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HEALTHY SCHOOLS: ALL TOGETHER NOW February 2024
Lessons Learned from Developing an Integrated IAQ Strategy in Schools






IN THE FIELD: SURFACE IMAGING TECHNOLOGY IDENTIFIES, VALIDATES CLEANING NEEDS November 2023
Combining Cleaning Technology with Professional Instincts


IN THE FIELD: SURFACE IMAGING TECHNOLOGY IDENTIFIES, VALIDATES CLEANING NEEDS November 2023
Using Software to Pinpoint, Clean Problem Surfaces
















FREETIME: PITMASTER IMPARTS SMOKE, FLAVOR AND LIFE LESSONS October 2023
How Feeding Friends and Family Nourishes the Soul


DELIVERING DEFENSE  October 2023
Practice Helps Progress Against HAIs










CLEARING THE AIR ON CARPET CARE August 2023
Need-to-Know Carpet Equipment Components that Affect IAQ




SANITARY MAINTENANCE 80TH ANNIVERSARY COVERAGE August 2023
Showcasing the 1980s and its Impact on Jan/San
























LEADERSHIP: THE PITFALLS OF JUDGING TOO SOON June 2023
How Prematurely Judging Employees Prevents Potential
































MECHANICAL FLEETS OPTIMIZE FLOOR CARE CAPABILITY November 2022
Training and Budgeting for Maximum Impact




LEARNING FROM A SELF-ASSESSMENT November 2022
Tool Helps Assess School Facilities Management Strategies










PERSISTENCE PERSONIFIED August 2022
BSC Proves Hard Work Pays Off


PERSISTENCE PERSONIFIED August 2022
ESS Clean CEO Turns Challenges into Success Stories



A POSITIVE PUSH FOR IAQ September 2022
Cleaning Chemicals That Help Indoor Air Quality




CHALLENGES IN DISTRIBUTION August 2022
Cleaning Hurdles and How to Overcome Them
























GETTING THE GREEN LIGHT April 2022
How To Launch A Sustainability Program





MATTING MATTERS February 2022
Steps To Simplify Mat Selection







COMMUNICATING IAQ STRATEGIES February 2022
Managing Indoor Air Quality Expectations









BRINGING IN A BIT OF COLOR October 2021
Color-coding Microfiber Improves Processes










FILLING THAT EMPTY SEAT April 2021
Use Personality And Skills Tests When Hiring

























































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VACUUM SUCCESS April 2019
Productivity Gains Of Backpack Vacuums



THE AIR WE BREATHE April 2019
Identify And Eliminate Indoor Air Pollutants


THE AIR WE BREATHE April 2019
How To Clean The Air


THE AIR WE BREATHE April 2019
Systems That Tackle Indoor Air Contaminants




WHAT DOES A CLEAN RESTROOM REALLY SMELL LIKE? September 2018
Impact Of Poor Indoor Air


WHAT DOES A CLEAN RESTROOM REALLY SMELL LIKE? September 2018
Identify The Source Of Restroom Odors


WHAT DOES A CLEAN RESTROOM REALLY SMELL LIKE? September 2018
Train Staff To Tackle Odors In The Restroom



DIVERSIFYING INTO NEW CHEMICAL PROPORTIONER MARKETS August 2018
Warewashing and Laundry Programs Can Help Distributors Grow Profits





VACANCY DUE TO IMMIGRATION April 2018
Turnover Would Hamper Commercial Cleaning Services


EXPANDING YOUR BRANDING April 2018
Brand Strategy Involves Knowing When To Expand


THE SOUTHERN UTE INDIAN TRIBE EMBRACES ECO-FRIENDLY ODOR CONTROL November 2017
CASE STUDY: Control Odors While Protecting The Environment


GREEN CLEANING TRENDS November 2017
Survey Outlines Sustainable Cleaning Initiatives


HEALTH BENEFITS DRIVE GREEN CLEANING November 2017
Using Green Cleaning To Promote Occupant Health




CONTROLLING CANNABIS September 2016
Controlling Odors From Marijuana Use
Hotels explore ways to combat odor control issues as pot tourism gains momentum


CASE STUDY: CENTRAL VALLEY FRANCHISES RELY ON BACKPACK VACUUMS FOR HEALTHY IAQ September 2015
Improving Indoor Air Quality With Backpack Vacuums


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING October 2015
Green Cleaning Supports University Goals



