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A clean classroom
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 keeping pollutants out and clean air in.

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Factory cleaning plan of attack
September 19, 2010 Mike Nelson

Factory cleaning plan of attack

Although some large plants have the “best practices” plan in place, which suggest certain cleaning supplies and systems, many still have no such plan.

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The Cleanliness And Productivity Connection
September 19, 2010 Aaron Baunee

The Cleanliness And Productivity Connection

This first opinion of a facility is a lasting one and, although the experience might be different during subsequent visits to the same building or restroom, an initial judgment has been passed — and those feelings are not easily swayed.

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Combustible Dust Cleaning
September 19, 2010 John Barrett

Combustible Dust Cleaning

Combustible dust, also known as explosive dust, cleaning is a required preventative maintenance program in manufacturing and production facilities to prevent safety hazards, possible fires and explosions.

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Workplace safety demands vigilance
September 19, 2010 Jeffrey Quinn

Workplace safety demands vigilance

While our workplaces are often protected by devoted police, security officers, and efficient alarm systems, each individual must also take an active role in maintaining a safe work environment.

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Measuring Cleaning Performance
September 19, 2010 Vince Elliot

Measuring Cleaning Performance

This column suggests some guidelines that will help you get the facts about measuring cleaning performance.

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Attitudes can help clean school restrooms
September 19, 2010 Tom Keating

Attitudes can help clean school restrooms

Facility management of public schools traditionally has three phases: Design, construction and maintenance.

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Standard Operating Procedures: A Writing Guide
September 19, 2010 Dave Frank

Standard Operating Procedures: A Writing Guide

SOPs provide workers direction, improve communication, reduce training time and increase cleaning consistency.

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Escalator cleaning
September 19, 2010

Escalator cleaning

Here’s how to step up and meet the challenge.

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The Importance Of Two-cycle Engine Maintenance
September 19, 2010 Mike Moorhead

The Importance Of Two-cycle Engine Maintenance

Summertime — and the living isn''t easy, especially when grounds care responsibilities lead the to-do list.

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Tile and grout: Tough problems, simple solutions
September 19, 2010 Frederick M. Hueston

Tile and grout: Tough problems, simple solutions

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Sign indicating do not place feminine hygiene products in toilet
September 19, 2010 Dawn Shoemaker

Proper procedure for sanitary napkin disposal

Dealing with the safe and sanitary disposal of feminine hygiene products offers building service contractors (BSCs) profitable opportunities.

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Efficient furniture cleaning — with fantastic results
September 19, 2010 Jeff Cross

Efficient furniture cleaning — with fantastic results

Furniture cleaning for your clients is a project that can be both profitable and safe.

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