Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Cleaning articles below.
The product's patent pending formulation is bleach free, cuts through common grease, dirt and grime, and won’t harm most surfaces.
P&G Professional™ report reveals cautious optimism apparent for all except the healthcare sector.
A project manager at a university struggles with the thorough removal of residual chewing gum stuck in porous surfaces.
Honing in on specifics, including materials and traffic patterns, maximizes maintenance impact. From the June 2013 issue.
Commercial kitchens have specific rules for health and safety issues, but when it comes to water code requirements, how do facility professionals deal with grease management?
How often do you recommend replacing the belts in roof fans? Additionally, how often should the ventilation system be cleaned?
This program is aimed at improving the cleaning and disinfection of high touch surfaces in healthcare settings. It integrates products, processes, training, and validation into a continuous improvement plan to limit transmission of healthcare associated infections (HAIs).
Whether pest birds have made a facility home or are just moving in, having the expertise to deter them effectively is important.
In part one of this series, Carpenter explains how providing janitorial services to facilities can be a truly thankless task, but it doesn't have to be.
Is it feasible to apply lean practices to cleaning and maintenance in facilities?
Colleges and universities need to develop policies on how to manage and mitigate bed bug infestations if and when they occur.
Barilla America, Inc., the U.S. division of the Italy-based food maker, has a new facility in Avon, NY.
Take time out of this day to straighten up and de-clutter your workspace.
Maintaining a healthy facility depends on a successful combination of processes and products.
What kinds of cleaning benchmarks are available for office areas of all kinds?
This system promotes cleaner mops and facility surfaces with a water filter integrated into the mop bucket.
TFM Columnist Jim Elledge looks at labor hours per square foot. Former Tricks Columnist Elledge, facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit Alliance Companies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and is a member of TFM’s Editorial Advisory Board.
Guest Columnist Bill Garland recommends facility managers look beyond face value when partnering with outside firms.
The Adfinity REV provides a cleaning solution for users needing to minimize labor and maintenance expenses while adhering to strict safety and sanitary requirements.
The IEHA is making available free (plus shipping and handling) to the public the pocket guide, Clean and Healthy Schools for Dummies, by Dr. David Mudarri, former EPA indoor air quality scientist.
Presentation marks the first time ISSA and its partner PIGC bring a mixed discipline group in Europe to discuss the issues of planning facilities with a focus on their cleanability.
So in honor of St. Patrick's Day, make sure to use your spray and vac systems before you kiss any Blarney Stones...
The cleaning product provider has revamped its online ROI calculator tools.
With the thousands spent on architecture to make a parking garage appealing, it becomes even more important to keep it clean and sanitary.
From New York to Amsterdam to Moscow and Singapore, flies are invading unlikely places: public urinals. Decals and paintings of the critters are being incorporated into the porcelain bowls in an effort to reduce the mess associated with public restrooms for men.
The odor in a room is enough to elicit a stronger impulse towards fairness, and researchers believe there is a correlation between hygiene and decency based on an increase in ethical behavior when the scent of a fruit scented cleaner filled a room.
Despite recognizing "cleanliness and appearance" as having the greatest impact on customer first impressions, a significant number of small business owners have curtailed their cleaning processes.
The Just-Lift® hinge system from Bemis enables housekeeping staff to pull toilet seats straight up for easier cleaning.
This color coding approach to cleaning helps prevent cross contamination between departments and wiping applications.
The odor in a room is enough to elicit a stronger impulse towards fairness, claim researchers from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Whatever it is, an odor eliminator inventor claims his product can rid you of it.
This product line from Heavyweight Solutions eases the pressure on cleaning staff.
Transitioning to an environmentally friendly cleaning program offers a myriad of benefits.