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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 keep pollutants out and clean air in.

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August 9, 2018 Amanda Hosey

Come Clean on Carpet Chemical Terms

Carpet cleaning is a complex process with many types of cleaners available; it can be hard to keep them all straight. Download our infographic to learn about the different types of carpet protectors and chemicals involved in carpet cleaning.

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a shiny, patterned concrete floor
August 7, 2018 James Flieler

Six Myths of Concrete Floor Maintenance

Although concrete floors typically require less maintenance than other floors, they still require a care plan. Learn how to maintain this versatile and durable flooring so your daily floor care is quick and effective.

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Lucy Kalkman
August 2, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Facilities VP Customizes Approach to Each Client

Sodexo's Lucy Kalkman discusses how a one-size-fits-all approach is not the way to go for optimum client satisfaction.

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Margaret Walker-Shaw
July 31, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Hotel Operations Leader Spreads Housekeeping Knowledge Around the World

A certified executive housekeeper with IEHA, Margaret Walker-Shaw shares the importance of leveraging standards to get ahead in the industry.

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​Nadine Palombo
July 31, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Mentoring Is a Job Perk for PepsiCo Senior Manager

Nadine Palombo talks about how facility management is much more than cleaning. From fire codes to food service, she is leading in all areas of facility operations.

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chalkboard and apple in school setting
July 31, 2018 Brant Insero

Public School Cleaning: 5-Step Change Management Plan

Among all the chaos and tragedy we’ve seen our children face this past year, it’s hard to draw focus to the more simple and easily preventable problems that also have an impact on our children’s health and safety.

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A woman whose a leader in facility management
July 30, 2018 Jenean Merkel Perelstein

How Women Leaders in Facility Management Can Break Down Barriers

Female facility director Stephanie Poskin answers tough questions on perseverance and professional growth for women in the industry.

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Jill Frey
July 25, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Jill Frey: Born to Be an FSP

Although Frey started off in the cleaning industry by working for her family's company, she had to prove her worth to her clients and employees. Here's how she did it.

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Museum Facility Manager Highlights Importance of Training in Field
July 25, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Museum Facility Manager Highlights Importance of Training in Field

Training and certification opportunities have helped Judie Cooper get ahead during her time with the Smithsonian Institution; now she's offering the same to others.

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Graffiti on a bathroom stall; it can be hard to clean
July 25, 2018 J. Darrel Hicks

5 Steps to Keeping Bathroom Stalls Graffiti-Free

Graffiti on bathroom stalls can be very difficult to clean. Learn 5 steps you can take keep your bathroom stalls graffiti-free.

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Cleaner using power washer
July 23, 2018 Nate Abrahams

Which Power Washer is Best for you?

Commercial pressure washers can be a significant investment; finding the best power washer for your operation is critical. Learn which power washer options are best for your building.

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Female super hero with red cape
July 17, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

5 Fantastic Female Leaders in the Cleaning Industry

Female facility management professionals are breaking down barriers and creating their own paths; here's a snapshot of their secrets to success.

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