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August 2, 2019 Adam Povlitz

Teach Educators the Five Lessons of Cleaning Schools

In order for a cleaning company to earn the business of a school or an entire school district, it must demonstrate that it can create a healthy atmosphere for students and staff. Use these five lesson plans when pitching your company to a school.

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Woman vacuuming an elderly woman's home
August 1, 2019 Laura Patock

10 Tips for Vacuuming Success

Follow these tips to clean carpet quickly, efficiently, and safely without injuring yourself or damaging the vacuum.

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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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people going into office building
July 12, 2019 JoAnn Durette

Improve Your IAQ

Better indoor air quality starts at the front door: A proper matting system can help keep pollutants out and clean air in.

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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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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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