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MANAGING CLEANING EXPECTATIONS – June 2019
How Home Economics Helped Shape The Profession Of Clean




FACILITY FOCUS: CREATING A BETTER FAN EXPERIENCE – June 2019
High-Speed Hand Dryers Keep Restrooms Clean And Long Lines Moving Quickly


FACILITY FOCUS: CREATING A BETTER FAN EXPERIENCE – June 2019
Gillette Stadium Sustainability Efforts


FROM THE EDITOR – June 2019
The Answer To Infection Control


SMART DISPENSERS REQUIRE SMART DISTRIBUTORS – June 2019
Time To Promote The IoT-Equipped Restroom


TACKLING TENACIOUS HAIS – June 2019
Hospital Acquired Infections Drive Cleaning Demand


TACKLING TENACIOUS HAIS – June 2019
Train Staff On Proper Cleaning And Disinfecting


TACKLING TENACIOUS HAIS – June 2019
Disinfecting Processes That Reduce HAIs




PREPARING TOMORROW’S LEADERS – June 2019
Strategies To Identify And Build Future Cleaning Managers


PREPARING TOMORROW’S LEADERS – June 2019
Prepare Prospective Cleaning Leaders



2019 MANAGEMENT SURVEY – June 2019
Cleaning Executives Comment On Management Priorities


2019 MANAGEMENT SURVEY – June 2019
Survey Outlines Facility Cleaning Budgets


2019 MANAGEMENT SURVEY – June 2019
Cleaning Managers Outline Purchasing Trends


2019 MANAGEMENT SURVEY – June 2019
Staffing Challenges Many Cleaning Departments Face




INDUSTRY STATISTICS – April 2019
2019 Building Service Contract Market Report



IN THE FIELD – April 2019
High Vacuuming Improves Indoor Air Quality






CATCHING GHOST EMPLOYEES – April 2019
A Form Of Payroll Fraud That Is Frightening



FREETIME: THE OVER 50 SOCCER STAR – April 2019
Vice President Of Impact Products Is A Soccer Star



FACES OF THE FRONTLINE – April 2019
Chicago Janitor Keeps Coworkers, Customers Happy


BRANDING THE RESTROOM – April 2019
Customized Soap Dispensers Help School Show Pride




KNOW THE REASONS BEHIND YOUR ACTIONS – April 2019
Gain Leadership Skills By Asking "Why?"



VACUUM SUCCESS – April 2019
Productivity Gains Of Backpack Vacuums


FROM THE EDITOR – April 2019
Sanitary Maintenance Gets New Look


A UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS FOR CUSTODIANS – April 2019
Custodians Deserve Equal Treatment


PUT IT IN DRIVE – April 2019
Laws, Labor Market Causing Truck Driver Shortage





NAVIGATING THE OCEAN OF INDOOR PLASTIC – April 2019
How Departments Can Reduce Their Environmental Imprint









FACILITY FOCUS: ADVANTAGES TO WATER TECHNOLOGIES – April 2019
Aqueous Ozone Controls Pollutants And Protects Staff


FACILITY FOCUS: ADVANTAGES TO WATER TECHNOLOGIES – April 2019
Testing Effectiveness Of Cleaning Technologies


FACILITY FOCUS: ADVANTAGES TO WATER TECHNOLOGIES – April 2019
Training Staff On Advantages Of Water Technologies


LEADERSHIP THROUGH THE LABRINTH – April 2019
Buying Groups Help Distributors Win In Healthcare


– April 2019
Communicating Value


FROM THE EDITOR – April 2019
Clean Buildings Expo Impresses


ZEROING IN ON GERMS – April 2019
Schools Tackle Germ Hotspots


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


COACHING IS CRITICAL – April 2019
Sales Managers Must Provide More Direction


– April 2019
Use Data To Improve Reps


– April 2019
Trust The Sales Process


GIVING SLICK FLOORS THE SLIP – April 2019
Flooring Standards Facility Managers Should Know


GIVING SLICK FLOORS THE SLIP – April 2019
Steps To Improving Floor Safety


GIVING SLICK FLOORS THE SLIP – April 2019
Signs Stop Slips And Falls



FROM THE EDITOR – March 2019
Amazon Strikes Jan/San Distributors Again


HELPING PREVENT THE FLU – March 2019
Stopping Sickness With Hand Sanitizer Stations



APPEALING TO CUSTOMERS – February 2019
Why BSCs Should Embrace Sustainability



CLEAN BUILDINGS EXPO SET TO DEBUT IN BALTIMORE – February 2019
Free Industry Trade Show Nears


– February 2019
Education Schedule For CBE


A HANDBOOK FOR THE CLEANING INDUSTRY – February 2019
New Book Helps BSCs To Thrive










THE HONORABLE BRYAN SMITH – February 2019
Jan/San Professional Serves Role In Local Government


HOLDING ON – February 2019
What BSCs Must Do To Solve Retention Woes





ROBOTS ARE CHANGING DISTRIBUTORS' ROLES – February 2019
Autonomous Cleaning Equipment Force Distributors To Consult More




BSCS' ROLE IN BRINGING IOT TO THE RESTROOM – February 2019
Smart Dispensers, Faucets Keep Visitors Happy





GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SALES MANAGERS – February 2019
Sales Training Vital To Success


BENCHMARKING THE GREEN CLEANING MOVEMENT – February 2019
Survey: Why Schools Implement Green Cleaning


BENCHMARKING THE GREEN CLEANING MOVEMENT – February 2019
Driving The Green Cleaning Movement In Schools


BENCHMARKING THE GREEN CLEANING MOVEMENT – February 2019
Advocating For Health Schools


RECRUITING GENERATION NEXT – February 2019
What Millennials In The Workplace Desire



TAKING CONTROL OF INFECTIONS – February 2019
Identify Common Germs Found In Facilities


TAKING CONTROL OF INFECTIONS – February 2019
Protection From Pathogens


TAKING CONTROL OF INFECTIONS – February 2019
Life Span Of Germs And Cleaning Efficacy


CORDLESS BACKPACK VACUUM SAVES ON LABOR – February 2019
A Purchase That Helps Business Grow


SOFTWARE HELPS CUSTOMIZE CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS – February 2019
ERP Solution Improves Business Performance


CONTROLLING DUST CONTROLS INFECTIONS – February 2019
Using Vacuums To Fight The Spread Of Infections


CONTROLLING DUST CONTROLS INFECTIONS – February 2019
Vacuum Features Best Suited For Healthcare Facilities


QUAT BINDING QUERIES – February 2019
Hospitals Fight Quat Binding While Fighting Infections


QUAT BINDING QUERIES – February 2019
Tips To Prevent Quat Binding


QUAT BINDING QUERIES – February 2019
Alternatives To Disinfecting With Quats




BETTER COMMUNICATION LEADS TO HAPPIER WORKPLACE – November 2018
Book Helps Improve Relationship With Coworkers


CLEANING VS. DISINFECTING: USING THE RIGHT TERMS – November 2018
Know The Difference Between Cleaning, Disinfecting And Sanitizing



BUILDING A COMPANY AROUND ROBOTICS – November 2018
Business Uses Robotic Cleaning Technology To Empower Workers


DISINFECTANT RECOMMENDATION REDUCES C. DIFF CASES – November 2018
Two-Step Cleaning Process Improves Hospital Conditions




SOFTWARE BUSTS GHOST EMPLOYEES AND EXPOSES TIME FRAUD – November 2018
Technology Helps Avoid Labor Deceit


GREEN CLEANING: LOOK WHAT THE OCCUPANT DRAGGED IN – November 2018
Identify And Combat Cleaning Challenges


BIG SHOES TO FILL – November 2018
Start Leadership Succession Planning Today



THE INNOVATION IMPASSE – November 2018
Jan/San Distributors Must Change With The Times



FACILITY FOCUS – November 2018
Cleveland Clinic Shares Lessons In Waste Diversion


FACILITY FOCUS – November 2018
Fighting Contamination In Recycling


THINK OUTSIDE THE BIN – November 2018
Alternatives To Traditional Waste And Recycling


THINK OUTSIDE THE BIN – November 2018
Truly Sustainable Method To Managing Waste


THINK OUTSIDE THE BIN – November 2018
Gaining Support For Sustainable Initiatives


PRESTIGIOUS HONORS – November 2018
BSCAI CLEAN Awards Given To Industry Elite




THE RIGHT MACHINE FOR THE JOB – November 2018
Selecting The Best Vacuum For Distributors' Largest Markets



MATTING IS A MUST – November 2018
Matting Programs Protect Floors And Facility Occupants


MATTING IS A MUST – November 2018
Choose Mats That Prevent Slips And Falls


MATTING IS A MUST – November 2018
Mats That Help Protect Flooring Investments


PAPER TRAIL FROM A TO Z – November 2018
Explaining Sustainable Paper Products


PAPER TRAIL FROM A TO Z – November 2018
Defining Green Paper Terms


FROM THE EDITOR – November 2018
IoT Takes A Step Forward


CAN A SELF-MANAGED SALES FORCE SUCCEED? – October 2018
Better Sales Performance Coaching Needed


SERIOUS RACQUETBALL – October 2018
Pro-Link Manager Has Major Game



PURCHASING PRIORITIES – October 2018
Factors To Consider When Buying Floor Care Equipment



STOP THE TRANSPORT OF PATHOGENS – October 2018
Combat Pathogens At Their Source


STOP THE TRANSPORT OF PATHOGENS – October 2018
Cleaning Technology Fights Contamination


BEHIND THE TIMES – October 2018
Jan/San Distributors Must Embrace E-Commerce




PROPONENTS OF PROPORTIONERS – October 2018
What To Consider When Introducing Proportioners


PROPONENTS OF PROPORTIONERS – October 2018
Advantages Of Pre-measured Chemical Packages


– October 2018
ISSA Voices Concern


CHASING THE SHINE – October 2018
The High Price Of Shiny Floors


CHASING THE SHINE – October 2018
Low-Maintenance Flooring Options For Facilities


CHASING THE SHINE – October 2018
Tips For Long-Lasting Floor Shine


FROM THE EDITOR – October 2018
Amazon Launches Jan/San Private-Label Line


LEARN TO LIVE WITH CHANGE – September 2018
'Who Moved My Cheese' Helps Businesses Adapt


REDUCING SLIP-AND-FALL HAZARDS – September 2018
Floor Chemical Examinations Lessen Falls


– September 2018
Leaving A Legacy




GUIDING TEENS – September 2018
Dalco Enterprises President Gives Back To Youth


FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK – September 2018
Recognizing Cleaners








LAUNDRY DISPENSER RESTORES CUSTOMER SATISFACTION – October 2018
Updated Equipment Reduces Emergency Calls


SELLING SUSTAINABILITY – September 2018
Iowa-Des Moines Supply Goes Beyond Green Cleaning Products




DEVELOP HEALTHY LEADERSHIP INTENTIONS – September 2018
Defining What It Means To Be An Effective Leader


NEW HOST CITY FOR ISSA SHOW – September 2018
Speakers, Innovative Products Highlight ISSA Show North America



ATTRACTING MILLENNIALS – September 2018
Company Culture, Perks Entice Young Adults


FROM THE EDITOR – September 2018
ISSA 2018 Puts Innovation On Display


MANAGEMENT SURVEY – September 2018
Survey Examines Priorities Of Cleaning Managers


MANAGEMENT SURVEY – September 2018
Annual Survey Examines Cleaning Budgets


THE UPSIDE TO DOWNSIZING FLOOR MACHINES – September 2018
Advantages Of Compact Floor Machines


