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FIVE STEPS TO GOING GREEN – October 2017
Shifting From Green Cleaning To Sustainability


FIVE STEPS TO GOING GREEN – October 2017
Steps To Implementing Green Cleaning Programs


FIVE STEPS TO GOING GREEN – October 2017
Introducing Green Products And Processes


FIVE STEPS TO GOING GREEN – October 2017
How Vendors Help Support Sustainability


THE PROPER STEPS TO CLEANING A RESTROOM – September 2017
Step-by-step Restroom Cleaning Procedures





DON’T DO WINDOWS? MAYBE IT’S TIME TO START – September 2017
Diversifying Into Window Cleaning Services




PREVENTING CART CONTAMINATION – September 2017
Keeping Housekeeping Carts Clean


PREVENTING CART CONTAMINATION – September 2017
Cleaning Of Carts Gets Overlooked


PREVENTING CART CONTAMINATION – September 2017
Customizing Custodial Carts


THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGE – September 2017
Promoting Green Cleaning In Schools


THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGE – September 2017
Soliciting Green Cleaning Buy-In


THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGE – September 2017
Stats That Support Sustainability


THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGE – September 2017
Partners That Help Promote Green


HOW TO PREVENT RESTROOM COMPLAINTS – August 2017
Accurate Cleaning Frequencies Will Mitigate Complaints



AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE – August 2017
Seminars Tout Green And Healthy Schools


ASSESSING YOUR SUSTAINABLE CLEANING PROGRAM – August 2017
Steps To Transitioning To Green Cleaning


ASSESSING YOUR SUSTAINABLE CLEANING PROGRAM – August 2017
Creating A Sustainability Plan



BRINGING WORKOUT LESSONS TO WORK – August 2017
Benefits Of Training Cleaning Professionals
Benefits peer training can have on a green cleaning program

FUTURE FORECAST – August 2017
Cleaning Preserves Buildings For The Future
“The difference between a ruin and a building in use is the janitor.”

THE EVOLUTION OF GREEN CHEMICALS – June 2017
How Green Cleaning Chemicals Have Improved Through The Years



UPON CLOSER INSPECTION – June 2017
Inspection Programs That Focus On Cleanliness


UPON CLOSER INSPECTION – June 2017
Defining Cleaning Standards


UPON CLOSER INSPECTION – June 2017
Protocol For Cleaning Facilities




SUSTAINABILITY BY ANOTHER NAME – June 2017
Common Sense Practices That Drive Sustainable Initiatives




WHEN TO USE A CLEANER, SANITIZER OR DISINFECTANT – April 2017
Sanitizing, Cleaning And Disinfecting: Know The Differences





– April 2017
Defining Cleaning Chemicals
Ensuring that the correct products are used throughout the department

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT – April 2017
Touting Training
Staff training is critical to a successful green cleaning program

THE FUTURE OF FLOOR CARE – April 2017
How Robotic Cleaning Equipment Is Changing The Industry






THE SCIENCE OF GREEN CLEANING – April 2017
Perfecting Cleaning For Health


THE SCIENCE OF GREEN CLEANING – April 2017
Improving Cleaning Process And Procedures


THE SCIENCE OF GREEN CLEANING – April 2017
Growing A Green Cleaning Program


TOUCHLESS RESTROOM MACHINES BRING GROWTH – April 2017
BSCs Discover Benefits Of A Restroom Cleaning Machine




FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK – April 2017
The Benefits Of Events Such As The Cleaning Show, Clean Buildings Expo
Learn By Leaving The Office

FROM THE EDITOR – April 2017
Changing Trends For Contract Cleaning Customers
These trends will likely cause a number of changes for end users in the next few years

THE DOS AND DON’TS OF CARPET CARE – April 2017
Biggest Carpet Care Mistakes


THE DOS AND DON’TS OF CARPET CARE – April 2017
Proper Steps To Clean Carpets


THE DOS AND DON’TS OF CARPET CARE – April 2017
Using Matting To Prolong Carpet Life





FROM THE EDITOR – March 2017
Navigate The Global Cleaning Industry With SM’s Buyer’s Guide
Distributors need to be able to connect with suppliers both old and new



FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK – February 2017
Attracting Millennials To The Cleaning Industry
It’s no secret that the cleaning industry is aging, so building service contractors have no choice but to tap into Millennials

WORTHY OF PRAISE – November 2016
Cleaning Contractors Earn Praise From Their Own With CLEAN Awards
The BSCAI CLEAN Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the contract cleaning market

FINDING THE GREENER LINING – November 2016
Creating Sustainable Waste Management Programs
Facilities are beginning to explore sustainable alternatives to traditional trash liners

AVOIDING COMMON CARPET CLEANING MISTAKES – November 2016
Top Carpet Cleaning Mistakes For BSCs
There are plenty of things that can go wrong when it comes to carpet cleaning


FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK – November 2016
Are You Ready For Robot Cleaning?


SUSTAINABLE TRACTION – November 2016
Roundtable: Green Cleaning Product Skepticism
Green products are expected, but sustainability initiatives are gaining momentum at the distributor level


CARTS CAN BE CUSTOMIZED TO MEET SPECIFIC NEEDS – September 2016
Newest Janitorial Carts Offer Many Features



DO YOU CARRY THESE AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTS? – September 2016
Top Commercial Cleaning Products Win Distributor Choice Awards


IT’S EASY TO ADD WINDOW CLEANING – September 2016
Down And Dirty: Diversify Services With Professional Window Cleaning


ENGINEERED WATER BRINGS SIMPLICITY, COST SAVINGS – September 2016
The Benefits Of Cleaning With Electrolyzed Water





OPENING THE DOOR TO CLEANING EFFICIENCIES – September 2016
Restroom Cleaning That Saves Time And Money
Streamlining cleaning processes in restrooms can save departments time and money

OPENING THE DOOR TO CLEANING EFFICIENCIES – September 2016
Streamlining Restroom Cleaning Processes


OPENING THE DOOR TO CLEANING EFFICIENCIES – September 2016
Cleaning Tools With Productivity Gains




TEACHING GREEN – September 2016
School Launches Cleaning For Health Program
Steps that Clarke County School District took to improve the health of their students and staff

TEACHING GREEN – September 2016
Healthy Schools: Getting Buy-In From Staff


FROM THE EDITOR – August 2016
Cleaning Industry Embraces Internet Of Things


DOWN AND DIRTY: SPEED UP RESTROOM CLEANING – August 2016
Clean Faster In The Restroom



CURTAIN CALL – August 2016
Cleaning And Disinfecting Soft Surfaces





‘PIONEERING’ GREEN – June 2016
Building A LEED-compliant, Green Seal-certified Program



DOWN AND DIRTY: SCHOOL SECURITY IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE – June 2016
Consider Employee Background Screening When Staffing Schools



THERE’S A CART FOR THAT – June 2016
Customizing A Cleaning Cart


THERE’S A CART FOR THAT – June 2016
Maximizing Space On Custodial Carts


THERE’S A CART FOR THAT – June 2016
Cleaning Carts That Are Attractive And Functional


THERE’S A CART FOR THAT – June 2016
Transitioning To New Carts


BACK FROM ISSA/INTERCLEAN AMSTERDAM – June 2016
Robotic Cleaning Takes Center Stage At Industry’s Largest Trade Show




LEADING A MOVEMENT – June 2016
Implementing A Green Cleaning Program


LEADING A MOVEMENT – June 2016
Promoting Healthy Cleaning Practices


GREEN CLEANING INITIATIVES FOR HEALTHIER SCHOOLS – May 2016
Promoting Student Health And Sustainable Cleaning


GREEN CLEANING INITIATIVES FOR HEALTHIER SCHOOLS – May 2016
Measuring Green Cleaning Milestones


