Articles | Cleaning Best Practices


Cleaning for Health: Sprinting to Scale New!
Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner | November 29, 2023

Cleaning for health, and not just appearance or smell, means implementing the industry’s highest standards for cleaning.

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Europe’s First Company to Achieve CIMS-GB Advanced by GBAC Certification New!
Jeff Cross | October 21, 2023

In this video, Annette Houston, FM Services Group managing director, discusses the company’s decision to gain CIMS-GB Advanced by GBAC Certification.

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Keys to Floor Cleaning for a Safer School Year
Carlos Albir Jr. | October 3, 2023

The 2023-2024 school year is in full swing which means hallways and classrooms are filled with students, teachers, and staff. This means...read more


Empower Your Future: Attend Train the Trainer at ISSA Show North America 2023
Jeff Cross | September 26, 2023

ISSA Show North America 2023, the annual tradeshow that brings together leaders from the commercial, institutional, and residential cleaning communities, will take...read more


Queen’s University Teams With CIMS for Clean, Healthy Facilities
Jeff Cross | September 20, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic brought along with it a heightened sense of awareness regarding hygiene and cleanliness. Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada,...read more


How a $20,000 Mistake Led to an Industry Certification
Bruce Vance | September 1, 2023

When we started our cleaning business 32 years ago, we had our mop, our vacuum, a few rags, some cleaning agents, and...read more


How IEHA Helped Transform a VA Hospital
ISSA Staff | August 30, 2023

When Kevin Edwards, an IEHA Master Certified Environmental Services Executive, first arrived at the VA Medical Center at Martinsburg, West Virginia, in...read more


Are We Mopping Hygienically?
Michael Diamond | August 28, 2023

In a recent GBAC-TIPS peer-reviewed article, Do All Manual Floor Mopping Methods Give the Same Hygiene Outcomes?, the authors set out to...read more


The Importance of Cleaning and Hygiene on Indoor Air Quality
Patricia Olinger | August 25, 2023

I recently was asked how cleaning affects indoor air quality (IAQ). My initial response was one of surprise. Of course! Isn’t it...read more


Making an Educated Commitment to Sustainability
Kathleen Misovic | July 7, 2023

“I never want a student to have to study to find a way to undo what we did to their planet.” That...read more