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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
Commercial Janitorial Service: Analyzing Carpet Soils

Commercial janitorial service professionals must first identify carpet soils. Then they can choose the right method and carpet cleaning equipment for the job

Published in Mar/Apr 2016
Servicon’s Strategy of Building a World Class Cleaning Company

California based, Servicon got started with Air Force contracts in 1973. They are now a janitorial service company empire because they put customers first

Published in Mar/Apr 2016
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