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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.

Respiratory droplet, pathogen
February 4, 2022 Robert Kravitz

The Life of a Respiratory Droplet

With a better understanding of respiratory droplets, cleaning professionals can help minimize contact with disease-causing droplets and keep building users healthy.

cleaning performance questions
January 31, 2022 Stephen P. Ashkin

4 Questions Addressing Cleaning Performance

Historically, we have based cleaning performance on appearance, but this method has serious limitations because what looks clean may not be clean at all.

Enhancing Facility Image
December 15, 2021

CMM Webinar: Enhancing Facility Image—Beyond Appearances

Dive into the topic of creating a better image for your facility.

EVS, environmental services staff, hospital workers, hospital housekeepers
December 10, 2021 Kathleen Misovic

Common PPE Mistakes in Health Care Environments

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can help prevent environmental services (EVS) staff from contracting infectious diseases. But PPE only works well if staff choose the correct equipment and wear it properly.

2021 CMM Hand Hygiene Webinar
October 22, 2021

CMM Webinar: Navigating the Intersection of Hand/Surface/Environmental Hygiene

Now is the time to be as vigilant as ever in our cleaning and infection control protocols and that starts with hand hygiene.

sustainable cleaning if offices
October 20, 2021 Kurt Kuempel

Strategies for Sustainable Cleaning in Offices

Here are four ways facility managers can promote healthier and environmentally friendly office buildings.