THE UPSIDE TO DOWNSIZING FLOOR MACHINES – September 2018
Productivity Advantages Of Small Autoscrubbers


THE UPSIDE TO DOWNSIZING FLOOR MACHINES – September 2018
Using The Right Floor Equipment Improves Cleaning Outcomes


ENCAPSULATION SAVES TIME, MONEY AND THE ENVIRONMENT – August 2018
Take Your Carpet Care Further




TRACKING JANITOR PRODUCTIVITY WITH APPS – August 2018
Exploring Evidence-Based Cleaning




DENVER BRONCOS STAY SAFE THANKS TO NEW ICE-MELT SOLUTION – August 2018
Case Study: Stadium Experiences Success From Ice Melt Solution


SPINNING TUNES ALONGSIDE THE BUFFER – August 2018
Creating Policies For Music In The Workplace



FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK – August 2018
BSCs Should Join The Zero Waste Movement


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




SPREADING AROUND SICKNESS – August 2018
Hospital Floors Wrongfully Ignored



GREAT LEADERS OWN THEIR DECISIONS – August 2018
Book By Navy SEALS Provides Tools For Commercial Cleaning Heads


CONTAMINATED SOAP CONTAMINATES HANDS – August 2018
Risks Of Using Bulk Soap Dispensers


THE POWER OF PEERS – August 2018
Peer-To-Peer Networking Helps Solve Issues


THE STRATEGIC SELL – August 2018
B2B Trends Reshaping Inside Sales



SHOPPING FOR CARTS – August 2018
Choosing The Right Cleaning Cart Or Caddy


SHOPPING FOR CARTS – August 2018
Importance Of Organized Cleaning Carts


ORDERING INSIGHT – August 2018
An Examination Of The End Users' Purchasing Habits




CLEARING THE AIR – August 2018
Hand Dryer Manufacturers Discuss Industry Trends









– 8/8/2018
GP PRO Talks IoT













HOW VALUABLE ARE YOUR VALUE-ADDED SERVICES? – July 2018
Increase Business Revenue By Charging For Assistance


K-12 SCHOOL REDUCES LUNCHTIME WASTE – July 2018
Waxie and EcoSafe Team Up To Teach Environmental Sustainability











OPPORTUNITY & ACQUISITION – July 2018
Imperial Dade Grows Company With Calculated Aggression




INNOVATION AWARD WINNERS – July 2018
Robot Technology Garners High Praise At Interclean




CLEANING'S FUTURE ON DISPLAY – July 2018
Compact, Truly Autonomous Robots Entice Cleaning Industry








BOOK CLUB – June 2018
Life Lessons From The Janitor


CLEAN RESTROOMS MEAN BUSINESS – June 2018
Spray-And-Vac Cleaning Provides Clean Appearance




SIT OR STAND, JUST DON'T WALK – June 2018
Riding Commercial Floor Cleaners Superior To Walk-Behind Machines








ADAPT, MIGRATE OR DIE – June 2018
Staffing Challenges Facing Cleaning Departments













MANAGING WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS – June 2018
Reducing Cleaning Worker Injuries Through Improved Ergonomics


MANAGING WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS – June 2018
Ergonomic Improvements That Reduce Worker Injuries


MANAGING WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS – June 2018
Create A Culture Of Safety For Custodians







THE TRUE COST OF FLOOR PADS – June 2018
Value Of Premium And Budget Floor Pads


THE TRUE COST OF FLOOR PADS – June 2018
How Floor Pads Convert To Labor Dollars


THE TRUE COST OF FLOOR PADS – June 2018
Proper Care And Safety Tips For Floor Pads







CHOOSING FULL COVERAGE – June 2018
Disinfect Hard-To-Reach Surfaces


CHOOSING FULL COVERAGE – June 2018
Reduce Labor Costs With Electrostatic Cleaners






KNOCK OUT – June 2018
Fighting For Insourced Cleaning




MATTING THAT HELPS PROMOTE SAFETY – June 2018
Promote Safety And Aesthetics Through Matting


MATTING THAT HELPS PROMOTE SAFETY – June 2018
Benefits Of Incorporating Mats Into Floor Care Programs


MATTING THAT HELPS PROMOTE SAFETY – June 2018
Choosing Mats Based On Floor Type And Seasonality


MATTING THAT HELPS PROMOTE SAFETY – June 2018
Floor Mats: The Most Overlooked Areas Within Facilities


MATTING THAT HELPS PROMOTE SAFETY – June 2018
Re-Evaluating Matting Programs Means Deciding Whether To Rent Or Buy


INDUSTRY TESTIMONIALS: GIVING GRATITUDE – May 2018
A Magazine That Aids Company Branding








– May 2018
Dawn Of The Sales Rep





JAN/SAN LEADER FOR 75 YEARS – May 2018
Sanitary Maintenance Celebrates Publication Milestone





MENTORING THE NEXT GENERATION – May 2018
Newly Retired Sanitary Maintenance CEO Helped Shape Mentee's Life


SURVIVING IN THE AGE OF AMAZON – May 2018
E-Tailers Forcing Distributor Sales Reps To Evolve






IOT-EQUIPPED DISPENSERS HELP REDUCE COMPLAINTS – April 2018
Data Generation Helps Track Towel, Soap Supply


SEASONAL STRATEGIES FOR PEST MANAGEMENT – April 2018
Overcoming Seasonal Pest Challenges In Facilities


SEASONAL STRATEGIES FOR PEST MANAGEMENT – April 2018
Prevent Pests With Regular Inspections


HIRING THE RIGHT MANAGER – April 2018
Identifying Desirable Leadership Qualities


PROGRESS IN GREEN CLEANING – April 2018
Evolution Of Green Cleaning Initiatives


PROGRESS IN GREEN CLEANING – April 2018
Future Of Cleaning Green


TRANSITION TO ELECTROSTATIC MACHINE PROVES SUCCESSFUL – April 2018
Electrostatic Cleaning Helps Improve Business


ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCT MITIGATES HIGH-TRAFFIC RESTROOM ODORS – April 2018
Companies Team Up To Freshen Famed Railway Station




THE STRATEGIC SELL – April 2018
PIM Systems Help Distributors Stay Organized


FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK – April 2018
CBE Will Bring BSCs And Facility Executives Together


CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF ENCAPSULATION – April 2018
Benefits Of Cleaning Carpets Using Encapsulation


CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF ENCAPSULATION – April 2018
Sustainable Advantages To Encapsulation


CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF ENCAPSULATION – April 2018
Putting Carpet Cleaning Polymers To The Test


CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF ENCAPSULATION – April 2018
Outline When To Encapsulate Or Extract Carpeting


BE MORE THAN A CLICK AND A BOX – April 2018
Buying Groups Help Distributors Compete Against E-Tailers



VACANCY DUE TO IMMIGRATION – April 2018
DACA Dilemma Could Cause Janitorial Staffing Issues


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


VACANCY DUE TO IMMIGRATION – April 2018
A Path To Work Eligibility


VACANCY DUE TO IMMIGRATION – April 2018
Immigration Debate To Continue Through The Fall


EXPANDING YOUR BRANDING – April 2018
Chemicals Offer Entry Into Private Labeling


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



FREETIME: THE LANTERN WHISPERER – April 2018
Freetime: Sales Manager Collects, Repairs Vintage Lanterns


ZEROING IN ON ZERO WASTE – April 2018
Controlling Waste Streams In Facilities


ZEROING IN ON ZERO WASTE – April 2018
Turn A Waste Stream Into A Revenue Stream


ZEROING IN ON ZERO WASTE – April 2018
Zero Waste In Three Simple Steps


ZEROING IN ON ZERO WASTE – April 2018
The Future Of Zero Waste


FROM THE EDITOR: DESERVING WINNERS – April 2018
Distributor Choice Awards A Blast To Oversee


ZEROING IN ON ZERO WASTE – April 2018
Benefits Of Launching A Composting Program












CASE STUDY: BATTERY MAINTENANCE REDUCES CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS – March 2018
Good Floor Care Starts With The Right Battery


FROM THE EDITOR – March 2018
Buyer's Guide Helps Keep Tabs On The Industry





THE BENEFITS OF BRAND NAMES – September 2018
Selling Commercial Versions Of Consumer Brands



ROBOTIC FLOOR MACHINE ALLOWS JANITORS TO CLEAN HANDS-FREE – February 2018
Case Study: Robotic Floor Machine Allows For More Efficient Janitorial Work


UNPLUGGING FOR GREATER EFFICIENCY AND COST SAVINGS – February 2018
Battery Upright Vacuums Lead To Improved Productivity








SUPPLY BETTER CUSTOMER RESPONSIVENESS – February 2018
ERP Software Solutions Enhance Speed To Market



– 3/12/2018
3M Names New CEO


AVOID SOAP CONTAMINATION BY SWITCHING TO SEALED SYSTEMS – February 2018
Refillable Soap Dispensers Are A Haven For Bacteria







– February 2018
Three Keys To Profitability


WHY EMPLOYEES LEAVE – February 2018
Bad Management Greatly Impacts Janitorial Staff Turnover






FOSTERING STRONG LEADERS – February 2018
Key To Nurturing Successful Custodial Leaders


FOSTERING STRONG LEADERS – February 2018
Power Of Networking In Cleaning Industry


FOSTERING STRONG LEADERS – February 2018
Responsibilities Of Strong Leaders


DESIGNING STRATEGIES THAT PROTECT FLOORS – February 2018
Proper Maintenance Schedules That Protect Floors


DESIGNING STRATEGIES THAT PROTECT FLOORS – February 2018
Choosing Chemicals Based On Varying Floor Types


FREETIME: ENJOYING A HALL-OF-FAME BOWLING CAREER – February 2018
Bowling Bill Allen Supplies The Strikes, Sanitary Products





REACHING INTO THE RAFTERS – February 2018
Vacuums That Tackle Previously Neglected Surfaces


REACHING INTO THE RAFTERS – February 2018
Using Proper Vacuuming Equipment Promotes Health And Safety


ONLINE CONVENIENCE, LOCAL TOUCH – February 2018
Improving Online Presence While Maintaining The Customer Service Experience





STANDING UP TO BIG E-COMMERCE – February 2018
The Struggle Of Facing The Amazon Business Marketplace



PREVENTING HAND-HYGIENE FAILURES IN HEALTHCARE – February 2018
Hurdles In Changing Handwashing Habits


PREVENTING HAND-HYGIENE FAILURES IN HEALTHCARE – February 2018
Joint Commission Pushes For Improved Hand Hygiene


PREVENTING HAND-HYGIENE FAILURES IN HEALTHCARE – February 2018
Advantages Of Handwashing Monitoring Systems


BE PREPARED – February 2018
Training For Emergency Preparedness


BE PREPARED – February 2018
Communication During An Emergency




GREEN CLEAN STILL MATTERS – November 2017
Facility Executives Still Care About Green Cleaning


PUTTING ODOR CONTROL IN ITS PLACE – November 2017
Getting Strategic With Air Freshener Placement



ONE-STOP PRODUCT SHOP – November 2017
Wholesalers Help Distributers Diversify



CLEANER FLOORS ARE SAFER FLOORS – November 2017
The Cost Of Slips And Falls For Facilities


CLEANER FLOORS ARE SAFER FLOORS – November 2017
Evaluating Floor Safety Programs


CLEANER FLOORS ARE SAFER FLOORS – November 2017
Tips To Reducing Slips, Trips And Falls


MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS GO MAINSTREAM – November 2017
Push For Free Feminine Hygiene Products


MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS GO MAINSTREAM – November 2017
Schools Pilot Free Tampon Program


MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS GO MAINSTREAM – November 2017
Facilities Benefit From Offering Feminine Products


EXPLAINING ON-SITE GENERATION – November 2017
Disinfecting With On-Site Generation Technologies


TEAMING UP ON GREEN CLEANING – November 2017
Sustainable Cleaning Is A Shared Responsibility


TEAMING UP ON GREEN CLEANING – November 2017
Communicating Green Cleaning Initiatives


THE STRATEGIC SELL: MANAGING THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE – November 2017
Every Touchpoint Impacts The Customer Journey


FROM THE EDITOR – November 2017
Keeping Up With Industry Trends


GETTING THE RIGHT WORDS OUT – November 2017
Communicating Green Cleaning Advantages



SUSTAINABILITY’S IMPACT ON OCCUPANT WELLNESS – November 2017
Cleaning That Limits Toxic Exposure







ANSWERING THE CALL – October 2017
Top Complaints Plaguing Facility Cleaning Managers




KEEPING TABS ON FLOOR EQUIPMENT – October 2017
Using IoT To Manage Floor Equipment Fleet


KEEPING TABS ON FLOOR EQUIPMENT – October 2017
Technology That Streamlines Floor Cleaning


KEEPING TABS ON FLOOR EQUIPMENT – October 2017
Using Data To Improve Cleaning Processes


KEEPING TABS ON FLOOR EQUIPMENT – October 2017
Productivity Gains Of Floor Cleaning Equipment



CHANGING OFFICE LAYOUTS REQUIRE NEW TOWEL DISPENSERS – October 2017
Densification Of Offices Creating Restroom Problems






THE STRATEGIC SELL: THE MAKEUP OF AN ELITE SALESPERSON – October 2017
The Best Sales Reps Have These Traits






THE GREENING OF FLOOR PADS – October 2017
Floor Pads Can Earn Green Seal’s GS-20 Certification




EMBRACING PRODUCT EVOLUTION – October 2017
Looking For Innovation In Cleaning Products


A FLOOR CARE MACHINE THAT HANDLES THE CHALLENGES OF RETAIL FACILITIES – September 2017
Case Study: Retail Facilities Demand High Floor Care Standards


A MODERN-DAY SPARTAN WARRIOR – September 2017
Freetime: Spartan Racing With Colleen Koscinski, MAC Janitorial Supply


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



WEARING SLIP-RESISTANT FOOTWEAR REDUCES WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS – September 2017
Slip-and-fall Accidents Prove Costly








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


UPRIGHTS UNPLUGGED – September 2017
Battery Upright Vacuums Boost Productivity




THE TOP THREE FUNCTIONS OF ERP SOFTWARE – September 2017
Integrate ERP Software With Other Platforms




ROBOTS ROAM THE HALLS – September 2017
Benefits Of Robotic Floor Equipment


ROBOTS ROAM THE HALLS – September 2017
Cleaning Merges With Technology


ROBOTS ROAM THE HALLS – September 2017
Floor Equipment That Collects Data


ROBOTS ROAM THE HALLS – September 2017
University Benefits From Robotic Equipment


A CLEAN SWEEP FOR SCHOOL BREAKFAST – September 2017
Cleaning Challenges With Breakfast In The Classroom


A CLEAN SWEEP FOR SCHOOL BREAKFAST – September 2017
A Team Effort Keeps Schools Clean


A CLEAN SWEEP FOR SCHOOL BREAKFAST – September 2017
Responding To Spills


A CLEAN SWEEP FOR SCHOOL BREAKFAST – September 2017
How New Programs Impact Cleaning




HOW TO PREVENT RESTROOM COMPLAINTS – August 2017
Top Five Restroom Problems


HOW TO PREVENT RESTROOM COMPLAINTS – August 2017
A Day Porter Will Reduce Restroom Troubles


GRAB A LARGER SLICE – August 2017
Foodservice Disposables Market Primed For Growth



SCHOOL STARTS WITH CLEAN HANDS – August 2017
Hand Washing Prevents Cold And Flu


SCHOOL STARTS WITH CLEAN HANDS – August 2017
Positioning Soap And Sanitizer


SCHOOL STARTS WITH CLEAN HANDS – August 2017
Tips To Encouraging Hand Washing


APPROACH CUSTOMERS FROM THE OUTSIDE IN – August 2017
Perception Of Value More Important Than Customer Relationships



CAN-DO CANISTERS – August 2017
Advantages To Canister Vacuums


CAN-DO CANISTERS – August 2017
Canister Vacuums Offer Ergonomic Benefits


CAN-DO CANISTERS – August 2017
Extending The Vacuum’s Reach


CAN-DO CANISTERS – August 2017
Caring For Canister Vacuums





IT’S GOOD TO HAVE OPTIONS – July 2017
Keep Customers Happy With Hand Dryer And Paper Towel Choices



CUSTOMERS ARE NOT OWNED. THEY ARE EARNED – July 2017
The Strategic Sell: Don’t Take Customer Relationships For Granted
Relationships are earned, but they are not earned for a lifetime

TAKE A HIKE – July 2017
Freetime: Paul SerVaas Of Bar Keepers Friend Is Mountain Climber And Adventurer
Paul, president of Bar Keepers Friend, and his wife Marsha typically do two big hikes every year

A SLIPPERY SUBJECT – July 2017
The Differences In Ice Melt Products


CONNECTED CHEMICAL PROPORTIONERS – July 2017
Chemical Dispensing Systems Get Connected




CREATING THE IDEAL CUSTOMER – July 2017
How Jan/san Distributors Can Groom Top-tier Customers




– June 2017
Jan-Pro Discovers Backpack Vacuum Efficiency
When used properly, a backpack vacuum cleans two to three times faster than an upright



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


FLOOR CARE JOINS THE DATA AGE – June 2017
The Benefits Of IoT On Floor Equipment
How Internet of Things–enabled floor machines solve a major problem for one BSC

COMBATING THE COMMON COLD – June 2017
Cleaning Tips For Cold And Flu Season



LAUNDRY BUSINESS GROWS THANKS TO REMOTE ACCESS TO DATA – May 2017
Case Study: Laundry Business Turns To Chemical Dispensing System



ADJUSTING TO JAN/SAN’S FUTURE – May 2017
Buying Groups Assist Distributors In Changing Market




ARE YOU READY FOR A PRIVATE BRAND? – May 2017
Can Your Business Handle A Private Brand?





HIRING MILLENNIALS FOR SALES ROLES – May 2017
The Strategic Sell: How The Top Millennial Employees Compare To Veteran Reps
Millennials are just like everyone else, so be careful when you hire

BEYOND RECYCLING: FROM FOOD WASTE TO COMPOST – May 2017
The Benefits Of Composting


BEYOND RECYCLING: FROM FOOD WASTE TO COMPOST – May 2017
Launching A Composting Program


BEYOND RECYCLING: FROM FOOD WASTE TO COMPOST – May 2017
Hosting A Trash Sort


HANDLING HAND TOOLS – May 2017
Considerations When Selecting Mopping Handles


THE BEST 40 PRODUCTS AS SELECTED BY SM READERS – May 2017
Jan/san Suppliers Pick Top Products For Distributor Choice Awards
Sanitary Maintenance is proud to present the winners of its fourth annual Distributor Choice Award


PRIOR TO PURCHASING – May 2017
Biggest Mistakes With Floor Pads And Brushes


PRIOR TO PURCHASING – May 2017
What Differentiates Floor Pads And Brushes


PRIOR TO PURCHASING – May 2017
Controlling Spending With Floor Pads And Brushes


UTILIZING ATTENDANCE SOFTWARE TO AVOID OVERTIME – April 2017
Case Study: Employee Time Tracking Software Helps BSC Service Baseball Park
BSC manages 50 employees at the Braves stadium with use of attendance software






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


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


ARE VELCRO MOPS FINISHED? – April 2017
How To Keep Velcro Mops Free From Debris, Bacteria




– April 2017
CASE STUDY: Living In Luxury Off-Campus
Selecting flooring types that are both fashionable and functional



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

PRESERVING LAUNDRY STANDARDS – April 2017
Proper Laundering Aids In Infection Prevention
The role that laundry facilities play in proper infection prevention strategies


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



EDUCATE AND ENGAGE – April 2017
School District Bucks Turnover Trends


EDUCATE AND ENGAGE – April 2017
Closing The Loop On Training Challenges


EDUCATE AND ENGAGE – April 2017
Identifying Emerging Cleaning Leaders


– 4/6/2017
SCA Splits Into Two Separate Companies
One company will be focused on forest products operations and the other on global hygiene, including the current businesses of Personal Care and Tissue.




– February 2017
Case Study: On-Site Generation At PPG Paints Arena
On-site generation helps the arena meet high-performance goals.

THE YEAR AHEAD FOR BSCAI – February 2017
Q&A With New BSCAI President Tom Kruse
Kruse shares his vision for the association

FIVE KEYS TO GROWING A BUSINESS – February 2017
Book Club: How To Scale Up Your Business
“Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don’t,” by Verne Harnish, is a 360-degree tutorial on how to grow a business

THE CHANGING LAW FOR CHANGING TABLES – February 2017
New Baby Changing Table Law Presents Sales Opportunities
A new federal law requiring baby changing stations presents a sales opportunity


JANITOR PROUD – February 2017
BSCs Realize The Benefits Of Employee Engagement
By positively engaging cleaners BSCs can reduce turnover and increase productivity




WHEN TO REPAIR OR REPLACE EQUIPMENT – February 2017
Knowing The Right Time To Buy New Carpet Equipment
When is it better to repair a machine and when is it more cost-effective to simply replace it?

REDUCING OCCUPANT TOWEL CONSUMPTION – February 2017
Tricks To Cut Down On Paper Towel Consumption
Although BSCs are spending their own money on the paper products in a building, they often feel helpless when it comes to limiting how much product is used



NOTHING STANDS IN THEIR WAY – February 2017
Five Jan/san Distributor Sales Reps Who Broke Through In 2016
The five 2016 Sanitary Maintenance Sales Leaders are willing to do whatever it takes to help their customers






MICROMANAGING FLOOR CARE – February 2017
ROI Of Small Floor Machines



NOT YOUR MOTHER’S HYDROGEN PEROXIDE – November 2016
Down And Dirty: Improved Hydrogen Peroxide Explained


MUST-HAVE VACUUM ATTACHMENTS – November 2016
Top Vacuum Tools To Upsell
Distributor sales reps share the best tools to upsell that extend the reach and cleaning power of vacuums



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




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



SALES COMPENSATION SURVEY – October 2016
The Top Sales Compensation Plans Of 2016 - Member Content




SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT – October 2016
Maintenance Myths For Polished Concrete Floors






SOFTWARE HELPS BSC ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS – September 2016
Case Study: Growing BSCs Depend On Employee Management Software


THE ADVANTAGES OF LINEN-LIKE NAPKINS OVER LINEN – October 2016
Linen-like Napkins Offer Cost Savings, Branding Opportunities





GIVING GYM FLOORS A SPORTING CHANCE – September 2016
Gym Floor Protection Starts Outside The Gym


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



WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY – September 2016
The Five Top Challenges Facing Female Entrepreneurs



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

SHEP HYKEN, DAN HEATH HEADLINE KEYNOTE ADDRESSES – September 2016
Shep Hyken, Dan Heath Headline Keynote Addresses




FLOOR CARE FOR ALL SEASONS – September 2016
Protecting Floors From Snow, Ice And Sand


