Avoid These Commercial Floor Care Mistakes

This month, we’d like to spotlight the cleaning of floors of commercial buildings. These floors get an abundance of foot traffic (in all kinds of weather) and inadvertent damage from objects being dropped on and dragged or pushed across them. Properly maintaining the floor of your commercial building requires more care and attention than a […]

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What is a Green Building, and How to Become One

As a building manager, you have probably heard the terms Green Building and Green Building Certification being thrown around. While it may sound like a buzzword, it’s actually not a new concept. As the Green Building Initiative gains momentum, becoming well-versed in what going green entails and getting your building on board is important. What […]

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How Long do Bacteria and Viruses Survive Outside the Body?

Bacteria and viruses thrive in warm, moist environments. But they can live a surprisingly long time almost anywhere you touch: countertops, door handles, curtains, toys, computers, even inside refrigerators and freezers. In fact, scientists just discovered long-dormant germs in animal remains exposed by melting permafrost in Siberia. A 12-year-old boy died and 20 people were […]

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Tips for Keeping Pollen Allergies in Check This Spring

The same things that make springtime wonderful make it miserable for people with pollen allergies: flowers, grass, trees, breezes. When the weather warms and blossoms bloom, the world is alive with allergy triggers. If you struggle with spring allergies, it’s tempting to just stay indoors. But your indoor space might actually be worse for your […]

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How to Avoid Getting Sick This Winter

No one ever wants to get sick, and no one plans for a cold or the flu to wreak havoc on their schedule, let alone their immune system. When the weather gets colder, we all huddle inside, creating a perfect storm for bacteria and illness to multiply. The flu virus actually thrives in cold air, […]

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The Benefits of Smart Buildings

People are pretty smart, in general. If you put a group of people in an office building on a daily basis, they’ll soon figure out all its little quirks. Which rooms tend to run hot or cold, what combination of lights can be adjusted to make the room just a little brighter or dimmer, what […]

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Protect Your Business Against Fraud and Identity Theft

Did you know that the trash your cleaning company removes from your facility every day is a target for identity thieves? Communal trash cans often hold receipts, notes, and other paperwork that can expose critical information to criminals. Modern thieves are skilled at piecing together seemingly harmless information into data attacks. Between 2013 and 2015, […]

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How to Increase Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

Multiple studies have confirmed that most commercial buildings waste 30% of their energy. In Southwest Virginia, the average commercial electric bill is $751. If 30% of that is wasted energy, the average commercial building is wasting $225.30 per month or $2,703 per year. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the bill of the average commercial […]

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Cleaning Standards for Medical Clinics and Dental Offices

While all offices should keep up to date on OSHA rules for the health and safety of the employees who work there, it is especially vital for medical and dental offices to adhere to OSHA standards. An inspection can happen anytime, so medical and dental offices must be prepared. Here are just a few of […]

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