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A clean men's restroom
April 2, 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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A group of co-workers enjoying a snack in the breakroom
March 30, 2019 Riley Quinn Doherty

How to Maintain a Healthy Breakroom

Facility managers can make the breakroom a healthier spot by scheduling regular and thorough cleanings in addition to stocking them with hygienic supplies.

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Little boy lying in mess of toilet paper on restroom floor
February 15, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Dispenser Innovations Drive Sustainable Solutions

Advances in restroom dispensers are helping to cut down on toilet paper waste and drive sustainability initiatives for facilities.

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photo of an EVS worker cleaning a floor in a health care facility
November 28, 2018 Arthur Coleman

Neglected EVS Training Will Cost Your Business

With increased technological advances in tools and equipment, an educated workforce has never been more important in the cleaning and maintenance industry.

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Restrooms: Beyond Floors and Fixtures
July 10, 2017 Kelly Zimmerman

Restrooms: Beyond Floors and Fixtures

From odors to bodily fluids and plumbing issues, restrooms often give custodial teams a run for their money. As unpleasant as these pointers may be to read, here are five troublesome restroom areas that are often overlooked.

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Cleaning Your Commercial Kitchen
July 7, 2017 Chelsea Keeton

Cleaning Your Commercial Kitchen

Regardless of whether your facility's kitchen is in a high school cafeteria or a five-star hotel restaurant, ensuring your commercial kitchen is a clean and healthy environment should be a top priority.

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Attending to Baby Changing Stations
June 1, 2017 Amy Seretsky

Attending to Baby Changing Stations

We can expect more building managers to install baby changing systems and more cleaning workers to be called upon to clean and maintain them.

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ElectroChemically Activated Cleaning and Disinfecting Solutions
April 6, 2017 Sponsored by PathoSans

ElectroChemically Activated Cleaning and Disinfecting Solutions

Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, IL, has found the right cleaning and disinfecting prescription to help protect the health of its student athletes, and ensure hygienic cleanliness in its athletic facilities and at its events.

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The Ban on Triclosan
January 31, 2017 David Lanzafame

The Ban on Triclosan

BSCs and in-house facility managers may eventually be responsible for discontinuing use of particular hand-hygiene products.

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More Than Soap and Water
January 5, 2017 Jim Arbogast

More Than Soap and Water

Take extra steps to ensure proper hand hygiene practices are in place throughout your facility.

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Dealing With Damp Air
January 4, 2017 Thom Wellington

Dealing With Damp Air

Damp indoor air can foster the growth and transmission of viruses and bacteria.

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Face It
January 2, 2017 Stephen Ashkin

Face It

Facility managers might want to consider taking hand hygiene to the next level by encouraging face washing among building occupants, particularly kids.

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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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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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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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