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September 30, 2019 Sponsored by SunBelt Rentals

2019 BSC/Contract Cleaning Benchmarking Survey Report

Find the latest business outlook from fellow building service contractors (BSCs), broken down by business type, size, revenue, geographical location, and more.

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Children running up stairs in a school with rubber flooring
September 27, 2019 Sandra Soraci

Acoustic Flooring Solutions for Health Care and Education Facilities

A quiet atmosphere can improve patient healing in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and other health care settings, as well as encourage learning in educational facilities. Flooring solutions that improve building acoustics, such as rubber floors, can be a good choice for these buildings.

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​The Right Answer to Restaurants' Food Labeling Needs
October 11, 2019 Sponsored by DayMark

​The Right Answer to Restaurants' Food Labeling Needs

Imagine, for a moment, a back-of-house automation solution that addresses everything from labeling to training and that can be accessed most anywhere in the world.

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multi-story apartment building
September 25, 2019 Doug Hoffman

Why New Buildings Need IAQ Management Programs

Contrary to popular belief, new buildings can have indoor air quality issues. Learn how an IAQ management program can alleviate issues from paint, construction materials, mold, and other contaminants.

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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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