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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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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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Green Cleaning Program
June 9, 2014 Robert Kravitz

Implementing A Green Cleaning Program

Certain best practices have emerged for implementing a green cleaning program.

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Project Cleaning For Schools And Universities
May 6, 2014 Rex Morrison

Project Cleaning For Schools And Universities

Tools, task lists, time studies and schedules are all important parts of a successful summer cleaning program.

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