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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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Person disinfecting a doorknob with a microfiber cloth
June 8, 2019 Mark McInnes

Four Secrets of Successful Infection Prevention Programs

A proper disinfection process includes simple, time-honored steps, like pre-cleaning surfaces and following dwell times. Let’s examine a few of those closer to better understand how process impacts infection prevention.

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Hand spraying furniture with disinfecting hose
June 4, 2019 Jeremiah Gray

Revolutionary Disinfection Technologies

The emergence of electrostatic spraying technology is giving way to better efficiencies and new responsibilities. Here are tips for training, remaining compliant with chemical use, and more.

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Picture of test tubes marked with Legionnaires' Disease
June 4, 2019 Rhonda Landis

Prevent Legionnaires' Disease With Fault Detection Software

Health care facilities that use continuous monitoring software on their building systems gain real-time data on temperature, humidity, water flow, and other issues that can lead to Legionnaires' Diseases.

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Better Sealed Than Sorry
August 31, 2017 Isabelle Faivre

Better Sealed Than Sorry

Bulk dispensers may be less expensive than bar soaps; however, budget-driven decisions in favor of bulk systems do not always take bacterial contamination into consideration.

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Levels of Clean
August 30, 2017 Joel Craddock

Levels of Clean

Breaking down facility needs into one of several cleaning performance levels can help to set realistic expectations across the board.

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Safe Disinfectant Use—It’s the Law
August 3, 2017 Stephen Ashkin

Safe Disinfectant Use—It’s the Law

Several years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set up a pilot program to help identify “green” disinfectants. Here's what you need to know.

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Preventing Cross-Contamination Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3
August 2, 2017 Kathleen Misovic

Preventing Cross-Contamination Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Would you clean your kitchen with the same rag you just used to clean a toilet? Probably not.

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Disinfectants: Are We Doing More Harm Than Good?
August 1, 2017 Bruce Vance

Disinfectants: Are We Doing More Harm Than Good?

Is all this disinfection necessary? Or instead, is it doing more harm than good?

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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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