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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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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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Cleaning Connectivity: Floor Care Focus
April 28, 2016 Kelly Zimmerman

Cleaning Connectivity: Floor Care Focus

Developments in floor care technology are not only helping facility managers and building service contractors keep better track of their equipment, but how their cleaning crews are using it and what to do as soon as a problem arises.

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Get a Grip on Slips and Falls
April 27, 2016 Patricia Lennon

Get a Grip on Slips and Falls

As long as people move, slips and falls will be part of workplace hazards.Since slips and falls make up about 85 percent of workers’ compensation claims each year, placing a focus on slip-and-fall prevention can significantly impact a company’s bottom line.

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Extend the Life of Hardwood Floors
April 26, 2016 Dave Posey

Extend the Life of Hardwood Floors

While a properly installed and finished floor can withstand high levels of foot traffic and action, proper care and maintenance is a critical component in getting the most life out of a hardwood floor.

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Pest-proof Your Facility This Spring
April 25, 2016 Patrick Copps

Pest-proof Your Facility This Spring

Landscaping and pest management are more intertwined than you may think—those seemingly well-manicured plants and flowers outside your facility can also attract and provide harborage for pests.

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Floor Care for Busy Buildings
April 25, 2016 William R. Griffin

Floor Care for Busy Buildings

High-traffic areas add extra challenges to the cleaning process. These areas are where high levels of soil track into a building, and if not removed, result in aggressive wear of surfaces and finishes.


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Preventing Illness in Food Service Facilities
April 4, 2016 Allen Rathey

Preventing Illness in Food Service Facilities

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foodborne illness is a preventable public health challenge that causes 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations, and 3,000 deaths annually, sickening one-in-six Americans.

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Diving into Facility Manager Decisions
April 4, 2016

Diving into Facility Manager Decisions

What keeps in-house/facility managers up at night? According to aggregate findings from the 2016 Cleaning and Maintenance Management (CMM) In-House/Facility Management Benchmarking Survey, it’s a combination of labor, budgets, and productivity.

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How to Implement an Effective Recycling System
April 1, 2016 Ryan Hall

How to Implement an Effective Recycling System

Transitioning how you manage waste in your facility can be complex and difficult to deploy. Recycling not only avoids sending waste to landfills, but it can also reduce a facility’s overall hauling costs.

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Cross Out Contamination by Color Coding Microfiber
April 1, 2016 Brett Haney

Cross Out Contamination by Color Coding Microfiber

Color coding is an easy-to-remember-and-follow system that anybody can understand. It is also a sign to the public that you take stopping the spread of pathogens seriously and are purposeful in how you approach cleaning and sanitizing.

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Project Cleaning
March 30, 2016 Perry Shimanoff

Project Cleaning

Summer cleaning, often termed “project cleaning,” can be a successful component of an effective cleaning program.

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Outbreak 101
March 29, 2016 Nicole Bowman

Outbreak 101

It happens all the time. Schools close when too many kids start getting sick with the flu, norovirus, or a host of other diseases that spread quickly.

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The Attendance Gap Flares Up
March 28, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

The Attendance Gap Flares Up

The reasons students are missing school can be tied directly to a number of factors—but the first one noted is health-related, and links to asthma.

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