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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 industry into high gear. As we prepare to pivot towards 2022, we take time to look back at the most urgent issues that shaped 2021, and examine how they may evolve in the year to come.  Price Hikes: Prices exponentially rose across the board this year. Read more [...]

The Future of Green Cleaning Amidst COVID-19

The Future of Green Cleaning Amidst COVID-19 This past year facilities faced two major global pressures: the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 pandemic and the looming environmental crisis. From its inception, the U.S. Green Building Council has tackled these issues head on, becoming a leading champion for both public health and environmental concerns by providing industry-wide standards through its influential Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program. In the Read more [...]

Debunking the Hygiene Theater Behind COVID-19

Debunking the "Hygiene Theater"  Dismantling the questionable disinfection practices that emerged during COVID-19  It's been nearly two years following the outbreak of COVID-19. Yet we won't soon forget those early fearful weeks of the pandemic. The public became overwhelmed with questions about how best to combat the spread. This was the time when authorities were misting entire streets in disinfectant fogs, and shoppers considered whether to disinfect all their fruits and vegetables from Read more [...]

Why are prices so high right now in the cleaning industry?

Why are prices so high right now in the cleaning industry? Whether at the gas pump or the supermarket, have you been suffering from sticker shock recently? From computer microchips to cereal, prices are rising across the board for both commercial and retail consumers, affecting a multitude of products. A recent report from the Labor Department says consumer prices rose 5% for the 12-month period ending in May. This marks the sharpest increase recorded since August 2008 during the Great Recession. The Read more [...]

How To Create Healthier Offices for Employees Post COVID-19

How To Create Healthier Offices for Employees Post COVID-19 As vaccination rates increase across the country, businesses are preparing to return their teams to the office. In many fields, working together in the same space can produce powerful benefits, including encouraging collaboration and innovation. Recent surveys, however, suggest major hesitancy among American employees. One survey found only 22% of workers feel positive about returning to the workplace. This anxiety is understandable, as Read more [...]

What is Disinfection Anyways? Germs Post COVID-19

What is Disinfection Anyways? Germs Post COVID-19 Following the COVID-19 outbreak, disinfection has become a key buzzword in public health, providing assurance for safety in shared spaces. But what exactly is disinfection, and how is it different from regular cleaning? And what does effective disinfection entail? We break down the science behind the disinfection process, and how to assess whether your own disinfection methods are really making a difference. Cleaning vs. sanitizing vs. disinfecting: Not Read more [...]

Protection from B.1.1.7 — the new, dangerous strain of COVID-19

January 21, 2021 by  
Filed under Blog, Commercial Cleaning Industry

Protection from B.1.1.7 — the new, dangerous strain of COVID-19 A new year brings hope for fresh beginnings. Amid a global pandemic, however, 2021 is already posing new challenges — most of all the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19, called B.1.1.7. What is this new variant, and how will it change our ongoing battle against the global outbreak? We break down the facts, and what measures remain effective against this new strain. What is B.1.1.7? The B.1.1.7 strain is a new, more highly Read more [...]

When the Flu meets COVID-19: How to Keep the Twindemic at Bay

When the Flu meets COVID-19: How to Keep the "Twindemic" at Bay As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in South Florida, the region now faces yet another pending public health threat—the flu virus. November to February marks the traditional flu season. Fortunately, the number of local reports remain low so far. However, this luck may not hold once Florida enters the typical height of the season between December and January.  Such a spike in flu cases will add an additional strain to the already delicate Read more [...]

Choosing An Effective Cleaning Service Post COVID-19

September 18, 2020 by  
Filed under Blog, Cleaning Tips and Tricks, Commercial Cleaning Industry

Choosing An Effective Cleaning Service Post COVID-19 Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed every aspect of public life, from schools to offices. This new situation has forced everyone to reconfigure how to safely share spaces without endangering each other. An aggressive cleaning and disinfection program has become an essential part of this new normal. However, not all commercial cleaning providers are made equal—equipped with the necessary resources and know-how to take on these Read more [...]

COVID-19: Why Cleaning Needs to Change to Keep Us Safe

COVID-19: Why Cleaning Needs to Change to Keep Us Safe COVID-19 continues to spread throughout South Florida. The region has become one of the country’s major epicenters in this pandemic. Meanwhile, the process of developing and distributing a vaccine inoculating us from the virus will take months. This may not be viable until next year. Changing the way we live and work remains our best protection. This includes changing the way we clean facilities to protect occupants. Months into the crisis, Read more [...]

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