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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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A clean men's restroom
February 13, 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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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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Photo of patients in a health care facility waiting room
November 26, 2018 Tim Conn

Bidding a Medical Facility

Medical facilities vary in their specific needs. Consider training resources, cleaning products, and required equipment when making a bid.

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Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease
September 1, 2016 Thom Wellington

Preventing Legionnaires’ Disease

Protecting personnel and facilities from unseen bacteria and fungi is a daunting task for building managers as well as professional cleaning teams.

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Planning to Clean a Medical Office
August 29, 2016 Joel Craddock

Planning to Clean a Medical Office

When cleaning environments like a dentist's office or small doctor's office, there are things a building service contractor (BSC) should keep in mind.

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Disinfecting robot
August 24, 2016 Nicole Bowman

The Benefits of UV Technology

It can move on its own just like a robot and kills microbes by simply shining a light, sometimes disinfecting an entire hospital room in just eight minutes.

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The Care and Cleaning of Health Care Facilities
August 23, 2016 William R. Griffin

The Care and Cleaning of Health Care Facilities

Health care facilities, by their very nature, pose a number of challenges to building service contractors, including how they should be cleaned and the risks that workers will face.

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The State of HAI Prevention
August 22, 2016 Erin Brereton

The State of HAI Prevention

CDC data published earlier this year showed hospitals and other health care facilities have made notable progress toward the infection prevention goals a federal committee set in 2009.

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Three Myths of Healthier Cleaning
August 8, 2016 Allen Rathey

Three Myths of Healthier Cleaning

Cleaning, like other professions, faces its share of myths that may cost your organization money and impact the health of building occupants.

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Hand Hygiene: True or False?
August 2, 2016 Jim Arbogast

Hand Hygiene: True or False?

Some of the most frequently heard myths about hand sanitizers are those surrounding germs.

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Washing hands
August 1, 2016 Kelly Zimmerman

Our Role in Preventing Infections

This issue of Cleaning and Maintenance Management covers a variety of ways to ensure our teams are doing everything they can to keep building occupants healthy—even when we can’t be there to supervise their every move.

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Tackling High-touch Surfaces
July 27, 2016 Joel Craddock

Tackling High-touch Surfaces

Proper disinfection is critical in preventing the spread of disease and ensuring that we do our jobs right.

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School’s Not Out for Germs
July 25, 2016 Rosie D. Lyles

School’s Not Out for Germs

Summertime may signal a slower time for foot traffic in K-12 schools, but that does not mean that dirt, grime, or germs take a vacation.

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A Greener Way to Disinfect
July 19, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

A Greener Way to Disinfect

Disinfectants have a history of being overused or used incorrectly.

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The Green Way to Infection Control
July 15, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

The Green Way to Infection Control

Frequently, too many cleaning solutions, including ones that are too powerful, have been used to stop the spread of disease.

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