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Healthcare facility flooring
January 31, 2024 HCPA Floor Care Products Division

Floor Care in Healthcare Facilities

Hard Floors

A person’s first impression of cleanliness in a healthcare facility is typically based on the appearance of the floor. One element of a clean floor is effective cleaning and disinfecting regimens to support the infection prevention programs that healthcare facilities require.

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toxic chemicals, toxic cleaning products
January 29, 2024 Tyler Williams

Be Aware of VOCs in Cleaning Products

Health and Safety

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) lurk in thousands of common household and personal care products—especially cleaning products and disinfectants.

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Lysol Pro Straight Talk - respiratory viruses
January 19, 2024 Sponsored by Reckitt’s Lysol Pro Solutions

Respiratory Virus Preparedness: The Vital Role of Hygiene Programs in Helping Safeguard Workplaces

Facility Management

In this episode of Straight Talk!, sponsored by Reckitt’s Lysol Pro Solutions, Brian Leafblad, R&D Senior Manager, Global Business Solutions, discusses how to help protect workers and visitors in your facility against trending respiratory viruses.

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PDI sponsored video
December 11, 2023 Sponsored by PDI

Experience the ALL-NEW Tru-D iQ System

Products

In this DemoXperience, sponsored by PDI, learn about this exciting UVC disinfecting technology.

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Debunking Cleaning Automation Myths
November 27, 2023 Faizan Sheikh

Debunking Cleaning Automation Myths

Hard Floors

The use of autonomous floor-scrubbing robots can make cleaning floors in facilities dramatically more efficient and cost-effective. But facility managers might shy away from their use, if they believe the myths that surround automation.

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Spartan Video
November 22, 2023 Sponsored by Spartan Chemical Company

Spartan Chemical Company: The Industry’s Premier Innovator With Plenty to Showcase

Facility Management

In this episode of Straight Talk!, sponsored by Spartan Chemical Company, Bryan Mangum, Spartan vice president of sales, discusses Spartan’s current innovations and its plans for the future.

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TRUCE software
November 3, 2023 Sponsored by TRUCE Software

Safety: The Dirty Secret of the Cleaning & Maintenance Industries

Business and Management

In this episode of Straight Talk!, sponsored by TRUCE Software, Chad Howell, the company’s vice president of product management, joins TikTok influencer Amy Landers to discuss staying safer while on the job.

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Disinfecting a wheelchair
September 11, 2023 Julie Dumais-Nakos

Wipe Out HAIs Without Ruining Your Medical Mobility Equipment

Infection Control

Before selecting a disinfectant that's optimal for your facility's mobility equipment, you’ll first need to establish compatibility between the considered disinfectant and the equipment's materials.

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Optical brightener
September 8, 2023 Mark Violand

Should You Use Optical Brighteners on Carpet?

Carpet

Because optical brighteners do such a great job making clothes whiter and brighter, it’s very common to find them added to carpet cleaning detergents, as well as spot and stain removers. But is it really a good idea to use an optical brightener on carpet?

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sink, drain
September 1, 2023 Robert Kravitz

Mastering the Art of Keeping Drains Clean and Healthy

Infection Control

Dark and moist sink drains are a perfect setting for germs to thrive.

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Mike Fabian
August 9, 2023 Sponsored by Spartan

Custodial Management Made Simple with CompuClean by Spartan

Products

In this episode of Straight Talk!, sponsored by Spartan Chemical Company, Mike Fabian explains how CompuClean software can help facility managers become much more efficient through technology.

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Resilient Floors
August 2, 2023 HCPA Floor Care Products Division

Maintaining Your School’s Resilient Floors

Hard Floors

For many educational facilities, resilient floor maintenance is the largest single task. Because this work is so demanding, the custodial staff must use their time effectively. But with the right approach, facility managers can optimize floor maintenance, to keep costs down while your floors still look great.

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