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02 Aug

A Conversation About Cylindrical-Brush Technology

Just two decades ago, very few people in the janitorial industry had ever used (or even heard of) cylindrical floor machines. Traditional rotary buffers with a single disc were the standard tool of choice for floor care. Times have changed. Today, cylindrical brushes are more popular than ever. The change is due in large part

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20 Jul

A Look at LEED Certification

The push towards greener buildings has been gaining steam for decades. At this point, many people expect facilities to do their part to preserve the planet. While facility managers often understand the environmental and economic benefits of a sustainability plan, knowing where to start can be a challenge. That’s where the U.S. Green Building Council’s

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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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24 Jun

How to Hire Subcontractors

Your BSC business is growing. You’ve landed some new contracts, expanded your territory, and are ready to reach for the next level. As you enjoy the warm glow of success, it hits you — how will you actually handle all of this new work? Congratulations! You’ve reached a milestone that most flourishing BSCs reach sooner

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22 Jun

Safety Basics: Tips for Keeping Your Building Accident Free

Janitors are supposed to make a building safer. If not carefully performed, however, cleaning work has the potential to create hazards. That’s why facility and housekeeping managers spend so much time thinking about protecting custodians and building occupants. Five industries account for 20 percent of all occupational accidents and injuries in this country, according to

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13 Jun

How to Market to the Healthcare Industry

The aging population and expanded benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are creating a tsunami of opportunity for BSCs and jan/san distributors. The $20-plus billion health industry is America’s largest, and it’s expected to grow more in the next decade than any other sector. Healthcare spending accounts for 17.5 percent of the national economy,

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25 May

Shining Light on Day Cleaning

Traditionally, janitorial work has been done after dark. In recent years, however, an increasing number of facilities are eliminating nighttime cleaning in favor of day cleaning. Advocates of day cleaning cite many benefits to the method, and expect it will continue to gain steam in the coming decade. Building owners and facility managers often choose

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19 Apr

Helpful or Hype: How to Evaluate High-Tech Equipment

Every year, automakers introduce new lines. Sometimes the differences in models are minor, but every few years the cars are totally reimagined with all the latest bells and whistles. Janitorial equipment manufacturers also release souped-up versions of their machines on a regular basis. With new products frequently flooding the crowded marketplace, buyers can feel overwhelmed.

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12 Apr

Recoup Medicare Reimbursements by Cleaning for Health

Last week, we discussed how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made sweeping changes to Medicare payments by tying them to outcomes. The new reimbursement policies are comprehensive and touch all aspects of patient care, including housekeeping. The Takeaway Learn more about the affordable care act and how it affects the janitorial industry. Now that you

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