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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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Planning to Clean a Medical Office
August 29, 2016 Joel Craddock

Planning to Clean a Medical Office

When cleaning environments like a dentist's office or small doctor's office, there are things a building service contractor (BSC) should keep in mind.

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Back to Zero
August 25, 2016 Kevin Keeler

Back to Zero

Over time, some surfaces become so saturated with soil that no amount of routine cleaning will improve their appearance level.

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The State of HAI Prevention
August 22, 2016 Erin Brereton

The State of HAI Prevention

CDC data published earlier this year showed hospitals and other health care facilities have made notable progress toward the infection prevention goals a federal committee set in 2009.

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How to (Responsibly) Take Out the Trash
August 12, 2016 Randy Orsheln

How to (Responsibly) Take Out the Trash

There are numerous ways to get more value from can liner expenditures and generate less waste without sacrificing quality.

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Buy-ins and Visions
August 9, 2016 Ron Segura

Buy-ins and Visions

It’s hard enough to ask cleaning professionals to make changes in their cleaning routines, procedures, and the products they use to perform their cleaning tasks, but when management purchases a piece of equipment (a cleaning solution or tool)without their advanced “buy-in,” you can expect additional resistance.

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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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