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The Details in the Dusting: Sweeping Up the Facts on Air Duct Cleaning

Among the trending topics in the industrial cleaning industry is the issue of air quality. Clients are always worried about how clean the air is in their building, especially during the air-conditioning season. For BSCs, this fact can translate into an additional service you can offer your clients. Being able to offer proper air duct cleaning for your clients can help them ensure that they are receiving the highest quality of care from your company.

Published in Northeast Spring 2017
The Legal Consequences of a Slip-and-Fall Accident

Cleaning contractors know that if a slip-and-fall accident occurs in one of the facilities they maintain, and someone is injured, there is a possibility they will be called into an investigation as to how it happened and if the contractor or anyone is at fault. Because of this, along with doing your part to ensure the safety of building users, it is a good idea for cleaning contractors to be well-versed in the laws in the U.S. concerning slip-and-fall accidents.

Published in Northeast Spring 2017
Monday, 21 November 2016 14:39

Autumnal Problems and How to Solve Them

Autumnal Problems and How to Solve Them
As we fall into the cooler months, clients nation-wide are experiencing a revolving door of needs when it comes to their janitorial services. While BSCs are more than equipped to handle the demands of every season, adding on temporary services for your clients can increase your overall year-round value as a company. For this issue, we will look into leaf removal. This service, typically reserved for lawn care companies, may be a good way to add on complimentary seasonal services that increases your value as a company throughout the year.
Published in Nov/Dec 2016
Monday, 21 November 2016 13:55

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things
In the past decade, we have witnessed a number of technological advances that have had direct influence on the professional cleaning industry. While many of these involved the cleaning tools and equipment we use, what I am referencing here are advances in technology that have impacted communication between our customers, cleaning contractors, and their staff. Technologies are now coming online that will allow the very buildings we clean and maintain to connect and communicate with us directly.
Published in Nov/Dec 2016
Monday, 21 November 2016 11:34

Robots: From Fairytale to Fairly Close

Robots: From Fairytale to Fairly Close

While substantially artificially intelligent robots are still far off in our future, the cleaning industry is seeing an increasing diversification of the availability of automated machines that can efficiently perform tasks. Automated vacuums and floor scrubbers, for example, have begun growing in popular discussion in the industrial cleaning industry. We did some investigating and gathered a list of pros and cons to consider as the age of the all-automatic begins to dawn.

Published in Nov/Dec 2016
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 11:46

Change Blindness and Floors

Change Blindness and Floors

Going back a good one hundred years, early filmmakers had a lot of trouble controlling lighting, largely because the movies were shot outside, so there would be times in the day, such as around noon, when it would be very bright outside. But then by three or four in the afternoon the sun would go down affecting the lighting of the film.

Published in Mar/Apr 2016
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