SHEDDING LIGHT ON UV TECHNOLOGY – May 2016
Benefits Of Disinfecting With UV Technology


SHEDDING LIGHT ON UV TECHNOLOGY – May 2016
Augmenting Cleaning With Disinfecting Technology


SHEDDING LIGHT ON UV TECHNOLOGY – May 2016
Training And Compliance Of Disinfection Equipment


WHERE ARE YOUR SALES HEADED? – April 2016
Cleaning Industry Continues Its March Toward Online Purchasing



BUILDING A GREEN TEAM – April 2016
Tips For Managers Launching Green Cleaning Programs


BUILDING A GREEN TEAM – April 2016
The Players Needed For A Winning Green Cleaning Team



ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF A TOUCH-FREE RESTROOM – April 2016
Examining The Life Cycle Of Restroom Fixtures


ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF A TOUCH-FREE RESTROOM – April 2016
When To Convert To Touch-Free Restrooms


BREAKING THE CLEANING STEREOTYPE – April 2016
Improving Public Perception Of The Cleaning Industry





BOOK CLUB: BE PREPARED TO EXIT YOUR BUSINESS AT ANYTIME – February 2016
Tips For Selling A Cleaning Business



WORLD-CLASS FACILITY REQUIRES UPSCALE, HYGIENIC RESTROOM EXPERIENCE – February 2016
The Key To Restroom Cleaning At The Louvre





STUDYING GREEN – November 2015
Five Challenges To Green Cleaning In Schools



WORKING WITH WATER – November 2015
Fitting Engineered Water Into Cleaning Programs


WORKING WITH WATER – November 2015
Cleaning With “Water” And Technologies Available


WORKING WITH WATER – November 2015
How Aqueous Ozone Technology Fits Into Cleaning


WORKING WITH WATER – November 2015
What To Be Aware Of When Cleaning With Water




– September 2015
Choosing The Cleaning Industry


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING – October 2015
Using Aqueous Ozone To Clean For Health


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING – October 2015
Green Cleaning Supports University Goals


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING – October 2015
Involving Students To Help Grow Green Programs


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING – October 2015
Greening Pest Control Processes


TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER – September 2015
BSCs Give Electrolyzed Water Another Shot





MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
Mats That Defend Against The Elements


MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
The Role Of Matting In Green Programs


ENGINEERED WATER RE-ENGINEERED – September 2015
Cleaning Industry Embraces Activated Water



MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
Recommendations For Cleaning And Maintaining Mats


MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
Mats That Prevent Slips And Falls



HOW DO YOUR CLEANING FREQUENCIES STACK UP? – August 2015
What Facility Executives Expect From Cleaning Contractors - Member Content


RESTROOM CLEANING MACHINES CAN IMPROVE EFFICIENCY – August 2015
Reduce Cleaning Times, Improve Worker Conditions With Restroom Machines










ISSA/INTERCLEAN RETURNS TO SIN CITY – August 2015
Cleaning Industry Members Hit The Strip For ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2015



CLEANING CARTS COME WITH A SEA OF OPTIONS – August 2015
Factors To Consider Before Purchasing Cleaning Carts


CLEANING CARTS COME WITH A SEA OF OPTIONS – August 2015
Special Features Of Custodial Carts Increase Efficiencies


CLEANING CARTS COME WITH A SEA OF OPTIONS – August 2015
Proper Use of Cleaning Carts


CRIME SCENE CLEANUP CAN BE COMPLEX, BUT PROFITABLE – June 2015
How BSCs Can Add Crime Scene Cleaning Services



STOPPING SCHOOL OUTBREAKS – June 2015
How School Cleaning Affects Attendance




DISTRIBUTOR CHOICE AWARDS TOP 40 – June 2015
Jan/San Distributors Vote On The Cleaning Industry's Best Products


2015 REPORT ON THE BUILDING SERVICE CONTRACTOR MARKET – April 2015
Survey: Cleaning Industry Purchasing And Growth Benchmarks - Member Content


THE CASE FOR COMPOSTING – May 2015
How The Cleaning Industry Can Help Customers Compost


TIPS FOR CLEANING RESTROOMS DURING THE DAY – April 2015
Day Cleaning Restrooms Requires Different Processes, Equipment, Schedules



AVOIDING A FRUIT COCKTAIL OF SMELLS – May 2015
What Fragrances Are Trending In Odor Control


AVOIDING A FRUIT COCKTAIL OF SMELLS – May 2015
Odor Control Scents: Choosing The Best Options


AVOIDING A FRUIT COCKTAIL OF SMELLS – May 2015
Streamlining Odor Control Fragrances Throughout The Facility


LANDING SCHOOL ACCOUNTS – April 2015
How Contract Cleaners Can Stand Out In The Education Market





PROTECTING THE MICROFIBER INVESTMENT – April 2015
Proper Laundering Prolongs Microfiber Life


PROTECTING THE MICROFIBER INVESTMENT – April 2015
Tips To Laundering Microfiber


PROTECTING THE MICROFIBER INVESTMENT – April 2015
How To Properly Dry Microfiber




ADJUSTING TO NEW SURROUNDINGS – April 2015
Versatility Of Orbital Equipment Includes Carpets


ADJUSTING TO NEW SURROUNDINGS – April 2015
Benefits Of Using Orbital Equipment On Carpets


WINDOW BLINDS CLEANING CAN SEPARATE BSCS FROM THE COMPETITION – February 2015
Demand Is High For Window Treatment Cleaning





STRIP FLOORS IN LESS TIME AND WITH LESS LABOR – February 2015
Orbital Machines Are Changing Floor Cleaning




CLEAN UP PRODUCTIVITY PROBLEMS – February 2015
Using Ride-On Vacuums To Improve Productivity


CLEAN UP PRODUCTIVITY PROBLEMS – February 2015
Carpet Equipment That Results In Big Savings


CLEAN UP PRODUCTIVITY PROBLEMS – February 2015
Carpet Equipment Accessories That Make Sense


CLEARING THE AIR ON HAND DRYERS – February 2015
Maintenance Tips For Hand Dryers


STEAM ALLOWS FOR CHEMICAL-FREE CLEANING – November 2014
Understanding The Power Of Steam Cleaning




CLEAN LARGE AREAS FASTER WITH STAND-ON MACHINES – November 2014
Stand-on Equipment And Airport Cleaning Make Good Match






SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM BACKPACKS – November 2014
Backpack Vacuums Improve Efficiency And Productivity


SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM BACKPACKS – November 2014
Benefits to Using Backpack Vacuums


THE DIRT ON CLEANING CLOTHS – November 2014
Microfiber Cloths Excel Over Cotton


THE DIRT ON CLEANING CLOTHS – November 2014
Proper Use Of Cleaning Cloths Prevent Cross-Contamination


THE DIRT ON CLEANING CLOTHS – November 2014
Do’s And Don’ts Of Laundering


THE DIRT ON CLEANING CLOTHS – November 2014
Role Of Wet Wipes In Commercial Cleaning




FANS OF GREEN – November 2014
Learn To Sell Green Products In Sports





COMBINING CARPET CARE AND EFFICIENCIES – October 2014
Carpet Equipment That Streamlines Frequencies


COMBINING CARPET CARE AND EFFICIENCIES – October 2014
Simplifies Cleaning Processes Using Carpet Equipment



BRIGHT IDEAS – October 2014
Save Energy to Save Money


– October 2014
The Value of Day Cleaning




EQUIPMENT THAT MIRRORS THE COMPANY MISSION – October 2014
Benefits Of Ride-on Scrubbers Extend Beyond Cleaning


EQUIPMENT THAT MIRRORS THE COMPANY MISSION – October 2014
Chemical-Free Scrubber Cleans Outdoor Space


