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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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Photo of patients in a health care facility waiting room
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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The Stinky Drain Mystery
June 13, 2013 Jay Porter

The Stinky Drain Mystery

A stinky drain is seldom the result of poor housekeeping or the fault of a plumber.

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Go Tough On Ice; Easy On Plants
June 11, 2013 Rob Peterson

Go Tough On Ice; Easy On Plants

Good ice melt products are critical for maintaining safe parking lots and walkways during winter.

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Fill Your Parking Lot With Cars, Not Pests
May 30, 2013 Patrick Copps

Fill Your Parking Lot With Cars, Not Pests

Parking lots are the first and last experience many tenants have with your building, and making a good impression requires more than just newly-painted lines, updated lighting and manicured landscaping.

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ICAN/ATEX: How should I bid on a movie theater?
May 17, 2013 Lynn Krafft

ICAN/ATEX: How should I bid on a movie theater?

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Comparison of Key Industry Performance Metrics
May 15, 2013 Vince Elliot

Comparison of Key Industry Performance Metrics

I had a request from a client to compare his performance to industry key performance metrics under traditional task/frequency and performance-based specification relationships.

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How do you define clean? What is an acceptable quality level?
May 14, 2013 Jim Peduto

How do you define clean? What is an acceptable quality level?

The question our clients ask more frequently than any other question is, “What is the definition of clean?”

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ICAN/ATEX: How Many People Per Square Foot Do I Need?
May 14, 2013 Lynn Krafft

ICAN/ATEX: How Many People Per Square Foot Do I Need?

Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight. Every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

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Path To Guest Satisfaction
May 13, 2013 Anthony Melchiorri & Dave Mesko

Path To Guest Satisfaction

To meet evolving needs of the “connected customer,” hotels can build a strong online reputation by focusing on building the four pillars of guest satisfaction: image, cleanliness, safety and security.

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ICAN/ATEX: What should I charge for event cleaning?
May 8, 2013 Lynn Krafft

ICAN/ATEX: What should I charge for event cleaning?

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Cleaning Schools For Healthy Results
May 8, 2013 Rich DiPaolo

Cleaning Schools For Healthy Results

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ICAN/ATEX: What is the best way to bid post construction cleanup?
May 6, 2013 Lynn Krafft

ICAN/ATEX: What is the best way to bid post construction cleanup?

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ICAN/ATEX: What is the price per square foot in a hospital?
May 1, 2013 Gary Clipperton

ICAN/ATEX: What is the price per square foot in a hospital?

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