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hotel, environmental, sustainable
September 19, 2022 Joshua Schwartz

The Benefits of Sustainable Cleaning for the Hospitality Industry

There are multiple good reasons hospitality executives need to overcome that initial burst of skepticism about green and sustainable cleaning and give it serious consideration.

Air vent in ceiling
September 12, 2022 Rachel Reboulet

How Service Providers Can Ensure Accurate Indoor Air Quality Testing for Their Customers

If you’re still using traditional methods to test your facility’s indoor air quality, you could be missing critical data. Learn how using the latest air quality testing technology can make your building’s air safer and give you more peace of mind.

Straight Talk Mike Sawchuk
September 6, 2022 Jeff Cross

Video: Evaluate Your Custodial Closet

In this episode of Straight Talk! with Mike Sawchuk of Sawchuk Consulting, learn the elements of a clean, pristine, and organized custodial closet—and why that’s important to your facility.

hand hygiene, washing hands, handwashing
August 31, 2022 Patricia LaCroix

How Facility Managers Can Encourage Better Hand Hygiene

Facility managers can use the promotion of good hand hygiene to help reduce the occurrence of illnesses in the buildings they serve.


schools, germs, classroom, indoor air quality, IAQ
August 24, 2022 Kathleen Misovic

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Outdated HVAC systems in schools expose students and teachers to contaminants that can trigger allergies, asthma attacks, or infectious diseases like COVID-19.

August 22, 2022 Bryan Christiansen

Protect Your Employees’ Health and Safety

A facility manager’s responsibilities are immense, and that long list includes occupational health and safety as well. Here are four strategies that can help facility managers protect the well-being of their employees.

indoor air quality
August 3, 2022 Kathleen Misovic

Is the Breathing Easy in Your Facility?

In March, the Biden administration launched the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge (CABC), calling on building owners and managers to adopt strategies for improving indoor air quality.

Spartan chemical nate gaubert straight talk hand hygiene video
July 21, 2022

Video: Hand Hygiene and Understanding Hand Sanitizers

In this episode of Straight Talk! with ISSA Media Director Jeff Cross, discover proper hand hygiene with Spartan Chemical Company, Inc. expert, Nate Gaubert.

insects, bugs, bedbugs, pests
July 20, 2022 Jennifer R. Gordon, Ph.D.

Discover Clues in Pest Control

Custodians can look for and gather evidence of insects without compromising the cleanliness of a facility.

school, teacher, classroom
June 29, 2022 Jason Gillis

Improve School Environments with HVAC Solutions and Upgrades

Installing a new HVAC system, or upgrading an existing one, can improve the comfort of a K-12 school's environment, leading to better learning.

This pH level, however, is strong enough to kill or eliminate many forms of bacteria and viruses.  Further, it is safe enough that it won't harm the user, building inhabitants, or the environment.
June 26, 2022 Robert Kravitz

Should We Use a Flavor Enhancer to Clean?

It is believed the use of citric acid as an antifungal or antibacterial began thousands of years ago, long before the use of bleach was used for the same purposes.

2022 CMM Webinar: Create a Clean & Safe Shine
June 23, 2022

2022 CMM Webinar: Create a Clean & Safe Shine

Are you sacrificing health and safety for that glossy shine when it comes to your hard floor care routine? Are the cleaning products you use doing more harm than good?

Cleaning by day
June 8, 2022 Tim Poskin

Cleaning by Day

If you desire a better facility image with both appearance and health in mind, it may be time to consider scheduling daytime cleaning services or employing a day porter.

The Green Product Pathway
April 22, 2022

Video: The Green Product Pathway

Steve Ashkin, founder of the Ashkin Group, asks, "Can you find 'good' green cleaning products manufactured by 'bad' companies?

Green Cleaning
April 13, 2022 Perry Shimanoff

Your Green Cleaning Mission Starts With a Checklist

Complex systems need handling with care, knowledge—and checklists. 

Effective Cleaning Glossary
March 7, 2022 Colton Crowe

Effective Cleaning Glossary of Terms

It's important to understand the changing terminology in our industry and how to use it correctly.