FLOOR CARE FOR ALL SEASONS – September 2016
Cleaning Procedures That Protecting Floors


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


DIGITALLY REMASTERED – September 2016
Convincing Older Reps To Embrace Today’s Sales Technology


BEST PRACTICES FOR SUSTAINABLE SALT USE – September 2016
Purchasing, Storing Salt In Preparation For Winter
Tips to purchasing inventory, storage and application for winter management operations

BEST PRACTICES FOR SUSTAINABLE SALT USE – September 2016
Tips To Applying Ice Melt


BEST PRACTICES FOR SUSTAINABLE SALT USE – September 2016
Documenting Ice Melt Applications




PLANNING AHEAD – September 2016
Preparing For The Next Generation Of Cleaning Professionals
What it’s going to take to attract younger workers to the cleaning industry

SEND AND MONITOR CUSTOMER PROPOSALS ELECTRONICALLY – August 2016
Proposal Software Opens Up Possibilities For BSCs




DESIGNING FOR INFECTION CONTROL – September 2016
Healthcare Designs That Aid In Infection Prevention


DESIGNING FOR INFECTION CONTROL – September 2016
Surfaces That Help An Infection Control Program


DESIGNING FOR INFECTION CONTROL – September 2016
Considering Cleaning Processes When Designing Facilities


CEOS NEED A GREAT SECOND IN COMMAND – August 2016
Book Club: Redefining Executive Job Descriptions


JANITORS NEED ERGONOMICS, NOT INJURIES – August 2016
Prevent Workplace Injury With Proper Mopping Technique, Tools







CASE STUDY: AWARD-WINNING CLEANING SERVICE TRUSTS BACKPACK VACUUMS – August 2016
Cleaning Service Employees Prefer Backpack Vacuum Cleaners


THE HIDDEN COSTS BEHIND CONTROLLING SOAP USAGE – August 2016
Determining Soap Quantities For Proper Handwashing


THE HIDDEN COSTS BEHIND CONTROLLING SOAP USAGE – August 2016
Promoting Proper Handwashing Techniques


THE HIDDEN COSTS BEHIND CONTROLLING SOAP USAGE – August 2016
Cost To Controlling Soap Quantities
Downsizing soap dispenser shots might save stock, but it could compromise handwashing practices

BENEFITING FROM GREEN CLEANING – August 2016
UW-Madison Finds Success Cleaning With Ozone
How making one small change has impacted the cleaning program at University of Wisconsin–Madison

PRIORITIZE PEST CONTROL – August 2016
Integrated Pest Management Tips That Work
Understanding frequent offenders and how to keep them out of facilities

PRIORITIZE PEST CONTROL – August 2016
Common Pests And How They Get Into Facilities
What To Look Out For

PRIORITIZE PEST CONTROL – August 2016
Pest Risks Based On Facility Type


THE COST OF SICK TENANTS – August 2016
BSCs Can Help Reduce Employee Absenteeism



MINDFUL OF MAINTENANCE – August 2016
Maintenance That Extends The Life Of Equipment
Proper upkeep of carpet equipment can extend the life of machines

MINDFUL OF MAINTENANCE – August 2016
Routine Extractor Maintenance Protects Equipment


MINDFUL OF MAINTENANCE – August 2016
Handling Big Problems With Carpet Equipment


EFFECTIVE INFECTION PREVENTION – August 2016
Technology That Prevents Hospital Acquired Infections






ASSESS FOR SUCCESS – June 2016
The Strategic Sell: Hiring Sales Reps Who Excel


ROUNDTABLE: THE TRUE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP – June 2016
A Closer Look At Buying Groups




NEW FLOOR PADS ADD TO THE PLETHORA OF OPTIONS – June 2016
Choosing The Correct Floor Pad



TEN BATTERY MAINTENANCE TIPS – June 2016
Extend Battery Life Of Machines


‘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



DISTRIBUTOR’S ADVICE REAPS SOAP SAVINGS – June 2016
Case Study: Foam Soap Can Save Customers Money



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





START BY SELLING JUST A FEW PRIVATE LABEL PRODUCTS – May 2016
Start By Selling Just A Few Private Label Products




IMPROVING PROFESSIONALISM AMONG SALES REPS – May 2016
The Strategic Sell: What It Takes To Be A True Sales Professional





ENGAGING AND ENCOURAGING STAFF – May 2016
Leadership Techniques That Encourage Cleaning Workers


ENGAGING AND ENCOURAGING STAFF – May 2016
Encouraging And Motiving Staff


WHAT ACTUALLY MOTIVATES YOUR WORKERS – April 2016
Book Club: Stop Trying To Motivate Employees — They Already Are


THE POWER OF PICKING – May 2016
How Technology Is Changing Warehouse Picking




WATCH YOUR STEP – May 2016
Identifying Slip, Trip And Fall Hazards


WATCH YOUR STEP – May 2016
Tips And Benefits Of Improving Floor Safety



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



FLOOR PAD DO’S AND DON’TS – May 2016
Comparing Floor Pads And Brushes


FLOOR PAD DO’S AND DON’TS – May 2016
Maintenance Tips That Extend The Life Of Floor Pads


FLOOR PAD DO’S AND DON’TS – May 2016
Recommendations For Maintaining Gym Floors


FLOOR PAD DO’S AND DON’TS – May 2016
Tips To Keeping Polished Concrete Looking Like New


FLOOR PAD DO’S AND DON’TS – May 2016
The Future Of Floor Pads


HIRE BETTER SALES REPS IN SIX STEPS – April 2016
Secrets To Recruiting, Interviewing, Hiring Salespeople


DOWNSIZING HAND SANITIZER DISPENSERS – April 2016
Fill A Need With Small Hand Sanitizer Dispensers


FATIGUE IN THE WORKPLACE – May 2016
The Signs Of An Exhausted Staff


FATIGUE IN THE WORKPLACE – May 2016
Preventing Worker Fatigue


FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK – April 2016
Meet The Contracting Profits Advisory Board


SMALL MACHINES, BIG ADVANTAGES – April 2016
Micro Autoscrubbers Provide Alternative For Small Spaces



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


CASE STUDY: HIGH-PERFORMANCE GREEN CLEANING WITH ENGINEERED WATER – April 2016
PathoSans Delivers Engineered Water To Park City, Utah



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


NJSSA 2016 SHOW GUIDE – April 2016
Get Ready For NJSSA’s Supply Line 2016





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


GUIDELINES TO DRYING CARPETS – April 2016
Recommendations For Cleaning And Drying Carpets


GUIDELINES TO DRYING CARPETS – April 2016
Beyond Routine Cleaning: Caring For Over-Saturated Carpets


EARN AND LEARN – April 2016
Details Of A Custodial Apprenticeship Program


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



DOWN AND DIRTY: THE ADVANTAGES OF PREPORTIONED CHEMICAL PACKETS – February 2016
Taking A Closer Look At Preportioned Chemicals For Dilution Control





QUIET PLEASE – February 2016
Benefits Of Quiet Equipment


QUIET PLEASE – February 2016
Controlling The Noise That Comes From Cleaning




HIRING ROBOTS TO CLEAN – February 2016
Robotic Cleaners Give BSCs A Leg Up




SIGNS OF HEALTHY HANDS – February 2016
The Cost Of Poor Hand Hygiene


SIGNS OF HEALTHY HANDS – February 2016
Proper Hand Washing Techniques


SIGNS OF HEALTHY HANDS – February 2016
Products That Improve Hand Washing Compliance


SIGNS OF HEALTHY HANDS – February 2016
Help With Hand Washing







STRAPPING ON SAVINGS – February 2016
Tackling Vertical Surfaces With Backpack Vacuums


STRAPPING ON SAVINGS – February 2016
Benefits Of Vacuum Filters


STRAPPING ON SAVINGS – February 2016
Maintaining Mobility With Backpack Vacuums


STRAPPING ON SAVINGS – February 2016
Properly Fitting A Backpack Vacuum


CLEANING COMPLAINTS YOU JUST CAN’T BELIEVE – February 2016
Survey Reveals Top Cleaning Complaints


EDUCATE CUSTOMERS ON THE RIGHT TOWEL AND TISSUE PRODUCTS – November 2015
Show Expertise By Recommending Towel And Tissue Solutions


THE LONG AND SHORT OF TOWELS AND TISSUES – November 2015
Distributors Can Extend Savings With Longer Roll Towels And Tissues







ADVANCEMENTS IN GREEN PAPER – November 2015
Trend Toward Recycling Paper Is Growing


ADVANCEMENTS IN GREEN PAPER – November 2015
Alternative Paper Fibers And Facilities That Embrace Them


ADVANCEMENTS IN GREEN PAPER – November 2015
Future Trends Of Recycled Paper Towels


REPLACING THE 10-MINUTE DWELL TIME – November 2015
The New Standard In Dwell Times




DIGGING INTO FLOOR EQUIPMENT PURCHASING TRENDS – November 2015
How To Choose Floor Care Equipment And Understanding Polished Concrete





BUILDING A STRONG NETWORK – November 2015
APPA Helps Managers Set Goals




THE STRATEGIC SELL: TRAINING IS A NECESSITY – October 2015
Providing The Janitorial Industry With Professional Development Opportunities


ARE YOU READY FOR A CRISIS? – November 2015
How Facility Managers Can Plan For A Disaster


ARE YOU READY FOR A CRISIS? – November 2015
Ten Tips For Developing An Emergency Plan


ARE YOU READY FOR A CRISIS? – November 2015
Developing An Emergency Evacuation Plan






SIMPLIFYING RESTROOM CLEANING PROGRAMS – October 2015
Tools That Simplify Restroom Cleaning


SIMPLIFYING RESTROOM CLEANING PROGRAMS – October 2015
Barriers To Improving Restroom Cleaning




TIME IS MONEY – October 2015
Refine Floor Programs With Less Stripping


TIME IS MONEY – October 2015
Techniques To Protect Floor Finish


TIME IS MONEY – October 2015
How To Extend Floor Stripping Programs


DOWN AND DIRTY: BUY DIRECT OR THROUGH DISTRIBUTION? – September 2015
Deciding When BSCs Should Buy From Janitorial Supply Distributors


PROTECT YOUR HOSPITAL FROM GOVERNMENT ‘FINES’ – October 2015
Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections And Readmissions Fines


PROTECT YOUR HOSPITAL FROM GOVERNMENT ‘FINES’ – October 2015
Products That Protect Against HAIs



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


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


IDEAS FOR GREEN CLEANING – October 2015
Greening Pest Control Processes


IN THE MARKET FOR NEW FLOOR EQUIPMENT? – September 2015
Floor Equipment Questions To Ask Before Purchasing


PURCHASING THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK – September 2015
Benefits Between Buying Or Leasing Equipment


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



CASE STUDY: COUNTER MOUNT SOAP DISPENSER SAVES TIME AND MONEY – August 2015
Counter-Mounted Soap Dispenser Is Easier For Customers, Workers


MORE TO MATS THAN MEETS THE EYE – September 2015
Mats That Are Necessary For Every Program


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


DOWN AND DIRTY: MISUSING EQUIPMENT WASTES MONEY AND ADDS LABOR TIME – August 2015
Proper Janitorial Equipment Maintenance Procedures



DILUTION CONTROL ON THE GO – August 2015
Portable Chemical Proportioners Are Gaining Popularity












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



CLOSING THE DOOR ON CARPET ODORS – August 2015
Identifying The Cause of Carpet Odors


CLOSING THE DOOR ON CARPET ODORS – August 2015
Techniques For Removing Odors From Carpets


CLOSING THE DOOR ON CARPET ODORS – August 2015
Stop Carpet Odors Before They Start


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




A LITTLE EXTRA UPKEEP EXTENDS THE LIFE OF EQUIPMENT – June 2015
Carpet, Floor Care Equipment Maintenance Saves Time, Money






BUYING GROUPS ROUNDTABLE – June 2015
Advantages Of Group Purchasing



BUYING GROUP LEADERS SPEAK UP – June 2015
Bringing National Accounts To Buying Groups


– June 2015
Why Join A Buying Group?



