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April 19, 2019

A Doggone Friendly Office

Before you allow employees to bring their dogs to the workplace, set up some guidelines to keep humans and canines safe, and to protect your facility from damage.

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April 18, 2019 CMM Staff

Prove ROI on Sustainability Efforts

This Q & A with an industry consultant will help you track your facility's return on investment in implementing sustainability efforts.

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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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Maintenance worker on ladder fixing ceiling
April 17, 2019 Dan Ringo

Prioritizing Building Investments and Facility Maintenance Tasks

Deferring maintenance and upgrades to another budget year can result in higher operational costs in the long run.

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Successful Snow Planning Starts Now
August 4, 2016 Neal Glatt

Successful Snow Planning Starts Now

While it is easy to forget about the pain of unpredictable snow when summer is just beginning, it is actually a time to plan ahead to avoid the pitfalls of being unprepared.

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School’s Not Out for Germs
July 25, 2016 Rosie D. Lyles

School’s Not Out for Germs

Summertime may signal a slower time for foot traffic in K-12 schools, but that does not mean that dirt, grime, or germs take a vacation.

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Best Practices for Autoscrubbing Hardwood Floors
July 25, 2016 Dave Posey

Best Practices for Autoscrubbing Hardwood Floors

For any sizable hardwood floor, implementing a regular autoscrubbing maintenance program is a must.

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A Greener Way to Disinfect
July 19, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

A Greener Way to Disinfect

Disinfectants have a history of being overused or used incorrectly.

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Bidding on Schools and Universities
July 13, 2016 William R. Griffin

Bidding on Schools and Universities

Educational facilities are a growing market that contractors are penetrating. This includes day and evening cleaning in public and private schools of all types and sizes.

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Color Coding Can Liners
July 13, 2016 Randy Orsheln

Color Coding Can Liners

The most common colors for industrial can liners are black, grey, white, and clear. Here’s a guide to how color plays a role in properly sorting your facility’s trash.

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Taking Strides in Reducing Water Consumption
June 6, 2016 Klaus Reichardt

Taking Strides in Reducing Water Consumption

Historically, the United States has had an abundance of water. The country has about 4.5 percent of the world’s population, but nearly 8 percent of its renewable freshwater.

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Paving the Way for Product Mapping
June 6, 2016 Tobi Colbert

Paving the Way for Product Mapping

For the small mom-and-pop cleaning contractor, cleaning supply costs may be a minor concern. Of course, everyone wants to get the best product at the best price, but in many cases, supplies may be a small cost compared to the overall business operation.

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Preventing Pests to Protect Health
May 31, 2016 Dr. Zia Siddiqi

Preventing Pests to Protect Health

Establishing a stringent sanitation regimen and facility maintenance plan that covers indoor and outdoor areas can help protect your building and its occupants from pests and the diseases they carry.

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Protecting Public Health
May 27, 2016 Sarah C. Bell-West

Protecting Public Health

Maintaining a visibly clean environment is important for influencing public perceptions because cleanliness is a top concern for customers.

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Get With the Safety Program
May 26, 2016 Patricia Lennon

Get With the Safety Program

Pressure to address overall safety for employees is being driven by the high monetary cost of incidents, as well as the effect accidents have on employee productivity and overall company morale.

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Making Recycling More Effective
May 20, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

Making Recycling More Effective

Just because recycling is the granddaddy of the green and sustainability movement doesn't mean there isn't still plenty of room for improvement.

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