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A Journey Through the (Cleaning) Times
A Journey Through the (Cleaning) Times New!
Mickey Crowe | May 15, 2018

Correctly estimating cleaning times is essential for accurate bidding and workloading. The ISSA Cleaning Times has been the industry standard for decades, but how have things changed since it first debuted in 1963?

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11 Ways to Reduce Cleaning Operations Costs New!
Michael Schaffer | May 11, 2018

Eleven cost-saving suggestions for cleaning contractors to consider implementing in their daily operations.

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How Long Does Carpeting Take to Dry?
How Long Does Carpeting Take to Dry? New!
Robert Kravitz | May 4, 2018

Carpet-cleaning technicians tell me one of the most frequently asked questions they receive from clients is, “How long it will take the carpeting to dry?”

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Gathering Information During a Walkthrough: A Complete Guide

Sharon L. Cowan | May 3, 2018

There is nothing more crucial to the acquisition of new business than a successful...

Selling Cleaning Contracts

Cliff Beiser | April 26, 2018

“Do everything in your power to make the people you are hoping to sell feel...

Want a Guaranteed Profit Increase?

Cliff Beiser | April 25, 2018

Henry Ford said, “Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small...

Sometimes the Best Solution Is No Product at All

Steve Marcotte | April 20, 2018

I had been in my current position as a custodial superintendent for the Department of...

How to Calculate Cleaning Times

March 20, 2018

Calculating cleaning times, or production rates, can be a difficult task due to the...

The Color of Money

Stu Schlackman | February 26, 2018

Greg graduated from his sales school at the top of his class and eager to start his new...

Bidding in the Age of Sustainability

William Griffin | February 1, 2018

Companies and contractors are adopting sustainable cleaning as the new way of doing...

Opening up to Open-Plan Offices

Tobi Colbert | January 19, 2018

Open-plan offices have been gaining popularity recently. An open-plan office, also...

Your Guide to Finding a Computer-Based Bidding System

Mario J. Alvarez | January 5, 2018

Perhaps you've wondered from time to time, how did I lose that janitorial bid? Have you...

Carpet Care 101: Pricing and Production Rates

William Griffin | January 4, 2018

This article is the second in a two-part series that aims to cover everything you need...

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