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A modern restroom with automatic dispensers and fixtures
April 24, 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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High Dusting Kits from ProTeam
February 6, 2019 Sponsored by ProTeam

High Dusting Kits from ProTeam

ProTeam® offers High Dusting Kits that bring many above-the-floor areas within the cleaner’s reach for safe and efficient cleaning.

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A woman with two small children in an airport terminal
April 23, 2019 Robert Kravitz

Lactation Rooms: New Policies Coming to an Airport Near You

A new law requires all large- and medium-sized airports in the United States to provide a private, hygienic space in each terminal for nursing or pumping mothers.

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Woman working on a computer with a dog on her lap
April 19, 2019 Katherine Picket

A Doggone Friendly Office

Before you allow employees to bring their dogs to the workplace, set up some guidelines to keep humans and canines safe, and to protect your facility from damage.

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Not Your Home Bathroom
February 26, 2016 Mickey Crowe

Not Your Home Bathroom

Most commercial restrooms in an office building, factory, or retail setting will have much more traffic per day than a personal bathroom, which means the soil load and supply usage is far greater, and therefore requires a higher degree of cleaning.

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Tackling the Toilet Sneeze
February 26, 2016 Michael Wilson

Tackling the Toilet Sneeze

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The Impact of Green Sports Facilities
February 25, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

The Impact of Green Sports Facilities

Sports truly have the ability to change the world, or at least to help continue the greening of the cleaning industry through example.

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The Importance of Cleaning Inspections
February 25, 2016 Judy Gillies

The Importance of Cleaning Inspections

Continuous improvement requires continuous evaluation, which is exactly where cleaning inspections come into play.

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How to Make High-Performance Mats Last
February 5, 2016 Adam Strizzi

How to Make High-Performance Mats Last

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Pros and Cons of Antimicrobial Surface Coatings
January 29, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

Pros and Cons of Antimicrobial Surface Coatings

Along with helping to inhibit the spread of germs and bacteria on medical instruments, antimicrobial coatings can also impact how we clean health care facilities.

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The ROI of Clean Air
January 29, 2016 Jeff Dryfhout

The ROI of Clean Air

Providing clean air has a wide range of benefits, including increased occupant productivity, reduced absenteeism, and improved facility perception.

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Man vacuuming in airport
January 28, 2016 Sherlon Kauffman

Wintertime's Impact on Facility Air Quality

During the winter months, it’s more crucial than ever to think about the quality of the air we breathe, particularly in cold locations. This time of year, dirt, dust, slush, and grime increase, while our exposure to cleaner outside air diminishes.

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Handwashing
January 5, 2016 Samantha Williams

Healthy Hands, Healthy Facility

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hand hygiene is one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

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Cleaning for Time vs. Health
December 30, 2015 Ron Segura

Cleaning for Time vs. Health

During a time when our industry is realizing that our No. 1 priority is to keep people healthy, the “trash-and-dash” approach to cleaning is sure to result in a number of problems, not the least of which is making it harder for us to accomplish our goal of cleaning for health and safety.

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The Triple Bottom Line
December 28, 2015 Stephen Ashkin

The Triple Bottom Line

While sustainable cleaning options include the use of green cleaning solutions, products, and equipment, that is just one leg of what sustainability is all about. The other two legs are: people and profit.

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Is That Carpet Clean?
December 23, 2015 Larry Cooper

Is That Carpet Clean?

Can your customers tell the difference between clean and soiled carpet? More than likely, they cannot. It is our job as professionals to assist in this process.

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