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Facilities management updates, insights, strategies & best practices

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Robotic Scrubbers Help District Reallocate Resources


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Adsorbent Air Cleaning: A New Way To Think About Ventilation 

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How Chicago Public Schools Responded to COVID-19

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How to Build An Effective Drain Cleaning Program

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Kids Back In Schools While COVID Battle Continues

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Hurricane Ida Knocks Out Power to All of New Orleans

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How to Decide Whether to Rent or Buy Drain Cleaning Equipment

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Are Your Return to Office Policies Safe?

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LEED Safety First Credits: Battling Coronavirus Sustainably

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White House to Get $500,000 Deep Clean as Part of Presidential Transition

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How to Avoid ‘Hygiene Theater’ in Facilities

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Chemical Considerations for Successful Drain Cleaning

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Understanding Types of Drain Cleaning Equipment

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Rethinking Restroom Sanitation Practices During the Pandemic

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How to Keep Drains Clean and Facilities Flowing

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Myths and Misconceptions about Drain Cleaning

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Drain Cleaning: Understanding Facility Needs and Equipment Options

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Drain Cleaning: Keeping Pipes Free and Clear

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Chicago Schools Ramp Up Cleaning Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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Coronavirus Concerns Close Seattle Office Building for Cleaning

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Safety Considerations for Drain Cleaning Equipment

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Equipment Care for Effective Drain Cleaning

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Maintenance Insights To Keep Plumbing Systems Flowing

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Superhero Window Cleaners Pop in on Children’s Hospital

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Restaurant Worker Dies After Exposure to Cleaning Chemical

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Lean Management and the Role of Standardization

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Lean Management: The Facilities Impact

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A Closer Look: Drain Cleaning and Video Inspection

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Bend the Budget Like Beckham: Miami Stadium Site Requires $50 Million in Arsenic Clean-Up

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Drain-Cleaning Tools: Maintenance Considerations

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New-Generation Drain Cleaning Tools

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How Restrooms Design Choices Affect Cleanliness, Costs

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Mold Causes Seattle Children’s to Close All Main Operating Rooms

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Hospital's Bacteria Infection Cases Found Mostly in the NICU

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Drain Cleaning Cameras Aim To Boost Cleaning Process

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Seattle Children's Hospital Operating Rooms Shut Down Because of Fungus

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Killer Fungus Spreading Across The United States

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Drain Cleaning: Money Matters

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Drain Cleaning: Knowing Needs

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Drain Cleaning: Proven Performance

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UC San Diego Health Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

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Virus Kills 10 at ‘Filthy’ N.J. Facility

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MRSA and Curtains in Healthcare

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Dying for Disney: Park's Staff Contend with Fans’ Ashes

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Drain Cleaning: Understanding Equipment Warranties

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Drain Cleaning: Ensuring Effective, Long-Term Equipment Use

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Drain Cleaning: Maintaining the Tools of the Trade

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EPA Proposes Rollback of Clean Power Plan

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Cities and States Leading on Sustainability

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LEED v4.1 Continues Focus on Sustainable Operations, Building Performance

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Durable Materials, Design Keys to Keeping High-Traffic Restrooms Clean

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Technology Improvements Lead To Better Paints

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Pay to Use a Public Toilet? Many Americans Say They Would

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Drain Cleaning: Advances in Tools Expand Power, Versatility

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Drain Cleaning: Specifying for Success

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3 Restroom Complaints and How to Prevent Them

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3 Steps To Protecting Roofs From Stormy Weather

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Report Outlines Financing Options to Accelerate New Jersey’s Clean Energy Economy

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Facebook to Invest $1 Billion to Build Data Center and Solar Facilities

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Trump Administration Reportedly Plans to Repeal the Clean Power Plan

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General Pipe Cleaners Launches New Website

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Trump Takes a First Step Toward Scrapping Obama’s Global Warming Policy

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The Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Shortchanges the Benefits of Energy Efficiency

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Engineers Battle 143-ton Fatberg in London Sewer

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Locker Room Cleaning Tips From Cintas

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Clorox Total 360 System Awarded the Professional Cleaning Industry’s Top Honor

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Owner-Defined "Target Value" Drives Lean Building Design

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Green Cleaning Advocate Ashkin Reflects on Brazilian Cleaning Industry

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The Benefits of Routinely Cleaning Condenser Coils

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Determining Common Causes of Plumbing System Clogs and Backups

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Plumbing and Piping: Preventing Problems

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Brady Acquires F&S Distributors in Tucson, Arizona

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U.S. House Hacks Away at Renewable Energy, Efficiency Programs

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Goodway: Boost Efficiency and Reduce Energy Costs Coil Cleaning Checklist

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IEHA Members Vote to Merge With ISSA