DOWN AND DIRTY: CLEANING DIRTY GROUT AND AVOIDING FUTURE PROBLEMS – June 2015
Use Hydrogen Peroxide As A Cleaner For Dirty Grout


PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS – June 2015
BSCs Must Now Have Plans For Pandemic Diseases






THE DIRT ON SOAP – June 2015
Tips For Improving Handwashing



THE DIRT ON SOAP – June 2015
What’s Trending With Soaps And Sanitizers


WHEN CHEMICALS ARE NO LONGER EFFECTIVE – June 2015
What Is Quat Binding And Why It Must Be Prevented


WHEN CHEMICALS ARE NO LONGER EFFECTIVE – June 2015
Tips To Preventing Quat Absorption


THE TRUTH ABOUT POLISHED CONCRETE – June 2015
Polished Concrete Maintenance Is Still Necessary



THE STRATEGIC SELL: TRUST IS WORTH MORE THAN LIKABILITY – May 2015
Build Trust Through Company Transparency


PROFITING FROM CHEMICAL PROPORTIONERS – May 2015
Chemical Proportioners Give Distributors Edge Over Online Sellers





A BRAND UNLIKE ANY OTHER – May 2015
Avoid Competing On Price By Offering Private Brands





BOOK CLUB: CREATING A CULTURE OF ACCOUNTABILITY – April 2015
Hold Employees Accountable With 'The Oz Principle'


SOAPS FOR VULNERABLE OCCUPANTS – May 2015
Mild Soaps Prove Best For Children, Elderly




DOWN AND DIRTY: PROVING A STRIPPED FLOOR HAS BEEN RINSED ENOUGH TO APPLY SEALER – April 2015
Perform A pH Test After Stripping Floors And Rinsing


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




REDUCING INFECTION HAZARDS – May 2015
Tips For Proper Disposal Of Infectious Waste


REDUCING INFECTION HAZARDS – May 2015
Containing Hazardous Waste: Finding A Strong Hold


REDUCING INFECTION HAZARDS – May 2015
Protect Workers From Medical Waste


REDUCING INFECTION HAZARDS – May 2015
What Is Considered Medical Waste





MAKING THE ROUNDS WITH FLOOR PADS – May 2015
Benefits Of Choosing The Right Floor Pads


MAKING THE ROUNDS WITH FLOOR PADS – May 2015
Proper Maintenance Of Floor Pads


MAKING THE ROUNDS WITH FLOOR PADS – May 2015
Exploring New Floor Equipment Options




BATTERY BACKPACK VACUUMS SAVE TIME, LABOR COSTS – April 2015
New Batteries Make Backpack Vacuums Lighter, Longer Lasting




GHS COMPLIANCE — WHEN CUSTODIAL MANAGERS CAN EXPECT THINGS TO CHANGE – May 2015
Prepare For The Next Round Of GHS Requirements



MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: DILUTION CONTROL – April 2015
GHS Labeling For Preportioned Packets











– April 2015
Super Bowl Setup



SENDING THE RIGHT MESSAGE – April 2015
Customizing Restroom Dispensers Sends A Message


SENDING THE RIGHT MESSAGE – April 2015
Branding Restrooms Supports Facility Goals


SENDING THE RIGHT MESSAGE – April 2015
The Future Of Restroom Customization


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


MULTIPURPOSE MACHINES – April 2015
Identifying Alternate Carpet Extractor Functions






SHIELDING FACILITIES FROM INFECTION – April 2015
Infection Prevention That Fights Pandemics


SHIELDING FACILITIES FROM INFECTION – April 2015
Training Staff On Proper Infection Prevention


SHIELDING FACILITIES FROM INFECTION – April 2015
Understanding Transmission Of Germs


SHIELDING FACILITIES FROM INFECTION – April 2015
Protecting Staff From Germ Exposure


DEVELOPING AN A+ HAND HYGIENE PROGRAM – April 2015
Techniques To Improve Hand Washing In Schools


DEVELOPING AN A+ HAND HYGIENE PROGRAM – April 2015
Steps To Boost Hand Hygiene




DOWN AND DIRTY: ESSENTIAL VACUUM ATTACHMENTS – February 2015
The Right Vacuum Attachments Reduce Labor, Clean Safely



– February 2015
Holding Employees Accountable


INDUSTRIAL SOAPS SHOULD BE HARDWORKING, BUT GENTLE ON HANDS – February 2015
The Right Industrial Soap Can Keep Employees Happy






TURNOVER TURNAROUND – February 2015
Reducing Employee Turnover In A Competitive Job Market






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




SHINING LIGHT ON HAI PREVENTION – February 2015
Technology That Defends Against Hospital-Acquired Infections


SHINING LIGHT ON HAI PREVENTION – February 2015
Cost Of UV Disinfection Techology


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


CLASS A FACILITIES DEMAND FIRST-RATE RESTROOMS – February 2015
Luxury Paper Towels Provide Upscale Atmosphere, Reduce Waste




THE STRATEGIC SELL: STRATEGIZE YOUR SALES TACTICS – February 2015
Every Set Of Jan/San Sales Goals Needs A Marketing Plan


CLEARING THE AIR ON HAND DRYERS – February 2015
Benefits Of Quicker Dry Times And Heated Hand Drying


CLEARING THE AIR ON HAND DRYERS – February 2015
Tips To Control Splash And Drips In Restrooms


CLEARING THE AIR ON HAND DRYERS – February 2015
How To Identify Proper Placement Of Hand Dryers


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




BOOK CLUB: DO NOT KICK THESE HABITS – November 2014
BSCs Can Join The Ranks of Covey's Highly Effective People


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




ANTIBACTERIAL SOAPS UNDER ATTACK – November 2014
Triclosan Soap Manufacturers Must Prove Health Benefits




A SPOTTY SITUATION – November 2014
Tips For How To Remove Urine Stains And Odors








– November 2014
Ask For Employee Feedback




PEST PREVENTION TIPS – November 2014
How Integrated Pest Management Prevents Infestations


PEST PREVENTION TIPS – November 2014
Why Pest Management Matters


PEST PREVENTION TIPS – November 2014
Pest-Proofing Tips From Professionals


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


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


DOWN AND DIRTY: SUPERVISING TWO TYPES OF JANITORS – November 2014
Turn Bad Employees Into Reliable Team Members


THE STRATEGIC SELL: BEWARE OF BACKORDERS – November 2014
Backorders Lead To Employee Disengagement


– November 2014
How To Clean A Computer Screen



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



DON'T GET TRIPPED UP – November 2014
Develop A Slip-And-Fall Safety Strategy


DON'T GET TRIPPED UP – November 2014
Causes And Prevention Of Slips And Falls


DON'T GET TRIPPED UP – November 2014
OSHA Regulations On Floor Safety


SALES REP COMPENSATION SURVEY – October 2014
Average Jan/San Sales Rep Compensation




– October 2014
Bridging The Generation Gap


DISPOSABLE MICROFIBER IS GREAT IN INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES – October 2014
Microfiber Mops Make For Healthy, Happy Employees




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



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


10 COMMONLY RECOGNIZED DISCIPLINARY OFFENSES – October 2014
Common Workplace Violations





TREAT HIRING AS YOUR BIGGEST PURCHASING DECISION – October 2014
Hiring Decisions Are The Same As Purchasing Decisions


HEALTHCARE HAND WASHING ON THE RISE – October 2014
Improving Hand Washing Compliance


HEALTHCARE HAND WASHING ON THE RISE – October 2014
Hand Washing Programs Can Reduce Hospital Infections


HEALTHCARE HAND WASHING ON THE RISE – October 2014
Hand Washing Posters Reinforce Compliance


HEALTHCARE HAND WASHING ON THE RISE – October 2014
Hand Hygiene Goes High Tech




AVOIDING DIRTY MOP WATER – September 2014
Buckets That Prevent Dirty Mop Water





– September 2014
Detroit Files For Bankruptcy



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






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






PREVENTING THE OFFICE OUTBREAK – August 2014
Cleaning Can Reduce Absenteeism In The Workplace








CUTTING THE CORD – August 2014
Battery Powered Backpack Vacuum Saves Time, Money





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









DEVELOP THE WEAK AND USE THE STRONG – August 2014
Identify And Overcome Staffing And Purchasing Challenges


RECRUIT THE BEST (FORGET THE REST) – August 2014
Improve Recruitment In Three Steps









GETTING TO THE ANSWERS – August 2014
Interview Question Recommendations


GETTING TO THE ANSWERS – August 2014
Training Challenges With New Recruits


GETTING TO THE ANSWERS – August 2014
Tips To Training New Staff


GETTING TO THE ANSWERS – August 2014
Managing And Resolving Staff Complaints


GETTING TO THE ANSWERS – August 2014
Advice For Disciplining Difficult Employees


GETTING TO THE ANSWERS – August 2014
How To Overcome Generational Struggles


GETTING TO THE ANSWERS – August 2014
Succession Planning For The Future Of The Department


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





FORECASTING AFTER AN EXTREME WINTER – August 2014
Distributors Kept Up With Ice Melt Demand Despite Polar Vortex




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





CLEANING WATERLESS URNINALS REQUIRES SPECIAL MAINTENANCE – June 2014
Benefits of Waterless Urinal Systems


CLEANING WATERLESS URNINALS REQUIRES SPECIAL MAINTENANCE – June 2014
Cleaning Waterless Urinals The Right Way



IS CLEANING A 'MISERABLE' JOB? – June 2014
Recommended Reading: The Three Signs Of A Miserable Job


SIMPLIFY FLOOR CARE WITH PREPORTIONED CHEMICALS FOR AUTOSCRUBBERS – June 2014
Using Preportion Chemical Packets With Autoscrubbers


SIMPLIFY FLOOR CARE WITH PREPORTIONED CHEMICALS FOR AUTOSCRUBBERS – June 2014
Chemical Packets Provide Convenience and Dilution Control


SIMPLIFY FLOOR CARE WITH PREPORTIONED CHEMICALS FOR AUTOSCRUBBERS – June 2014
Chemical Preportioners: Take The Guesswork Out of Inventory Control


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
Tips for Maintaining Vacuum Peformance


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


BUYING GROUPS – June 2014
Spring Conference Season A Success


TEACHING GERM WARFARE – June 2014
Breaking Down How Germs Are Spread


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

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE – June 2014
Developing A Strong Preventative Maintenance Program For Floor Equipment
Doing so can improve departmental productivity, improve sustainability and mean a cleaner facility

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE – June 2014
Maintenance Tips for Floor Equipment
Why it is important for custodial managers to develop a plan and train staff to properly maintain floor equipment

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS? – June 2014
Customer Segmentation Offers A Snapshot of Your Business


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS? – June 2014
Avoiding ‘Service-drain’: Measuring Customer Profitability


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS? – June 2014
Discover The Power of Market Data Analysis


HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS? – June 2014
Targeting Key Sales Accounts



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?


A LEADER PERSPECTIVE – June 2014
Employee Engagement – What is it, really?


