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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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How to Get a Rave-Review Restroom
December 2, 2016 Fabio Vitali

How to Get a Rave-Review Restroom

To ensure reviews won’t negatively impact revenue, businesses must make cleanliness a priority, especially in restrooms.

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Tackling the Condo and Apartment Market
December 2, 2016 William R. Griffin

Tackling the Condo and Apartment Market

This market has many sub-segments of service and specialization, such as turnover cleaning of vacant units, regular cleaning of common areas,cleanup of post-construction and remodeling, and removal of pet stains and odors.

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Enhancing Restroom Maintenance with Smart Technology
November 21, 2016 Jimy Baynum

Enhancing Restroom Maintenance with Smart Technology

High-quality service is intricately linked to resolving issues immediately after—if not before—they arise. Smart restroom solutions, which employ web-enabled sensors embedded in hand-towel, bath-tissue, and soap dispensers to wirelessly transmit refill needs to a web application, can be invaluable.

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Rethinking Restroom Water Use
November 18, 2016 Erin Brereton

Rethinking Restroom Water Use

Cleaning providers need to walk a fine line between using enough water to produce an undeniably sanitary, radiant restroom and wasting a sizeable amount of both a natural resource and money.

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Winter-proofing Hardwood Floors
October 14, 2016

Winter-proofing Hardwood Floors

With winter weather just around the corner, fall is the perfect time to prepare for cleaning and maintenance challenges the season presents.

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Lean Cleaning for Healthy Environments
October 10, 2016 Allen Rathey

Lean Cleaning for Healthy Environments

The concept of “lean” is about eliminating waste from the workplace. Cleaning organizations can use lean principles to improve the workforce without eliminating employees.

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Five Culinary Cleaning Issues to Avoid
October 7, 2016 Erin Brereton

Five Culinary Cleaning Issues to Avoid

With the risk of trips and drips, and the chance of things catching on fire, commercial kitchens can be a hazardous place to work—and a challenging area to maintain.

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The Key to Keeping Customers in and Pests out
September 6, 2016 Ron Harrison

The Key to Keeping Customers in and Pests out

Sanitation is one of the basic building blocks of a strong food safety program, as well as a strong pest management program, but it is also one that sees frequent slip-ups.

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Six Steps to Prepare Your Facility for Winter
September 2, 2016 Joel Craddock

Six Steps to Prepare Your Facility for Winter

Waiting to devise a winter maintenance plan until the first signs of snow and ice is a mistake.

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Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease
September 1, 2016 Thom Wellington

Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease

Protecting personnel and facilities from unseen bacteria and fungi is a daunting task for building managers as well as professional cleaning teams.

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Cutting Floor Care Costs
August 30, 2016 William R. Griffin

Cutting Floor Care Costs

Hard floor care is a major cost in most facilities, and it plays a key role in overall building appearance, health, and safety.

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How to Implement a Sustainability Program
August 29, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

How to Implement a Sustainability Program

Many facilities have transferred to a green cleaning strategy. The goal is to go a step further and incorporate sustainability into the mix.

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