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Children running up stairs in a school with rubber flooring
September 27, 2019 Sandra Soraci

Acoustic Flooring Solutions for Health Care and Education Facilities

A quiet atmosphere can improve patient healing in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and other health care settings, as well as encourage learning in educational facilities. Flooring solutions that improve building acoustics, such as rubber floors, can be a good choice for these buildings.

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Photo of tile and grout
July 8, 2019 Scott Warrington

Overcoming Common Grout-Cleaning Problems

Learn a few tricks to prevent efflorescence and sealer haze from forming on freshly cleaned tile and grout surfaces.

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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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sweeping up construction debris
June 7, 2019 Joel Craddock

10 Safety Considerations for Construction Cleanup

Unlike standard janitorial services, construction cleanup requires attention to every surface. From drywall dust to large sawdust and paint-splatter, there’s a wide range of service to implement.

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Soil Removal Over Time: A True Gauge Of Efficacious Cleaning
October 23, 2012

Soil Removal Over Time: A True Gauge Of Efficacious Cleaning

Soil removal over time (SROT) is a benchmarking concept that examines actual soil removal in a given period to realistically define productivity.

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A Conversation About B101.3
August 23, 2012

A Conversation About B101.3

In March 2012, the Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) assembled a slip/fall prevention workgroup to discuss ways in which cleaning and follow-up measurement can reduce the incidence of slips and falls.

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Avoiding Slip And Fall Lawsuits
January 11, 2012 Matt Morrison

Avoiding Slip And Fall Lawsuits

Although this situation legally turned out well for this cleaning contractor, slip and fall accidents do happen frequently, and blame — whether justified or not — may be directed toward the cleaning contractor.

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A Revolution In Floor Finish Removal
March 22, 2011 Johnny Terrell

A Revolution In Floor Finish Removal

Once the only option, slurry stripping could soon become a thing of the past.

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Remove Germs, Don't Spread Them
February 1, 2011 Jeff Graveline

Remove Germs, Don't Spread Them

Traditionally, floors have been cleaned using a cotton string mop and a bucket with diluted cleaning solution.

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Color-Coded Mop Heads
October 11, 2010

Color-Coded Mop Heads

Using color-coded flat mop heads is one of the most hygienic ways to clean floors as tasks can be organized by location, project or area.

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Hard facts about hard surface floor care
September 19, 2010 Paul Lundberg

Hard facts about hard surface floor care

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Rental mats are hidden treasures
September 19, 2010 Mike Sharlow

Rental mats are hidden treasures

Renting entrance mats to a customer presents a great opportunity for the BSC as rental mat companies typically provide ineffective mating.

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Taking the nastiness out of floor stripping and finishing
September 19, 2010 Michael Kupneski

Taking the nastiness out of floor stripping and finishing

Many consider stripping the most unpleasant part of the refinishing process because of the harsh chemicals and odor. With the right products and procedures, it doesn’t have to be so unpleasant.

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Poor Ergonomics: Creating Pains in Backs and Budgets
September 19, 2010

Poor Ergonomics: Creating Pains in Backs and Budgets

The American Hospital Association (AHA) estimates that work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for the largest portion of workers' compensation costs in hospitals and long-term nursing home facilities nationwide.

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Carpet Versus Tile: Which Trumps The Other?
September 19, 2010

Carpet Versus Tile: Which Trumps The Other?

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