate exactly what health and environmental hazards are hiding in there.

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Selecting the Best Service Provider
March 10, 2017 Bill McGarvey

Selecting the Best Service Provider

Keep in mind: Service providers often have to back their service into a price and keep the facility clean while maintaining a profit.

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More Than a Folded Map
March 9, 2017 Kevin Keeler

More Than a Folded Map

Here are some factors to consider when outlining work assignments.

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Managing Multiple Facilities
March 8, 2017 Tim Conn

Managing Multiple Facilities

Consistency creates a level of trust among custodians, management, and other decision-makers within an organization.

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Production Rates and Costs for K–12
March 3, 2017 William R. Griffin

Production Rates and Costs for K–12

As with other types of cleaning, consider your staff, process, equipment, and budget when bidding on a school district.

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Can Liner Consequences
February 9, 2017 Stephen Ashkin

Can Liner Consequences

While trash can liners help to keep our facilities clean, how we dispose of them can have grave consequences.

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Protect Your Roof From Sleet, Snow, and Moisture
February 8, 2017 Rick Cunningham

Protect Your Roof From Sleet, Snow, and Moisture

While the summer can cause heat related issues for a commercial roof, the winter can often cause the greatest amount of damage—no matter where the facility is located.

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