EQUIPMENT THAT MIRRORS THE COMPANY MISSION – October 2014
Using Floor Equipment Drives Productivity






GETTING EVEN GREENER – September 2014
Recycled Paper Towels Are The Mainstream



FROM THE EDITOR – August 2014
Customer Service Is Crucial For Day Cleaning


STUDYING THE SCHOOL MARKET – August 2014
BSCs Want To Provide School Cleaning Services




BETTER CLEANING IN LESS TIME WITH RESTROOM MACHINES – August 2014
Restroom Cleaning Without Mops And Rags












ORBITAL FLOOR MACHINES CAN BE USED FOR INTERIM CARPET CLEANING – August 2014
Interim Carpet Cleaning With Orbital Equipment


IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY WITH BACKPACKS – August 2014
Advancements To Backpack Vacuums Result In Efficiencies


IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY WITH BACKPACKS – August 2014
Improving Ergonomics For Backpack Vacuums


IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY WITH BACKPACKS – August 2014
Proper Maintenance Of Backpack Vacuums


ADDRESSING COMMON FLOOR CARE MYTHS – August 2014
Clearing Up Floor Cleaning Myths


MFG ROUNDTABLE: GREEN ROOTED DEEP, IMPORTANCE WILL ONLY GROW – August 2014
How Popular Is Green Cleaning?





SAVE MARGINS WITH SMARTER PRICES – August 2014
Value-Add Services Or Low Prices: What Kind Of A Distributor Are You?




STAFF SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME IN THE RESTROOM? – August 2014
Daily Tasks Required For Restroom Cleaning
Identify a simplified approach to workloading restrooms for daily cleaning

STAFF SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME IN THE RESTROOM? – August 2014
Tips To Developing Restroom Cleaning Times


STAFF SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME IN THE RESTROOM? – August 2014
Improve Restroom Cleaning Productivity


PUSHING CLEANING CARTS FORWARD – August 2014
Benefits Of Customizing Cleaning Carts



PUSHING CLEANING CARTS FORWARD – August 2014
Trends Toward Security And Construction Of Cleaning Carts



DAY CLEANING CALLS FOR QUIETER VACUUMS – June 2014
Cleaning Without Disturbing Building Occupants


DAY CLEANING CALLS FOR QUIETER VACUUMS – June 2014
Janitronics Makes The Switch To Low-decibel Vacuums


DAY CLEANING CALLS FOR QUIETER VACUUMS – June 2014
Reducing The Risk of Hearing Damage From Vacuuming


BATTLE SUPERBUGS WITH SHORTER DWELL TIMES – June 2014
Disinfecting Against Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria


BATTLE SUPERBUGS WITH SHORTER DWELL TIMES – June 2014
Types of Disinfectants Used in Healthcare Facilities


BATTLE SUPERBUGS WITH SHORTER DWELL TIMES – June 2014
Targeting Disease-causing Pathogens


HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2014
Healthcare Markets Provide Opportunities for BSCs



HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2014
BSCs Fill In Medical Cleaning Staff Gaps


HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2014
Documenting Hospital Cleaning and Hygiene Outcomes


HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2014
Infection Control Training Is Key To Success


TEACHING GERM WARFARE – June 2014
Chemicals And Equipment That Fight Infections
Surfaces custodians should focus on in an effort to reduce the spread of infection

THE SMELL OF SUCCESS – June 2014
How To Identify The Source Of Foul Odors
Identifying problem areas and techniques for removing foul odors from restrooms

THE SMELL OF SUCCESS – June 2014
Common Scents And How To Fight Odors



FLOOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASING – April 2014
Buying Floor Machines From Distributors Vs. Direct


FLOOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASING – April 2014
Should BSCs Rent or Lease Floor Care Machines?


WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH – June 2014
Workloading And Productivity From Products


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER – April 2014
Understanding The Science Behind Activated Water


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER – April 2014
Selecting The Right Electrolyzed Water Product


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER – April 2014
Independent Tests Back Activated Water Claims


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER – April 2014
Weighing The Cleaning Efficiency of E-water Solutions


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER – April 2014
Common Uses For Activated Water Products


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TURNING WATER INTO A POWERFUL CLEANER – April 2014
Use E-water With Standard Cleaning Tools and Processes


WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH – June 2014
Custodial Workloading Does More With Less



CALCULATE THE RIGHT PRICE – April 2014
Workload Analysis Starts With Measuring Cleanable Space


CALCULATE THE RIGHT PRICE – April 2014
BSCs Invest In Workloading Software, Education


MANAGE EMPLOYEES WITH TIMEKEEPING SOFTWARE – April 2014
High-tech Time Monitoring


MANAGE EMPLOYEES WITH TIMEKEEPING SOFTWARE – April 2014
Make Electronic Timekeeping HR Policy


MANAGE EMPLOYEES WITH TIMEKEEPING SOFTWARE – April 2014
Preventing Time Theft In The Janitorial Industry


MANAGE EMPLOYEES WITH TIMEKEEPING SOFTWARE – April 2014
Staying On Top Of Employment Laws



PROVIDING VALUE: THE PROOF IS IN THE NUMBERS – April 2014
What's The Value of Cleaning Expertise?


PROVIDING VALUE: THE PROOF IS IN THE NUMBERS – April 2014
Positive Customer Experiences Can Trump Price Tags


PROVIDING VALUE: THE PROOF IS IN THE NUMBERS – April 2014
Quantifying and Documenting Value-added Services


PROVIDING VALUE: THE PROOF IS IN THE NUMBERS – April 2014
Drilling Down Cleaning Customer Needs


PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Preventing Infection In Transportation Centers


PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Create A Cleaning Schedule For High-traffic Facilities


PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Using Teams To Clean Busy Transit Hubs


PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Transit Restrooms Need 'Round-the-clock Disinfection


PROTECTING PASSENGERS – April 2014
Deep Cleaning After Hours In Transportation Terminals


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
How To Prevent Carpet Wicking


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
Cleaning Carpets for Occupant Health


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
Maintain Carpet Appearance


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
Hard Floors Vs. Carpet Debate


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: GETTING CUSTOMERS ON BOARD WITH PROPER CARPET CLEANING – April 2014
Spot Cleaning Tips


VACUUMS: FINDING A PERFECT MATCH – April 2014
Backpack Vacuums That Improve Productivity


NEVER FORGET TO RESTOCK RESTROOM DISPENSERS AGAIN – April 2014
Restroom Dispenser Restocking Tips



UPCLOSE: DAY CLEANING INFLUENCING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS – April 2014
Discover The Benefits of Day Cleaning


UPCLOSE: DAY CLEANING INFLUENCING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS – April 2014
The Evolution of Low-decibel Carpet Equipment


UPCLOSE: DAY CLEANING INFLUENCING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS – April 2014
Energy, Sustainability Initiatives Drive Day Cleaning


UPCLOSE: DAY CLEANING INFLUENCING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS – April 2014
Carpet Chemical Trends


PROTECTION FROM RESTROOM BACTERIA – April 2014
How To Identify And Fight Restroom Germs


PROTECTION FROM RESTROOM BACTERIA – April 2014
Using Proper Chemicals To Clean Restrooms


PROTECTION FROM RESTROOM BACTERIA – April 2014
PPE That Protects Cleaning Workers


IN THE FIELD: WINDOW CARE – February 2014
Reduce Worker Injuries With Water-fed Cleaning Poles


IN THE FIELD: WINDOW CARE – February 2014
Purified Water Leaves Windows Streak-free


IN THE FIELD: WINDOW CARE – February 2014
Automatic Window Cleaning Systems Save Time and Money


IN THE FIELD: WINDOW CARE – February 2014
Clean Glass Faster With Self-climbing Window Washer Tools