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ISSA Earns SmartWay Award

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Millicare Floor & Textile Care Names Bill Helton Director Of Franchise Development

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WAXIE Sanitary Supply Wins Patriotic Employer Award

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Drain Cleaning Tactics for Long-Term Success

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Drain Cleaning Tools of the Trade

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Using Tools and Strategies for Drain Cleaning Success

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Product Focus: Drain Cleaning

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PDI Welcomes Industry-Leading Experts to Further the Advancement of its leading Infection Prevention Technology

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Flu and Winter Germ Prevention Tips for Cleaning Professionals

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2016 Proves Industry’s Potential

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ISSA, ARCSI Members Approve Merger

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2016 ISSA Innovation Award Program Winners

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Drain Cleaning: Preventing Piping Problems

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Chemical Considerations when Planning Drain Cleaning Program

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Equipment Considerations When Establishing Drain Cleaning Program

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Sealed Air Announces Plan to Pursue Spin-Off of Diversey Care and Related Hygiene Business

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Don't Discount The Importance of Cleaning: Here's Why

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How Good Cleaning Practices Can Save FMs Money

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Nilfisk Launches The Horizon Program to Bring to Market the Most Technologically Advanced, Autonomous Cleaning Solutions in the Industry

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ISSA, ARCSI Members to Vote On Merge

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ISSA’s CMI Announces 2017 Seminar Schedule

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ISSA Announces 2016 Award Winners

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Clarke Celebrates 100 Years of Providing True Blue Clean

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NCSA Members Vote Yes to ISSA Merger

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Green Cleaning: First Steps on the Journey of Sustainability

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Moving Beyond The Basics To Green Cleaning Innovations

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BIM Coordination Technology For Complex Systems And Architectural Components

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Sunburst Chemicals Introduces Conserv SG55 Color Safe Bleach : Safe for Colored Fabrics and the Environment

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Austin's LEED Gold Convention Is Perfect Venue for 2016 High-Performance Buildings + Workplaces

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Milwaukee Tool Introduces Cordless Drain Cleaning, Outdoor Power Tools

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Increasing Construction Effectiveness And Efficiency Through Lean Construction

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What Is Aqueous Ozone Cleaning?

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Tackling Drain Blockages: Keeping Plumbing Systems Flowing

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Drain Cleaning: Dealing With Unexpected Blockages

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Drain Cleaning: Grease Requires Extra Attention from Technicians

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Video Inspection Cameras Enhance Drain-Cleaning Process

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Sidebar: Preventive Maintenance Plan Key to Drain-Cleaning Program

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Task-Based Building Service Contracts Are Co-Employment Contracts

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NLRB Decisions On Co-Employment Hold Lessons For Facility Managers

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Seattle Gum Wall Getting Deep Cleaning

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Corrections Issued to Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems Code

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Planning an Efficient Drain Cleaning Program

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Manufacturers Can Assist in Developing Drain Cleaning Program

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Equipment Considerations for Drain-Cleaning Program

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Renewable Energy to Power Next Facebook Data Center

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How Lean Construction Practices Can Help Healthcare Facilities

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Lean Trend for Healthcare Facilities Moves to Building Operations

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Adopting Innovations Can Keep Green Cleaning Programs Fresh

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Work With Suppliers to Improve Green Cleaning

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Planning for Drain Cleaning Problems

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Drain-Cleaning to Extend Life of Plumbing and Piping Systems

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How Lean Design, Construction Techniques Trim Healthcare Costs

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Key Drain Cleaning Equipment to Consider

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The State of Piping and Plumbing Systems

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Improving Greenness of Cleaning Programs

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The Training-Drain Cleaning Connection

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Preventing Piping Problems Through Drain Cleaning

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Audits, Employee Education Put More ‘Green’ in Cleaning Programs

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Focus on Cleaning Processes, Certifications, Suppliers Pays Off

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Other Restroom Decisions Involve Sensors, No-Touch Devices, Lighting, Color

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Finding Right Restroom Materials Is Key

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Good Restroom Planning Makes the Most of a Branding Opportunity

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Choosing a Green Cleaning Vendor

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The Current Popularity of Green Cleaning

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New Green Cleaning Products and Approaches

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Where Green Cleaning is Headed in the Near Future

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Drain Cleaning: Devising a Strategy for Success

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Finding Proper Tool Essential to Drain Cleaning Success

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Regular Recordkeeping, Inspections Minimize Drain Cleaning Problems

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Ebola Scare Underscores Importance of Waste Management, Disposal

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Risk Assessment, Rules, Cleaning Practices Play Crucial Role

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Infection Control Is High Priority for Healthcare Facility Managers

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Experts Differ on Future of Day Cleaning; Study Touts Its Lower Energy Use

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Should Day Cleaners Use Green Methods?

