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best practices for maintaining ceramic tiles

How to Keep Ceramic Tiles Looking Their Best

Ceramic tile is often difficult to maintain, but some relatively simple tips can help things look (and stay) like new. Let’s take a look at some of the best practices for maintaining ceramic tiles.

How to improve hotel cleanliness to increase rating

Hotel Cleanliness May Need Improvement

Mattress company Amerisleep conducted a huge review of existing hotel inspections (over 8000 inspection results were compiled – covering over 3000 individual hotels nationwide) and found some unsettling and surprising results. All hotels, across all price ranges, had unresolved issues.

Best Practices for Proper Floor Stripping

Floor Stripping

One of the first key steps in overall floor maintenance, floor stripping is defined as a total removal of all dirt and old wax/finished on a floor.

Preventing Food Contamination Through Proper Sanitation

Food Contamination

All food service companies, up and down the supply chain, have an obligation to handle all products in a clean and sanitary environment, one that inhibits bacterial growth. Unfortunately, in today’s fast-paced world, production speed and efficiency can often take precedent over sanitation.

School Cleanliness Can Affect Student Performance

School Cleaning or the Lack of It

A recent article in Chicago-area newspaper the Hyde Park Herald reported on the severe problems facing a local high school – a lack of sufficient custodial staff and aging equipment has led to widespread concern among students.

12 Ways to Handle Your Trash

Your operation’s trash can be the source of some serious food safety problems. For this reason, you should educate yourself on the best ways to handle your waste to avoid exposure to bacteria, viruses, and other hazardous materials.

Keep Public Bathroom Clean

Tips For Keeping Public Restrooms Clean

Rosie D. Lyles, MD, head of clinical affairs for Clorox, writes about the risk of so-called “superbugs” – organisms that are resistant to drug treatment, and says that “there is a growing body of research that shows that many of these microbes are commonly found in public restrooms.”

Cleaning Industrial Facilities

Are You Cleaning Around the Clock?

Factories, generating plants, and other industrial locations are among the most challenging job sites to clean. In addition to getting incredibly dirty, they often present safety hazards – given the machines and chemicals involved – and, unlike other kinds of businesses, many industrial facilities operate around the clock.