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


MANAGING THE GENERATIONAL GAP February 2015
Tips To Managing A Multigenerational Workforce


MANAGING THE GENERATIONAL GAP February 2015
Getting The Most Out of Workers Of All Ages


MANAGING THE GENERATIONAL GAP February 2015
Succession Planning: Preparing Future Leaders


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


SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM BACKPACKS November 2014
Benefits to Using Backpack Vacuums



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


IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY WITH BACKPACKS August 2014
Improving Ergonomics For Backpack Vacuums


VACUUMS: FINDING A PERFECT MATCH April 2014
Upright Vacuums Boost Indoor Air Quality


RENT VS. OWNING April 2014
Why It's Important To Use Floor Mats


RENT VS. OWNING April 2014
Rewards Of Renting Floor Mats



MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: ODOR CONTROL October 2013
Avoid Going Overboard With Odor Control


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS September 2013
Study: Mayo Clinic Compares Paper Towels, Other Hand Drying Methods




GHS COUNTDOWN September 2013
Learning The GHS Glossary






REALITY CHECK September 2013
Do You Set Realistic Sales Goals?


REALITY CHECK September 2013
High Sales Expectations Have a Hidden Cost



A STRONGER SUPPLY CHAIN June 2013
Benefits Of Janitorial Supply Wholesalers
Why janitorial supply wholesalers create a stronger supply chain



THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARPET EXTRACTION April 2013
Proper Carpet Care Starts With Vacuuming


COMMERCIAL HAND DRYERS IN HIGH DEMAND April 2013
New Hand Dryer Models are Hygienic and 'Hip'


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TOWEL & TISSUE April 2013
Are High-quality Towels Worth the Cost?


PREVENT SLIPS AND FALLS AS A VALUE-ADDED SERVICE April 2013
OSHA Floor Audits Require a 'Qualified Person'


PREVENT SLIPS AND FALLS AS A VALUE-ADDED SERVICE April 2013
Certified Distributors Can Provide Walkway Audits






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


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

April 2012
Reduced Vacuuming Impacts IAQ
Cutting vacuuming frequencies will adversely affect the health of building occupants





MANUFACTURER FORUM September 2011
Vacuums Role In Improving Indoor Air Quality
In this article, industry manufacturers answer common questions asked by building service contractors



FEATURES April 2011
Clearing The Air
The role the custodial operation plays in bettering indoor air quality

INDOOR AIR QUALITY April 2011
Curbing Asthma In Schools
Distributors can help janitors improve indoor air quality in schools, which will keep kids in the classroom


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

COVER STORY May 2010
Next Stop, The World
How contract cleaning is growing into a global business



CONTRACTING INSIGHTS October 2009
Growth Without Growing Pains


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

BUSINESSCENTER November 2008
Can Bad Managers Change Their Behavior?



FEATURE April 2008
Greening Your Cleaning
Environmentally friendly products and practices offer a breath of fresh air for housekeeping managers

CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS March 2008
Organizational Framework: Businesses Need A Solid Foundation
To ensure a promising future businesses need to follow an organizational framework

CONTRACTINGINSIGHTS February 2008
Define Quality By Asking Your Customers
It is the customer that ensures that your business is positioned to deliver quality services


OPERATIONSLOG: CHEMICALS November 2007
All-Purpose Cleaners Save Time, Money And Space
BSCs don’t need as much warehouse space as they used to, thanks to the availability and effectiveness of all-purpose products




OPERATIONSLOG: INDOOR AIR QUALITY August 2007
Improving IAQ Takes Education And Investment
Think of a building as an ecosystem that is impacted by many different components









MARKET PULSE: CARPET CARE April 2007
Vacuum Cleaners' Role In Cleaning For Health
Choosing the right vacuum cleaner can help rid a facility of indoor air pollutants. Distributors provide insight on everyday maintenance methods that will improve vacuum performance









GREENGUIDE November 2006
Green-Dusting Methods Mean Better IAQ
Removing contaminants at entryways cuts subsequent dusting and vacuuming in half




OPERATIONSLOG: MATTING September 2006
Prevent Dirt By Building Better Matting Systems
Most people do not wipe their feet, so mats need to be extra long to enable enough walk surface to remove maximum soil






OPERATIONS LOG July 2005
Vandalism: What To Do When Vandals Strike Restrooms
Restroom Care


OPERATIONS LOG February 2004
Graffiti Psychology: Why Vandals Strike
Vandalism