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Hot Spots for Germs in the Office, CleaningInstitute.org

Computer Cleaning Hotspots for germs in the office Think about all the “public” surfaces you touch on your way to work – railings, door handles, coins and tokens, cash machines, elevator buttons and more. Then, when you get to your destination, washing your hands probably isn’t the first thing you do. Instead, you probably grab…

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FREE Webcast on Breaking the Chain of Infection, by CleanLink

  FREE Webcast brought to you by   Sponsored by INFECTION CONTROL: Breaking the Chain of Infection Wednesday | August 14 | 1PM ET In any workplace’s war against infection, the enemy is aggressive, and ever-changing. As viruses like C. diff, MRSA and VRE become more resistant, the proper cleaning tools and procedures are vitally important to eradicating…

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Floor Care Equipment That Contributes to LEED Certification by Kassandra Kania

Floor Care Equipment That Contributes To LEED Certification By Kassandra Kania  As the sustainability movement continues to flourish, more custodial managers are demanding environmentally friendly products to satisfy in-house green initiatives, as well as earn credits toward LEED certification for property owners. Although there are no certifications for floor care equipment per se, by adhering…

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Your Mobile Phone is Dirtier than You Think! by Patrick Boshell, DebGroup.

Your Mobile Phone Is Dirtier Than You Think Posted by Patrick Boshell on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 “It’s a well-known fact that cell phones are dirty objects, but just how unclean are they? Fun fact: each square inch of your cell phone contains roughly 25,000 germs, making it one of the filthiest things you come in contact with…

With Dabs and Touch-Ups, Speed Cleaners Get the Job Done Companies Cater to New Housekeeping Needs With Wider Sprays and One-Handed Dispensers from the Wall Street Journal

Packaged products giants are increasingly catering to people whose cleaning style is to clean with a million touchups in as little time as possible. And they are willing to pay for products that help them do this. Ellen Byron has details on Lunch Break. Photo: Clorox. We are eating faster, talking faster, driving faster. So…

Standard Validates Cleaning Procedures, CleanLink.com

Standard Validates Cleaning Procedures By Bill Balek  In developing a standard that validates cleaning procedures, ISSA and CIRI followed a broad multi-stakeholder process designed to garner the input of all major stakeholders in an open and transparent manner. The Clean Standard: K-12 development process allowed for stakeholder involvement by participation on either the Development or…

Clean Standard Measures Cleanliness in School, by Bill Balek, from CleanLink.

Clean Standard Measures Cleanliness In School By Bill Balek  Elementary and high school facilities across the United States pose health risks to students and staff due to the lack of a standardized approach to assessing the effectiveness of their cleaning regimen. A vast majority of facilities judge cleaning by sight, smell and even touch. But…

How Clean is Your Clean? By Krysten Comperchio

How Clean Is Your Clean? Did you know… Infections are one of the main reasons people are admitted into hospitals? Proper disinfection prevents 36% of healthcare acquired infections (HAI’s)? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states ATP Monitoring Systems are an objective method for evaluating cleaning methods and recommends having a critical “Touch Point” cleaning program? It is estimated that HAI’s are…

Top Benefits of Mats from CleanLink.com

Top Benefits of Mats Identified High-performing matting systems are known to help facilities stay safer, cleaner and healthier.  But many facility managers and cleaning professionals are unaware of their benefits. The following Q & A with Dennis Knapp, Director of Sales for Crown Mats and Matting, will outline some of the many benefits of mats….

What Customer Service Should Be. By Erica Cruz Lopez

What Customer Service Should Be. By Erica Cruz Lopez We, as Customer Service/Passenger service representatives sometime forget why our customer mean so much to both our industry, company and image. I would like to share this short story about a well-trained, well-mannered and professional Customer service Representative, my Father. I sometimes go to my father’s place…