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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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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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Eyeglasses, charts, and a clipboard with the words
February 15, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Rid Your Company of Risk

The jansan industry will not be immune to the effects of climate change. The only way we can protect our industry is to “de-risk” it.

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Trash bin for feminine care products
February 15, 2018 Ann Germanow

Take Care When Emptying Sanitary Disposal Units in Women's Restrooms

The metal or plastic hinged trash bin in a restroom stall for the disposal of soiled feminine care products poses the greatest health risk in the restroom to patrons and staff.

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Is Your Disinfectant Working?
February 12, 2018

Is Your Disinfectant Working?

With the flu season still in full swing, it's important to ensure your disinfection products and processes are effective. Check out the latest #TVTuesday video from ISSA for tips on selecting the best disinfectant for your facility.

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Microfiber mop dusting hard floor
February 8, 2018 Larry Lawton

Dust Up on Your Hard Floor Care

Dust is made up of fine particles from paper, skin cells, dirt, and other materials found in the environment. Removing dust accumulation helps prevent symptoms of allergies and asthma.

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Steve Ashkin talks about preventing the spread of flu
February 5, 2018 Stephen Ashkin & CMM Staff

Beat the Flu Season With These Cleaning Tips

Are your cleaning techniques strong enough to keep your facility protected? These flu-prevention techniques can help.

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Person putting on hand sanitizer before working on a computer
February 2, 2018 Isabelle Faivre

Best Places for Hand Sanitizer

When washing hands with soap and water isn’t a viable option, hand sanitzer is a simple solution. Place hand sanitizer in strategic locations throughout your facility.

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