facility maintenance

ISSA standard

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ISSA standard instructs school cleaning practices

The goal of the standard is to provide schools with a tool that will help them measure and monitor the effectiveness of the cleaning processes.
Roundup

REMI Network

Roundup herbicide causing loss of biodiversity

A new study reveals that Roundup, the popular glyphosate-based herbicide, is making ecosystems more vulnerable to pollution and climate change.
infection control

REMI Network

Input needed on new infection control standard

The IICRC is developing a new standard for infection control during professional cleaning and maintenance of commercial buildings.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Helping rubber floors bounce back

Rubber floors require specialized care to keep them looking and performing at their best. In fact, maintenance requirements are often underestimated.
northern Ontario

REMI Network

Upgrades coming to community agencies in northern Ontario

Community agencies across northern Ontario will be getting much needed repairs and renovations through a $1.6-million investment from the provincial government.
green cleaning audit

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

A green cleaning program is about more than simply using ‘green’ products.
irrigation system

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Spotting irrigation system problems early

Regularly inspecting the irrigation system and making any necessary fixes or upgrades is the best way to ensure as little water is being used.
water damage

REMI Network

Water damage restoration standard open for review

A revised draft of the BSR/IICRC S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration is now open for public review and comments.
Finding a facility maintenance partner

Canadian Property Management

Finding the right facility maintenance partner

Like any other significant hire, there is a benefit to working with a facility maintenance team that can deliver tangible value to your operations.
single-use coffee cups

REMI Network

UBC ditching single-use coffee cups, plastic food ware

UBC Vancouver will soon have less garbage to clean up across its campus.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Regency Cleaning and Maintenance: A New Frontier

Steve Milner has seen his company grow at a steady pace thanks to its reputation for delivering exceptional commercial janitorial services.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Lessons for upgrading older schools

When planning retrofits or renovations for older schools, administrators have the chance to implement green, sustainable and high-performance design solutions.
Secure Winter Products

Canadian Property Management

Erasing Tracks: Tackling the de-icing dilemma

While there are any number of extra challenges to deal with during Canada’s frosty season, few beat the hassle of cleaning tracks left by guests coming in from the cold.
HVAC maintenance

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Dealing with mould in air ducts

Noticing signs of mould in your air ducts? Here are some signs to watch for and tips for dealing with this important health and safety consideration.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Communication tips for building service contractors

Here are some strategies to have a well-defined communication plan.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Prevent pests from populating your property

No matter the time of year, pests are professionals at making their way into your facility, seeking shelter from the elements in colder months and places to breed in warm seasons.