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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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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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employee reading handbook
May 29, 2018 Erin Brereton

Employee Handbook 101

An employee handbook can be a valuable asset, providing protection for both employees and their organizations. Here are basic principles and policies you will want to make sure to include.

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container for needles and other hazardous wastes
May 29, 2018 Jess Baidwan

Handling Hazardous Waste: The Danger of Sharps

Although emptying trash seems like a simple enough task, it can become dangerous when a staff member is stuck by a needle or other sharp hidden among the garbage. Here are several ways to protect your staff

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Wet floor sign near man mopping floor
May 21, 2018 Dusti Butler & Helene Browning

Floor Cleaning Procedures For Slip, Trip, And Fall Prevention

Many factors contribute to slip, trip, and fall incidents, including improper floor cleaning. Establishing a formalized floor-cleaning program can help prevent fall injuries.

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Puzzle pieces labeled with trending facility types
May 2, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman & Jonathan Adkins

Solving the Challenges of Facility Management

With the topic of building security and visitor safety fresh in the news, it's clear the responsibilities of building personnel go way beyond keeping facilities clean. Learn more about their top concerns in CMM's 2018 survey of facility management professionals.

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Pedal operated trash can
April 27, 2018 Linda Pace

Sanitary Solutions for Waste Disposal in Women's Restrooms

When it comes to cleaning restrooms used by women, many building service contractors (BSCs) find that their biggest maintenance headache is dealing with feminine waste.

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Vacuum attachments for high dusting
April 25, 2018 Sponsored by ProTeam

Four New High Dusting Kits from ProTeam

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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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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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