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Benefits and Potential Problems with Day Cleaning

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The Intersection of Day Cleaning and Green Cleaning

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Drain Cleaning: Finding and Fine-Tuning Training

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Training Considerations for Using Drain Cleaning Equipment

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Devising a Drain Cleaning Training Strategy

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Plumbing Systems: Looking for Trouble

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Identifying Essential Drain-Cleaning Equipment

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Technician Training Essential to Use Drain-Cleaning Tools

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Factors Affecting Condition of Plumbing and Piping Systems

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Fixing Piping Problems Inside Buildings

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FTC Green Guides Provide Guidance For Sustainable Facility Products and Services

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Federal Trade Commission Green Guides Help Facility Managers Evaluate Environmental Marketing Claims

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Cutting Costs in Restroom Settings

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Drain Cleaning: Understanding Facility Needs

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Technician Training Considerations for Drain Cleaning Projects

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Facility Specifics Help Specify Drain Cleaning Equipment

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Data Center Fire Suppression Systems: What Facility Managers Should Consider

Facility Maintenance Decisions
Video Inspection Technology: Drain Cleaning With a View

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Video Inspection Technology not for Every Facility

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Technicians Like Idea of Identifying Clogs Immediately

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Safety First: Ensuring Effective Drain Cleaning

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Proper PPE Essential when Using Drain-Cleaning Equipment

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Training Phases for Productive, Safe Use of Drain-Cleaning Equipment

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Facility Design Important Facet of Maintaining Cleanliness of Restrooms

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Tips for Managing Water Systems in Existing Buildings

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How to Find Proper Drain-Cleaning Equipment

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Plumbing: Keeping Drains Flowing

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Clearing Way With Drain-Cleaning Equipment

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Assess Piping System, Technicians Maintaining Them

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Equipment Considerations for Piping Systems

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Make Sure Technicians Trained on New Drain Cleaning Equipment

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Slow Drains First Sign of Clogged Plumbing

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Drain Cleaning: Looking for Trouble

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Educational Programs Help Minimize the Need for Drain Cleaning

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Environmental Benefits, Less Handling Of Chemicals Are Selling Points For Green Cleaning

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Work With Vendors On Training Program To Maximize Effectiveness Of Green Cleaning Chemicals, Methods

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Green Cleaning Hot Buttons: Costs, Greenwashing

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Plumbing: Keeping Drains Clear and Flowing

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Proper Drain Cleaning Products Ease Plumbing Issues

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Slow Drains First Sign of Clogged Plumbing

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Market Expands for Specialized Drain-Cleaning Tools

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Restrooms can Offer Money-Saving Opportunities

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Easier Cleaning Key to Restroom Savings

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Installing Water-Saving Fixtures Key in Restroom Renovation

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Check Green-Building Plumbing Codes When Installing Restroom Faucets

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Green Cleaning Programs Offer Greater Efficiency As Part Of Overall Sustainability Plan

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Western Michigan University's Green Cleaning Program Helps In Push For LEED Certification

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Green Cleaning Standards Help Ensure Contractors Meet Cleaning Goals

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Minimizing the Need for Drain Cleaning

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Hurricane Cleanup Lets Campus Rebuild Sustainably

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Maximizing Sustainability During Post-Hurricane Restoration

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Grounds Department Staff Supports Sustainability Efforts

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Preventive Drain Cleaning Prevents Major Plumbing Problems

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Evaluating Preventive Plumbing Maintenance Results

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Educational Programs Help Minimize the Need for Drain Cleaning

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Plumbing: Drain-Cleaning Strategies

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Green Cleaning RFP

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Tackling Restroom Hygiene Challenges

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Bumps in the Road Don't Slow Down Toyota's Cooke

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Avoid Problems and Costs with Drain Cleaning

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Drain Cleaning: Building an Arsenal

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How to Select Green Cleaning Vendors: Top 10 Questions to Ask

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How to Select Green Cleaning Vendors: Ask About Range of Services, Knowledge of Standards

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How to Select Green Cleaning Vendors: Ask for Certifications, Procedures

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How to Select Green Cleaning Vendors: Ask About Sustainability, Communication

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Proper Cleaning Procedures for Toilets, Urinals

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Drain Cleaning: Hospital Setting Presents Unique Challenges

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Cleaning Programs: How to Minimize Chemical Exposure

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Drain-Cleaning Equipment: Reliability More Important Than Cost

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Housekeeping: How to Properly Clean Toilets and Urinals

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Housekeeping: How to Properly Clean Restroom Floors

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Housekeeping: Use the Right Amount of Disinfectant

Facility Focus
How to Partner with Vendors for Energy Savings

Facility Focus
Sustainability Success Story: Small Projects Pay Off Big

Facility Focus
What are the Benefits of Daylight Cleaning?

