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November 29, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Color Coding Industrial Work Spaces for Safety

How green, yellow, and red safety zones can protect your workers from on-site accidents

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Men wearing protective vests in an industrial facility
November 27, 2018 Jean-François Leblanc

Keep it Clean, Keep it Safe in Industrial Facilities

Training is critical to keeping cleaning staff safe on a plant or warehouse floor. Review these safety tips before training staff to clean these risky environments.

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November 26, 2018 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility

Medical facilities vary in their specific needs. Consider training resources, cleaning products, and required equipment when making a bid.

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A person using equipment to care for a terrazzo floor
November 21, 2018 James Flieler

Protected Terrazzo Floors Last a Lifetime

While terrazzo is generally long lasting—and is still found in old palacios and palazzos in Italy—it can succumb to deterioration. Here’s how to prevent it.

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September 1, 2015 Rosie D. Lyles

Cleaning for Health in Public Restrooms

Restrooms are consistently cited as one of the toughest areas to maintain—and the No. 1 source of customer complaints.

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Accountability: A Winning Business Strategy
August 4, 2015 Judy Gillies

Accountability: A Winning Business Strategy

In order to take our place as professional partners in the field of facility management, we have to be more serious about accountability.

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ICAN/ATEX: How Do I Bid on Remodel Cleanup?
July 28, 2015

ICAN/ATEX: How Do I Bid on Remodel Cleanup?

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A Greener Approach to Pest Management
July 3, 2015 Ron Harrison

A Greener Approach to Pest Management

When it comes to pest control, going green includes implementing proactive, preventive measures that either eliminate or reduce the conditions that are attractive to pests.

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Interim carpet cleaning
July 2, 2015 Paul Tucker

The Benefits of Interim Maintenance

Your facility maintenance plan might be missing an important step in its carpet cleaning program: interim maintenance.

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Developing a Carpet Vacuuming Strategy
July 1, 2015 Sean Martschinke

Developing a Carpet Vacuuming Strategy

The importance of a carpet vacuuming strategy is often overlooked by cleaning professionals, but can help to efficiently workload a facility.

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Coffee spilling onto carpet
June 30, 2015 Bob Abrams

Caring for Carpet Spots

When it comes to carpet care, the expression, "Location, location, location," has a totally different meaning.

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A Program for Effective Carpet Maintenance
June 29, 2015 Richard Bodo & Bob Christensen

A Program for Effective Carpet Maintenance

Of all the surfaces in a facility, there is perhaps none more difficult to keep clean and maintain than carpet.

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Developing Your Annual Maintenance Program
June 4, 2015 Jeff Goodnough

Developing Your Annual Maintenance Program

Instating a specific program for the long-term care of your facility allows for better organization and communication. By keeping the process transparent, a maintenance program can keep all staff informed and ensure their workplace meets proper standards.

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How to Maintain a Healthy Landscape
June 3, 2015 Mike Fitzpatrick

How to Maintain a Healthy Landscape

Creating a healthy and attractive landscape during the summer can be a challenging task for many facility managers. With hot and humid temperatures, and storm season at its peak, landscapes are under a high level of stress.

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A Cleaning Checklist for Higher Education Facilities
May 11, 2015

A Cleaning Checklist for Higher Education Facilities

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Staffing Your School’s Cleaning Team
May 5, 2015 Kylie Ora Lobell

Staffing Your School’s Cleaning Team

The education niche of the cleaning industry is one that requires excellent customer service and the ability to work with people of all ages.

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