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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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Should Your Company Add Mold Remediation As A Service Line?
March 7, 2012 Cliff Zlotnik & Joe Hughes

Should Your Company Add Mold Remediation As A Service Line?

As the building''s trusted partner and expert on cleaning and maintenance issues, you may well be the first person to whom the owners or managers turn when there is a mold problem.

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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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What Is Quality?
December 12, 2011 Vince Elliot

What Is Quality?

If you walk through a chemical production facility anywhere in the world today, you will see containers of materials that have virtually identical ingredients and standards.

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What’s Blowing Out Of Your Exhaust?
July 29, 2011 William R. Griffin

What’s Blowing Out Of Your Exhaust?

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Patient room
July 15, 2011

The Importance of Environmental Hygiene

Contaminated environmental surfaces in health care facilities can contribute to the transmission of infectious pathogens. Studies find that the cleaning and disinfection of these high-touch surfaces has been suboptimal.

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What's Your Microfiber Program?
February 1, 2011 Gary Pagenkopf

What's Your Microfiber Program?

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ASHE and IFMA release benchmark results
October 5, 2010

ASHE and IFMA release benchmark results

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) announced the release of "Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks for Health Care Facilities."

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Quick tips: Industrial Floor Care
September 19, 2010 Michael Schaffer

Quick tips: Industrial Floor Care

Rarely in the commercial cleaning business will you hear the term, "general cleaning."

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Tough Questions About Disinfectants Answered
September 19, 2010 Allen Rathey

Tough Questions About Disinfectants Answered

In an era of H1N1 (swine flu), MRSA and other contagious illnesses that can be transmitted environmentally, and directly or indirectly by surfaces, disinfectants clearly have a place in our clean-for-health toolbox.

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State Of The Science: Do Disinfectants Cause Antibiotic Resistance?
September 19, 2010 Dr. Benjamin Tanner

State Of The Science: Do Disinfectants Cause Antibiotic Resistance?

Scientists have historically attributed the rise in antibiotic resistance among bacteria to two main causes: Low-level use of antibiotics in animal feed and inappropriate prescription of antibiotics by physicians.

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Dorm Bathrooms
September 19, 2010 Mike Weber

Dorm Bathrooms

No area in a facility is the source of more consternation for the janitorial staff than the restroom/bathroom.

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Winterizing your fire protection system
September 19, 2010

Winterizing your fire protection system

Regardless of your location, a complete inspection and a handful of simple precautions can safeguard your system and help prevent serious damage and expensive losses.

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