• Getting Real With Cleaning

    Effective, safe and cost efficient cleaning isn’t as easy as most people assume. Even within the professional community, many cleaning myths exist that perpetuate misconceptions about proper methods and procedures. Below I’ve outlined a few cleaning myths I hear most often. The more cleaning professionals know, and the better trained they are, the less likely they are to be swayed by misinformation, resulting in facilities being cleaner and more beautiful for employee and guests’ enjoyment.

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  • 10/5/2011

    The Power Of Multipurpose Products

    Okay, so it’s not a huge secret, and maybe it’s not jazzy enough to warrant a drum roll, but it is true that multipurpose products can provide all those benefits. The thing is, it’s often the case that the great capabilities of multipurpose products get overlooked because folks naturally try to separate out different products for different uses. But if designed right, multipurpose products can let you combine tasks with just one cleaner.

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  • Cleaning and Disinfecting: The Truth About Multipurpose Products

    Cleaning and disinfecting both are vital to an effective hotel cleaning program, yet many housekeeping staff members are unaware of the difference between the two and the importance of each task. Recent studies have shown that there continues to be a general lack of consistency and rather significant confusion within the professional cleaning industry about whether you can do both cleaning and disinfecting at the same time and the correct procedures to do so.

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  • 1/27/2012

    Cleaning Schools Amidst Budget Cuts

    This past Fall, many U.S. schools began the year with some of the deepest budget cuts seen to date. According to the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) report, “Surviving a Thousand Cuts: America’s Public Schools and the Recession” conducted in December 2010, more than half (52 percent) of the school districts surveyed deferred maintenance for the 2010-11 school year, and 60 percent anticipate doing the same in 2011-12. More than one-third (37 percent) reported that custodial services were reduced for 2010-11, and 45 percent anticipate even further reductions in 2011-12.

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