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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.

Cleaning Contractors: Your Green Leadership is Needed

Let’s start with a scenario:

You are a contract cleaner. You were one of the first contract cleaners in your community to adopt a green cleaning strategy, transfer to green cleaning products and methods and market yourself as a green cleaning building service contractor. You took this approach a good 15 years ago, which was a perfect time to join the green cleaning movement. The future looked bright. It appeared more and more businesses were jumping on the green cleaning bandwagon, and some, such as schools, were now required to use green cleaning products and programs.

But that was last year, and a lot may change over the next few years to come.

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.

Clean First, Then Disinfect: The Difference Between Cleaning and Disinfecting

When it comes to cleaning and disinfecting, it appears that some in the facility maintenance and professional cleaning industries may be missing a few steps.

Feather dusters are fancy, but are they practical? As the world takes steps toward increasing automation, the world of BSCs is taking steps right along with it. The latest move forward is with automatic dusters. Benefits of automation are vast and can be felt at all levels of the cleaning service industry.

Playing Against the A-Team: How You Can Help Alleviate Seasonal Allergies for Your Clients

Spring has sprung. That means the northeast flora is in full bloom and with it comes the allergies. You and your clients may find yourselves falling victim to the usual suspects in spring allergy cases including stuffy noses, sneezing and irritated eyes. According to the American Academy of Asthma and Immunology, 10 to 30 percent of the population has an allergy.

In the northeast, the warmer season means we are moving from in-house allergy triggers such as dust, to outdoor allergy triggers such as pollen.

Preventing and treating the influx of allergens is crucial for everyone’s comfort. 

The scene changes from gray to green: snow melts, flowers bloom and the northeast begins to thaw out. These changes have a big affect on how BSCs in the northeast clean. Faced with the flip from winter to spring, BSCs must keep in mind their client’s unique needs during this time of year.