• 9/12/2012

    ISSA Lunch and Learn with Jan Matthews, Head of Cleaning and Catering, London 2012 Olympic Games

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  • 7/7/2012

    Effective Finished Floor Care Creates a Great First Impression

    Though seldom truly appreciated, the floor beneath our feet tends to be an important barometer of the overall cleanliness of a facility. Whether in a school or a hospital, the visual appearance of the floor often shapes our perceptions of how clean and sanitary the entire building is. Floors that appear dirty, scuffed or dull can convey the impression that the facility’s cleanliness standards are lacking. That is why it is important to maintain bright and shiny floors, which can create a lasting impression that a facility is clean and well maintained.

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  • 4/24/2012

    Green Cleaning: Facility Care

    The "Business Cleaning Sustainability Study" recently conducted by Procter & Gamble Professional revealed that 90 percent of respondents believe sustainability is important for their business. Green is definitely a hot topic across all industries – but only 42 percent report being very or extremely well informed about it.

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  • 3/8/2012

    Best Practices for Laundry Care

    It’s an important function that can affect the general perception of your hotel and your bottom line – quality laundry care. A recent P&G Professional™ consumer survey revealed that 89 percent of respondents equate soft, bright whites to clean towels and bedding. When linens and towels are perceived as dingy, guests will often complain to the front desk or may even ask to switch rooms. This can make a big impact on overall guest satisfaction and that rate at which a business gains repeat customers, so it’s important to take a look at your on-premise laundry practices to ensure you’re consistently delivering the best results.

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  • 2/24/2012

    The Invisible Surface: Air Care

    We tend to think of cleaning in terms of tasks performed on surfaces, whether it is dishes and counters in the kitchen, desks and telephones in an office or sinks and toilets in a bathroom. But we tend to forget that there is one more area that needs special treatment – the air.

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  • 2/5/2012

    Preventing a Norovirus Outbreak

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  • 2/1/2012

    Laundry & Long Term Care

    Providers can improve the bottom line and boost customer satisfaction with some basic laundry essentials.

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  • 1/27/2012

    Cleaning Schools Amidst Budget Cuts

    This past Fall, many U.S. schools began the year with some of the deepest budget cuts seen to date. According to the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) report, “Surviving a Thousand Cuts: America’s Public Schools and the Recession” conducted in December 2010, more than half (52 percent) of the school districts surveyed deferred maintenance for the 2010-11 school year, and 60 percent anticipate doing the same in 2011-12. More than one-third (37 percent) reported that custodial services were reduced for 2010-11, and 45 percent anticipate even further reductions in 2011-12.

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  • 1/3/2012

    Training Made Simple

    Every two years the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes an Occupational Handbook. In its 2010-2011 edition, the BLS states: “Most building cleaning workers, except supervisors, do not need any formal education and mainly learn their skills on the job or in informal training sessions sponsored by their employers.” This means it is up to each organization to decide the amount, frequency and quality of training cleaning workers receive to do their jobs.

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  • 12/20/2011

    Norovirus Protection: Cleanliness Critical to Food Safety

    When it comes to food safety, cleanliness is crucial. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that germs such as the norovirus cause 60 percent of all food-borne illnesses. In order to protect patrons and staff, strict food safety protocols must be adhered to.

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