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


2014 READER SURVEY – June 2014
Facility Cleaning Decisions 2014 Reader Survey



WET, DRIPPING HANDS CREATE UNSANITARY RESTROOMS – May 2014
Hand Dryer Manufacturers Address the 'Water Issue'


WET, DRIPPING HANDS CREATE UNSANITARY RESTROOMS – May 2014
New Hand Dryer Accessories Divert Water From Restroom Walls and Floors


WET, DRIPPING HANDS CREATE UNSANITARY RESTROOMS – May 2014
Hand Dryer Water Collection Includes Reservoirs and Absorbent Ceramic


WET, DRIPPING HANDS CREATE UNSANITARY RESTROOMS – May 2014
Prevent Germs With Hand Dryer Mats


MAKING THE SWITCH TO GHS – May 2014
OSHA Compliance Stalled By Chemical Manufacturers



MAKING THE SWITCH TO GHS – May 2014
Distributors Begin The Private Label Redesign Process




BOOST HAND WASHING COMPLIANCE – May 2014
Hand Hygiene Monitoring and Surveillance Systems


BOOST HAND WASHING COMPLIANCE – May 2014
Engage Staff To Increase Handwashing Compliance Rates



COVER STORY: MOBILE COMMERCE – May 2014
Springfield Paper Company Goes Mobile



COVER STORY: MOBILE COMMERCE – May 2014
M-commerce Has Landed


COVER STORY: MOBILE COMMERCE – May 2014
Understanding Mobile Optimization


COVER STORY: MOBILE COMMERCE – May 2014
Young Buyers Fueling B2B Mobile Sales


COVER STORY: MOBILE COMMERCE – May 2014
Choosing Mobile Optimization Methods


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


CAPITOL GAINS, DISTRIBUTOR LOSSES – May 2014
GSA Proposes Changes To JanSan Requisition Channels


CAPITOL GAINS, DISTRIBUTOR LOSSES – May 2014
What Is The Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative?



CAPITOL GAINS, DISTRIBUTOR LOSSES – May 2014
Critics Question JanSan FSSI's Benefits


BSCS CAN HELP PREVENT OCCUPATIONAL DERMATITIS – April 2014
CDC: 35 Percent of Occupational Diseases Are Skin-related


BSCS CAN HELP PREVENT OCCUPATIONAL DERMATITIS – April 2014
Avoid Dry, Cracked Hands With Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer


BSCS CAN HELP PREVENT OCCUPATIONAL DERMATITIS – April 2014
Matching Hand Soap To The Industry Setting


IS YOUR COMPANY AN OPEN BOOK? – May 2014
Open Book Management Can Improve Sales Reps' Behavior


BOOK CLUB: BUILD BETTER RELATIONSHIPS – April 2014
Recommended Reading: People Tools


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


SALES TOOLS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND – April 2014
Sales Reps Take Jan/San Manufacturer Apps To The Field


SALES TOOLS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND – April 2014
Discover B2B Mobile Apps' Many Uses For The Cleaning Industry


SALES TOOLS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND – April 2014
Product Demos Are Painless With Mobile Sales Apps


SALES TOOLS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND – April 2014
Mobile App Training for Salespeople


DIY MAINTENANCE FOR CHEMICAL PROPORTIONERS – April 2014
Preserving the Life of Chemical Proportioner Systems


DIY MAINTENANCE FOR CHEMICAL PROPORTIONERS – April 2014
Tips For Removing Build-up In Chemical Dispensers


DIY MAINTENANCE FOR CHEMICAL PROPORTIONERS – April 2014
Signs A Chemical Dilution Unit Is Malfunctioning


BELIEVING IN HIS POLITICAL ‘EDGE’ – April 2014
Freetime: David Edge, image supply inc.


UPCLOSE: CREATING A CHEMICAL CENTRAL COMMAND – April 2014
End Users Demand Dilution Control


UPCLOSE: CREATING A CHEMICAL CENTRAL COMMAND – April 2014
Locating A Water Source For Chemical Proportioning


UPCLOSE: CREATING A CHEMICAL CENTRAL COMMAND – April 2014
Chemical Stations Appearing in New Construction


UPCLOSE: CREATING A CHEMICAL CENTRAL COMMAND – April 2014
Chemicals To-go: Using Preportioned Packets


COVER STORY: ROOKIE SUCCESS – April 2014
Meet Coastal Chemical & Paper's Young Owner


COVER STORY: ROOKIE SUCCESS – April 2014
From Field Dreams To Jan/San Supply


COVER STORY: ROOKIE SUCCESS – April 2014
Coastal Chemical Outgrows Garage


COVER STORY: ROOKIE SUCCESS – April 2014
Turning Employees Into Family


COVER STORY: ROOKIE SUCCESS – April 2014
Capturing The Break Room Business


COVER STORY: ROOKIE SUCCESS – April 2014
Making Coastal Chemical A Homerun


SPOTTING EFFECTIVE STAIN REMOVAL STRATEGIES – April 2014
Sorting Out Laundry Challenges


SPOTTING EFFECTIVE STAIN REMOVAL STRATEGIES – April 2014
Best Practices For Laundry Efficiencies


SPOTTING EFFECTIVE STAIN REMOVAL STRATEGIES – April 2014
Perfecting Laundry Strategies


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


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


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


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


VACUUMS: FINDING A PERFECT MATCH – April 2014
Choosing Between Battery Or Corded Vacuums


CALL HIM 'MR. FRANCO' – April 2014
Eusebio Franco Has A Personalized Approach To Management


CALL HIM 'MR. FRANCO' – April 2014
Techniques To Developing Leaders


CALL HIM 'MR. FRANCO' – April 2014
Prioritizing Employee Training Programs


NJSSA SUPPLY LINE 2014 SHOW GUIDE – April 2014
Supply Line 2014 Schedule At A Glance





PROMOTING THE VALUE OF THE CUSTODIAL DEPARTMENT – April 2014
Highlighting The Importance Of Cleaning


EIGHT SIDES TO THE STORY – April 2014
Breaking Down The Benefits to Octagonal Floor Pads


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
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


CUSTOMER SERVICE: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT – February 2014
Your Delivery Drivers See Customers More Than Salespeople


CUSTOMER SERVICE: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT – February 2014
Drivers Are Brand Ambassadors


CUSTOMER SERVICE: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT – February 2014
Use Product Deliveries As Sales Opportunities


CUSTOMER SERVICE: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT – February 2014
Getting Drivers On Board With Customer Service Training


UPCLOSE: A PERSONAL TOUCH – February 2014
Facilities Test Restroom Branding


UPCLOSE: A PERSONAL TOUCH – February 2014
Spreading The Message With Dispenser Ads


UPCLOSE: A PERSONAL TOUCH – February 2014
Benefits of Restroom Branding


UPCLOSE: A PERSONAL TOUCH – February 2014
Restroom Advertising In Action


WELCOMING POSITIVE IMPRESSIONS – February 2014
Customizing Matting To Create Positive Impressions


WELCOMING POSITIVE IMPRESSIONS – February 2014
Benefits Of Branding Floor Care Equipment


A SYSTEM FOR SUCCESS – February 2014
Benefits of Flat Mopping Systems
Concordia University's switch to microfiber flat mops

A SYSTEM FOR SUCCESS – February 2014
Mopping Systems Create Cleaning Efficiencies


SUSTAINABLE COURSE – February 2014
Introducing Zero Waste To Campus Sustainable Programs



SUSTAINABLE COURSE – February 2014
Necessary Changes Associated With Practicing Zero Waste


SUSTAINABLE COURSE – February 2014
Prioritizing Green Building And Maintenance Initiatives


SUSTAINABLE COURSE – February 2014
Breakdown Of ASU's Sustainable Advancements


– February 2014
Does A Snow Day Mean No Pay?


EMPLOYEE RETENTION STARTS WITH THESE FIVE FIRSTS – February 2014
Employee Retention Strategies Should Start On A Worker's First Day


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Avoid Cleaning Downtime With Regular Battery Maintenance


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Flooded Batteries Top AGM, Gel Types


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Cleaning Battery Terminals


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Don't Forget To Water Your Batteries


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Charging Lead Acid Batteries


IN THE FIELD: PROLONGING BATTERY LIFE IN FLOOR EQUIPMENT – February 2014
Additional Battery Maintenance Tips


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




UPCLOSE: WIPE AWAY HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS – February 2014
Study On Laundered Towels Finds E. Coli, Tetanus


UPCLOSE: WIPE AWAY HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS – February 2014
Cloth Vs. Disposable Towels


UPCLOSE: WIPE AWAY HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS – February 2014
Training Hospital Cleaners To Use Wet Wipes


PUTTING THE SQUEEZE ON BUDGETS – February 2014
Cleaning Equipment That Streamlines Processes


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


WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE PURCHASING – February 2014
Benefits to Battery or Cordless Vacuums


WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE PURCHASING – February 2014
Motors And Their Impact On Vacuum Noise Levels


WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE PURCHASING – February 2014
Vacuum Care And Maintenance Tips


WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE PURCHASING – February 2014
Incorporating Various Types of Vacuums In Your Program


WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE PURCHASING – February 2014
Choosing Vacuums Based On Size And Accessories




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


FOLLOW THREE PRINCIPLES WHEN DISCIPLINING JANITORS – November 2013
HR: A Disciplinary Program For Janitors


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


COVER STORY: GIANT COMPETITION – November 2013
Online Retailer Amazon Enters The Janitorial Supply Market


COVER STORY: GIANT COMPETITION – November 2013
AmazonSupply Is Changing Customer Expectations


COVER STORY: GIANT COMPETITION – November 2013
SEO Is The Key To Driving Web Traffic, e-Commerce



COVER STORY: GIANT COMPETITION – November 2013
Keeping The ‘Human Touch’ Alive During The Sales Process


COVER STORY: GIANT COMPETITION – November 2013
SEO Is Changing With Hummingbird Speed


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE – November 2013
Paul Greenland Leads Aetna Building Maintenance Into A New Era


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE – November 2013
From Washing Floors To Aetna Company President


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE – November 2013
'Think Green, Think Aetna'


BSC PROFILE: LEADING BY EXAMPLE – November 2013
Aetna Reinvents Itself As A Facility Maintenance Organization


UNROLLING TOILET TISSUE SANITATION – November 2013
Reducing Cross-Contamination Of Toilet Tissue


UNROLLING TOILET TISSUE SANITATION – November 2013
Minimizing Microbes on Toilet Tissue Dispensers


UNROLLING TOILET TISSUE SANITATION – November 2013
Touchless Toilet Tissue Improves Sanitation



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


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


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Must-have Vacuum Attachments


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Increase Cleaning Efficiency With Backpack Vacuums


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Foot Traffic, Floor Surface Dictate Vacuum Cleaning Frequencies


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Are Extra Vacuum Features Worth The Cost?