K-12 SCHOOLS: IDEAL FACILITIES FOR GREEN CLEANING – February 2014
H2Only Renewable Cleaning Puts Water Tech Into Practice


K-12 SCHOOLS: IDEAL FACILITIES FOR GREEN CLEANING – February 2014
Commercial Cleaning Corp. Shares Green School Cleaning Guidelines


UPCLOSE: RIDE ALONG – February 2014
The Evolution of Commercial Floor Machines


UPCLOSE: RIDE ALONG – February 2014
Ease Janitor Fatigue With Ride-on Auto Scrubbers



UPCLOSE: RIDE ALONG – February 2014
Taking A Shine To Ride-on Burnishers


COVER STORY: ARE FACILITY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TAKING OVER THE WORLD? – February 2014
More Buildings Are Outsourcing Facility Operations


COVER STORY: ARE FACILITY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TAKING OVER THE WORLD? – February 2014
Avoiding Third-party Cleaning Contracts


COVER STORY: ARE FACILITY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TAKING OVER THE WORLD? – February 2014
BSCs Join Forces With Facility Management Firms


COVER STORY: ARE FACILITY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TAKING OVER THE WORLD? – February 2014
Branding BSCs As Valuable Cleaning Experts


COVER STORY: ARE FACILITY MANAGEMENT COMPANIES TAKING OVER THE WORLD? – February 2014
Make Cleaning Professional


CLEANING UP THE CONFUSION – February 2014
Understanding The Differences Between Cleaning Chemicals


CLEANING UP THE CONFUSION – February 2014
When Is It Important To Sanitize


CLEANING UP THE CONFUSION – February 2014
Disinfecting Fights Bacteria And Infections


CLEANING UP THE CONFUSION – February 2014
Training On Proper Use Of Chemicals


CLEANING UP BLOOD IS NOT THE SAME AS A TYPICAL SPILL – February 2014
How To Clean Blood


PUTTING THE SQUEEZE ON BUDGETS – February 2014
A Team Cleaning Approach To Efficiency


PUTTING THE SQUEEZE ON BUDGETS – February 2014
Creating A Quality Assurance Cleaning Program


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON – November 2013
Nonprofit Gives Free Housecleanings To Cancer Patients


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON – November 2013
Maid Business Owner Debbie Sardone Makes Generosity A Company Policy


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON – November 2013
Cleaning For A Reason Launches As Nationwide Nonprofit


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON – November 2013
Give A Little Bit: JanSan Professionals Join Forces With Cleaning For A Reason


NONPROFIT PROFILE: CLEANING FOR A (GOOD) REASON – November 2013
Cleaning Close To The Heart


IN THE FIELD: WINTERTIME PRESENTS FLOOR CLEANING CHALLENGES – November 2013
Developing A Winter Floor Care Program


IN THE FIELD: WINTERTIME PRESENTS FLOOR CLEANING CHALLENGES – November 2013
The Key To Protecting Floors Is Proper Matting


IN THE FIELD: WINTERTIME PRESENTS FLOOR CLEANING CHALLENGES – November 2013
Maintain Floors By Increasing Cleaning Frequency


IN THE FIELD: WINTERTIME PRESENTS FLOOR CLEANING CHALLENGES – November 2013
Scrubbing And Stripping: Sprucing Up Floors For Spring


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
Proper Carpet Care Starts With A Plan


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
What's The Difference Between A Spot and A Stain?


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
Maintain The Life Of Carpet With Interim Cleaning


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
Minimize Downtime With Effective Carpet Extractor Machines


UPCLOSE: BUILDING A COMPLETE CARPET CARE PROGRAM – November 2013
Carpet Drying Tools Reduce Resoiling


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING – November 2013
Prevent Grout Cleaning Mistakes


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING – November 2013
Grout Cleaning Tips


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING – November 2013
Removing Odor From Floor Grout


IN THE FIELD: BEST PRACTICES FOR GROUT CLEANING – November 2013
Grout Cleaning Tools


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
Green Cleaning Loses LEED EBOM Credit


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
LEED EBOM v4 Expands Green Cleaning Prerequisite


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
75 Percent of LEED Cleaning Product Purchases Must Be Green


SUSTAINABILITY: LEED V4 – November 2013
Additional LEED EBOM v4 Updates


THE DIRT ON WICKING – November 2013
Exposing Carpet Care Culprits That Lead To Soil Wicking


CLEANING WITHOUT JANITORS – November 2013
Restroom Cleaning Without Janitors





A HEALTHY CLEAN – October 2013
Using Cleaning And Disinfecting Wipes In Healthcare


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE – October 2013
BSCs Add Lucrative Upholstery Cleaning Services


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE – October 2013
Know Your Fibers Before Launching Commercial Upholstery Business


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE – October 2013
Hot-water Extraction Popular Method For Upholstery Cleaning


IN THE FIELD: UPHOLSTERY CARE – October 2013
Upholstery Care Includes Cubicles, Office Furniture


IN THE FIELD: FLOOR CARE – October 2013
Concrete Flooring Regains Popularity


IN THE FIELD: FLOOR CARE – October 2013
High Gloss Concrete Is Beautiful and Easy To Maintain


IN THE FIELD: FLOOR CARE – October 2013
Finding The Right Concrete Maintenance Program


IN THE FIELD: FLOOR CARE – October 2013
Cleaning Stained And Polished Concrete Floors


THE POWER OF WATER – October 2013
Understanding Enhanced Water Technologies


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: ODOR CONTROL – October 2013
Odor Control Tips For Smelly Kitchen Drains and Waste Receptacles


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: ODOR CONTROL – October 2013
Stop Waterless Urinal Odor Problems


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: ODOR CONTROL – October 2013
Removing Foul Urine Odor From Grout And Walls


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS – September 2013
Increase Value With Multi-Task Floor Machines


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS – September 2013
Floor Equipment Training Matters


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS – September 2013
Floor Care Equipment Buyers Place Ease-of-use Over Price


UPCLOSE: FLOOR CARE WISE BUYS – September 2013
Finding Floor Machines Built To Last


SHEDDING LIGHT ON ENZYMATIC CLEANERS – August 2013
Controlling Odors Using Enzyme Cleaners


SHEDDING LIGHT ON ENZYMATIC CLEANERS – August 2013
Performance, Green Benefits Of Enzymatic Cleaners


SHEDDING LIGHT ON ENZYMATIC CLEANERS – August 2013
Proper Handling And Use of Enzyme Cleaners


UPCLOSE: CLEANING IS NOT THE SAME AS DISINFECTING – August 2013
Disinfecting For Health


UPCLOSE: CLEANING IS NOT THE SAME AS DISINFECTING – August 2013
Learn The Difference Between Sanitizing and Disinfecting


UPCLOSE: CLEANING IS NOT THE SAME AS DISINFECTING – August 2013
Establishing Cleaning and Disinfecting Frequencies In Contracts


UPCLOSE: A HEALTHIER APPROACH TO DISINFECTING SCHOOLS – August 2013
Aligning Cleaning And Disinfecting Procedures In Schools


UPCLOSE: A HEALTHIER APPROACH TO DISINFECTING SCHOOLS – August 2013
Disinfecting Schools' High Touch Surfaces


UPCLOSE: A HEALTHIER APPROACH TO DISINFECTING SCHOOLS – August 2013
Green Disinfectant Options


UPCLOSE: A HEALTHIER APPROACH TO DISINFECTING SCHOOLS – August 2013
Disinfecting Child Care Centers


SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT – August 2013
Creating Sustainable Cleaning Bids


SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT – August 2013
Embracing Sustainable Practices In Business



