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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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The Future of Pest Management
December 8, 2016 Ron Harrison

The Future of Pest Management

The pest control industry is always looking for a better way to control pests. Groundbreaking technologies are in the works that will advance methods of managing and preventing pests on commercial properties.

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How to Get a Rave-Review Restroom
December 2, 2016 Fabio Vitali

How to Get a Rave-Review Restroom

To ensure reviews won’t negatively impact revenue, businesses must make cleanliness a priority, especially in restrooms.

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Green Cleaning in LEED v4
November 28, 2016 Sara Cederberg

Green Cleaning in LEED v4

The newest version of LEED —version 4—raises the bar on sustainability and pushes the green building industry even further.

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Enhancing Restroom Maintenance with Smart Technology
November 21, 2016 Jimy Baynum

Enhancing Restroom Maintenance with Smart Technology

High-quality service is intricately linked to resolving issues immediately after—if not before—they arise. Smart restroom solutions, which employ web-enabled sensors embedded in hand-towel, bath-tissue, and soap dispensers to wirelessly transmit refill needs to a web application, can be invaluable.

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Rethinking Restroom Water Use
November 18, 2016 Erin Brereton

Rethinking Restroom Water Use

Cleaning providers need to walk a fine line between using enough water to produce an undeniably sanitary, radiant restroom and wasting a sizeable amount of both a natural resource and money.

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Transitioning to Green and Sustainable Cleaning
October 11, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

Transitioning to Green and Sustainable Cleaning

Contractors should adopt green and sustainability initiatives, products, and procedures to help ensure they reach their own financial goals and also secure their survival in the professional cleaning industry of the future.

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Lean Cleaning for Healthy Environments
October 10, 2016 Allen Rathey

Lean Cleaning for Healthy Environments

The concept of “lean” is about eliminating waste from the workplace. Cleaning organizations can use lean principles to improve the workforce without eliminating employees.

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Five Culinary Cleaning Issues to Avoid
October 7, 2016 Erin Brereton

Five Culinary Cleaning Issues to Avoid

With the risk of trips and drips, and the chance of things catching on fire, commercial kitchens can be a hazardous place to work—and a challenging area to maintain.

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Adding the Value to Clean
October 6, 2016 Judy Gillies

Adding the Value to Clean

Today’s facility managers are under constant pressure to defend the importance of a clean and safe environment, while cutting budgets to satisfy those looking only at their bottom line.

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Training Health Care Cleaners for Infection Control Compliance
October 5, 2016 Thom Wellington

Training Health Care Cleaners for Infection Control Compliance

Health care facilities consistently are filled with vendor employees performing necessary work, and many of these contractors do not have functional knowledge of how their work can negatively affect an immune-compromised patient.

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The Importance of a Well-trained Custodial Team
October 4, 2016 Judie Cooper

The Importance of a Well-trained Custodial Team

A well-trained custodial team provides benefits to the bottom line of the organization by facilitating continued productivity.

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Unlock the Value of Clean
October 3, 2016 Bill Balek

Unlock the Value of Clean

Implementing proper and effective cleaning can directly affect employee attendance and productivity, asset preservation, and customer satisfaction. Helping decision-makers change the way they view cleaning—not as a cost but as an investment—can go a long way to preserving budgets while improving the business.

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