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: VACUUMS – November 2013
Reap The Benefits of Ergonomic Vacuums


WITH THIS TEST, FLOOR STRIPPING WILL BE DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME – November 2013
Stripping Floors Only Once Is A Huge Timesaver


– November 2013
Take The Floor Stripper Test


INDEPENDENT OR UNDEPENDABLE? – November 2013
Managing And Motivating Entrepreneurial Sales People


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


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS – October 2013
Looped-end Vs. Cut-trim Mop Heads


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS – October 2013
Industry Moves Toward Microfiber Dust Mops


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS – October 2013
Synthetic Dust Mops Last Longer and Are More Durable


UPCLOSE: DECODING DUST MOPS – October 2013
Velcro Mop Backings Expected To Stick Around



DEBUGGING CARPETS – October 2013
Vacuums Aid In Pest Control


DEBUGGING CARPETS – October 2013
Control Pests With Carpet Extraction


DEBUGGING CARPETS – October 2013
Using Entrance Matting To Prevent Pests



FROM DISTRIBUTOR TO CAR CLUB JUNKIE – October 2013
Freetime: Roger Parrott Jr., ISSA Foundation


BOOK CLUB: THE GREAT GAME OF BUSINESS – October 2013
Run An Open-Book Business


SM SALES SURVEY: SLOW GROWTH – October 2013
Janitorial Distributor Sales Up Nearly 2 Percent


SM SALES SURVEY: SLOW GROWTH – October 2013
Redefining The Distribution Sales Model


SM SALES SURVEY: SLOW GROWTH – October 2013
Successful Distributors Sell Solutions, Not Products


SM SALES SURVEY: SLOW GROWTH – October 2013
Healthcare, Industrial Cleaning Fuel Jan/San Sales


SM SALES SURVEY: SLOW GROWTH – October 2013
Product Sales Bounce Back, Paper Still Reigns


SM SALES SURVEY: SLOW GROWTH – October 2013
Jan/San Professionals Optimistic About The Future


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


TECHNOLOGY: TOP 10 REASONS TO USE CRM SOFTWARE – October 2013
Read an Excerpt From Mark Dancer's New Software Guide: "Getting the Most Out of CRM"


TECHNOLOGY: TOP 10 REASONS TO USE CRM SOFTWARE – October 2013
Manage The Sales Pipeline With CRM Software


TECHNOLOGY: TOP 10 REASONS TO USE CRM SOFTWARE – October 2013
CRM Software Reports Improve Sales Forecasts and Planning


WEIGHING THE OPTIONS – October 2013
Tips To Selecting Soaps And Sanitizers


WEIGHING THE OPTIONS – October 2013
Choosing Between Foam, Green And Antibacterial Soaps






UPCLOSE: HEAVY METAL – October 2013
Sell Safety With Disposable Industrial Towels




BUYING GROUPS: MEMBER BENEFITS – October 2013
Reap The Benefits Of Buying Group Regional Distribution Centers


BUYING GROUPS: MEMBER BENEFITS – October 2013
Taking Advantage Of Buying Group Services: Networking And Tech 


BUYING GROUPS: MEMBER BENEFITS – October 2013
Expand Your Reach With A Jan/San Group Purchase Organization



MARKETING: BE SOCIAL – September 2013
Grow Your Company With LinkedIn Groups


MARKETING: BE SOCIAL – September 2013
Create A Successful Social Media Campaign


MARKETING: BE SOCIAL – September 2013
Social Media Tips


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
CDC Says Hand Drying Is Essential


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
America Has A Hand Hygiene Problem


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


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
Remove More Germs With Proper Paper Towel Use


THE HYGIENIC BENEFITS OF PAPER TOWELS – September 2013
Mayo Experts Recommend Paper Towels





GHS COUNTDOWN – September 2013
Global Commerce Drives GHS Chemical Labeling


GHS COUNTDOWN – September 2013
HazCom History: The “Right To Know” Act


GHS COUNTDOWN – September 2013
Learning The GHS Glossary



GHS COUNTDOWN – September 2013
Help Employers Meet The GHS Training Deadline




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


SHOPPING FOR A SUSTAINABLE VACUUM – August 2013
Tips To Purchasing Sustainable Vacuums


SHOPPING FOR A SUSTAINABLE VACUUM – August 2013
Cost vs. Value Of Sustainable Vacuums


IN THE FIELD: PAMPER TENANTS WITH LUXURY FOAM HAND SOAPS – August 2013
Spa Soaps Gain Entrée In The Away-From-Home Market


IN THE FIELD: PAMPER TENANTS WITH LUXURY FOAM HAND SOAPS – August 2013
Feel The Difference With High Quality Foam Hand Soap


IN THE FIELD: PAMPER TENANTS WITH LUXURY FOAM HAND SOAPS – August 2013
Boost Hygiene — And Your Business — With Luxurious Hand Soaps


CHARITY RIDER – September 2013
Freetime: Jeff Lannon, Pro-Link


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


FOUR BENEFITS OF PREPORTIONED CHEMICAL USE – August 2013
Four Benefits Of Preportioned Chemical Use
Mt. San Antonio College outlines why chemical packets have helped streamline departmental processes

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


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


UPCLOSE: CLEANING IS NOT THE SAME AS DISINFECTING – August 2013
Getting Building Occupants Involved In Office Cleanliness


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 Credits


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






SUPPLY & COMMAND – August 2013
FSSI JanSan Could Devastate Small Suppliers




UPCLOSE: MATTING FOR THE ENTIRE FACILITY – August 2013
Stop Dirt At The Door With Exterior Floor Mats


UPCLOSE: MATTING FOR THE ENTIRE FACILITY – August 2013
Reduce Injuries and Labor Costs With Building Floor Mats


UPCLOSE: MATTING FOR THE ENTIRE FACILITY – August 2013
Maintaining Commercial Floor Matting




AUTOMATED FLOOR CARE PACKS A BIG BANG FOR YOUR BUCK – August 2013
Features Of Floor Equipment That Impact Purchases


ONE MAN VS. THE UNION – August 2013
Indianapolis BSC Becomes Target Of SEIU Corporate Campaign


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



ONE MAN VS. THE UNION – August 2013
Dave Bego Urges SEIU To 'Fish Or Cut Bait'



LABOR AND THE LAW – August 2013
What Not To Ask During A Job Interview


LABOR AND THE LAW – August 2013
Off-limit Pre-Employment Inquiries


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



MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: FLOOR EQUIPMENT CONCERNS – August 2013
Ride-on Floor Scrubbers Vs. Walk-behind Floor Scrubbers


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
Cleaning Public Schools In Chicago


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


STRENGTH IN NUMBERS – August 2013
Cutbacks at Chicago Public Schools


STRENGTH IN NUMBERS – August 2013
The Role of CPS Director of Asset Management



CAST AWAY – August 2013
Freetime: Tobie McKown, The United Group


LEFT OUT IN THE COLD – August 2013
Standards For Green Ice Melt Are Lacking


UPCLOSE: ICE MELT – August 2013
Low Consumer Demand For Green Ice Melt Products




REALITY CHECK – September 2013
Do You Set Realistic Sales Goals?


REALITY CHECK – September 2013
High Sales Expectations Have a Hidden Cost




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



IN THE FIELD: MOPS – June 2013
Investing In ‘Smart’ Mop Handles


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


IN THE FIELD: TOILET TISSUE GOES TOUCH-FREE – June 2013
Touchless Toilet Paper Dispensers – There's More Than The ‘Cool Factor’



IN THE FIELD: RESTROOM CARE – June 2013
Any Market Can Benefit From Automatic Toilet Tissue Dispensers





SHOPPING FOR A SUSTAINABLE VACUUM – June 2013
Sustainability Includes Availability of Replacement Vacuum Parts


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


DO NOT LET EXPERIENCED SALES REPS RESIST CHANGE – August 2013
Experienced Sales People Resist Change



BUNDLING YOUR BRAND – June 2013
Private Label Lines Are Growing


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





READY TO UNPLUG – June 2013
Are Battery-Powered Vacuums Worth The Cost?







GREENER PASTURES FOR FLOORS – June 2013
LEED: Green Cleaning With Sustainable Equipment





GROWING YOUNGER? – June 2013
Effective Job Postings For Young Workers


GROWING YOUNGER? – June 2013
Company Perks That Attract Young Professionals


GROWING YOUNGER? – June 2013
Tips For Retaining Young Professionals




GREENER PASTURES FOR FLOORS – June 2013
Training Tips For Floor Equipment


GREENER PASTURES FOR FLOORS – June 2013
Floor Care Equipment That Contributes To LEED Certification



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

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



2013 READER SURVEY – June 2013
Status Of In-House Departmental Budgets



2013 READER SURVEY – June 2013
Product And Equipment Purchasing Trends


2013 READER SURVEY – June 2013
2013 Housekeeping Solutions Reader Survey
A snapshot of the industry as it pertains to in-house custodial managers

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: PREPORTIONED CHEMICALS – June 2013
Diluting With Preportioned Packets Over Wall-Mounted Chemical Dispensing Systems
In this article, industry manufacturers answer common questions asked by building service contractors.

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: PREPORTIONED CHEMICALS – June 2013
Understanding Proper Dilution of Preportioned Chemical Packs


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: PREPORTIONED CHEMICALS – June 2013
Gauging The Safety of Preportioned Chemical Packets


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: PREPORTIONED CHEMICALS – June 2013
High Concentration Chemical Packs


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: PREPORTIONED CHEMICALS – June 2013
Preventing Employee Theft Of Preportioned Chemical Packs



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


SOAP SELLING POINTS – June 2013
End-Users Prefer Foam Hand Soap





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






SPENDING YOUR SALES TIME WISELY – June 2013
Spending Your Time Wisely On High-Potential Sales Accounts


BLOWN AWAY – June 2013
Hygiene And The Role Of Hand Dryers



BLOWN AWAY – June 2013
Hand Dryers Offer Green Benefits








BLOWN AWAY – June 2013
Financial Benefits of Hand Dryers














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








STRIP AND RECOAT FLOORS LESS OFTEN – April 2013
Floor Stripping Tips


STRIP AND RECOAT FLOORS LESS OFTEN – April 2013
BSC's Ramp Up Floor Maintenance Programs






EASY RESTAURANT CLEANING – May 2013
Ward Off Foodborne Illnesses With Sanitizing Wipes


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


EASY RESTAURANT CLEANING – May 2013
Choosing The Right Sanitizer Wipe


EASY RESTAURANT CLEANING – May 2013
The Cleaning Power of Wet Wipes




WHEN SHOULD SALES MANAGERS GO ON FIELD VISITS? – May 2013
Sales Managers Need To Make In-Person Sales Calls, Too






TRACKING TRENDS WITH ERP – May 2013
Tapping into ERP Intelligence


TRACKING TRENDS WITH ERP – May 2013
Doing More With Distribution Business Software


TACKLING FLOORS WITH OSCILLATING MACHINES – April 2013
Benefits Of Oscillating Floor Machines


TACKLING FLOORS WITH OSCILLATING MACHINES – April 2013
Increase Productivity With Oscillating Floor Machines


TACKLING FLOORS WITH OSCILLATING MACHINES – April 2013
Scrub Floors Using Less Chemical








CRE JOINS THE SUPERBUGS – April 2013
CRE Prevention Starts With Cleaning



A FISH TALE – April 2013
Freetime: Gavin Morisada, ABC Corp.