SUSTAINABILITY STANDS OUT – August 2013
Seal The Deal With Cleaning Case Studies


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
U.S. Green Building Council Updates LEED Cleaning Requirements


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
New LEED v4 Green Cleaning Points and Requirements


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
Stricter Requirements for LEED Credit


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
LEED Eligible Equipment And More


SUSTAINABILITY: THE NEW LEED BRINGS CHANGE – August 2013
Distributors Important Role in LEED v4 Certification



ONE MAN VS. THE UNION – August 2013
Bego Begins His Career In The Building Service Industry


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
How To Spot Green Floor Maintenance Equipment



MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
Green Floor Cleaning With Recycling Carpet Extractor Machines


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
Maintenance Tips For Commercial Floor Cleaning Equipment


STRENGTH IN NUMBERS – August 2013
Purchasing And Practicing Green Cleaning In Schools


IN THE FIELD: ERGONOMIC MOPPING EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUE – June 2013
Reduce Injuries With Ergonomic Mops



IN THE FIELD: MOPS – June 2013
Training Employees On Proper Mopping Techniques


CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH – June 2013
Infection Prevention Techniques That Work


BUNDLING YOUR BRAND – June 2013
Selling Private Label Cleaning Products


BUNDLING YOUR BRAND – June 2013
Product Bundling As Business Protection


BUNDLING YOUR BRAND – June 2013
Marketing Private Label Lines



STANDARDS OF CLEAN VALIDATE PROCEDURES – June 2013
Standard Validates Cleaning Procedures


STANDARDS OF CLEAN VALIDATE PROCEDURES – June 2013
Clean Standard Measures Cleanliness In School


HEALTHCARE CLEANING: HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS – June 2013
Cleaning For Hospital-Acquired Infections
With the right products and procedures, BSCs can prevent the spread of Norovirus, C. diff, MRSA and CRE

HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2013
Challenges Of Infection Control Cleaning


HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2013
Building Healthcare Cleaning Services


HEALTHCARE CLEANING – June 2013
Monitoring Infection Control Cleaning Results


SOAP SELLING POINTS – June 2013
Price Matters In Commercial Hand Soap Sales


BSC PROFILE: CLEANING TAKES CENTER STAGE – June 2013
Major Commercial Cleaning Services Nashville’s Premier Facilities
Robert Stewart's professional journey has taken him from Music Row to owning one of Tennessee's most successful cleaning firms


CLEANING TAKES CENTER STAGE – June 2013
Back To The Music Business — Sort Of



CLEANING TAKES CENTER STAGE – June 2013
After A Sour Note, A Second Chance At Success



CLEANING TAKES CENTER STAGE – June 2013
A ‘Dream Job’






HOSPITAL-GRADE CLEANING PAYS OFF IN ANY MARKET – April 2013
BSCs Expand Infection Control Services


HOSPITAL-GRADE CLEANING PAYS OFF IN ANY MARKET – April 2013
Tailoring Infection Control Programs to the Market


HOSPITAL-GRADE CLEANING PAYS OFF IN ANY MARKET – April 2013
Critical Cleaning Services Gain Steam


TAKE A SHORTCUT TO SUCCESS – April 2013
BSC Book Review: Shortcut To Prosperity



EASY RESTAURANT CLEANING – May 2013
Wet Wipes Are Versatile, Easy to Use


EASY RESTAURANT CLEANING – May 2013
Choosing The Right Sanitizer Wipe







THE SOCIAL NETWORK – April 2013
Social Profiling




SHOWERED IN SAVINGS – April 2013
Shower Amenities Result In Big Savings


SHOWERED IN SAVINGS – April 2013
Financial Savings To Wall-Mounted Amenities


THE FIGHT AGAINST C. DIFF – April 2013
C. diff Cleaning Procedures


PREVENT SLIPS AND FALLS AS A VALUE-ADDED SERVICE – April 2013
Revised OSHA Walkway Requirements on the Horizon




FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE – April 2013
Armed Janitors Patrol School Halls


– February 2013
Cleaning the Collaborative Workspace
As commercial offices create a more collaborative workspace, BSCs must rethink cleaning specs

– February 2013
BSCs Improve Business with Cleaning Inspection Software Programs
Provides owners, customers with valuable data and solutions

– February 2013
Urinal Mats Improve Restroom Appearance
Keep floors free from puddles and stains and prevent odors from ever becoming a problem




– February 2013
Magic Of Cleaning With Microfiber
Michigan State University successfully transitioned to cleaning with microfiber





YOUR TWO CENTS – November 2012
What Assets Do You Look For In A Distributor?



– November 2012
BSC Showcases Green Cleaning Program At New Philadelphia Art Museum
Team Clean Inc., led by Donna Allie, cleans the LEED-Platinum certified Barnes Foundation museum in Philadelphia

– November 2012
The Public Wants A Touch-free, Automatic Restroom Experience
Fewer touch points means less chance of spreading disease

– November 2012
Sensitive Occupants: Best Cleaning Practices
Cleaning around sensitive occupants increasingly important

SLIP AND FALL – November 2012
Slip-and-Fall Accidents More Prevalent In Healthcare Facilities
Jan/san distributors can help prevent slip-and-fall accidents by training janitorial staffs on proper facility maintenance


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – November 2012
Remove Odor From Grout With These Cleaning Techniques
Advice on cleaning floors and grout to fix and prevent odor problems

– October 2012
Chemicals With Low Volatile Organic Compounds Benefit Janitor And Occupant Health
Switching traditional chemicals to low VOC green alternatives can create safer working environments

– October 2012
Selling Low VOC Cleaning Products
When end users want green chemicals, distributors should suggest low VOC cleaning products


– September 2012
European Trolley Design Influencing The American Janitor Cart
Plus, advice on retrofitting older carts to meet modern cleaning demands

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – September 2012
Cleaning Cart Construction And Ergonomic Recommendations
Picking the right cleaning cart depends on the facility, task and user

– September 2012
Restroom Cleaning Equipment Streamlines Processes On Campus
North Carolina State University simplifies restroom cleaning with the use of equipment

– September 2012
Day Cleaning: The Social And Psychological Benefits For Janitors
Janitors who day clean undergo a positive transformation, gaining self-respect and social skills

– September 2012
Day Cleaning: A Night-And-Day Difference
Help building managers understand exactly what day cleaning entails

– September 2012
Foodservice Disposables Going Green
From cups to containers, environmentally friendly foodservice disposables can be recycled or composted once used

– September 2012
Customers Drive Demand For Day Cleaning
Be prepared to customize and deliver day cleaning services

– August 2012
Cleaning Processes For Green Restrooms
Green cleaning in restrooms is as much about processes as it is about products

– August 2012
Campus Sustainability Is A Strong Focus at Ohio State University
Custodial Services emphasize training in order to perfect the goals of campus sustainability

– August 2012
Benefits of Antibacterial Wipes in Health Care
Cedar Community supplies non-custodial staff with antibacterial wipes in an effort to help with interim cleaning



COVER STORY – June 2012
Product Labeling: Examining The Push For Ingredient Disclosure Laws
Protecting janitorial workers is a priority for environmental groups lobbying for full ingredient disclosure mandates

– June 2012
Coverall's New CEO
Rick Ascolese takes over Coverall Health-Based Cleaning Systems

– June 2012
Microfiber Cleaning: Just The Facts
How switching to microfiber cloths and mops can raise the bar on cleaning

– June 2012
Bundle Restroom Supplies For Greater Sales
The restroom provides countless opportunities for jan/san distributors to create unique product bundles


– April 2012
Pairing Day Cleaning With Team Cleaning Proves Effective
Illinois Central College facility executives are reaping the rewards of team cleaning during the day

ASHKIN ON SUSTAINABILITY – April 2012
Reducing Energy Consumption For Customers
Tips to help create a "culture of sustainability"



MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – March 2012
Removing Urine Odors From Floors
Tackling urine odors on grout, vinyl floors and carpets

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – February 2012
Hand Washing: How To Encourage Restroom Users
Tips to improve hand washing; plus, when antibacterial soap should be used


– January 2012
Selling The Green Philosophy





– January 2012
Green Consultants
When selling green cleaning programs, distributors should help customers identify sustainable practices already in place and pinpoint areas for improvement






– October 2011
Low-Moisture Carpet Cleaning Techniques
Methods to keeping carpet care part of custodial programs

– September 2011
Is Green Still Growing?
What BSCs are saying about their use of green cleaning products, the popularity of green cleaning programs among customers and why the recession may have had a negative impact

– September 2011
Choosing The Right Disinfectant Against C. diff In Healthcare Facilities
A closer look at products and processes that prevent cross-contamination


MANUFACTURER FORUM – September 2011
Vacuuming During Day Cleaning
In this article, industry manufacturers answer common questions asked by building service contractors.

