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Posted by Caitlin Dimalanta on Jan 24, 2023 10:45:00 AM

2023 Trends in The Cleaning Industry: Our Buildings, Our People, Our Planet

By: Caitlin Dimalanta  |  January 24, 2023

In our previous article, 2023 Trends in the Cleaning Industry, we addressed labor attraction/retention and how we’ve raised consumer expectations of what “clean” should be. Be sure to also check out the final article in this three-part blog series for more predicted cleaning trends of 2023 where we discuss supply chain, digital transformation and security assessments.

In the second part of this three part blog series we will be exploring more trends that are predicted to play major roles in the cleaning industry this year.

Maintaining the health of our buildings, its occupants, and our planet are heavily influential in the cleaning industry. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and other environmental challenges, the facility maintenance community strives to adapt to stay ahead of ever-shifting requirements. With the widespread awareness of indoor air quality (IAQ) and sustainable cleaning practices, 2023 will be a year of continued progress for both areas.

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Topics: Trends, Sustainable Solutions, Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Caitlin Dimalanta on Mar 22, 2022 11:15:00 AM

World Water Day 2022: Breaking Ground with Groundwater


By: Caitlin Dimalanta  |  March 22, 2022 

Today is International World Water Day. A day dedicated to raising awareness of preserving one of life’s most critical resources and it’s a great opportunity to learn more about how universally connected we all are through water. 

Water conservation plays a major role in developing a holistic sustainable building plan. There are a multitude of ways you can save water to achieve your green building goals—from easy proactive tasks like monitoring your water bill to detect leaks to implementing products that reduce water usage.

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Topics: Water Conservation, Sustainable Solutions, Green Cleaning, facility maintenance

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 Aug 2, 2018 1:16:00 PM

Solving Problematic Odor Issues in the Restroom

Identifying the Source to Determine the Best Solution

By: Briana Smith  |  August 2, 2018

Restrooms are notoriously difficult to keep clean -- especially when it comes to odor issues. 

Bad odors can negatively impact the customer experience, particularly in places which receive high foot traffic such as sports arenas, movie theaters, airports, train stations, amusement parks, etc. Perceptions of cleanliness can either increase or deter business, and noxious smells have a way of sticking with you longer, which leaves a bad impression. 

Determining the type and source of the odor problems is key to any solution, as bad scents in restrooms can be caused by numerous things. Thankfully there are many more sustainable options available that are highly effective at solving will these issues.

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Topics: Restroom Care, Sustainable Solutions, odor control

Posted by Briana Smith on Jun 27, 2013 12:30:00 PM

WAXIE's Commitment to Commercial Real Estate & Sustainable Solutions

Looking back on our experiences at the BOMA & CHESC events from this week

BOMA - Every Building Conference & Expo - June 23-25, 2013

BOMA (Business Owners and Managers Association) International is an organization of over 90 BOMA associations throughout cities in the U.S., Canada and other international affiliates whose focus is on the commercial real estate industry. Every year they host a conference where manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, etc. get together with business owners and managers on the latest innovations, products and solutions concerning commercial real estate needs.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Sustainable Solutions, BOMA, CHESC