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Dust Mites, Allergens, and Your Company’s Value Proposition

Dust mites are the invisible culprits keeping millions sick and from coming to work. The American Academy of Asthma and Immunology estimates that up to thirty percent of people in the US suffer from allergic rhinitis, and that allergies are one of the top three reasons people miss work.

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.

Fear on the Night Shift

No one should have to worry about their personal safety while at work. The standards for a safe work environment for commercial cleaning crews differs greatly depending on worksite and the scope of the job, and includes a plethora of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards that employers must follow to protect their employees.

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

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

Shifting Paradigms: Cedar Rapids Schools’ CleaningCulture

What began as a part-time custodial job while attending college, has matured into a lifelong vocation for Matthew Dunbar, Manager of Custodial and Grounds for the Cedar Rapids Community School District, (CRCSD). In this role, Dunbar directs custodian janitor operations for the second largest school district in Iowa; overseeing one hundred-fifteen building engineers and custodians spread out amongst thirty-three facilities.