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A clean classroom
August 2, 2019 Adam Povlitz

Teach Educators the Five Lessons of Cleaning Schools

In order for a cleaning company to earn the business of a school or an entire school district, it must demonstrate that it can create a healthy atmosphere for students and staff. Use these five lesson plans when pitching your company to a school.

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Woman vacuuming an elderly woman's home
August 1, 2019 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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Discover A Smarter Way to Dust
February 13, 2019 Sponsored by 3M

Discover A Smarter Way to Dust

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people going into office building
July 12, 2019 JoAnn Durette

Improve Your IAQ

Better indoor air quality starts at the front door: A proper matting system can help keep pollutants out and clean air in.

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Messy public bathroom with toilet paper strewn about
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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Worker cleaning graffiti off a blue wall
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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Closeup of carpeting
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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Eyeglasses, charts, and a clipboard with the words
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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Microfiber mop dusting hard floor
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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Man caulking exterior building window
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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Flooded buildings in need of safe disaster recover
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.

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granite countertop with apple and knife on it
January 19, 2018 Scott Jenkins

Six Tips for Cleaning Granite Countertops and Surfaces

Food, drinks, and other spills can leave your granite surfaces looking dingy and dirty.Follow these green cleaning tips to wash your granite safely.

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Woman in an office holding her nose
January 3, 2018 Larry Lawton

Odor Elimination Tips for Homes and Facilities

For your facility, business, or home to be healthy as well as smell clean and fresh, it is essential that the source of odors be identified and removed.

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Chemical spill
December 13, 2017 Michael Shannon Sr.

Chemical Spill Cleanup

Chemical spills can contribute to slips, falls, and other hazardous conditions. Learn to mitigate these risks with safer cleanup options.

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December 11, 2017 Judy Gillies

Don’t Get Caught in the Cleaning Industry’s Perfect Storm

This perfect storm of trending business decisions can sabotage cleaning operations if facility managers don’t head them off.

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Keep Commercial Carpeting Looking Its Best
December 8, 2017 Larry Lawton

Keep Commercial Carpeting Looking Its Best

Follow these best practices for cleaning a commercial carpet to preserve its natural appearance and extend its life.

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