Clean Matters

frozen pipes

Tips for managing frozen pipes

Many buildings across the Greater Toronto Area experienced frigid weather this month, which caused pipes in commercial buildings to freeze and burst.
supply costs

Reducing the cost of cleaning supplies

The cost of cleaning supplies tend to add up, especially in larger facilities
JanSan industry

How buyer demands are changing in the JanSan industry

The JanSan industry is adapting to evolving demands among business buyers who now expect the same omnichannel experiences they get from consumers brands,

Fall inspections to curtail costly winter repairs

The changing seasons bring freeze and thaw cycles, falling leaves, organic growth and harsh weather conditions that can wreak havoc on a facility.

Keeping floors clean during seasonal storms

Here is a cleaning checklist to help protect floors before and after an unexpected weather event.
Ignition risks of flammable refrigerants

Ignition risks of flammable refrigerants probed

Refrigerant leaks could be particularly problematic in reach-in or walk-in coolers since flammable concentrations could build in these confined spaces and disperse outward when the door is opened.
baby changing

Cleaning baby changing stations

Baby changing tables in public restrooms across Canada are often difficult to find, but many facilities are stepping up.

Simple steps to handle norovirus incidents

Norovirus illness can happen all year long and is easily spread in group settings like schools, day camps, childcare facilities and cruise ships.
retail maintenance

Cost-cutting services for retail maintenance

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association outlines best practices and tools to reduce retail maintenance costs and improve operating efficiency.

Buying a Cleaning Franchise: Pros and Cons

Being associated with a cleaning franchise allows people to be part of a broader network with great training opportunities, but there are also drawbacks.
powder coatings

Galvanized steel versus powder coatings for outdoor environments

Moisture, fading and corrosion are common concerns when deliberating how best to protect outdoor furnishings.
shopping malls

Four bacteria hot spots in shopping centres

There are many areas in shopping malls where people are likely to catch harmful bacteria and viruses. Here are four hot spots.

Five high-touch areas in schools and sanitation tips

Cleaning and maintaining schools involves a careful look at several high-touch areas prone to germs. Here are some sanitation tips.
lighting for hazardous locations

Selecting lighting for hazardous locations

Explosion-proof fixtures are a safety requirement in industrial and storage facilities where flammable gases and vapours, combustible dust or ignitable fibres may be present in the atmosphere.

Five points on VOCs in green cleaning solutions

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in green cleaning products can still cause a variety of health-related problems.
safety risks

Six steps to minimize safety risks in a facility

Baseline procedures and best practices serve as a guide to help businesses better understand—and help minimize—security and safety risks.
green programs

Implementing new products into hotel green programs

How to better implement new technology and products into a hotel's green program, and get staff on board through training and a little inspiration.