Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Johnson Controls Appoints Michael Bartschat VP

Johnson Controls Appoints Michael Bartschat VPJohnson Controls, Inc. has appointed Michael Bartschat vice president of the Johnson Controls Operating System (JCOS). In addition to his new position, Bartschat will continue in his current... Read more

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Source Found in Latest Chipotle Norovirus Outbreak

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has traced the source of a recent norovirus outbreak at its Sterling, VA, restaurant to a sick employee. Earlier this month, dozens of customers reported symptoms of... Read more

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Grainger Adds to Board

Grainger Adds to BoardW.W. Grainger, Inc. has appointed Beatriz "Bea" R. Perez to the company’s board of directors. Perez currently serves as senior vice president and chief public affairs, communications,... Read more

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Two Weeks Remain to Register for IICRC's Technical Conference

There are only two weeks left to register for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification’s (IICRC) technical conference, held Aug. 9-11 at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Mont.



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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Nexstep Honors Modern Sales Rep

Nexstep Commercial Products has named Nancy Pailes of Modern Sales its top performer for the first half of 2017. Pailes was recognized for acquiring three new accounts in the first six months... Read more

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3M Reports 2nd-Quarter Earnings Growth

3M Reports 2nd-Quarter Earnings Growth3M has reported fiscal-second-quarter earnings of US$1.58 billion, or $2.58 per share, up from $1.29 billion, or $2.08 per share, one year earlier. The company’s total revenue rose 1.9... Read more

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Mitie Receives Workplace Safety Award

Mitie Receives Workplace Safety AwardMitie Group Plc received the President’s Award at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) 2017 Occupational Health and Safety Awards. The United Kingdom-based safety... Read more

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ISSA Announces 2018 Board Election Results

ISSA Announces 2018 Board Election ResultsThe elections for open positions on the 2018 ISSA Board of Directors closed July 20. The following individuals were elected to the new board, which will be led by incoming ISSA President Ted Stark... Read more

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Last Chance to Nominate America's Best Restroom

Last Chance to Nominate America's Best RestroomThe deadline to submit entries for the 16th annual America's Best Restroom Award, sponsored by Cintas Corp., is July 28. Established by Cintas in 2002, the award program honors businesses that... Read more

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Ecolab Names Christopher Smith VP of Textile Care

Ecolab Names Christopher Smith VP of Textile CareEcolab, Inc. has appointed Christopher Smith vice president and general manager of the company’s textile care division in North America and Latin America. Smith joined Ecolab in 2003 and has... Read more

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TEAM Software Partners With Watermark Risk Management

TEAM Software, Inc. has entered into a strategic agreement with Watermark Risk Management International, LLC. The deal calls for Watermark to serve as the preferred provider of... Read more

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7 Major Advantages of IICRC Certification

IICRC certification makes a big difference in who those customers contact when they need help. I know because my certification works for both my business and my clients every day.



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Newell Brands Finalizes Sale of Winter Sports Business

Newell Brands, Inc., parent company of Rubbermaid Commercial Products, has completed the divestment of its winter sports division to private equity firm Kohlberg & Co. The US$240 million... Read more

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The Experience Convention Announces Two Additions

The Experience Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas recently announced that Lisa Wagner & Mark Kennedy have joined their team, teaching and hands-on training at the 2017 show.



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Friday, July 21, 2017

Cintas Boosts 4th-Quarter Revenues

Cintas Boosts 4th-Quarter RevenuesCintas Corp. has reported fiscal-fourth-quarter revenue of US$1.53 billion, a 23 percent year-over-year increase. Sales in Cintas' uniform rental and facility services division, the... Read more

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Kimberly-Clark Launches 2018 Golden Service Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards. Founded in 1991, the bi-annual awards program honors the top contract and in-house cleaning... Read more

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Spartan Manager Honored by NASSCO

NASSCO, Inc. has named Spartan Chemical Co. Regional Manager Tom Parris its Vendor Representative of the Year. Parris was recognized for his customer service, product knowledge, and reliability.... Read more

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Brain Corp Secures Additional Round of Funding