EDITORIAL – September 2011
Day Cleaning Takes Great Communication


– August 2011
3rd Generation BSC: My Cleaning Service
Third-generation companies are rare in the cleaning industry. But the father-daughter-granddaughter team at Baltimore-based My Cleaning Service is positioning the company to continue its success for decades to come



– August 2011
Restroom Cleaning Goes Touch Free
Spray-and-vac restroom cleaning equipment improves cleanliness and efficiencies

MARKET PROFILE: EDUCATION – June 2011
In Schools, Cleaning For Health Prioritizes Children's Wellness
As outsourcing of educational accounts continues to rise, BSCs are developing partnerships by providing green expertise



– June 2011
Perfect Sales Pitches For Restroom Cleaning Machines
Savvy jan/san distributors should be taking advantage of a new market opportunity by pushing restroom cleaning machines

– June 2011
Clean Restrooms Without Touching Surfaces
Spray-and-vac and spray-and-squeegee cleaning machines promote automated, touch-free restroom cleaning







MARKET PROFILE – May 2011
Healthcare Accounts Require Dedication To Specialized Cleaning
Medical clinics, dental and doctor offices, surgical centers and imaging facilities are a lucrative niche

IN THE NEWS – May 2011
USGBC Introduces LEED For Healthcare
Outlining environmentally responsible design and construction requirements for both new and existing buildings




EDITORIAL – April 2011
Green's Accelerated Acceptance



– March 2011
Restroom Cleaning Machines Greatly Increase Efficiencies
Clean more efficiently and thoroughly without touching the contaminants lurking in a restroom

EDITOR'S NOTE – February 2011
Developing Good Systems Through Process Cleaning


UP CLOSE: FLOOR CARE – February 2011
Floor Care After Winter
Winter wreaks havoc on floors. Simple maintenance and restoration at the onset of spring is critical in keeping floor care costs low

FROM THE EDITOR – February 2011
Back To Basics



COVER STORY – February 2011
Connecting the Dots to Process Cleaning
A step-by-step approach to creating cleaning efficiencies and best practices


EDITORIAL – November 2010
Pay Attention To LEED Changes


FROM THE EDITOR – November 2010
Changes Coming To LEED


GREEN NEWS – October 2010
New Guidelines For School Cleaning


UP CLOSE: CLEANERS & DISINFECTANTS – October 2010
Cleaning Around Sensitive Populations
Schools, healthcare facilities and even office buildings house vulnerable occupants that can be adversely affected by harsh chemicals

AROUND THE INDUSTRY – September 2010
IWCA Developing Glass Cleaning Standard


UP CLOSE: AEROSOLS AND WIPES – September 2010
Aerosols And Wipes: Simple Solutions
Today's aerosols and premoistened wipes are still easy to use, but now they're also considered green

FROM THE EDITOR – September 2010
Don't Let Customers Pass You By


COVER STORY – September 2010
Green Credentials
WAXIE and NICHOLS earn LEED certification — and enhance green credibility with customers


GREEN NEWS – June 2010
Iowa Passes Green Cleaning Legislation


COVER STORY – June 2010
Embracing Sustainability
BSCs are saving money and increasing revenue as they go beyond 'green'






DAY CLEANING – April 2010
One-Pass Techniques Improve Efficiencies


UP CLOSE: VACUUMS – April 2010
Quiet Carpet Care
Day cleaning is increasing the demand for low-decibel vacuums


FROM THE EDITOR – April 2010
Don't Just Move Product, Educate


COVER STORY – April 2010
Flagging Green Cleaning in State Schools
The number of states requiring green cleaning in schools grows at a steady clip

ASHKINONGREEN – March 2010
Earth Day Celebrations: Start Planning Now





FROM THE EDITOR – March 2010
Putting Cleaning In The 'Spotlight'


COVER STORY – March 2010
Cash In on the 'New Cleaning'
End user trends are changing, but distributors still have a critical role to play



FEATURES – February 2010
Day Cleaning: Casting Light On Cleaning Operations
The script for developing a successful day cleaning program

UP CLOSE: CARPET CARE – January 2010
Examining Green Carpet Care Chemicals
Today's third-party certifiers put chemicals through stringent testing in order to gain green certification

COVER STORY – November 2009
The Right 'Stuff'
Are jan/san distributors meeting end user needs? How you match up


COVER STORY – November 2009
Polling Green
Four out of five BSCs now use green cleaning products, according to a Contracting Profits survey

COVER STORY – October 2009
Green Update


FROM THE EDITOR – October 2009
Overwhelmed By Green?


JANITOR CARTS – October 2009
What Does Your Cart Say About Your Business?



ASHKIN ON GREEN – September 2009
Selecting Disinfectants For A Green Cleaning Program


GREEN NEWS – September 2009
Hawaii Requires Green Cleaning In Schools


FEATURE – August 2009
Disinfection: Six Steps To Better Restroom Cleanliness
Preventing cross-contamination by implementing proper cleaning procedures

ASHKIN ON GREEN – August 2009
Green Vacuuming Not Just About The Carpet




ASHKIN ON GREEN – July 2009
Guide To Selecting Green Chemicals



DAY CLEANING – July 2009
Adapting To Day Cleaning
Getting janitors and occupants accustomed to daytime cleaning



EDITORIAL – June 2009
Edging Out The Competition


UP CLOSE: FLOOR CARE – June 2009
Cleaning With Water
Electrolyzed water and steam vapor systems allow end users to clean without chemicals


EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – May 2009
Jim Sutton, Better Business Cleaning Inc.



REGARDING... – May 2009
Cleaning Receives Mixed Messages





FEATURE – April 2009
Day Cleaning: Shedding Some Light On Cleaning
Identifying steps to implementing an effective and efficient daytime cleaning program

COVER STORY – April 2009
Campaigning For Green
More and more states are proposing green cleaning legislation aimed at schools. A look at how civic-minded distributors are leading the charge

FROM THE EDITOR – April 2009
Drive Green Initiatives




EDITORIAL – March 2009
From Janitors To Scientists?


COVER STORY – March 2009
Cleaning Science
With concern for occupant health growing, BSCs turn to data to validate sanitation claims


BIDDING – March 2009
Reverse Auctions: Losing Propositions
Selling services in online auctions only reinforces the view that cleaning is a commodity, BSCs say

OPERATIONSLOG: WASTE MANAGEMENT – March 2009
Cooperative Cleaning Gets Occupants To Pitch In



NEWSBRIEFS – January 2009
LEED 2009 To Reduce Cleaning Credits


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2009 – January 2009
Day Cleaning Commercial Offices


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2009 – January 2009
Green Cleaning Helps Improve IAQ


FROM THE EDITOR – December 2008
Does Green Take A Back Seat To Science In '09?


