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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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Harvard Maintenance Cleans for Health and Wellness
April 25, 2018 Sponsored by ProTeam

Harvard Maintenance Cleans for Health and Wellness

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Bill Balek
April 23, 2018

Prove Your Team's Value

Custodians are the front-line defense against the spread of germs and diseases. That's why it's important to know their value when you go to bat for your department, business, or budget.

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A person using a refillable hand dispenser
April 23, 2018

Danger in the Soap Dispenser

A growing body of scientific evidence supports the idea that refillable bulk soap dispensers may be working against your efforts to create a clean and healthy building environment.

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Main cleaning out air duct with a brush
April 13, 2018 Robert Schuman

Three Solutions to Eliminate Excessive Dust

Excessive dust is not typical. If you see a layer of dust settle on surfaces shortly after you finish cleaning, chances are good that one of three factors is responsible: dirty HVAC systems, leaky ducts, or dusty floors.

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wind farm solar panels hydro plant green energy
April 10, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Full Speed Ahead for the Sustainability Movement

Even though the federal government has taken environmental and sustainability issues off its priority list, the movement is still going strong.

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March 26, 2018

Protect Your Facility Patrons by Cleaning

With the flu still impacting communities, it's important to invest in the right cleaning strategy

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Housekeeping cart with items sorted by color
March 7, 2018 Eric Gaudet

Cleaning With Colors

Nearly all industries benefit from using colors to clean, including medical centers, hotels, restaurants, schools, daycares, and nursing homes.

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Hannah Kennedy from ISSA and Mark Sisson
March 5, 2018

Supplementing With Self-Cleaning Surfaces

A look back at a forward-thinking technology: Lean more about self-cleaning surfaces and how they can help supplement cleaning efforts in our facilities.

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white restroom stall
March 5, 2018 J. Darrel Hicks

Unearth the Restroom Stall’s Germiest Areas

When cleaning a restroom, pretend you are the patron. Walk into the stall, close the door, and think about what you see.

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various cleaning chemicals in bottles
February 28, 2018 Jess Baidwan

Simplifying Custodial Chemical Use

Here is a five-step action plan to help you consolidate your chemicals.

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Messy public bathroom with toilet paper strewn about
February 26, 2018 Kory Heck

Does Your Restroom Give a Bad Impression of Your Business?

When facility managers don't make restroom cleanliness a priority, they put customer satisfaction, health and safety, and their company's bottom line at risk.

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Empty desk with a sign reading
February 16, 2018 Kevin Keeler

Navigating the Workplace Grind

The day-to-day grind of running a cleaning business can be overwhelming. Follow these techniques to cope without running yourself into the ground.

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