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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.

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.

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.

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.

Cleaning crew moping the floor and cleaning a door knob in a hospital
January 29, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

Cleaning Tips to Reduce Health Care-Acquired Infections

Thoroughly cleaning floors and surfaces in hospital patient rooms can eliminate pathogens that cause health care-associated infections. Be sure you're using the right cleaning tool and the right solution.

Flooded buildings in need of safe disaster recover
January 26, 2018 Greg Scarborough

10 Steps to Safe Disaster Recovery

Now more than ever, it is vital for facility managers to not only prepare for natural disasters, but have a recovery plan in place that will protect workers and building occupants during and after recovery efforts.

Woman in an office holding her nose
January 3, 2018 Larry Lawton

Odor Elimination Tips for Homes and Facilities

For your facility, business, or home to be healthy as well as smell clean and fresh, it is essential that the source of odors be identified and removed.

Restroom stalls with question marks
December 20, 2017 Cintas Corp.

Deck the Malls with Sanitary Restrooms

Before you visit the mall this holiday season, learn the truth about these eight common misconceptions of restroom cleanliness and hygiene.

Chemical spill
December 13, 2017 Michael Shannon Sr.

Chemical Spill Cleanup

Chemical spills can contribute to slips, falls, and other hazardous conditions. Learn to mitigate these risks with safer cleanup options.

Gloved hands bandaging a wound
December 11, 2017 Duane Carey

Prevent a First Aid Failure

Cleaning can be a dangerous occupation. However, minor work-related injuries can be treated quickly if a properly-stocked first aid kit is readily available.

​The Hurricane Disaster We Don’t Hear About
December 8, 2017 Stephen Ashkin

​The Hurricane Disaster We Don’t Hear About

2017 has been one of the worst hurricane seasons on record. Even after the hurricanes pass, we must consider the long-term health repercussions and their impact on facilities.

man on couch
December 7, 2017 Kathleen Misovic

Control Germs at Home and in the Office

Although modern technology has led to many advances in combating germs, modern living has led to their quick spread.

December 5, 2017 Larry Lawton

Look to Efficiency and Safety When Cleaning After a Hurricane

The damage left behind by a hurricane may seem impossible to repair. Getting back to normal will take time and effort, but with the proper cleaning supplies, you can do it.

Standardize Restroom Cleaning with Sanitation Best Practices
December 5, 2017 Kathleen Misovic

Standardize Restroom Cleaning with Sanitation Best Practices

Handling Hazardous Waste in Schools
December 1, 2017 Maricha Ellis

Handling Hazardous Waste in Schools

From science labs to cleaning supply rooms, an educational facility houses a variety of hazardous waste that must be managed and disposed properly for safety and compliance reasons.

Put Pathogens in Their Place
November 20, 2017

Put Pathogens in Their Place

Archive of Cleaning & Maintenance Management's Infection Control Webcast from 2017.