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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Dec 6, 2022 11:45:00 AM

Tips for Cleaning Schools During Winter Break

By: WAXIE Editorial Staff  |  December 6, 2022 

The typical winter break in schools across the U.S. clocks in around two weeks. This period allows facility management teams to accomplish campus cleaning projects that couldn’t normally be done while class is in session. With these universally efficient tips, any facility manager rest assured that their students will continue to have a clean school to come back to. Clean school environments promote better health within the classroom for optimal learning conditions.

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Topics: winter, Education, cleaning tips

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Oct 25, 2022 12:00:00 PM

Floor Care Tips for the Facility Manager: Winter Edition

By: WAXIE Editorial Staff  |  October 25, 2022 

Parts of the country are experiencing their first snowflakes of the season. Snowfall makes for breathtaking views and an invigorating crispness in the atmosphere. However, as we approach the winter months new facility maintenance challenges arrive at our doorstep in the form of snow and ice. As the ground freezes over or the snow melts along pathways, trip and fall hazards arise. With proper matting and floor maintenance, you can avoid slips and falls to ensure a safe place for your building occupants.

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Topics: winter, floor care maintenance, floor matting, facility maintenance

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Apr 7, 2022 9:15:00 AM

Healthy Buildings Start with Healthy People

Image courtesy of the World Health Organization

By: Briana Smith & Caitlin Dimalanta  |  April 7, 2022 

As the last couple of years have demonstrated, the importance of healthy buildings is essential to the health of the people who occupy them. Today is World Health Day, a day celebrated around the globe to promote the development of well-being societies that strive to prioritize health for all. This year's theme is “Our Planet, Our Health" which focuses on the steps we can take to protect the planet, and the well-being of all who inhabit it.  

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Topics: Green Cleaning, workplace wellness, Sustainability

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Mar 8, 2022 11:16:08 AM

Changing Perspectives: Representation at Every Level

March 8, 2022  |  By: WAXIE Editorial Staff

You cannot change what you cannot see. At WAXIE, we are challenging the status quo and we aspire to lead the industry by recognizing and supporting women across our organization through more representation and visibility.

Everyone has the opportunity to help others build their careers regardless of their job description or gender, and we encourage others in our organization and in the industry to actively mentor and assist women at all levels to grow and thrive.

There are many ways that someone can make a difference ranging from teaching women additional skills and knowledge, advocating on their behalf, and actively participating in mentorship programs such as ISSA’s Hygieia Network to guide them through obstacles they encounter in their careers.

We’d like to thank our remarkable female employees for their hard work, dedication, and tenacity in breaking the bias towards increasing diversity, inclusion, and equitability within our company and in the broader Jan/San, packaging, foodservice, and specialty product industries.

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Topics: company news

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Feb 15, 2022 9:30:00 AM

2022 Trends for the Cleaning Industry: Moving Forward

By: Briana Smith & Caitlin Dimalanta  |  February 15, 2022 

To wrap up our 2022 Trends for the Cleaning Industry blog series, we will be exploring how building occupant wellness, the supply chain, training knowledge and expertise will continue to shape facility maintenance this year.

Before diving into our concluding third part, be sure to check out the previous two blogs for more cleaning trends in store for 2022:

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Topics: training, Indoor Air Quality, workplace wellness, Supply Chain

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Feb 1, 2022 10:55:00 AM

2022 Trends for the Cleaning Industry: Green, Lean & Clean

By: Briana Smith & Caitlin Dimalanta  |  February 1, 2022 

As we discussed in our previous article, 2022 Trends for the Cleaning Industry: Help Wanted, the labor shortage is having a big impact on facility and operations team’s ability to maintain clean, safe and healthy spaces for students to learn, staff to work and customers to shop in. 

So how else can teams be more efficient and productive? 

In this blog we will explore the continuing trends here to stay for 2022. These trends include smart waste and recycling strategies and with new chemistry and equipment you can reduce your cleaning time in half!

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Topics: cleaning chemicals, Sustainable Solutions, disinfectant, machines & equipment

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Jan 21, 2022 10:47:00 AM

2022 Trends for the Cleaning Industry: Help Wanted

By: Briana Smith & Caitlin Dimalanta | January 21, 2022

The last couple years have been a roller coaster ride for everyone, complete with steep inclines, unexpected dips, sharp curves, and upside-down loop de loops, but the cleaning industry, in particular, has felt the impact on the pandemic keenly.

Janitors, custodial crews, housekeeping and environmental services staff have been on the frontline the entire time, keeping everyone as healthy as possible through cleaning.

And like many industries, we’re being affected by all sorts of shortages—from labor to supplies—that affect day-to-day capabilities and operations.

These issues have accelerated many of the trends that we’ve been seeing the last few years to maximize a facility maintenance program’s productivity through more effective and efficient processes and innovations.

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Topics: Hand Hygiene, machines & equipment, IoT, industry news

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Oct 21, 2021 9:35:00 AM

Boost Productivity and Improve Cleanliness with Sanitaire’s HydroClean

Guest Post By: Sanitaire  |  October 21, 2021

Choosing the right equipment impacts your bottom line beyond the product acquisition cost. Choosing equipment that boosts productivity, reduces labor costs and delivers an exceptional clean are all factors to consider.

The cost of janitorial wages alone can be as high as 75 to 80 percent of budgets. Eliminating time-consuming, multi-step cleaning processes can improve employee productivity during their scheduled shift.

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Topics: cleaning equipment, Hard Floor Care, flooring

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Apr 29, 2021 9:35:00 AM

Why Regularly Cleaning Around Urinals Is a Must

Guest Post By:Kaivac |  April 15, 2021

A study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases reports that traces of the pathogens that cause coronavirus can be found in an infected person's urine.

Further, another study, published by scientists from China’s Yangzhou University, finds that when urinals are used by people infected with the virus, traces of coronavirus can become airborne when the urinal is flushed. In the process, the pathogens can be inhaled by others in the restroom.

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Topics: restroom cleaning, COVID-19