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Manufacturing facility warehouse floor
June 12, 2019 Bill Ruhr

Considerations for Workloading Complex Floor Plans

Proper workloading calculations can help to guide equipment choices for various areas of a warehouse, manufacturing plant, or other types of complicated layouts

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A modern restroom with automatic dispensers and fixtures
June 12, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

No-Touch Restrooms

Patrons of no-touch restrooms can activate toilet seat covers, dispense toilet paper, wash and dry their hands, and throw out trash, all without touching a dispenser or fixture.

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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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A clean men's restroom
June 11, 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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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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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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