Improving results requires seeing cleaning as a holistic function of a facility. Some companies treat cleaning either as a simple housekeeping task or a necessary evil. This mentality often leads to neglecting processes, taking shortcuts and looking for the cheapest and easiest solution. The potential negative effects and expensive consequences far outpace any dollars saved upfront, and as a result, the whole facility suffers. Applying the same principles to cleaning as one would to any other critical facility function is the most effective way to experience positive results.
Hand sanitizer is a seemingly simple product that’s easy to use. Just pour a small amount into the palm of your hand, quickly rub together and then you’re germ free, right? Not exactly. Believe it or not, there’s actually a right and wrong way to use this liquid germ fighter.
Just because you’re at work, doesn’t mean you have to skip out on Earth Day celebrations. You can rideshare with coworkers to and from, organize a group activity to plant seeds, or take the stairs instead of the elevator. But if you’re looking for a longer-lasting, more meaningful way to celebrate at your facility, start by incorporating sustainable commercial and janitorial cleaning products into your cleaning program.
When selecting eco-friendly commercial cleaning products, here are some key attributes to look for:
HOW TO WIPE AWAY WINTER FROM YOUR FACILITY
When you think of spring cleaning, what comes to mind: dust bunnies, scrubbing baseboards, Marie Kondo? Every spring, when the sunshine resurfaces and the trees begin to bud, you give your house a good once over. This year, show the same TLC to your home away from home.
The following will help revitalize your office and make sure you get the most out of an annual spring cleaning.
At Veritiv, towel and tissue is big business. That's just one of the reasons why we celebrate National Toilet Paper Day—a national holiday dedicated to a product that we truly cannot live without. Here are five things you probably don't know about toilet paper:
When you travel, public restrooms are rarely top of mind. You’re likely thinking about flight check-ins, favorite destination spots, and unforgettable photo opportunities – not whether your restroom experience will be a positive one.
From the one-way glass restrooms on the streets of London to the video game toilets in Japan, it can be an interesting experience to use a restroom in another country.
Your cleaning brand has the power to impact your image, productivity, morale and loyalty. It’s more than just wiping and sanitizing. It’s about protecting relationships. Take a look inside the minds of everyone your cleaning products affect. You, your customers, cleaning staff and employees.
Each cold and flu season, nearly 111 million workdays are lost due to the flu alone in the U.S. As a result, businesses lose approximately $7 billion in sick days and lost productivity every year.
The culprit? Germs. What’s a proven way to reduce germ transmission around the office? Proper hand hygiene.
We’ve all heard of LEAN, Six Sigma and process excellence, and how they decrease costs, improve productivity, and develop more effective people and companies. But what if you could get results like these simply by applying LEAN to your cleaning? We tend to think of cleaning as housekeeping. Are all the mops off the floor? Are all the supplies shoved into the storage closets? Are there dirty spots on the carpet? In fact, the way property managers and manufacturers look at cleaning right now is almost retro, more focused on clean (supplies and tools) than LEAN (methods).
Did you know? The cleaning trade has been around for over 7,000 years –so, right about the time that the wheel was invented, cleaning emerged as an essential component of healthy living.
Certainly, a lot has happened in society since 5,000 BC, but many of the most impressive advancements in facilities management has happened in the past decades. No matter the size, age, industry or location of your building, no property manager can argue these three shared goals of building operation and maintenance: