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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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Inside of a dialysis center showing treatment stations
August 1, 2019 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility Part 3: Dialysis Centers

Knowing how to properly handle biohazardous waste is critical for any cleaning service considering making a bid to clean a dialysis center.

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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 clean men's restroom
June 11, 2019 Kelly Zimmerman

Corners and Crevices: The Nastiest Restroom Areas

Contrary to popular belief, the toilet seat is not the grossest spot in a restroom. Learn tips to clean dirty grout, overfilled feminine hygiene receptacles, and other nasty restroom surfaces.

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Preventing Legionella By Controlling Scale
September 17, 2012 Jan De Baat Doelman

Preventing Legionella By Controlling Scale

The Legionella bacterium Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila), the fundamental agent of Legionnaires’ disease, is a water-based organism that causes infection when inhaled in an aerosol form.

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The Silent Cleaner
August 17, 2012 Michael Pinto

The Silent Cleaner

Healthcare facilities are caught in a vice of which the two jaws are a growing awareness of the detrimental effects of healthcare acquired infections (HAI) and shrinking resources to address the problem.

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The Science Of Disinfectants
April 25, 2012 Kirsten M. Thompson

The Science Of Disinfectants

We often take for granted the action of disinfectants without fully understanding how they work.

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What’s Blowing Out Of Your Exhaust?
July 29, 2011 William R. Griffin

What’s Blowing Out Of Your Exhaust?

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Patient room
July 15, 2011

The Importance of Environmental Hygiene

Contaminated environmental surfaces in health care facilities can contribute to the transmission of infectious pathogens. Studies find that the cleaning and disinfection of these high-touch surfaces has been suboptimal.

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Remove Germs, Don't Spread Them
February 1, 2011 Jeff Graveline

Remove Germs, Don't Spread Them

Traditionally, floors have been cleaned using a cotton string mop and a bucket with diluted cleaning solution.

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ASHE and IFMA release benchmark results
October 5, 2010

ASHE and IFMA release benchmark results

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) announced the release of "Operations and Maintenance Benchmarks for Health Care Facilities."

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Tough Questions About Disinfectants Answered
September 19, 2010 Allen Rathey

Tough Questions About Disinfectants Answered

In an era of H1N1 (swine flu), MRSA and other contagious illnesses that can be transmitted environmentally, and directly or indirectly by surfaces, disinfectants clearly have a place in our clean-for-health toolbox.

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State Of The Science: Do Disinfectants Cause Antibiotic Resistance?
September 19, 2010 Dr. Benjamin Tanner

State Of The Science: Do Disinfectants Cause Antibiotic Resistance?

Scientists have historically attributed the rise in antibiotic resistance among bacteria to two main causes: Low-level use of antibiotics in animal feed and inappropriate prescription of antibiotics by physicians.

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Steam Vapor: A Green Disinfectant
September 19, 2010 Dr. Benjamin Tanner

Steam Vapor: A Green Disinfectant

However, traditional disinfection technologies have drawbacks that limit effectiveness when it comes to controlling the spread of germs.

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Cleanliness In U.S. Hospitals
September 19, 2010

Cleanliness In U.S. Hospitals

In the letter, the author discussed his feelings about the level of cleanliness in U.S. hospitals and areas that cleaners should focus on to maintain safe environments.

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Myths and facts about infection prevention
September 19, 2010 Nicole Kenny

Myths and facts about infection prevention

The following list of myths and facts will highlight why the cleaning industry needs to spend more time focusing on infection control and disinfectant product selection.

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