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Green school cleaning 101

A growing number of schools are opting to participate in “greener” practices that benefit the students, budget, and environment.
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How to handle summer carpet stains

To maintain spotless carpet during the summer season, Whittaker offers tips to address some of the most challenging carpet stains.
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The role of DINs in professional cleaning

A Drug Identification Number (DIN) is an eight digit number assigned by Health Canada to a drug product prior to being marketed in Canada.
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When to rent, lease or buy floor care equipment

Next to employees, equipment is an essential part of a cleaning operation. To determine the most suitable option, it’s important to consider the pros and cons.
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The role of surface disinfection in outbreak management

Barley Chironda, an infection control specialist at Clorox, breaks down why cleaning staff should ramp up surface disinfection during cold and flu season.
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The dos and don’ts of winter floor care

Floor care is an important part of maintaining a facility's image and safety. It's a big task year-round, but it can be a challenge particularly in the winter.
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Cold and flu prevention in the workplace

Cold and flu season can begin as early as October and last until February. How can you keep the flu out of your workplace, to keep facilities healthy and productive?
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How to make social media work for a cleaning business

Gone are the days when a business service contractor could rely on obtaining its clients from just one channel. Today, it’s all about exposure and the best place a cleaning business can be seen is online.
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Why housekeeping is vital to stair safety

Here are some cleaning techniques to help prevent slip and fall accidents on stairways.
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Embracing smart tech to improve the washroom experience

The washroom is easily one of the most important areas in a high traffic facility. A top priority for facility managers and cleaning staff is overcoming large venue challenges in order to make the washroom experience better.
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Fresh and Clean and DryIt: A healthy outlook

James Lee Senter, owner of Fresh and Clean and DryIt, is among the most recognizable figures in the professional cleaning industry devoted to educating the industry on the importance of cleaning for health.
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Cleaning products industry blasts research

The American Cleaning Institutes chastises the slate of 15 authors affiliated with health sciences faculties of six Canadian universities for overlooking the role disinfectants play in infection control.
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Hot weather plans get a workout in summer 2018

Workplace health and safety practitioners advise that measures to safeguard building services personnel from heat stress should be fairly straightforward.
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Environmental surfaces can be infection gateway

Recently released guidelines from Ontario's Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee address the cleaning and disinfecting challenges that housekeeping staff continue to face in healthcare facilities.
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Autonomous robots and the cleaning industry

It’s been quite a journey for two University of Waterloo Engineering graduates who dreamed of creating an autonomous robot company.
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Waste management tips for avoiding unwanted pests

Summer is fast-approaching, which means annoying pests will soon be out in full force. These creatures can become a problem for a facility if left unchecked.
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Sunshine Building Maintenance: Building a Legacy

Now in operation for more than six decades, Sunshine Building Maintenance Inc. is one of the largest privately owned cleaning companies in Ontario.