About Cara Pines

Author of SparkleTeam commercial cleaning and industry related articles.

How commercial cleaning is adapting to today’s new work culture

Cleaning for the Office 2.0 How commercial cleaning is adapting to today’s new work culture A cleaned, well-maintained facility remains essential to nurturing an office's productivity and overall well-being. But how one cleans the workplace is evolving, as offices have [...]

Prevent Superbugs with Smart Cleaning and Disinfection

Prevent Superbugs with Smart Cleaning Preventing antimicrobial resistance with thoughtful cleaning and disinfecting methods Disinfection always requires a careful balance — just sufficient enough to cultivate a safe, healthy environment, but also not excessive enough to cause antimicrobial resistance, when disease-causing microbes mutate [...]

Top Allergy Triggers in the Office (and How to Prevent Them)

Top Allergy Triggers in the Office (and How to Prevent Them) Simple ways to protect occupants from common irritants Photo by Brittany Colette on Unsplash Summer has officially arrived, and with it comes the allergy season. Following the [...]

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Behind The Green Labels You Trust

Behind The Green Labels You Trust Exploring the science and expertise behind third-party certifications. Navigating through the sea of new brands labeled “all-natural” and “non-toxic” can feel overwhelming. This is why third party green certifications prove invaluable. Easily recognized by their [...]

Is Omicron changing the rules of COVID-19 contagion?

Is Omicron changing the rules of COVID-19 contagion? What you need to know about protecting against the new virus strain The new Omicron sub-variant, BA.2, is rapidly becoming the most prominent COVID-19 strain in the United States. The U.S. Centers [...]

What it takes to clean an Apollo spacecraft

What it takes to clean an Apollo spacecraft   It's been 50 years after the Apollo 16 spaceship lovingly called Casper landed on the moon, so of course it was due for a little cleaning. Displayed for decades at the U.S. [...]

How Cleaning Supports Mental Health At The Office

How Cleaning Supports Mental Health At The Office Mental health awareness in the workplace has increased dramatically in recent years, as behavioral research underscores the connection between mental wellbeing and overall productivity. This importance has only heightened following the COVID-19 [...]

The COVID-19 Cost of Getting Back To Business

The Cost of Getting Back To Business Amidst the uncertainty during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, business facilities found some relief from the lower operating and maintenance costs of remote work. However, as South Florida increasingly returns to work in-person, offices [...]

Rising to the Challenge: What to expect in 2022 

Rising to the Challenge: What to expect in 2022  So much of facility management is about embracing change, both brainstorming new innovations and solving problems as they arise. The past two years, however, have moved the usual challenges in our [...]

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