Institutional

cleaning audits

Technological advances in cleaning audits

Facilities still don’t perform frequent quality cleaning audits to meet goals, but innovators are developing more accessible and cost-effective tools.
worker safety

Case clears air for more worker safety training

A recent court decision to fine a property maintenance company for not protecting employees reveals health and worker safety training is still lacking.
bin cleaning

Duo builds ‘unique’ prototype for bin cleaning

Two Winnipeg men have designed and built a prototype of a mobile pressure washing truck that sustainably sterilizes and deodorizes all garbage bins.
green cleaning

Planning green cleaning programs in schools

Educational facilities are embracing green cleaning programs, where such use is pertinent because children are more vulnerable to environmental exposures.
clean schools

How custodians can prep before students return

August is especially busy for custodians who have to begin preparing healthy and clean school before students return.
electric landscaping

Electric landscaping project a first in Canada

International Landscaping won a bid for Meadowvale North Business Park in Ontario and is now working on Canada’s largest electric landscaping project.
floods

How to plan for summer floods in Canada

The way to best protect properties from summer flooding is to develop and follow a well-thought out disaster plan, customized to the facility's location.
cleaning technology

Emerging trends in green cleaning technology

Cleaning technology trends are evolving to meet the needs of contractors and facility managers who strive to maintain sustainable spaces that reuse water.
FirstOnSite Restoration Photo

Restoration efforts key in Fort McMurray

The May wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, left Canadians across the nation in awe of nature’s power and capacity for destruction. Now that the smoke
carpets

Cleaning carpets: hot water versus cold water

While hot water machines typically use more energy, they may be more effective at cleaning and protecting the indoor environment.
housekeeping

Certification in health-care housekeeping

Demonstrated successful experience in the health-care housekeeping field is often fraught with the pitfall of making and learning from mistakes.