Brain Corp. recently announced it has received US$114 million in Series C funding. The funding round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund. Qualcomm Ventures, one of Brain Corp.’s initial... Read more

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Weekly Product Showcase July 21, 2017

Weekly Product Showcase July 21, 2017Stay up to date on the industry's newest products and services from these ISSA members. Free From Phosphates High Acid Cleaner FP Phosphate Free is a new phosphate-free, low-foam acid cleaner from... Read more

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bunzl Buys Four Firms

Bunzl Plc, parent company of Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies, has expanded its global footprint through recent acquisitions of companies in France and England. Bunzl has acquired three... Read more

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SC Johnson Donates $6.5 Million for Racine County Park

SC Johnson, parent company of SC Johnson Professional, recently donated US$6.5 million to Racine County, WI. The county will use the funds to construct a new aquatic center. The new water park,... Read more

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Grand Rapids Building Services Receives Contract Extension

Grand Rapids Building Services (GRBS) has extended its contract with the Portage Public School District in Portage, MI, until 2019. The US$1.8 million contract calls for GRBS to provide janitorial... Read more

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Ask Annissa: Handling Policy Limits

There are ways to possibly get more things covered.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What are VOCs?

We’ve all heard about volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Restoration and remediation professionals use or encounter them in scores of different products every day. These include cleaning solutions, adhesives, aerosols, paints, fabrics, carpets, and building materials.



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Cyclospora Outbreak Reported in Texas

A cyclospora outbreak has sickened at least 68 people in Texas, according to a health advisory issued by the Texas State Department of Health Services. Cyclospora is a parasite that infects the... Read more

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Study: Better Cleaning Leads to Less C. Diff Infections

After increasing steadily from 2000 to 2011, the rate of C. diff infections in health care facilities has decreased. Analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Infection CDC) found that C.... Read more

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Grainger Increases 2nd-Quarter Sales 2%

Grainger Increases 2nd-Quarter Sales 2%W.W. Grainger, Inc. has reported second-quarter sales of US$2.6 billion, an increase of 2 percent year-over-year. Grainger’s U.S. sales, which account for the majority of the company's total... Read more

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Imperial Dade Acquires Jersey Paper

Imperial Dade has acquired Jersey Paper Plus, Inc. The acquisition expands Imperial Dade’s client portfolio and product offerings. Financial terms of the transaction were not announced. To... Read more

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New Crystal Restoration Welcomes New Project Manager

New Crystal Restoration recently announced the hiring of Donald O’Dell as the company’s newest member of the project manager team.



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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The End of Life: The Importance of Methodical Biohazard Work

No two mold jobs are alike. No two fire jobs are alike. No two water jobs are alike. No two forensic, biohazard, or hoarding cleanup jobs are alike.



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Clorox Partners with DonorsChoose.org

Clorox Partners with DonorsChoose.orgThe Clorox Co., parent company of Clorox Professional Products Co., has partnered with Donorschoose.org to ease the back-to-school financial burden on teachers throughout the United States. The... Read more

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OSHA to Award $10.5 Million in Safety Training Grants

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the availability of US$10.5 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants. OSHA’s annual Susan Harwood Training Grant... Read more

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Suspected Norovirus Outbreak Hits Virginia Chipotle

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. temporarily closed its Sterling, VA, restaurant earlier this week due to a potential norovirus outbreak. Chipotle ordered the shutdown of the restaurant after more... Read more

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Cascades Opens New Facility in Oregon

Cascades Opens New Facility in OregonCascades Tissue Group has opened a new 284,000-square-foot tissue converting facility in Scappoose, OR. The US$64 million facility will manufacture tissue and towel products under for the... Read more

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Study: Disinfectants Lose Efficacy When Instructions Ignored

Disinfectants were significantly less effective at eliminating bacteria when used at a lower concentration and contact time than advised on the label, according to a study conducted by... Read more

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Violand Vault: An Ambassador of Sunshine

Are you up for the challenge of declaring every day a good day?

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Dentec Releases New Full Facemask with Special Compression Silicone

New material offers better fit and greater comfort, making them wearable for longer periods.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Business Insurance and the Restorer in 2017

When a property owner is surprised by the lack of insurance coverage for a water loss, the credit worthiness of the customer may come into question.



