Allen Rathey is the principal of the Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI), director of the Indoor Wellness Council (IWC), and author of articles about best practices in cleaning and indoor environmental management.
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- December 19th 2018
A West Coast public research university consisting of several colleges within a multi-campus state system, focuses on academic rigor to help students meet 21st Century demands for excellence in knowledge, skills, and workplace performance.
- August 23rd 2018
Cleaning floors using the Kaivac AutoVac instead of an auto scrubber is the trend in a growing number of APS primary schools. The district has replaced four to date, with perhaps a dozen more coming in the future.<br>
- May 15th 2018
A Q&A with Paul Manson of MSU about their cleaning success with the use of Kaivac equipment.
- April 12th 2018
William Mattos, SRWC Custodial Supervisor, a 30+ year cleaning veteran, applies the empowerment mindset to the cleaning staff of 15 that maintains SRWC facilities comprising 184,000 square feet – with health and safety as top priorities.
- March 12th 2018
Trash compacting with onboard vacuum-pressure rather than using a hand to press down trash, takes Kaivac's systems to a new level.
- September 21st 2017
This award-winning school district is helped in its effort to provide the best learning, living and working environment - in large part by adopting and modeling the best cleaning.
- June 20th 2017
Michael Ward, Custodial Coordinator and Trainer, has spent more than two decades shaping successful cleaning.
- December 8th 2016
When choosing the best cleaning products, apply the words of Stephen R. Covey: "The enemy of the best is often the good."
- November 29th 2016
Understanding and showing customers the true Value of Cleaning is the key to personal and professional success.
- September 13th 2016
Myths about floor cleaning abound. Consider the following myths and corresponding truths.
- September 9th 2016
After more than a century, by adopting better ways, it’s time to move beyond traditional floor mopping and to stop the mop.
- August 26th 2016
Following the proven principles of effective handwashing will help keep your facility completely clean for healthy results.
- August 12th 2016
Keep your microfiber cloth, like proverbial gunpowder, dry to ensure desired removal outcomes for effective, complete, and hygienic cleaning.
- July 13th 2016
There are abuses when it comes to marketing and performance claims with microfiber towels and mops.
- June 27th 2016
San Juan College, Farmington, NM, one of the top five community colleges in the state—serving 15,000 students on four campuses—cares, and its ICARE (Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence) mission denotes how its 43 workers in three shifts maintain 675,000 cleanable square feet in a healthy cleaning regimen. According to Robert “Bob”
- June 9th 2016
Microfiber cleaning cloths work like magic. At least, that is the story marketing tells. However, that is just Part of the Story. Knowing the Rest of the Story is essential to better cleaning.
- March 23rd 2016
“Rehab for facilities”
- August 18th 2011
Cleaning during daylight hours, a.k.a., 'Daytime Cleaning' or 'Day Cleaning'- while not practical in every instance - makes sense where it can be fully or partly integrated into a facility's operations plan.
- March 21st 2011
There has been much talk about establishing definitive cleaning standards within our industry, but efforts have met with mixed success. Why?
- January 21st 2011
Why renewable, water-only cleaning processes will gradually displace many chemical-driven approaches Cleaning is the removal of unwanted matter, including dirt, germs and toxic substances.
- December 28th 2009
Most experts agree that a multifaceted approach is the best way to help stem the tide of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs).
- December 7th 2009
Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) is an open source unified-systems approach to institutional and industrial cleaning that uses measurement as a product and process selection, enhancement and validation tool.
- December 6th 2009
Cleaning is the removal of unwanted matter, including macro soil we can see: dirt, debris, and spills;
- December 6th 2009
Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) is changing the perception of the cleaning industry and generating interest from individuals who want to pursue cleaning as a career.
- December 6th 2009
We are excited and proud to introduce to you the concept of Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) - The Industry's First Open-Source Cleaning System.