Exterior Cleaning

asbestos

Existing asbestos stockpile raises concerns

Although Canada is finally banning asbestos-containing products for good by 2018, the government hasn’t yet clarified issues related to existing asbestos.
cleaning companies

Social media tips for cleaning companies

Cleaning marketer and entrepreneur Lisa Macqueen recently offered advice on what cleaning companies need to be doing on social media.
custodial injuries

Hidden costs of custodial injuries

Cleaning contractors and facility managers that hire their own cleaning staff are often not aware of hidden costs that can result from custodial injuries.
building systems

Safeguarding vital building systems during floods

Protecting vital building systems that address comfort, usability, life safety, fire prevention and compliance with general occupancy requirements.
synthetic grass

A healthy case for maintaining synthetic grass

New plant-based innovations in synthetic grass respond to changing forces in the market like changing weather patterns and wellbeing.
facility maintenance

Winter conditions challenge facility maintenance

In heavy winter conditions, facility maintenance should include the application of ice melt to key walkways.
Energy efficient

Reducing maintenance costs with energy efficiency

Simple energy efficient measures in a facility can significantly lower costs related to maintenance and operations.
skin dryness

Workers’ hands risk severe skin dryness in winter

Workers in cold environments are at high risk of experiencing severe skin dryness, which is a serious issue often overlooked.
cleaning industry

Few women at top level of the cleaning industry

More work needs to be done to propel women into executive roles within the cleaning business and retain their talents, says a budding organization called
cleaning audits

Technological advances in cleaning audits

Facilities still don’t perform frequent quality cleaning audits to meet goals, but innovators are developing more accessible and cost-effective tools.
green cleaning

Planning green cleaning programs in schools

Educational facilities are embracing green cleaning programs, where such use is pertinent because children are more vulnerable to environmental exposures.
custodians in Ontario

How custodians can prep before students return

August is especially busy for custodians who have to begin preparing healthy and clean school before students return.
parking lot

Why parking lot cleaning should be a priority

Since the parking lot is the first thing people see when entering a property, it should be treated like a welcome mat and cleaned routinely.
cleaning technology

Emerging trends in green cleaning technology

Cleaning technology trends are evolving to meet the needs of contractors and facility managers who strive to maintain sustainable spaces that reuse water.
ants

Small steps for eliminating ants

When thinking about the most dangerous and irritating pests, ants may not come to mind and are often brushed aside as a simple nuisance.
Cleaning Supplies

Share spaces, not germs, in collaborative offices

The new collaborative office seems to be the answer to improved productivity and innovation; however, it introduces new issues of office cleanliness.
Boy swimming underwater

Pool resurfacing system making a splash

Owning and maintaining an apartment pool in Canada can be extremely costly due to damage caused by our climate and the harsh mix of chemicals needed to make the water safe for swimmers. Overtime, pool resurfacing is a reality all property managers and owners must face.