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April 19, 2019

A Doggone Friendly Office

Before you allow employees to bring their dogs to the workplace, set up some guidelines to keep humans and canines safe, and to protect your facility from damage.

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April 18, 2019 CMM Staff

Prove ROI on Sustainability Efforts

This Q & A with an industry consultant will help you track your facility's return on investment in implementing sustainability efforts.

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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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Maintenance worker on ladder fixing ceiling
April 17, 2019 Dan Ringo

Prioritizing Building Investments and Facility Maintenance Tasks

Deferring maintenance and upgrades to another budget year can result in higher operational costs in the long run.

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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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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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