Cleaning

mould remediation

New ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard for professional mould remediation

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces the publication of a newly-revised ANSI-approved ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mould Remediation (4th edition,
graffiti

Deterring and removing graffiti from your building

Graffiti vandalism is described as writings or drawings made to a property without the consent of the owner, and it has become a pervasive problem
moisture

Managing moisture and mould

In the vast and varied skyline of commercial buildings, mould growth can be lying in wait as a serious and potentially health-threatening issue. Whether it
Spring/Summer

Our Spring/Summer issue of FC&M magazine is now available!

We’re well into spring and headed into summer! With the warmer weather comes a new set of challenges, opportunities, and our Spring/Summer issue of Facility
paint

Today’s interior paint offers innovation, sustainability, and efficiency

Paint has long been a concern for building and maintenance managers looking for affordable, aesthetic, and safe options. But there has been some evolution in
handwashing

Handwashing and commercial cleaning

With all the attention that hygiene and sanitizing have received these last few years, the importance of handwashing has been highlighted as an important way
workloading

The value of workloading

Many owners and managers are looking into “workloading” as a solution for office cleaning. Introduced more than a decade ago and advocated by a leading
dry

Mitigating the risk of slips and falls on dry floors

Slip and fall accidents pose a risk with wet and dirty floors, but floors can be slippery when they’re dry, too. Floors become slippery when
challenges

Today’s top commercial cleaning challenges

Competition is fierce for commercial cleaners. Between razor-thin margins, continuing labour shortages, and an increased demand for better technology and more sustainability, today’s janitorial staff
drones

Revolutionizing building maintenance with drones

In the realm of modern architecture and urban landscapes, the care and maintenance of buildings are vital components for longevity, aesthetics, and sustainability. However, traditional
planet

4 ways that facilities can help support the planet

As many companies evaluate their impact on the planet, developing programs and practices that align with their ESG goals, facility cleaning and maintenance are certainly
pets

Cleaning pet-friendly spaces

From restaurants to hotels to office buildings, many places now welcome pets on-property, which can become a challenge for cleaners. As office spaces continue to
spring

Spring cleaning your warehouse

Often, we focus on the interior of the building and the grounds when spring arrives, but does your warehouse need a little TLC? Changing seasons
Green Seal

U.S. government announces PFAS-free purchasing requirement

The Biden-Harris Administration announced it is directing government contractors to buy only Green Seal- or Safer Choice-certified cleaning products and hand soaps for use in
business

Building your cleaning business

As we look back at the first quarter of 2024, you may be planning to grow your cleaning business by adding new team members and
wash

Washing the winter away

The winter often leaves salt and sand on walkways, in parking lots, and at building entrances that the rain won’t wash away. As part of
sustainability

Great expectations

With increased attention from Canadians towards green initiatives, organizations are looking to become more sustainable to appeal to consumers, investors, and employees alike. To do