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Kathleen Misovic

Kathleen Misovic

Managing Editor for CMM

Kathleen Misovic is managing editor for CMM. She has a degree in journalism and an extensive background in writing for print and digital media for various publications and associations. Contact her at [email protected].  


Articles by Kathleen Misovic

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 stone slabs with the high-pressure cleaner
April 1, 2024 Kathleen Misovic

Spray Away Winter’s Dirt and Grime

Products

Is the outside of your facility looking a bit dingy from the effects of winter weather? A pressure washing to flush out soils quickly and efficiently might be just what your facility’s exterior surfaces need this spring.

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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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2024 CMM In-House/Facility Management Benchmarking Survey Report
March 21, 2024 Kathleen Misovic

2024 CMM In-House/Facility Management Benchmarking Survey Report

Facility Management

Finding and retaining qualified employees, staff absenteeism, worker safety, and decreased budgets with increased expectations continue to be some of the most critical issues in-house service professionals face today, according to respondents of CMM’s 2024 In-House/Facility Management Benchmarking Survey.

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Lock in Safety
February 13, 2024 Kathleen Misovic

Lock in Safety

Health and Safety

If your cleaning crews are servicing manufacturing areas with machinery that can emit hazardous energy, they need to protect themselves against the accidental release of energy. 

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Don’t Cry Over Spills on Hotel Carpet
February 7, 2024 Kathleen Misovic

Don’t Cry Over Spills on Hotel Carpet

Carpet

Organic stains from food and beverages, such as coffee and red wine, are very commonly found on carpet in hospitality facilities. Encountering a days-old stain is no reason to panic, although it might take a bit more effort to remove it

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Think Before You Disinfect
January 31, 2024 Kathleen Misovic

Think Before You Disinfect

Infection Control

The solution for ensuring high-touch surfaces are as clean as they look is proper disinfection. Consider both active and inactive ingredients when choosing a disinfecting product.

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college students, college germs
November 30, 2023 Patricia LaCroix & Kathleen Misovic

Failing Cleanliness Grades on College Campuses

Health and Safety

Although almost half of college students reported being hyperconscious of germs, the cleanliness of their college campus may not meet their expectations.

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cold and flu, sick
October 27, 2023 Kathleen Misovic

Weathering the Cold and Flu Season

Infection Control

Whether the 2023–24 flu season will be mild or severe, the best plan of action is to adhere to your facility’s cleaning practices and protocols and encourage your employees and building occupants to receive their flu vaccinations.

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Taking a survey
September 13, 2023 Kathleen Misovic

2023 Building Service Contractor Benchmarking Survey Report

Business and Management

Building service contractors (BSCs) strive to serve the needs of their clients. Many BSCs agree that improving facility image is the No. 1 concern of their customers, with 85% of respondents to CMM’s 2023 BSC Benchmarking Survey indicating this goal is very important to their clients.

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Campus
July 17, 2023 Kathleen Misovic

First Impressions Count on the Campus

Restrooms

Combining cleaning routine transparency with cutting-edge equipment will help ensure clean and hygienic campus restrooms that leave a positive impression.

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The ABCs and 123s of Restroom Care
July 11, 2023 Kathleen Misovic

The ABCs and 123s of Restroom Care

Restrooms

Restroom problem areas vary from school to school depending on the age of the students. With the smaller kids you're dealing with messes and with the older students you're dealing with graffiti, vandalism and theft.

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