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


THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARPET EXTRACTION – April 2013
How To Clean Carpets Using Chemicals


THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARPET EXTRACTION – April 2013
Proper Carpet Extraction Methods


THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CARPET EXTRACTION – April 2013
Greener Options For Carpet Extraction

















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


COMMERCIAL HAND DRYERS IN HIGH DEMAND – April 2013
Selling the Benefits of Hand Dryers


THE SOCIAL NETWORK – April 2013
BSCs Tap Into Social Media to Attract Talent



THE SOCIAL NETWORK – April 2013
Social Profiling


THE SOCIAL NETWORK – April 2013
Privacy Paradox: Understanding Social Media Law







WARNING SIGNS – April 2013
OSHA HazCom Rules are Changing


WARNING SIGNS – April 2013
Looking Back at OSHA Workplace Safety Laws


WARNING SIGNS – April 2013
Learning the GHS language



WARNING SIGNS – April 2013
OSHA GHS Training Deadline is Dec. 1, 2013


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
How To Prevent C. diff Through Better Cleaning


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


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TOWEL & TISSUE – April 2013
Paper Towels Versus Hand Dryers


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


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE: TOWEL & TISSUE – April 2013
Limiting Paper Towel Consumption and Waste



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


PREVENT SLIPS AND FALLS AS A VALUE-ADDED SERVICE – April 2013
New Tests Measure Floor Traction


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






STANDARDIZING FLOOR MATS – April 2013
Matting That Reduces Slips, Trips And Falls



STANDARDIZING FLOOR MATS – April 2013
Safety Regulations For Commercial Mats


STANDARDIZING FLOOR MATS – April 2013
Further Explanation Of Matting Standards














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


FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE – April 2013
Allowing Concealed Carry In Schools


FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE – April 2013
Developing Policies For Concealed Carry In Schools


FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE – April 2013
Response To Guns In Schools












– February 2013
Carpet Encapsulation Keeps BSCs Profitable
Cost-effective method may reduce cleaning frequencies

– February 2013
Investing in a wide-area vacuum may help BSCs retain cleaning frequencies
Using a wide-area vacuum can clean more space, in less time






– February 2013
Spec’ing the Collaborative Workplace
The colloaborative workplace demands a new bidding process for BSCs

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




– February 2013
Practices That Ward Off C. Diff Infections
Identifying C. diff and cleaning practices that will keep infections at bay



– February 2013
Janitorial Inspection Software Gives Held’s Janitorial an Edge
BSCs use janitorial inspection software to streamline business and improve customer relations

– February 2013
Alternatives to Lawsuits: Mediation and Arbitration
Understand to the difference between mediation and arbitration and avoid the cost of defending a lawsuit

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

– February 2013
How To Prevent C. Diff
Rethinking cleaning's role in preventing C. diff and other hospital-acquired infections











– February 2013
Cold vs. Hot Water Extractors
Does cold-water carpet extraction match up to hot’s cleaning power?

– February 2013
Six Tips For Developing A Sales Superstar
There is no cut-and-dried process for creating a sales superstar, but sales managers can certainly help develop standout reps

– February 2013
Benefits of Cold Water Carpet Extraction
May increase worker productivity and safety

CARPET CLEANING – February 2013
A Brief History of Cold Water Carpet Extraction
After hot water’s 20-year-reign, cold-water extraction is gaining steam



– February 2013
Proper Disinfection in the Restroom
Janitors aren’t properly disinfecting restroom surfaces. Here’s what you can do to help


– February 2013
Scented Hand Soap Not Recommended In Commercial Cleaning Market
Commercial hand soap must appeal to the masses


– February 2013
Restroom Complaints: Empty Soap Dispenser And Dead Batteries
How building service contractors can ensure soap dispensers remain stocked and functioning properly


– February 2013
Soap Dispenser Placement: Determining The Right Number
How many soap and hand sanitizer dispensers should be installed in each facility?



– February 2013
Purchasing Commercial Hand Soap
Commercial hand soap is not all the same. Here are the important features to look for when purchasing

– February 2013
Immigration Reform 2013 Update
Four possibilities for immigration reform. Each would impact the commercial cleaning industry



– February 2013
2012 Sales Leader: Scott Franiak, Acme Paper and Supply Co., Inc.
Franiak can speak to healthcare customers from experience because he served as an EVS director for years

PREVENTING HAIS – February 2013
How To Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections
Cleaning techniques and technologies that help reduce hospital-acquired infections



– February 2013
2012 Sales Leader: Bruce Browne, Penn Jersey Paper Co.
Bruce Browne, Penn Jersey Paper says his keys to success are organization and technology




PREVENTING HAIS – February 2013
Preventing Hospital-Acquired Infections
With reputations and reimbursement rates at stake, healthcare facilities are taking a closer look at how to best reduce hospital-acquired infections



– February 2013
Minimizing Cross-Contamination While Cleaning
Tips to reduce cross-contamination when using cleaning cloths or mops
































– November 2012
BSCs Benefit From Right-to-Work Legislation
Understanding key concepts of right-to-work laws and how they can help building service contractors fight unions





















– November 2012
Microfiber Technology And Its Return On Investment
Microfiber technology increases productivity for custodial departments

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


– November 2012
Calculating The ROI of Microfiber Cleaning
The financial and health ROI associated with microfiber cleaning


– November 2012
Cleaning To Prevent Whooping Cough
Disinfecting and hand washing will help prevent the spread of whooping cough

– November 2012
Distributor Partnerships That Benefit Facility Executives
Distributor partnerships that are based on training, products and processes will go a long way to help departments




– November 2012
Whooping Cough On The Rise
With record numbers of whooping cough cases, building service contractors should increase cleaning frequencies




– November 2012
Tablets: The Best Of Both Worlds
Tablet computers meld aspects of computers and smartphones, making them intuitive business tools

– November 2012
Green Certification for Towel and Tissue: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Outlining the specifics of FSC, one of the green certifications found on towel and tissue products




– November 2012
Green Certification for Towel and Tissue: EcoLogo
Outlining the specifics of EcoLogo, one of the green certifications found on towel and tissue products

– November 2012
Green Certification for Towel and Tissue: Green Seal
Outlining the specifics of Green Seal, one of the green certifications found on towel and tissue products



– November 2012
Touchless Soap and Paper Dispensers Reduce Usage, Costs
Restroom users appreciate not touching dispensers; cleaning professionals and facility executives like the savings

– November 2012
Green Certification for Towel and Tissue: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Outlining the specifics of EPA, one of the green certifications found on towel and tissue products




– November 2012
Green Certification for Towel and Tissue: Green Restaurant Association (GRA)
Outlining the specifics of GRA, one of the green certifications found on towel and tissue products



– November 2012
Green Certification for Towel and Tissue: Green-e
Outlining the specifics of Green-e, one of the green certifications found on towel and tissue products



– November 2012
Sustainable Recycling At Philip Rosenau Co. Includes Cleaning Equipment
All totaled, the janitorial supply distributor has diverted 51 tons of material from landfills in the last two years


– November 2012
Green Certifications For Towel And Tissue
Breaking down the green certifications outlined on towel and tissue products

– November 2012
Kelsan's Energy Efficient Warehouse Cuts Energy Consumption In Half
The award-winning lighting reduces annual energy costs by $30,000


– November 2012
Warehouse Solar Panels At H.T. Berry Pays Dividends To The Environment And Company Bottom Line
Forward-thinking customers have pushed the janitorial supply distributor into innovative sustainable initiatives

– November 2012
Foley Distributing's Closed Loop Recycling Partnership Sets The Mark For Waste Management
The Power of Three closed loop recycling program is an award-winning partnership between Foley, Casella Waste Systems and SCA Tissue






SLIP AND FALL – November 2012
Test Floors To Meet Slip-and-fall Safety Standards
ANSI/NFSI slip-and-fall safety standards quantify the traction requirements for pedestrian safety and the prevention of slips and falls


SLIP AND FALL – November 2012
Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls With Matting
Healthcare facilities pose a greater risks for slips, trips and falls. Matting helps keep floors dry and safe




– 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

– November 2012
NLRB Decisions Impact Non-Union Companies
Changes affect union postings, social media, firing employees, investigations and elections

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – November 2012
Urethane Finish Removal: Use Proper Machines And Strippers
How to remove tough urethane finish, water- and oil-based alike, from floors

– November 2012
Freetime: Dennis O'Hagan, Pur-O-Zone Inc.
Dennis O'Hagan, Kansas City area sales manager for Pur-O-Zone Inc., hosts an annual grape stomp

– November 2012
Taking A Bite Out Of Bed Bugs
Victory Centre of Joliet lived up to its name after a recent bout with bed bugs


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – November 2012
Multi-Surface Floor Cleaning: The Best Facilities For Combination Machines
Advice on the best facilities in which to use combination floor equipment, and proper cleaning methods for carpet tiles

– November 2012
Janitorial Buying Groups Provide Networking Benefits At Member Conferences
Distributors come together at buying group meetings to network, learn industry trends and have fun

MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – November 2012
Cold Water Extraction: Is It Effective On Carpets?
Manufacturers discuss cold water cleaning, and extraction tools for stairs and appropriate dry times

– November 2012
Three Reasons For Firing Sales People
Underperforming sales reps cost too much money and time to keep on staff


– November 2012
Floor Finishes That Help Reduce The Need To Strip
Using new technologies in floor finishes helps reduce the need for stripping, saving valuable budget dollars

– November 2012
Reduce Costs And Improve Perception With Quality Floor Finishes
New technologies in floor finish save budget dollars and preserve the look and life of flooring







– 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
Going Green: Executive-Level Sustainability Jobs On The Rise
Sustainability leadership positions are the latest to join executive ranks at contract cleaning companies







– October 2012
Toilet Tissue Dispensers Join The Touch-free Restroom
Touchless toilet tissue dispensers reduce overuse and assist handicapped patrons

– September 2012
Slip-And-Fall Standards Provide Protection For BSCs
A closer look at the role janitorial contractors play in reducing the risk of slip-and-fall accidents


– October 2012
Get More 'Proactive' Inside Sales Calls
Inside sales reps are reactionary by nature. Trying to change them is a tough task; here are four steps to try, but only if you must

– September 2012
Carpet Care: Cleaning Cutbacks Without Compromise
Establish carpet care programs that won't suck the life out of carpets — or the funds out of budgets

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



– September 2012
Hand Sanitizer Facts
A closer look at green claims, expiration dates and placing sanitizers that will encourage use



– September 2012
Hand Washing Programs That Include Sanitizers
Pros and cons of using alcohol-based hand sanitizers in a proper hand washing program









– September 2012
Tips For Simplifying Floor Stripping
Floor stripping is a labor-intensive process. Distributors offer tips for easing the workload

– September 2012
Various Options of Hand Sanitizer
Outlining the varieties of hand sanitizer and the facilities they are best suited for

– September 2012
Strip Floors Less Often
Daily maintenance, matting and chemical-free scrubbing all help reduce the need for floor stripping


– September 2012
Manual Foam Soap Dispenser Stops Restroom Complaints
Building service contractor sees spike in complaints after switching to touch-free soap dispensers

– September 2012
Soap vs. Sanitizer
Explaining the differences between soap and sanitizer and whether it is necessary to include both in the restroom

– September 2012
Hands Free Soap Dispenser Still Gives A Good Impression
Many facilities are switching back to manual products, but when image matters most, end users choose touchless soap dispensers


– September 2012
Manual Soap Dispenser Making A Comeback
Battery costs associated with touchless products are driving more end users to install manual soap dispensers

– September 2012
Green Foodservice Supplies: Targeting The Right Customer
Sustainable and compostable foodservice supplies have a growing, but specific customer base

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


– September 2012
Three Warehouse Inventory Management Tools
Voice picking, pick to light and RFID can help create more accurate and productive warehouses


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – September 2012
When To Empty Dirty Mop Water
Janitors should try and separate clean from dirty water, but when they can’t, water should be changed frequently


MANUFACTURER ROUNDTABLE – September 2012
Mop And Bucket Advantages Over Small Autoscrubbers
Plus, alternatives to cotton mops




– August 2012
Soap Dispensers: Preventing Cross-Contamination
Ensuring clean, bacteria-free dispensers requires planning, time, or a change to bag-in-box or cartridge dispensers

– August 2012
Bulk Soap Dispensers: Examining The Potential For Bacterial Contamination
Study discovers contamination even in soaps with preservatives meant to prevent it