COVER STORY – November 2008
Win School Contracts


DIVERSIFICATION – October 2008
Residential Cleaning One Way To Diversify Services
Branching into residential cleaning can be profitable, but a different business model is needed

ASHKINONGREEN – October 2008
APPA Custodial Effectiveness Audit Included In LEED
The value for contractors is that LEED-EBOM provides two potential points based on performance

OPERATIONSLOG: DAYCLEANING – September 2008
Daycleaning Requires New Tools and Methods
When people have seen the janitor, they are more likely to feel a sense of responsibility to help keep the building clean

UP CLOSE – August 2008
Oxy, Citrus, Soy: Products Continue To Evolve
New ingredients, greener outlook and greater efficacy help fuel demand


ASHKINONGREEN – August 2008
Green: Find It At ISSA/INTERCLEAN
At ISSA/INTERCLEAN, anticipate lots of exhibitors with green products and training programs

OPERATIONSLOG: RESTROOM CARE – August 2008
Restroom Cleaning Machines Reduce Cleaning Times







EDITORIAL – July 2008
Midwest's Green Reputation Growing


ASHKINONGREEN – July 2008
Cradle To Grave Vs. Cradle To Cradle
While cradle to cradle is just emerging in the cleaning industry, it is the next step in green cleaning





ASHKINONGREEN – May 2008
Green Growing During A Recession
Green cleaning can be a point of differentiation and add value during hard economic times

OPERATIONSLOG: LEED AND GREEN – May 2008
New LEED Specifications Take Green Cleaning To The Next Level
Green cleaning is really cleaning for health and safety, then the environment, and most people focus entirely on the products




ASHKINONGREEN – April 2008
The Greening Of Consumer Products
This year, three retail ‘giants’ launched green cleaning products. The rest won’t be far behind

FEATURE – April 2008
Day Cleaning: Reaping The Benefits
Launching a day-cleaning operation requires some due diligence, but the payoff can be big

NEWSWORTHY – April 2008
Agencies Ask For Green Cleaning Help




EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW – March 2008
Gary Walker, Magic Touch Cleaning
Giving Customers The Royal Green Treatment


FACE OF THE INDUSTRY – February 2008
ISSA Backs Cleaning Act


NEWSBRIEFS – February 2008
USGBC's LEED-EB Undergoes Changes


ASHKINONGREEN – February 2008
MRSA: Is Green Cleaning Effective?
For green cleaning, use a traditional disinfectant against MRSA, but limit its use to only high-risk areas

OPERATIONSLOG: CARPET CARE – February 2008
Low-Moisture Techniques: Quick, Easy, Eco-friendly
Carpets can look clean, smell and feel fresh, and maintain a high level of indoor air quality, with minimal disruption to occupants

CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
Green Cleaning In Educational Facilities


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
The Basics Of Daily Floor Care


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
Autoscrubber Advancements


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
Maintaining Floor-care Machines


CLEANING PROFESSIONAL'S FIELD GUIDE 2008 – January 2008
Understanding Vacuum Maintenance


ASHKINONGREEN – January 2008
Green Cleaning In The New Year
For those who have already begun a green journey, 2008 should be a time to begin the next steps

OPERATIONSLOG: GREEN EQUIPMENT – January 2008
Green Equipment Gives Cleaning Programs A Boost
If you don’t have a vacuum that’s sealed up and has proper filtration, all it’s going to do is blow dust all over the place

FEATURE – December 2007
2008 Customer Forecast
In-house service providers and building service contractors' challenges and expectations for the new year

MARKET PULSE – December 2007
Floor-care Chemicals For The Busiest Of Areas
Floors in high-traffic facilities receive constant wear and tear. Choosing the right products — including green chemicals — will go a long way in maintaining a clean appearance




GS-42 CHECKLIST – November 2007
Green Seal Certification Checklist
A helpful checklist for BSCs seeking Green Seal certification for their green cleaning programs

ASHKINONGREEN – November 2007
Going Green: A Step-By-Step Approach
Don’t waste your time reinventing the wheel. Instead, concentrate on implementing your green program



ASHKINONGREEN – October 2007
Green Cleaning In Commercial Facilities
Don’t just switch to a green product or two — make sure your cleaning procedures protect occupant health








ASHKINONGREEN – September 2007
Go Green At ISSA/INTERCLEAN®
Look for exhibitors that will help you differentiate your green company from others in the market

EDITOR'S NOTE – September 2007
Green Starts At The Roots




FACE OF THE INDUSTRY – August 2007
Award To Recognize Green Schools


ASHKINONGREEN – August 2007
The Geography Of Green Cleaning
If you act quickly, you can take advantage of a state’s slower pace and make a name for yourself as a green trailblazer

FEATURE – August 2007
Cleaning for Health
Preventing cross-contamination starts with the right products and proper training




CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS – July 2007
Want More Money? Improve Productivity
Knowing your staff’s cleaning times will keep your operation running at maximum efficiency

GREEN CLEANING – July 2007
LEED Continues To Open Doors For BSCs
Keeping current with new LEED certifications can prove advantageous


PRODUCTS – June 2007
Products and Solutions


ASHKINONGREEN – June 2007
Green Cleaning: Overcoming Early Challenges
Moving your company toward green cleaning can be daunting, but the rewards are significant





COVER STORY – May 2007
CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS
A CP survey finds out what facility managers want from their BSCs

GREEN CLEANING – May 2007
Examining Green Certification Updates
Lead third-party organizations are offering more ways than ever for BSCs to be environmentally friendly

ASHKINONGREEN – May 2007
Proving The Value And Effectiveness Of Green
By just using toilet paper with recycled content, we can save up to 25 million trees a year

NEWSWORTHY – May 2007
Community Commits To Green Cleaning


FACE OF THE INDUSTRY – May 2007
CIMS: A Value Added Program







FEATURE – April 2007
The Green Continuum
As the momentum towards green cleaning grows, cleaning managers find alternative ways to implement environmentally friendly cleaning practices

FACE OF THE INDUSTRY – April 2007
Linking The Green Community


HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT – April 2007
Schools Ripe For Green Cleaning
The time is now for BSCs to win green cleaning contracts in schools

ASHKINONGREEN – April 2007
Earth Day Gives BSCs A Chance To Tout Green
Use Earth Day as a hook to tell building occupants, “We care. We are making a difference”

OPERATIONSLOG: OXYGEN CLEANERS – April 2007
Oxygen Cleaners Are Winning Over BSCs
The multi-purpose nature of an oxygen cleaner allows it to take the place of several more specialized chemicals




FEATURE – March 2007
Matching Green With The Marketplace
A green cleaning program that includes disinfectants is possible. How to work with your customers to determine and meet their needs and expectations


ASHKINONGREEN – March 2007
Does ‘Green’ Mean Cleaning For Health?
Typically, cleaning is seen as a commodity because customers think all cleaning is the same









– February 2007
LEED And Porter Industries: Setting the Standard
Porter Industries challenges the cleaning marketplace by earning LEED-EB certification





– 1/22/2007
USGBC CEO Talks Green











EDITOR’S NOTE – December 2006
Jan/San Education Is A Two-Way Street


FACE OF THE INDUSTRY – December 2006
ISSA Launches Cleaning Standard








NEWS – November 2006
Industry Buzz



FEATURE – November 2006
A Lesson In Clean: Preventing Cross-Contamination in Schools
Distributors provide educators with an education on making schools a healthy place to learn

EDITOR’S NOTE – November 2006
Tapping Into The Trends That Matter, One Last Time


PRODUCTS – November 2006
Products and Solutions















PRODUCTS – October 2006
ISSA/INTERCLEAN Products




ASHKINONGREEN – October 2006
Stay Up To Date On Green Requirements
As green-building initiatives grow, it will fuel the demand for green cleaning by your customers







