Category Archives: Green Cleaning

13 Jul

Waste Not, Want Not

Words and phrases like “sustainable,” “green initiative,” and “zero waste”—once used mostly by eco-conscious extremists—are now part of the common vernacular. Cleaning up the planet is a common goal today, and the janitorial movement is leading the charge. Reducing waste is one important way BSCs, senior housekeeping staff, and facility managers can reduce the negative

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07 Jul

Making Sense of Green Certifications

Not so long ago, green cleaning was far from a priority for many in the industry. In a sector driven by practical concerns, it was largely considered a novelty. Times have changed dramatically. Environmentally sound cleaning practices and products have a solid presence in the industry, and recent studies have shown consumers are increasingly willing

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23 Feb

Green is the New Black: Six Steps to a Successful Recycling Program

Corporate recycling programs are commonplace these days. If you you or your clients are late to the eco-friendly party, it’s time start doing your part. Starting a recycling program for your facility (or helping a client start one for theirs) may sound overwhelming, but it’s actually inexpensive and painless. In the average workplace, about 80

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02 Feb

Five Steps to Improve Winter Floor Care

by Tornado Industries, Inc. In many parts of the country, the winter months present special floor-care challenges. Snow and the products used to keep it off pavement tracked into and around buildings, and the increased moisture creates mud that can be carried on the soles of shoes. A proper winter-floor care program requires a lot

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14 Jan

How to Clean for Health During the Cold and Flu Season

by Tornado Industries, Inc. The statistics on germs in the workplace are enough to turn your stomach. For example, did you know the average desk and keyboard each have 400 times more germs than are found on a public toilet seat? This problem is only amplified during the winter months, when millions of people get

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01 Oct

Improving the Indoor Air Quality of Your Business

​Indoor air quality (IAQ) in the workplace is a growing concern for most businesses, and for good reason. The air quality of a workplace can significantly affect the health, comfort, and productivity of building occupants. Although serious health problems related to IAQ are rare, building occupant comfort and wellbeing are an increasingly important topic for

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Four steps to a clean facility, restaurant
29 Sep

How Facility Cleanliness Affects A Company’s Reputation

You get ONE chance to make a first impression. What message is your facility sending if muddy carpets, streaked windows, or a dusty reception desk greet customers? Facility cleanliness is a reflection of the business as a whole, as well as the cleaning crew responsible for its upkeep. “Dirty floors and bad odors don’t give

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12 Jan

Fast, Easy Fixes for Common Commercial Upright Vacuum Problems

Looking for ways to trouble-shoot and save money on vacuum equipment maintenance to keep your vacuum cleaner running longer? Here are some easy, low-cost fixes for common upright vacuum cleaner problems. Vacuum isn’t picking up dirt and particles effectively. Possible fix #1: Your collection filter bag may be full, and this can reduce air flow

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16 Dec

Cylindrical or Rotary? That Is the Question

What is Cylindrical Brush Technology? Cleaning professionals in Europe and other parts of the world, often implement new cleaning technologies, products, and equipment years before they became popular in the United States. For instance, while microfiber cleaning cloths and mops have been used in Europe for more than 20 years, it has been only in

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