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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 Caitlin Dimalanta on Dec 9, 2021 1:00:00 PM

The Role of Facility Management in Building Occupant Wellness

By: Caitlin Dimalanta | December 9, 2021

Part seven of an ongoing series guiding you on the path to creating a cleaner, healthier, greener and safer building for re-entry and beyond.

While working towards your sustainability goals, you are bound to encounter the topic of wellness. The challenges we faced these past couple of years have shaped us to prioritize our physical health wellbeing more than ever. The return on investment on facility wellness programs have the potential of increasing employee productivity & retention, decreasing healthcare & disability costs for your business along with reducing student absenteeism. 

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Topics: workplace wellness, Sustainability, Education, facility maintenance

Posted by Caitlin Dimalanta on Mar 18, 2021 11:30:00 AM

Refreshed, Reimagined & Reopening: The 2021 Classroom

By: Caitlin Dimalanta  |  March 18, 2021

“Provide clear, consistent, evidence-based guidance for how communities should navigate the pandemic – and the resources for schools, small businesses, and families to make it through.” –  The White House Coronavirus Task Force 2021

Trailing the anniversary of the nationwide school campus closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, questions regarding when schools will reopen and how they will do so safely are at the forefront of many American minds. There are various ways to ensure the safety of staff and students when going back to school in person. Methods that contribute to the overall health of learning environments include: standardized cleaning procedures and staff schedules; proper training of custodial, faculty and administrative staff; and correct handwashing practices.

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Topics: proper cleaning procedures, Education, Healthy Schools, COVID-19

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Jan 24, 2019 1:45:00 PM

The High Flow Fluid Extraction (HFFE) Cleaning Process

By Keith Schneringer  |  January 24, 2019

The Cleaning Science Behind High Flow Fluid Extraction (HFFE)

“Clean” is defined by Merriam-Webster as “free from dirt or pollution” or “free from contamination or disease,” but it is worth noting that there is no universally accepted definition of “clean” which has been adopted by everyone in the cleaning industry.

According to the Cleaning Industry Research Institute website, Dr. Michael Berry (Chairman of the Science Advisory Council for CIRI and author of the book Protecting the Built Environment: Cleaning for Health) has proposed the following definition of clean: “an environmental condition free from unwanted matter” – and has further defined “matter” as “anything of substance.” While this definition has not been universally accepted by the cleaning industry, it is a good place to start.

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Topics: Education, machines & equipment, versa

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Oct 4, 2018 10:53:00 AM

WAXIE & Kärcher Join Forces to Assist in School Cleaning Efforts in Denver

WAXIE Denver & Kärcher deep cleaning crew volunteers at Mount Saint Vincent in Denver, CO

By Deven Eastridge

At WAXIE, we believe that giving to others in our community creates a lasting impact. That’s why in August 2018 WAXIE Denver partnered with Kärcher to lend an extra hand to the cleaning & maintenance staff at Mount Saint Vincent. MSV is a pre-K through 8th grade school that also provides advanced mental health & trauma care services in the Denver region.

Before the start of school year our combined team pitched in to deep clean and spruce up a few restrooms, classrooms, hallways, windows and multi-use areas so that students & staff would be starting out the school year fresh.

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Topics: community involvement, flooring, Education

Posted by Briana Smith on Apr 27, 2017 2:18:00 PM

Spring Break Restorative Cleaning at Perkins K-8 in Barrio Logan

By Lee Jackson

On Wednesday March 29th, myself and a motivated group of 14 individuals from the WAXIE Sanitary Supply sales team descended on Perkins K-8 in the Barrio Logan section of San Diego to lend a hand to the custodians with their restorative cleaning.

As the morning began, the WAXIE San Diego team unloaded two trucks worth of commercial floor care equipment and restorative bathroom cleaners, and immediately got to work. Thanks to a prior survey of the school, it was determined that the areas of primary concern for the staff were the floors in a large multipurpose room, their kitchen, a teacher’s lounge, and multiple large restrooms.

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Topics: community involvement, flooring, Education

Posted by Briana Smith on Feb 21, 2017 2:05:00 PM

Sharing Knowledge & Expertise Can Make a Big Impact

By Marklin Alford

Providing people with the tools and education they need to do a job successfully can be a challenge, but when it happens the rewards are immeasurable.

In 2013, with the encouragement of Charles Wax, I was recruited to be one of the instructors for the City College of San Francisco’s Custodial & Porter Training Course program, which trains and educates students for entry level employment as a custodian. Over 200 students take this course every semester.

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Topics: community involvement, Education

Posted by Briana Smith on Feb 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Emergency Preparation for the Unthinkable – School Lockdowns

By: Briana Smith, Social Media & Product Branding Specialist, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

Unfortunately in this day and age, school lockdowns are becoming increasingly frequent with students and educators being stuck in classrooms for unknown quantities of time.

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Topics: Hand Hygiene, workplace safety, Education

Posted by Briana Smith on Jan 26, 2016 12:30:00 PM

What Facility Managers Should Review Yearly

By: Briana Smith, Social Media and Product Branding Specialist, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

It’s always good to have a game plan. Game plans make it easier for both you and your staff to be on the same cleaning & maintenance page.

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Topics: cleaning procedures, Education, preventative maintenance, facility maintenance