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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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Safety Concerns with School Cleaning Supplies
May 1, 2015 Nicole Bowman

Safety Concerns with School Cleaning Supplies

Rather than help cleaning departments, outside products can hinder their efforts, while also contributing to poor indoor air quality and valid safety concerns.

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Reorganizing Custodial Departments in Higher Education
April 30, 2015 Rex Morrison

Reorganizing Custodial Departments in Higher Education

To successfully organize (or reorganize) a higher education custodial department, one must first answer the question: What is the purpose or mission of our custodial department?

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ICAN/ATEX: What is the Best Way to Strip Old Finish/Dirt From VCT Edges Around a Room?
April 24, 2015

ICAN/ATEX: What is the Best Way to Strip Old Finish/Dirt From VCT Edges Around a Room?

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ICAN/ATEX: Why are there water spots on my floor?
April 8, 2015 Gary Clipperton

ICAN/ATEX: Why are there water spots on my floor?

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Stop the Stink
April 4, 2015 Ron Harrison

Stop the Stink

In commercial property management settings, there are a number of sources from which odors can originate. Thankfully, there are also several tactics you can use around your facility to make sure odors don’t become a problem.

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ICAN/ATEX: How Do I Bid on a Large Carpeted Job?
April 3, 2015

ICAN/ATEX: How Do I Bid on a Large Carpeted Job?

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How to Care for Fragile Floors
April 3, 2015 Bill McGarvey

How to Care for Fragile Floors

Many facilities are getting away from traditional flooring, such as vinyl composition tile. This departure can present challenges to cleaning professionals using older methods.

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Creating a Strong Foundation for High-Performance Cleaning
April 3, 2015 Jim Harris Sr. & Jeff Merrihew

Creating a Strong Foundation for High-Performance Cleaning

The cleaning industry faces ever-increasing pressures as a result of escalations in requirements, budget reductions, wage increases, and rising health care costs. Routinely these productivity increases lack sustainability because the proper foundation has not been established.

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The Return of Industrial Floors
April 3, 2015 Doug Berjer

The Return of Industrial Floors

While many cleaning professionals are well versed on caring for floors in schools, commercial office buildings, and similar facilities, floor care in an industrial location can be an entirely different ball of wax.

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ICAN/ATEX: What is the proper rate for stripping, sealing, and refinishing floors?
April 1, 2015 Lynn Krafft

ICAN/ATEX: What is the proper rate for stripping, sealing, and refinishing floors?

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ICAN/ATEX: How should I bid on cleaning two car dealerships?
March 27, 2015

ICAN/ATEX: How should I bid on cleaning two car dealerships?

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Water Saved or Water Wasted?
March 12, 2015 Klaus Reichardt

Water Saved or Water Wasted?

A perceived benefit of sensor-controlled fixtures is that they save water. However, sensor-controlled fixtures can actually use more water than manually-operated systems.

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