Articles | Cleaning Best Practices

Training Made Easy for Your Residential Cleaning Team New!
Erin L. Lasch, CAE | April 27, 2023

Now available: The House Cleaning Process & Procedure Training.

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Avoid the Blindside New!
John M. Poole | April 14, 2023

ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) helps you establish a balanced, structured business model.

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Chlorine: Debunking the Myths of a Misunderstood Element
Tyler Williams | May 25, 2023

Chlorine often gets a bad reputation, especially in the cleaning industry. It’s often stigmatized for toxic and corrosive qualities, a pungent more

Training Opportunities Help Build Cleaning Careers
Adam Camhi | March 9, 2023

In today’s world, a building’s health is more important than ever. Not only is safety a major factor for stakeholders in more

The EPA Safer Choice Program and the Cleaning Industry: The Next Big Move
Jeff Cross | March 1, 2023

Safer Choice is program established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help both consumers and businesses locate products that perform more

The Custodial Closet
Stan Hulin, Todd Stoneking & Mark Warner | February 20, 2023

All buildings require cleaning. It is integral for the protection and cleanliness of the structure and the health and safety of more

A Better Cleaning RFP Process to Drive Value
Randy Burke | December 6, 2022

Having been in and around the cleaning business for over 30 years, I continually see the challenges that building service contractors (BSCs) more

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Randy Burke | November 16, 2022

No one wants to hear the phrase, “We’re being audited.” It ranks up there with “I’ve booked your root canal appointment.” We’ more

Job Training vs. Workforce Development
Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner | November 14, 2022

The “skills gap” in the cleaning industry is serious. Cleaning professionals use tools, personal protective equipment (PPE), and products with active more

Verification and Validation
Mike Sawchuk | November 7, 2022

In recent articles, I have discussed the need to conduct an assessment of your cleaning operations to figure out where they more