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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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Outbreak 101
March 29, 2016 Nicole Bowman

Outbreak 101

It happens all the time. Schools close when too many kids start getting sick with the flu, norovirus, or a host of other diseases that spread quickly.

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Infection Prevention in the Modern Office
March 8, 2016 Tobi Colbert

Infection Prevention in the Modern Office

We’ve witnessed a number of changes in how people work; or possibly, we should say in where people work.

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Proper Restroom Tool Protocol
March 2, 2016 John Engel

Proper Restroom Tool Protocol

Cleaners must know how to take care of cleaning tools and use them properly to limit cross-contamination.

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Five Questions on Restroom Training
March 1, 2016 Joel Craddock

Five Questions on Restroom Training

The restroom is one of the toughest areas to clean—and clean well—in a facility.

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Restroom Cleaning in Health Care Facilities
February 29, 2016 Lance Witschen

Restroom Cleaning in Health Care Facilities

In hospitals or long-term care settings patients’ health is potentially compromised, making them more susceptible to germs and bacteria that can further compromise their health or even cause death.

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Not Your Home Bathroom
February 26, 2016 Mickey Crowe

Not Your Home Bathroom

Most commercial restrooms in an office building, factory, or retail setting will have much more traffic per day than a personal bathroom, which means the soil load and supply usage is far greater, and therefore requires a higher degree of cleaning.

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Tackling the Toilet Sneeze
February 26, 2016 Michael Wilson

Tackling the Toilet Sneeze

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Pros and Cons of Antimicrobial Surface Coatings
January 29, 2016 Stephen Ashkin

Pros and Cons of Antimicrobial Surface Coatings

Along with helping to inhibit the spread of germs and bacteria on medical instruments, antimicrobial coatings can also impact how we clean health care facilities.

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Handwashing
January 5, 2016 Samantha Williams

Healthy Hands, Healthy Facility

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hand hygiene is one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

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Cleaning for Time vs. Health
December 30, 2015 Ron Segura

Cleaning for Time vs. Health

During a time when our industry is realizing that our No. 1 priority is to keep people healthy, the “trash-and-dash” approach to cleaning is sure to result in a number of problems, not the least of which is making it harder for us to accomplish our goal of cleaning for health and safety.

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Cold- vs. Hot-water Washing
November 25, 2015 Allen Rathey

Cold- vs. Hot-water Washing

While using cold water instead of hot may help to minimize a facility’s carbon footprint and save on costs, this environmental effort still raises questions.

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What’s that Smell?
November 23, 2015 W. Marion Ivey

What’s that Smell?

What causes the persistent restroom odor that just won’t go away, regardless of the cleaning chemical used or the cleaning process applied?

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