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Drain Cleaning: Hospitals Present Difficult Challenges

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Drain Cleaning: Cameras a Must-Have Tool

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Drain Cleaning: How to Recruit and Retain Workers

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Resilient Flooring Options: Improved Design Appeal and Performance

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Health Care Friendly Rubber

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Linoleum's Affordable Benefits

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Vinyl Gaining Respect

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Mixing Resilient Floor Products

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Always Consider Energy, the Envelope and Reuse What You Can

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Best Practices: Daylighting, IAQ, Green Cleaning and More

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Protect IAQ when Selecting Cleaning Products

Facility Focus
Building Clout With Data

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Best Practices for Good IAQ

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Drain Cleaning: Cameras Provide Inside Look at Clogs

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Drain Cleaning: Key Questions During Specification

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Drain Cleaners: Look Beyond Initial Cost

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Drain Cleaning: Tips for Safe Operations

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Drain Cleaning: When to Rent or Buy Equipment

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Moving to Green Cleaning Methods Requires Buy-in From Maintenance Staff

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Visual Cues Can Help Janitorial Staff, Bathroom Occupants Transition to Green

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Drain Cleaning Consumes University's Plumbing Department

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High-Speed Jetter Headlines University's Drain-Cleaning Arsenal

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Drain Cleaning: Training, PPE Important Tools for Technicians

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Drain Cleaning: Advancing Technology Makes Specification More Difficult

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Boilers: Perform Annual or Biannual Cleaning and Inspection

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Making the Switch to Green Cleaning Involves Educating Occupants and Service Providers

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Locators Streamline Drain-Cleaning Operations

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Drain Cleaning: Inspection-Camera Technology Evolves

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Drain Cleaning: Locator Systems Detect Underground Clogs

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Drain Cleaning: Managers Specify Reels, Cameras Based on Drain Size

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Drain Cleaning: Training Discusses Safety and PPE

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Green Cleaning and LEED Innovation Credits

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Revised Waxman-Markey Energy Bill Could Accelerate Energy Efficiency Benefits by a Decade

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The Benefits of Green Cleaning

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Drain-Cleaning: Training Ensures Safe Operations

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Cleaning Chemicals and Occupant Health

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The Environmental Impacts of Cleaning Products

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Green Cleaning And Toxicology Basics

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Restroom Fixtures, Dispensers Are Common Green Targets

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Drain Cleaning Equipment: Consider Diameter, Distance of Drain Lines

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Water Jets, Augers Clear Specific Drain Blockages

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Drain Cleaning Safety Checklist

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Inspection Cameras Diagnose Drain Blockages

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Taking the Heat Out of Fire

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Tips for Maintaining Restrooms with Waterless Urinals

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Versatile Augers Clean Drains Effectively

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Inspection Systems Troubleshoot Drains, Produce Valuable Data

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Managers Can Specify a Range of Hand-Held Drain Cleaners

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Portable Cleaners and Water Jetters Maintain Drain Lines

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Inspection Cameras Play a Role in Preventive Maintenance Programs

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Drain-Inspection Recordings Provide Managers with Training Tools

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Halon Replacements: Inert Gas, Clean Agents And Water Mist Systems

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Finding Green Cleaners

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Crafting an RFI for Green Cleaners

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What to Put in a Green Cleaning RFP

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Refrigerant Compliance: EPA and the Clean Air Act

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Drain Cleaning Equipment Options

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LEED-EB Now Requires Green Cleaning Program

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Green Cleaning Comes of Age

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Launching a Green Cleaning Program

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Cleaning Up Our Act

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Rising Energy Costs, Efficiency Drives Cleantech Activity

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What are Best Outsourcing Practices

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Next Steps: 11 Tips For Selecting the Right Cleaning Contractor

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Determining Three Metrics for Cleaning Satisfaction

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Cleanup Begins at Abandoned Medical Building

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Drain Cleaning: Equipment Considerations

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New Non-Profit Aims to Raise Awareness About Green Cleaning

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Blog Focuses on Green Cleaning

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New Non-Profit Will Help Expand Clean Energy Technology

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Healthy Schools Campaign Releases Green Cleaning Guide

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High-Tech Fire Fighting

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Details key to cost-effective design

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Restroom Cleaning Revisited

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Getting in front of ‘green’ issues

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Vacuums: Evolution of a Workhorse

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Keeping It Clean by Going ‘Green’

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‘Green’ Expectations

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Painting Projects That Last

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Restroom Remedies: Keeping Odors Under Control

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Making ‘Green’ Work

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Hands-On Cleaning Tools

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Restroom Cleaning:

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IAQ ‘Hot Spots’

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Comprehensive Carpet Care