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The Science Behind the Shine
May 30, 2024 Justin Brown

The Science Behind the Shine

Hard Floors

With an increase in concrete flooring in commercial properties, it’s important to understand the intricacies of the polishing process, including the machinery, diamond abrasives, and chemical treatments involved in achieving different levels of gloss and clarity.

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Add Beauty to Your Facility With Natural Stone Floors
May 22, 2024 Kathleen Misovic

Add Beauty to Your Facility With Natural Stone Floors

Hard Floors

Contrary to what many people believe, stone floors, such as marble and granite, can be a low maintenance and durable option, depending on where you install them.

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Cleaning tips
March 26, 2024 Kathleen Misovic

Make Daily Vacuuming Part of Your Routine

Carpet

Implementing a vacuuming routine in your facility will keep the carpet clean and help extend its lifespan.

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Restroom Maintenance Strategies
February 26, 2024 Jon Dommisse

Restroom Maintenance Strategies

Restrooms

Over-stretched cleaning staff are on the lookout for restroom products, technologies, and features that improve maintenance, save time, cut costs, and make their jobs easier.

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Straight Talk! Roaches
January 31, 2024 Jeff Cross

When Roaches Raid

Facility Management

On this episode of Straight Talk!, Rob Fernback, the director of sales and franchise development at Complete Pest Solutions, explains how roaches survive and thrive, so that you can prevent and deal with infestations.

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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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office, environmental office, open concept office
January 15, 2024 Emily Newton

5 Ideas for Designing Workspaces That Inspire Collaboration

Facility Management

Fostering an environment that welcomes open communication and a friendly team spirit is more than an open floor plan.

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Straight Talk - Bat Bugs
December 29, 2023 Jeff Cross

Facts About Bat Bugs

Facility Management

On this episode of Straight Talk!, Rob Fernback, the director of sales and franchise development at Complete Pest Solutions, talks about bat bugs and how they can infest a building.

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Putting the Employee Break Room to Work
November 13, 2023 Julie Howard & Dan Nirenberg

Putting the Employee Break Room to Work

Facility Management

Whether employers are creating an entirely new break room or working within an existing space, they need to approach its design from an employee-first perspective.

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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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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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Maintaining a Rented Office Space
August 2, 2023 Bryan Christiansen

Maintaining a Rented Office Space

Facility Management

There’s more to maintaining an office space than emptying the trash cans and turning out the lights when employees go home for the evening.

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