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Manufacturing facility warehouse floor
June 12, 2019 Bill Ruhr

Considerations for Workloading Complex Floor Plans

Proper workloading calculations can help to guide equipment choices for various areas of a warehouse, manufacturing plant, or other types of complicated layouts

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A modern restroom with automatic dispensers and fixtures
June 12, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

No-Touch Restrooms

Patrons of no-touch restrooms can activate toilet seat covers, dispense toilet paper, wash and dry their hands, and throw out trash, all without touching a dispenser or fixture.

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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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A clean men's restroom
June 11, 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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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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Tackling Tough Facility Odors
February 3, 2017 Robert D. Foster

Tackling Tough Facility Odors

Odor: It is a problem that stinks, but it’s a top concern and one of the most difficult problems confronting cleaning professionals today.

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Maintain a Solid Facility Image in Winter
February 2, 2017 Neal Glatt

Maintain a Solid Facility Image in Winter

Proper snow and ice management is imperative to positive facility image, tenant safety, and visitor satisfaction.

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