PRODUCTS – September 2006
Products and Solutions


HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT – September 2006
Green Cleaning 101
BSCs go back to school as New York classrooms switch to green clean

GREENGUIDE – September 2006
Selecting A Greener Disinfectant
Each year, six out of every 100 janitors experience lost-time chemical-related injuries

OPERATIONSLOG: HAND TOOLS – September 2006
Applying Green Attributes To Mops, Cloths And Sponges
Microfiber products are easily identifiable as green: They reduce chemical usage and improve indoor air quality

COVER STORY – September 2006
Green Cleaning: Leafing Through the Green
The ABCs of defining green practices with confidence and clarity

NEWSWORTHY – September 2006
Greenstar: A New Certification Player












NEWS – August 2006
Industry Buzz


NEWSBRIEFS – August 2006
Green Cleaning in New York And Vermont


ASHKINONGREEN – August 2006
Looking For Green Products At ISSA/INTERCLEAN










CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS – July 2006
David Frank: Redefining The Value Of Cleaning
Using a better vocabulary to describe our industry will generate value and increase margins

HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT – July 2006
LEED: A New Look
Contractors share their evolving experiences with green-building certification

GREENGUIDE – July 2006
Health Care Green Cleaning: Healthy Cleaning For Healthy Patients
Hospitals and contractors are finding that good old water can work a lot better than chemicals

RESTROOM MAINTENANCE – July 2006
Restroom Maintenance's Total Package
A comprehensive approach to restroom cleaning yields the best results: less smell, more sparkle














GREEN – June 2006
Green Cleaning's Roots
Green is huge, this we know. A look at green milestones and noteworthy events helps explain how we got here

See this month's Green Product Directory of Web sites



MARKET PULSE: FLOOR CARE – June 2006
Concrete Floor Choices: Trends Affecting Cleaners
Who will your customers turn to when they’re faced with new flooring to clean and maintain?


ASHKINONGREEN – June 2006
Green Distributors? Five Questions To Ask
More janitorial-supply distributors are making it easy for contractors to be green


GREENGUIDE – May 2006
Green Carpet Care
It's often assumed that because carpets hide soil, the soil isn't there


MARKET PULSE: WASHROOM CARE – March 2006
Control Restroom Odor’s Main Suspects
The origin of restroom odor can be elusive. Distributors discuss the typical locations that harbor odor-causing bacteria and reveal the best ways to eliminate them

FACE OF THE INDUSTRY – March 2006
ISSA Releases Green Cleaning Guide


PURCHASING – March 2006
Cleaning Products: A BSC Wish List
Contractors sound off on the products and equipment they’d like to see from their suppliers

EDITORIAL – March 2006
New Cleaning Products On A Pedestal


ASHKINONGREEN – March 2006
It's Earth Day: Make It Matter
BSCs can use Earth Day to demonstrate they can offer something different

OPERATIONSLOG – March 2006
FLOOR CARE
Floor Finishes and Strippers Are Entering The Green Arena

The reality is that people won’t use what doesn’t work. Green products have evolved to where they now perform well

OPERATIONSLOG – March 2006
Speciality Services Offer Profits, Pitfalls
When we diversify into fire or water restoration, we make it a completely different division of the company

FEATURE - RESTROOM CARE – February 2006
Restroom Cleaning: Your Biggest Headache
A round-the-clock cleaning strategy that zeroes in on five critical appearance areas

BSCAI 2006 SHOW PREVIEW – February 2006
BSCAI Cleaning Convention: BSCs Will Tune up In Nashville
Also: city highlights, seminar schedule and exhibitor list

GREENGUIDE – February 2006
Schools Clean Green, And BSCs Profit


COVER STORY – January 2006
Cleaning Products: The Top 10 Innovations
A decade's worth of tools and products that have profoundly changed the way we clean



ASHKINONGREEN – January 2006
The Year In Green Cleaning: 2005
2005 was an incredible year for green cleaning, and going into 2006, it will continue to grow



HEALTH & SAFETY – November 2005
Cleaning For Health And Healthy Buildings: Customer Q&A
Cleaning professionals weigh in on healthy buildings

COVER STORY – September 2005
Higher Education: A Degree in Clean
Higher education meets the cleaning profession: A preview of Illinios Central College's associate degree program

GREENGUIDE – September 2005
Green Cleaning: A Vacuum Is A Vacuum - Right?



GREEN GUIDE – August 2005
Green Cleaning: Make That Connection


MARKETING – July 2005
Finding The "LEED"-ers
BSCs are ready to offer services for LEED certification, but who's interested?

GREEN GUIDE – July 2005
Steam Vapor Cleaning: It's Just Water!
The fact that you can achieve sanitation from tap water frees you from chemical-safety concers

GREEN GUIDE – June 2005
Validate And Increase Your Green Appeal


– May 2005
Green Seal, OS(1) Certification: Guaranteed Green
A look at two new BSC certification programs - the impact on business and credibility


CLEANING OPERATIONS: GREEN CLEANING – April 2005
Green Cleaning:
Housekeepers Continue to Embrace Philosophy

A look at how far green cleaning has come and where it’s going

FACILTY ISSUES: MANAGEMENT EDGE – April 2005
Management: A Vocabulary Lesson for Cleaners
A few terms every cleaning worker should know to ensure proper care of buildings

BSCAI 2005 SHOW PREVIEW – March 2005
BSCAI cleaning convention: Take Charge In Orlando
Also: a sneak peek of show and city highlights, seminar schedule and exhibitor list



HEALTH & ENVIRONMENT – February 2005
Green Cleaning Certification: Gone Green? Got Evidence?
Manufacturers are putting their money where their mouth is and proving their green-cleaning worth




EDITORIAL – January 2005
2005: The Year Green Comes Of Age?


ASHKIN ON GREEN – November 2004
Uncover The "Green" Needs, Supply Expertise


MARKET PULSE: CARPET CARE – September 2004
Can Cleaning Keep Up With the Carpet?
Carpet manufacturers are working overtime to develop durable, attractive carpets that keep their colors without fading. Are distributors helping customers work toward the same goals?

ASHKIN ON GREEN – September 2004
Join The Green Cleaning Party


GREEN HOTELS – July 2004
Hospitality: Green Cleaning Checks In
Hospitality facilities turn to products and practices that are safer and healthier for guests and the environment

OPERATIONS – July 2004
Day-Cleaning Believer?
Is improving the janitor's image worth the switch to day cleaning?

OPERATIONS LOG – July 2004
Green Customers' Wish Lists
Green Cleaning

ASHKIN ON GREEN – July 2004
Green Cleaning: Shared Responsiblity


GREEN PRODUCTS & TECHNIQUES – June 2004
Customers and Green: Growing Demand
Coming to a customer near you: A need for green training and know-how. Are you wondering what to do now? Get with the program


COVER STORY – March 2004
Green’s Growing Reach
The quest for facility sustainability, and its impact on jan/san distribution

WINDOW CLEANING – March 2004
Window Cleaning: Lofty Ambitions
Professional training certification and recognized standards: window cleaners have come a long way in three years

OPERATIONS LOG – March 2004
Window Cleaning: When Reaching Up High, Safety Starts Down Below
Window Safety

ASHKIN ON GREEN – February 2004
A Green Cleaning Primer


CLEANING OPERATIONS: GREEN CLEANING – January 2004
Green Cleaning: Turning a new leaf when it comes to green products?
Be persistent

Switching to green products is an ongoing process with a number of options ... and steps

FACILITY ISSUES: MANAGEMENT EDGE – January 2004
Management: Night vs. Day Cleaning
Deciding on the best time to clean doesn't have to be an "all-or-nothing" exercise