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The product's patent pending formulation is bleach free, cuts through common grease, dirt and grime, and won’t harm most surfaces.


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The product's patent pending formulation is bleach free, cuts through common grease, dirt and grime, and won’t harm most surfaces.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Cleaning articles below.


NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Scott 24 Hour Sanitizing Spray from Kimberly-Clark Professional

The product's patent pending formulation is bleach free, cuts through common grease, dirt and grime, and won’t harm most surfaces.

Survey Reveals Drop In Pressure; Fewer Cutbacks For Cleaning Industry

P&G Professional™ report reveals cautious optimism apparent for all except the healthcare sector.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Chewing Gum Removal

A project manager at a university struggles with the thorough removal of residual chewing gum stuck in porous surfaces.

Services & Maintenance: Extending Carpet Life

Honing in on specifics, including materials and traffic patterns, maximizes maintenance impact. From the June 2013 issue.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: How Do You Manage Grease In Buildings?

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?

Tricks Of The Trade: Fan Belts

How often do you recommend replacing the belts in roof fans? Additionally, how often should the ventilation system be cleaned?

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: VeriClean System by Diversey

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).

Services & Maintenance: Under Pressure

Whether pest birds have made a facility home or are just moving in, having the expertise to deter them effectively is important.

FM Frequency: Machines Don’t Clean Buildings…People Do: Part 1

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.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Lean Cleaning

Is it feasible to apply lean practices to cleaning and maintenance in facilities?

Colleges Need To Be Vigilant Against Bed Bugs

Colleges and universities need to develop policies on how to manage and mitigate bed bug infestations if and when they occur.

Manufacturing Case Study: A Flavorful Production

Barilla America, Inc., the U.S. division of the Italy-based food maker, has a new facility in Avon, NY.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Extra Day, Extra Clean

Take time out of this day to straighten up and de-clutter your workspace.

Services & Maintenance: Effective Green Cleaning

Maintaining a healthy facility depends on a successful combination of processes and products.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Cleaning Benchmarks

What kinds of cleaning benchmarks are available for office areas of all kinds?

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: HYGEN Clean Water System by Rubbermaid

This system promotes cleaner mops and facility surfaces with a water filter integrated into the mop bucket.

Tricks Of The Trade: Maintenance Timetables

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.

Professional Development: Helpful Hints For Evaluating Contractor Bids

Guest Columnist Bill Garland recommends facility managers look beyond face value when partnering with outside firms.

New Product Flash: Advance Adfinity™ X20R REV™ Automatic Floor Scrubber

The Adfinity REV provides a cleaning solution for users needing to minimize labor and maintenance expenses while adhering to strict safety and sanitary requirements.

IEHA Promotes Healthy Schools With Free Guide

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.

Facility Management Expert To Speak At ISSA Event

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.

Don’t Kiss The Blarney Stone!

So in honor of St. Patrick's Day, make sure to use your spray and vac systems before you kiss any Blarney Stones...

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: ROI Calculator From Kaivac

The cleaning product provider has revamped its online ROI calculator tools.

WEB EXCLUSIVE/NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Parking And Public Perception

With the thousands spent on architecture to make a parking garage appealing, it becomes even more important to keep it clean and sanitary.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: What’s Up With That Fly?

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.

Research Shows Link Between Odor and Behavior

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.

Small Businesses Getting Down and Dirty

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.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Just-Lift Toilet Seat Hinge System

The Just-Lift® hinge system from Bemis enables housekeeping staff to pull toilet seats straight up for easier cleaning.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Colordentify From ERC Wiping Products

This color coding approach to cleaning helps prevent cross contamination between departments and wiping applications.

Fresh Scents Promote Generosity Of Spirit?

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.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: What’s That Smell?

Whatever it is, an odor eliminator inventor claims his product can rid you of it.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Heavyweight Scrub Brush System

This product line from Heavyweight Solutions eases the pressure on cleaning staff.

Services & Maintenance: A Green Sweep

Transitioning to an environmentally friendly cleaning program offers a myriad of benefits.

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