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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 [...]

The unexpected health benefits emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic

September 3, 2021 by  
Filed under Blog, Environmental Quality, Green and Sustainable

  The unexpected health benefits emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic Nineteen month since the outbreak of COVID-19 (but who is counting), so much of public life has turned upside down — dramatically transforming how we share spaces together. However, the pandemic has also been a revelatory experience when it comes to health awareness. More than anything else in recent memory, the virus outbreak highlighted the importance of public health practices. This has led to many positive trends in 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 [...]

First Two Cases of COVID-19 in Florida: How SparkleTeam is Preventing Infection

First Two Cases of COVID-19 in Florida: How SparkleTeam is Preventing Infection Florida officials have reported the state's first two cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 over the weekend. The two cases involve a resident in Hillsborough County and one in Manatee County. So far, the state has tested 23 people for the new coronavirus. They are also currently monitoring 184 people who may have been exposed. To date, no cases have been confirmed in the tri-county area of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Read more [...]

Try These Easy Tips For Boosting Your Environmental Health

Now is a great time to reinvest in New Year health resolutions. A healthy lifestyle, however, means more than eating right and exercising. The surrounding environment can have a major impact on one’s well-being. This makes re-evaluating the environmental conditions of your facility crucial for supporting the health of your occupants. With this in mind, we’ve gathered our favorite tips to improving the environmental wellness of your building. Read more [...]

Survive The Great Recycling Crisis With These Recycle Tips

October 25, 2019 by  
Filed under Blog, Cleaning Tips and Tricks, Green and Sustainable

Survive The Great Recycling Crisis With These Recycle Tips Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling after it’s carted away? You may not know it, but there has been a quiet crisis brewing in that iconic blue bin since January 2018. This is when China officially stopped importing foreign recyclables. The reason—too many of these materials proved unrecyclable. This has dramatically disrupted the recycling industry in America, which previously exported 40 percent of the nation’s recyclables Read more [...]

Four Easy Ways To Transform Your Public Restroom Appeal

Four Easy Ways To Transform Your Public Restroom Appeal When judging a facility, the status of the public restroom can speak volumes. The condition of public restrooms run the gamut, from marbled, palatial spaces to harsh, fluorescent-lit stalls. However, you don’t need major renovations to enhance your restroom. With a few accessories and some simple changes in your cleaning routine, you can dramatically upgrade your restroom’s user experience. To inspire your next restroom transformation, Read more [...]

The New Cleaning Technology Transforming Your Office

The New Cleaning Technology Transforming Your Office Innovation isn’t just for Silicon Valley anymore. Faced with growing environmental challenges and expanding development, the cleaning industry has turned to technology for solutions. These new tools and equipments are doing more than just cleaning up everyday grit and grime. They are also targeting major health issues, from indoor air quality to the flu virus. With this in mind, explore the new generation of tech promising cleaner, healthier Read more [...]

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