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Choosing the Right Cleaning Method

Choosing the Right Cleaning Method

The advent of the COVID pandemic brought many new terms into the vernacular. Suddenly, people were talking about viral load and transmissibility and coronavirus – and even learning that the common cold is a type of coronavirus! This new vocabulary also included terms...

Engineers: Pillars of Facility Operations

Engineers: Pillars of Facility Operations

A commercial facility’s long-term success and functionality are owed to the team of engineers caring for the structure, often behind the scenes. From lighting, air conditioning, plumbing, machine repair, and fire safety, engineers wear a vast array of hats to maintain...

Commercial Cleaning Strategies for Extreme Heat

Commercial Cleaning Strategies for Extreme Heat

Facility managers and their teams face unique challenges taking care of their buildings during summer months due to the extreme heat in many regions of the country. These climate conditions can impact the type of cleaning products and strategies needed by janitorial...

Deciphering Cleaning Product Labels

Deciphering Cleaning Product Labels

Cleaning products are the essential tools of any janitorial staff. From disinfectants to cleaning solvents, these items are necessary to create a clean, healthy place of business. However, cleaning products can be dangerous and hazardous to a person’s health if not...

How to Engineer a Comfortable Space

How to Engineer a Comfortable Space

Facility managers have the responsibility of not only overseeing the parts of a building one sees but also ensuring the comfort of building occupants. Behind closed doors, and sometimes under the ground people walk on, complicated machinery delivering multiple comfort...

Spring Cleaning for Health

Spring Cleaning for Health

With most students and staff members vacating campus for a whole week, educational administrators have a fantastic opportunity to revisit campus cleaning protocols and perform a deep dive in preparation for the end of spring break. Facility teams can use this time to...

Understanding Electrostatic Cleaning

Understanding Electrostatic Cleaning

As cleaning technology continues to evolve, our methods of disease prevention become more effective. Electrostatic disinfectant has become a more widely used tool in preventing and responding to infectious disease exposure. This method has been proven to be extremely...

Managing the Human Factors of Facility Management

Managing the Human Factors of Facility Management

A facility manager is many jobs in one title: servicing tenants’ many and varied needs, keeping abreast of regular yet inconsistently occurring maintenance issues, strategizing for timely yet budget conscious upgrades, managing staff and vendors, and responding to the...