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A modern restroom with automatic dispensers and fixtures
June 12, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

No-Touch Restrooms

Patrons of no-touch restrooms can activate toilet seat covers, dispense toilet paper, wash and dry their hands, and throw out trash, all without touching a dispenser or fixture.

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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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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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Person looking at inspection report on a laptop
June 3, 2019 Ricardo Regalado & Vianney Garcia

Tips on Effective Inspection Software Setup

Inspection reports ensure your team members are completing work in a consistent manner by providing feedback for improvement. Here are a few tips on how to properly configure and deliver your reports.

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May 8, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Choose a Distributor That Values Sustainability

Asking your distributors leading questions about their environmental practices will give you a clue as to their sustainability policies.

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hallway with concrete floor
May 7, 2018 Mark Warner

Concrete: the Floor of the Future

One of the fastest growing segments of the flooring industry is concrete floors. They take a minimal amount of care to maintain, if you care for them and polish them correctly.

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A blue computer mouse with training spelled out in the cord
April 12, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

Taking Training Online

Setting clear expectations and creating standards is one way to ensure employees are delivering quality results and not just running down a checklist of items.

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A human-like robot watching a woman mop a floor
April 12, 2018 Kelly Zimmerman

The Custodian-Robotic Relationship

Although today's robotic cleaners are highly advanced, they still need a human touch to operate efficiently. Both humans and their equipment must work together to produce the best result. Here's how.

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April 10, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Full Speed Ahead for the Sustainability Movement

Even though the federal government has taken environmental and sustainability issues off its priority list, the movement is still going strong.

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clean inspection grading system on mobile phone
April 6, 2018 Caden Hutchens

Design a Mobile Cleaning Inspection

Inspections can be a timely and tedious process, but software developments can help supervisors save time and create new efficiencies in how they grade employee work.

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LMS in use on laptop
April 6, 2018 Nicole Bowman

Success Stories in Online Training

How does your organization go about tracking its employees’ training success? Read success stories from three different organizations.

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Housekeeping cart with items sorted by color
March 7, 2018 Eric Gaudet

Cleaning With Colors

Nearly all industries benefit from using colors to clean, including medical centers, hotels, restaurants, schools, daycares, and nursing homes.

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Hannah Kennedy from ISSA and Mark Sisson
March 5, 2018

Supplementing With Self-Cleaning Surfaces

A look back at a forward-thinking technology: Lean more about self-cleaning surfaces and how they can help supplement cleaning efforts in our facilities.

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graph of commercial flooring prices
March 2, 2018 Jonathan Adkins

Floor Report Reveals Market Trends

ISSA & AACEM have developed a report to help industry professionals stay current with commercial construction and renovation activity and projections, flooring materials trends, and key U.S. economic indicators.

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Cell phone pointing to innovation options
January 26, 2018 Gretchen Roufs

Can’t-Miss Tech for 2018

Since last year, there’s been a shift in how the industry speaks about technology. Are we finally ready to embrace it and learn best practices?

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Sleek restroom
December 4, 2017 Klaus Reichardt

A Sneak Peek into Restrooms of the Future

Restrooms of the future will likely focus on safety in addition to sanitation and sustainability.

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