A guide to understanding noise in condos

Resolving noise complaints requires an understanding of how sound moves through a building and the obligations of a condominium.
hardwood floor

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Selecting the best hardwood floor finish

Are you refinishing your building’s hardwood floor? Do you know the right application for your business? It’s important to get it right when choosing your

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Why your mops might need an upgrade

As in all industries, commercial cleaning equipment and supplies are constantly evolving and advancing. From cleaning supplies to mops, it might be time to audit

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Your flooring can affect seasonal allergies

‘Tis the season for allergies, lasting in some cases until mid-October, including everything from grass to ragweed pollen. With 25 per cent of the population

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Keeping your tile and grout clean this spring

Spring can be a messy season, and keeping your tile floors clean and your grout in good shape can certainly be a challenge for maintenance

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Spring cleaning your floors

After the snow and salt damage your floors endured through the winter, spring often brings a rainy, dirty mess to try and keep clean all

Canadian Facility Management & Design

How flooring can spark student learning

Designers and facility managers seeking to create the ideal educational space for students  face no small undertaking.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Cleaning floors for health, instead of for appearance

Science is emerging about facility managers prioritizing your floors to clean for health, rather than for appearance.
floor scrubbers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Extending the lifespan of floor scrubbers

Failure to properly maintain scrubbers can lead to wasted time, money, labour, and other resources.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The essentials of facility spring cleaning

ServiceMaster Clean outlines several tips for building an effective spring cleaning procedure.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Extending the lifespan of carpet

Most quality commercial carpet has a life expectancy of 10 to 30 years, but hitting the upper end of that range requires proper regular care.
tile and stone floors

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Keeping tile and stone floors up to scratch

These floors are an attractive and popular choice for many facilities and can last a long time - but only with adequate maintenance.
ice melt

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The need-to-know about using ice melt

While it's a common winter solution, there are several things that ice melt users need to be aware of.
entry mats

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

7 things to know about cleaning building entry mats

As a rule of thumb, facility managers and staff can never over-clean entry mats, especially when it comes to vacuuming.
floor inspections

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The advantages of third-party floor inspections

In some situations, such as the need for specific evaluations, validations, or corrective actions, third-party floor inspections make sense.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Preparing facility floors for winter

During winter weather, facility floors can suffer from snow, ice, salt, and sand being tracked throughout a building.
carpet care

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Supporting carpet care through equipment maintenance

The way cleaning professionals approach carpet care can have an impact on guest satisfaction, brand reputation, and the bottom line.