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Trojan Appoints New Sales Team Member

Trojan Appoints New Sales Team MemberTrojan Battery Co. has appointed Erguen Oezcan senior director of sales for renewable energy. Oezcan, who has more than two decades of experience in the battery industry, joins Trojan Battery... Read more

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Clorox partners with DonorsChoose.org

Clorox partners with DonorsChoose.orgThe Clorox Co., parent company of Clorox Professional Products Co., has partnered with Donorschoose.org to ease the back-to-school financial burden on teachers throughout the United States. The... Read more

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A Culture of Continuous Improvement

The problem we have in our industry is that even though we have plenty of owners leading the way, demonstrating this highly functional and profitable behavior every single day, too much of the daily operations happen in a way that’s commitment-phobic.

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4M Names New Division Vice President

4M Names New Division Vice President4M Building Solutions has appointed Michael L. Fitts to its executive leadership team as division vice president of the Gateway Division. Fitts will be taking over for Josh Hendricks, who is... Read more

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ProTeam ProBlitz XP Airmover Now Has Daisy Chain Capabilities

ProTeam recently announced that they have upgraded their ProBlitz XP AirMover with daisy chain receptacles allowing users to connect several units on a single circuit.



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Friday, July 14, 2017

IFMA Announces 2017-18 Executive Committee and Board

IFMA Announces 2017-18 Executive Committee and BoardThe International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced its 2017-18 board of directors and executive committee. Earlier this year, the board of directors for IFMA voted to extend... Read more

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Tips for Dealing with Mold in the Home

Toxic Mold in the Home

Mold is a great concern today. People talk about it, and also the national media discusses it with recklessness. The word mold can create fear. Buyers often fear that a home may have mold or, even worse, that it might have toxic mold.

Toxic vs Non-toxic Mold

There are many misconceptions about mold. For instance, people have the mindset that they should only worry about the toxic mold. In other words, if the mold is non-toxic, they will rather not think about it or even give the presence of mold doubt. On the other hand, if it is considered as toxic mold, they will panic. The experts say that both of these reactions are instances of misinformed people who display the wrong attitude.

Should You Test Your Home for Toxic Mold?

Another misconception, closely linked to the first one above, is that all mold ought to be tested in a lab to see just how toxic it might be. Experts state that rarely, to almost never, is there any need to test for any specific type of mold. They work from the theory that all molds that grow inside of the house are bad. According to exterior home experts South Pacific Scaffolding, mold outside the house is usually okay and to be expected, though you would not want it growing on, and then damaging, the structural timber of the home.

The experts advise that anytime mold is found, to get rid of the mold and then correct the conditions that caused it; excess moisture or lack of ventilation. The truth is, any mold inside the house might be toxic to someone somewhere else as different people have different sensitivities to the mold.

Get Rid of Mold Before it Spreads

Molds are dangerous because they reproduce fast. Spores get into the air, and they are hard to remove. When inhaled many mold spores can make people have respiratory problems. Other issues that mold causes are rashes on the skin and immune problems if exposed to for an extended period of time. It is so crucial to remove and prevent mold in your home.

Clean and Dry Mold to Stop and Prevent Mold Growth

Clean and soak up as much of the water as you are able to. Hire a professional to come into the house with high powered fans and dehumidifiers. Some are easier to spot than others. If you see mold growing in your roof space, it might take some research to discover how the moisture is getting in. Begin by wearing protective gear. Gloves, long pants, a face mask and a long shirt, should keep you safe from minor mold cleanup. Ensure to use old dress because you might want to throw it away after you are done.

Ventilate, sanitize and dry the area to make sure that the mold does not grow back.
Prevention is crucial to avoid having to eliminate mold in the first place. Maintenance and an observant eye should prevent you from having to worry about mold removal.

Guest article by Hunny Sharma



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ISSA-TV: The 2020 Customer

ISSA-TV: The 2020 CustomerCustomers are expected to change more between now and 2020 than they have in the last 50 years. In this Educational Quick Clip from ISSA TV, business consultant Ryan Estis takes a look at how... Read more

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