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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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Man blowing his nose at a computer
June 3, 2019 Doug Hoffman

Take Indoor Air Quality Complaints Seriously

Even if just one worker complains of poor indoor air quality, employers have a responsibility to follow through on the complaint. Workers have varying sensitivities to indoor allergens.

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Doctors standing over clean and reflective hospital floor
June 1, 2019 Benjamin Oberle

Build an Effective Floor Disinfection Program

The standard for floor disinfection is changing due to growing awareness of harmful bacteria on floors and its potential to spread to other high-touch areas via shoes, hands, or equipment.

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Mold on a white ceiling
May 9, 2019 Doug Hoffman

Minimize Mold

A tell-tale musty smell means you should check these four areas to find where mold may be lurking in your facility.

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Maintenance worker with a checklist
May 7, 2019 Dan Ringo

Maintenance Projects to Schedule This Year

Scheduling preventative maintenance will save operating costs and increase your building systems' reliability. Here are some preventative maintenance practices to put on your checklist.

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hand holding containment detector to wall
May 6, 2019 Nate Seward

Get the Lead Out: Paint Regulations for Facilities

The EPA is stepping up its enforcement actions and targeting companies that are not in compliance. Is your facility following the rules?

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Hands pouring chemical into a beaker
May 6, 2019 Mark McInnes

Disinfectant Pros and Cons: Hydrogen Peroxide vs. Quats

Disinfectants are created with one purpose: to kill microbes and pathogens.However, some active ingredients are safer for human health and the environment than others.

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boots slipping on dark chemical puddle
May 2, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Protect Your Workers From Head to Toe

Mark Warner, education manager with ISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute, recalls a worker who wore sneakers to strip a floor; the result was catastrophic.

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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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Maintenance worker on ladder fixing ceiling
April 17, 2019 Dan Ringo

Prioritizing Building Investments and Facility Maintenance Tasks

Deferring maintenance and upgrades to another budget year can result in higher operational costs in the long run.

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Butterflies and flowers
April 1, 2019 Doug Hoffman

Is Dilution the Answer to Indoor Air Pollution?

Bringing fresh air into the facility may be the answer to improving indoor air quality. But it also may be harmful.

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A group of co-workers enjoying a snack in the breakroom
March 30, 2019 Riley Quinn Doherty

How to Maintain a Healthy Breakroom

Facility managers can make the breakroom a healthier spot by scheduling regular and thorough cleanings in addition to stocking them with hygienic supplies.

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