• The Ins & Outs of Vacuums

    Nov 28, 2016

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    Arguably one of the most genius inventions ever, the vacuum has become a cleaning staple in homes and businesses all over the world. It is also not entirely clear who actually invented the first one. The first patent that we ...

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  • Tips For Battery Maintenance of Cleaning Equipment

    Nov 10, 2016

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    Cords have long been a thing of the past. Battery operated technologies are just the beginning of the chord free world. Everything from our phones to industrial sized cleaning equipment have gone cordless and will not be going back.The janitorial ...

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  • FDA Ruling Protects Consumers From Potentially Harmful Antibiotic Products

    Oct 28, 2016

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    Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final ruling about the use of certain ingredients commonly used in over-the-counter antibiotic products. The ruling is forcing manufacturers of these antibiotic products to make changes in the ingredients ...

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  • A Guide to Safe Mopping

    Oct 13, 2016

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    The janitorial trade can be a dangerous one if proper training and protocols are not followed. But even with proper training, there are still ways that injuries can occur. One of the most dangerous activities in the janitorial trade is ...

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  • Increased In OSHA Penalties to Motivate Compliance to High Standards

    Sep 21, 2016

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    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the governing body that sets health and safety standards for workplaces all across the country. As of August 1st, 2016 the penalties for safety violations have been adjusted. Fines have been increased 80 ...

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  • Green Cleaning in Schools

    Sep 12, 2016

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    There is no doubt that the cleaner a school is, the healthier its students and faculty are. This is the case in many large buildings where people gather, such as hospitals and malls, but disease can spread very quickly in ...

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  • Back to School Hand Washing Reminders

    Aug 18, 2016

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    The school year is getting ready to pick up again here in Florida and helping to keep kids healthy and safe is a top priority every year. It’s estimated that 32 million school days are missed every year because of ...

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  • New Chemical Safety Legislation Signed into Law

    Aug 09, 2016

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    Just this past June, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This new bill modernizes the Toxic Substances Control Act and is the first major environmental legislation to be passed in ...

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  • How Steam Cleaning Can Help Your Cleaning Efforts

    Jul 21, 2016

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    To ensure a thorough cleaning that’s environmentally safe, steam cleaning might be the answer. Steam cleaning has the ability to reach places that other cleaning agents don’t and is just heated water so it’s perfectly safe for the environment. ...

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  • Advantages of Using Engineered Water Technologies

    Jul 12, 2016

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    Throughout the cleaning industry, chemicals have usually been used as the cleaning agents. However, as the advancements in cleaning through chemical free and engineered water technologies have made them more widely accepted, these types of technologies are becoming the new ...

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  • Safe Disposal of Medical Waste

    Jun 23, 2016

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    The custodial world is vast and reaches every corner of our everyday lives, from schools to shopping malls. Where the public gather and potentially create waste, it’s important to be certain that proper cleaning methods are employed for the safety ...

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  • Tips for Preventing Custodial Fatigue

    Jun 14, 2016

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    There is no denying the physical toll custodial work takes on employees. Just thinking about all of the walking, lifting, pushing, pulling, and bending required in all the shift can make a person tired. Whether or not someone is tired ...

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  • Green Cleaning with Floor Pads

    May 24, 2016

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    There are more facilities using green cleaning products than ever, and their customers’ sustainability criteria is at the height of importance. Similarly, manufacturers of these products are responding to the increase in demand by implementing new technologies that satisfy the ...

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  • The Benefits of Color-Coded Cleaning Products

    May 10, 2016

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    Color-coded cleaning products seem like an obvious go-to for several reasons, but the truth is that not everyone has decided to use this method of effectiveness in the cleaning industry. There are plenty of arguments for and against color-coded tools ...

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  • CITS: The Standard in Training Excellence

    Apr 21, 2016

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    As the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 7,000 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associated service members. ISSA helps its members and their employees ...

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  • Growing Recycling Paper Trends

    Apr 12, 2016

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    As few as five years ago, a majority of the industry seemed to subscribe to the belief that soft paper products, without the presence of at least some virgin fibers, were unacceptable to use. But thanks to a more ...

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  • All About Odor Control

    Mar 17, 2016

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    Let’s face the truth: if a facility’s restrooms smell bad, the public probably thinks the entire facility is unclean.  When you first walk into a restroom, and it smells terrible, what’s your first thought? Something along the lines of “if ...

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  • Green Cleaning Initiative Spreads Across U.S. Schools

    Mar 08, 2016
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    Green Apple is a global movement to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future.

    This ...

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  • Vacuuming and Proper Carpet Care

    Feb 18, 2016

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    Carpet is a beautiful and sustainable flooring choice, whether it’s in your home, office, school, or for commercial use. It provides comfort and cushions the impact of slips and falls, reduces noise, and makes it easier to learn and concentrate. ...

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  • Simplifying Quality Control in the Custodial World

    Feb 09, 2016

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    Some people might think that it’s best to handle quality control simply by waiting for a complaint to respond to. While it might sound easy to “keep it simple” by doing this, custodial best practices require accountability beyond waiting for ...

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