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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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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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A dentist exam room
June 26, 2019 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility Part 2: Doctor and Dentist Offices and Labs

Knowing specific tasks you are required to perform, such as wiping down exam tables and cleaning waiting room toys, will help you prepare a bid for specific medical facilities.

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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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The Care and Cleaning of Health Care Facilities
August 23, 2016 William R. Griffin

The Care and Cleaning of Health Care Facilities

Health care facilities, by their very nature, pose a number of challenges to building service contractors, including how they should be cleaned and the risks that workers will face.

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The State of HAI Prevention
August 22, 2016 Erin Brereton

The State of HAI Prevention

CDC data published earlier this year showed hospitals and other health care facilities have made notable progress toward the infection prevention goals a federal committee set in 2009.

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Three Myths of Healthier Cleaning
August 8, 2016 Allen Rathey

Three Myths of Healthier Cleaning

Cleaning, like other professions, faces its share of myths that may cost your organization money and impact the health of building occupants.

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Successful Snow Planning Starts Now
August 4, 2016 Neal Glatt

Successful Snow Planning Starts Now

While it is easy to forget about the pain of unpredictable snow when summer is just beginning, it is actually a time to plan ahead to avoid the pitfalls of being unprepared.

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Hand Hygiene: True or False?
August 2, 2016 Jim Arbogast

Hand Hygiene: True or False?

Some of the most frequently heard myths about hand sanitizers are those surrounding germs.

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Washing hands
August 1, 2016 Kelly Zimmerman

Our Role in Preventing Infections

This issue of Cleaning and Maintenance Management covers a variety of ways to ensure our teams are doing everything they can to keep building occupants healthy—even when we can’t be there to supervise their every move.

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Tackling High-touch Surfaces
July 27, 2016 Joel Craddock

Tackling High-touch Surfaces

Proper disinfection is critical in preventing the spread of disease and ensuring that we do our jobs right.

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School’s Not Out for Germs
July 25, 2016 Rosie D. Lyles

School’s Not Out for Germs

Summertime may signal a slower time for foot traffic in K-12 schools, but that does not mean that dirt, grime, or germs take a vacation.

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A Greener Way to Disinfect
July 19, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

A Greener Way to Disinfect

Disinfectants have a history of being overused or used incorrectly.

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The Green Way to Infection Control
July 15, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

The Green Way to Infection Control

Frequently, too many cleaning solutions, including ones that are too powerful, have been used to stop the spread of disease.

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The Ins and Outs of On-site Generation
July 11, 2016 Nicole Bowman

The Ins and Outs of On-site Generation

As new on-site generation technologies emerge that also claim to have disinfecting properties, the old standby of EPA registration isn’t always cut and dry.

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Promoting Safety, Preventing Liability
June 1, 2016 Kelly Zimmerman

Promoting Safety, Preventing Liability

Our industry carries great weight and responsibility when it comes to the health and safety of others.

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