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What is LEED Certification and Why is it Important?

What is LEED Certification and Why is it Important?

The demand for more sustainable buildings is growing. The combined effects from growth in environmental legislation and the demand from tenants and shareholders to reduce environmental impacts are requiring property managers to both understand and take responsibility for the environmental performance of their facility. The best way to benchmark and report your building’s sustainability performance […]

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Commercial Carpet Extractors: Types, Sizes, & Features

Commercial Carpet Extractors: Types, Sizes, & Features

Almost all commercial facilities have carpeted floors somewhere in the building that will be affected by dirt and stubborn stains. Even with the best entry matting system and routine vacuuming schedule, your facility’s carpet will need to be spot cleaned and restored.   The best way to perform periodic spot cleaning and remove deeply embedded dirt […]

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How Much Does a Floor Burnisher Cost?

How Much Does a Floor Burnisher Cost?

Floor burnishers are an important addition to any facility’s floor maintenance program. They are used to polish or burnish a floor to bring out its original shine. Shiny floors lead to a great looking facility and happy guests.  Like any purchase, you are likely curious how much one is going to cost you.  Depending on […]

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Carpet Care 101: 4 Essentials of a Commercial Carpet Care Program

Carpet Care 101: 4 Essentials of a Commercial Carpet Care Program

Carpets can have a large impact on the way your facility is perceived. If your facility’s carpets are worn, stained or dirty, people will notice and leave with a negative impression of your business. Commercial carpeting, especially in high traffic areas, will experience noticeable wear and damage if it is not properly maintained. Once damaged, […]

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Importance of Servicing Janitorial Equipment: 3 Ways to Save

Importance of Servicing Janitorial Equipment: 3 Ways to Save

Facility managers are continuously looking for ways to increase cost savings, improve worker productivity, and achieve better cleaning results. Janitorial cleaning equipment is designed to remove dirt and soils with more efficiency, ultimately providing you with a safer and cleaner building. Yet, it often seems that equipment tends to break down during the busiest time, […]

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The Best Way to Remove Grease From Commercial Kitchen Floors (7 Steps)

The Best Way to Remove Grease From Commercial Kitchen Floors (7 Steps)

Slips and falls are the number one accident problem in commercial kitchens. Slips and falls are also a leading cause of workers’ compensation claims. 85% of worker’s compensation claims are attributed to employees slipping on slick floors. Greasy kitchen floors are a major contributor to this problem. Commercial kitchen floors present special challenges and require […]

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Top 6 Styrofoam Alternatives (Advantages & Disadvantages)

Top 6 Styrofoam Alternatives (Advantages & Disadvantages)

Plastic foam or polystyrene is one of the most widely used types of plastics due to its low cost, moldable qualities, and its capability to generate its lightweight counterpart EPS (Styrofoam).  Its various desirable performance attributes such as heat tolerance and retention and it’s low-cost, have made it the preferred takeout container for many restaurants […]

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Dumpster Odor Control: How to Eliminate Dumpster Odor

Dumpster Odor Control: How to Eliminate Dumpster Odor

Foul odors from dumpsters or compactors can turn a tenant or guest’s good experience into an unpleasant one. Offensive odors will create the wrong image of your facility, leaving guests with a negative impression of your business’ cleanliness. Any facility that is discarding waste in a dumpster or compactor is going to experience foul odors […]

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3 Reasons You Need to Attend Industry-Certified Custodial Training

3 Reasons You Need to Attend Industry-Certified Custodial Training

Industry-certified custodial training and certification is key to setting yourself apart from others in the commercial cleaning industry. If you are a manager, supervisor, lead custodian, or if you are looking to advance into a leadership role within your cleaning team, attending custodial training will provide you with the knowledge and skills to tackle a […]

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How Much Does A Floor Buffer Cost? 6 Factors That Influence Price

How Much Does A Floor Buffer Cost? 6 Factors That Influence Price

In many facility’s, periodic scrubbing, buffing, stripping, and cleaning of commercial floors are necessary to keep the floors looking great. Investing in the right commercial floor buffer will provide labor & time savings, increased cleaning results, and better machine reliability. Once you determine you need a floor buffer, you’re likely curious about how much one […]

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5 Types of Commercial Vacuums: Which is Best For Your Facility?

5 Types of Commercial Vacuums: Which is Best For Your Facility?

Vacuuming can represent between 15-25% of the total cleaning cost of your building. In most facilities, vacuuming is completed daily to remove abrasive soils and keep your facility looking great, but it also takes up a lot of your time and money. According to a study completed by the American Institute of Cleaning Sciences, the […]

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6 Steps to Restore Resilient Hard Floors with a Floor Buffer

6 Steps to Restore Resilient Hard Floors with a Floor Buffer

Abrasive soils are tracked through your facility every day, scratching and dulling your hard floors. A dull and dirty floor can hurt your business’ image and lead to increased customer complaints. It is important to the life and appearance of your resilient hard floor that you have a complete and practical floor care program including […]

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3 Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Team with Formal Training

3 Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Team with Formal Training

Maintaining a clean facility is key to attracting and retaining tenants. When you continually have new and existing tenants and guests evaluating your facility, it is critical that every cleaning procedure is performed correctly to produce the best possible results. Every cleaning procedure, from restroom cleaning to restorative floor care, plays a significant role in […]

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5 Tips to Increase Your Grab and Go Food Sales [VIDEO]

5 Tips to Increase Your Grab and Go Food Sales [VIDEO]

In today’s fast-paced world, consumers are busier than ever and are increasingly influenced by convenience and the need to make quick decisions. As a result, consumers require food options they can consume while on-the-go. The increased demand has caused continued increases in grab-and-go food sales in recent years. In the following, we will go over […]

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Disposable vs Reusable Microfiber Mops: 6 Considerations for Choosing

Disposable vs Reusable Microfiber Mops: 6 Considerations for Choosing

With the recent rise in microfiber products, many businesses are making the switch to microfiber mops. Microfiber mops offer increased cleaning power and more effective germ removal versus traditional wet mops. Microfiber can reduce bacteria on floors by 99% while conventional tools, like string mops, only reduce bacteria by 30%. There are two types of […]

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How Will The Plastic Bag Ban Affect Your Business?

How Will The Plastic Bag Ban Affect Your Business?

Throughout the United States, state regulation on plastic bags is increasing. Some states are focusing on implementing effective recycling programs, while others are imposing bans or fees to discourage the use of plastic bags altogether. Recent bans and regulations may have you wondering if your business is going to be affected.

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Comparing Different Types of Disposable Cutlery

Comparing Different Types of Disposable Cutlery

Choosing the right type of cutlery is important whether you are looking to make a positive impression on your guests or are trying to make a difference in the environment. Disposable cutlery is available in several different material types. Selecting the cutlery to best fit your business will depend on the food you are serving, […]

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How to Successfully Eliminate Restroom Odors in 3 Easy Steps

How to Successfully Eliminate Restroom Odors in 3 Easy Steps

A major problem in commercial restrooms is foul odor. Restroom odors can leave your guests believing that you do not properly maintain your facility or that your facility is unclean.  But what your guests do not realize is that even when you are performing consistent daily cleaning procedures, your facility can be plagued by foul […]

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What is an Automatic Floor Scrubber (Types, Sizes, & Features)

What is an Automatic Floor Scrubber (Types, Sizes, & Features)

Floors are one of the most used and abused areas in your building, and yet they often set the tone for your entire facility.  Every day, dirt and soils are tracked across your floors, wearing down finishes and creating a dull appearance. Cleaning and maintaining your floors is essential to preserving your facility’s appearance and […]

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