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A clean men's restroom
February 13, 2019 Kelly Zimmerman

Corners and Crevices: The Nastiest Restroom Areas

Contrary to popular belief, the toilet seat is not the grossest spot in a restroom. Learn tips to clean dirty grout, overfilled feminine hygiene receptacles, and other nasty restroom surfaces.

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Yotel New York entrace with digital room check-in
February 6, 2019 Kelly Zimmerman

How High-Tech Solutions are Shaping Hospitality

Robots may be the solution for increasing housekeeping efficiencies, while creating better experiences for hotel patrons

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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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Man removing a ceiling vent screen
February 6, 2019 Doug Hoffman

Will “Dead” Mold Hurt Your Building Patrons?

Is dead mold dangerous or harmful? Also, what is dead mold? How do I identify it? Learn the basics here.

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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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Staff Training for Pest Control
March 12, 2015 Dr. Zia Siddiqi

Staff Training for Pest Control

Pest issues can come into play from a variety of sources, from incoming shipments and poor sanitation to improper landscaping, so it’s crucial to use a comprehensive approach that involves your entire staff.

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Where Did I Put That?
March 12, 2015 Jim Harris Sr. & Jeff Merrihew

Where Did I Put That?

The proper selection, storage, and placement of tools and materials are often overlooked or taken for granted. By standardizing process and making the selection, storage, and placement of supplies a fundamental part of the service delivery system, increased efficiencies can be realized.

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Three Myths About Cleaning Management Software
March 12, 2015 Kevin Keeler

Three Myths About Cleaning Management Software

Most of us have probably seen a cleaning software demo, or at least know the software is out there. Yet, most cleaning operations either don’t purchase the software or allow the software they do purchase to gather dust on the shelf.

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More on Mats Than You Ever Thought Possible
March 12, 2015 Adam Strizzi

More on Mats Than You Ever Thought Possible

Mats are often underappreciated by facility managers and cleaning workers, even though they are invaluable to a facility. Very simply, mats help to keep facilities clean, healthy, and safe for building users.

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Floor Mats As A Prevention Strategy
June 18, 2014 Phillip Lawless

Floor Mats As A Prevention Strategy

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Formulating The Request for Proposal
June 9, 2014 Judy Gillies

Formulating The Request for Proposal

If you are a facility manager whose cleaning is outsourced, chances are at some point you will need to develop a Request for Proposal, or RFP, for competitive pricing on your cleaning services.

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