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  • Easterseals’ Gala Honors Kaivac as Outstanding Community Partner

    Friday, December 8th 2017

    <p>Hamilton, OH &ndash; Brighter Futures Celebration, Easterseals&rsquo; annual awards gala, has recently honored <a href="http://www.kaivac.com/">Kaivac, Inc</a>. as its 2017 Outstanding Community Partner.</p> <p></p> <p>Easterseals&rsquo;

  • Battery-Powered OmniFlex™ Certified by Intertek

    Thursday, August 3rd 2017

    <p>Hamilton, OH - Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning&reg; and OmniFlex&trade; Crossover Cleaning systems, announces that its lithium-ion battery-powered OmniFlex&trade;

  • Romanian Distributor Honored with Kaivac’s 2016 International Distributor of the Year Award

    Friday, July 14th 2017

    <p>Hamilton, OH &ndash;Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning&reg; and OmniFlex&trade; Crossover Cleaning Systems, is honoring one of its newest European dealers, TENROM, for having the best one-year sales record of any foreign distributor marketing Kaivac products in 2016.</p> <p></p> <p>TENROM, located in Cluj, Romania, is a leading cleaning equipment distributor in this part of the world.</p> <p></p> <p>It became part of the Kaivac family when Kaivac expanded operations into Europe, setting up Kaivac EMEA, a company and distribution center in Austria.</p> <p></p> <p>According to Marc Ferguson, International Business Development Manager for Kaivac EMEA, TENROM began marketing Kaivac systems in early 2016, with the first products delivered in April of that year.<br />

  • Kaivac Forms New Company to Serve Growing Market Overseas

    Wednesday, February 17th 2016

    <p>Kaivac, Inc., developer of the No-Touch Cleaning&reg; and award-winning OmniFlex&trade; Crossover cleaning systems, announces the formation and launch of Kaivac EMEA GmbH, a new company based in Neumarkt am Wallersee, Austria.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p>Through its new European-based distribution center and offices, Kaivac EMEA GmbH will provide world-class support services for Kaivac&rsquo;s innovative cleaning systems marketed in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, which is commonly referred to as the &ldquo;EMEA&rdquo;

  • "Can Do Professional" Hired at Kaivac

    Monday, September 22nd 2014

    Hamilton, OH - Shawn McIntosh has recently been hired by Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch® and OmniFlex™ Cleaning systems, as the company's territory manager for the state of Florida and the Southeastern section of the United States. Before coming to Kaivac, McIntosh worked several years for Aramark, Ecolab, where he held several positions, as well as Coverall, all very big names in the professional cleaning industry.  "Shawn is a can do professional that gets things done," says Peter Sheldon with Coverall Health-Based Cleaning Systems. 

  • Kaivac Earns Patent for Smart Towel™ System

    Thursday, September 11th 2014

    Hamilton, OH - Kaivac, known for innovation, announces it has just been awarded its 13th patent from the U.S. Patent Office.

  • How to Daily Clean 600 Student Desktops for Health − Why ISSA’s K-12 Clean Standard Helps

    Wednesday, June 11th 2014

    Sparks NV − Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The 501c3 nonprofit Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® (PC4HS) consortium is pleased to share how to daily clean 600 K-12 student and staff desktops, and why ISSA's K-12 Clean Standard helps ensure healthy outcomes. According to Rex Morrison, founder and president of PC4HS, the average school custodian within PC4HS daily cleans 20-25 classrooms, each with about 30 desks −

  • No-touch Restroom Cleaning Machine Saves Time and Labor

    Monday, February 24th 2014

    There are probably scores of building service contractors and in-house cleaning professionals that share the same dream. They dream of finding a machine that can solve their restroom cleaning problems, speed up cleaning, and be so cost effective that this "dream" machine pays for itself in just a few months, or less. For Mike Koesters, business services field operations manager for Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley in Dayton, Ohio, that dream has become a reality in the form of the No-Touch Restroom Cleaning system from Kaivac, developer of the no-touch technology.

  • Ryan, Saffel and Associates to represent Kaivac in Western Canada

    Tuesday, January 7th 2014

    Kaivac, Inc., of Hamilton, OH USA, is pleased to announce that it has recently partnered with Ryan, Saffel and Associates (RSA) as its Manufacturers Representative in British Columbia and Alberta. 

  • Kaivac Receives Patent for OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning System

    Friday, October 11th 2013

    Hamilton, OH - Kaivac, Inc., developer of the No-Touch Cleaning® and OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning systems, announces it has received formal notification from the U.S.

  • Kaivac’s New Website Is Colorful, Engaging, and Focused

    Monday, September 9th 2013

    Hamilton, OH - Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system and the OmniFlex® Crossover cleaning system, has just unveiled its newest Web site.   The site has a fresh, new look, adding considerably more color and interest, and is designed to be engaging and focused on the importance of effective, hygienic cleaning. According to Tom Morrison, Vice President of Marketing for Kaivac, one of the first things visitors notice on the company's new home page are rotating images highlighting the many ways Kaivac systems can be used to clean restrooms, floors, carpets, and other surfaces all in an effective and environmentally responsible manner. New to this site is the "Why Kaivac?" tab, which leads to a drop-down, discussing the many features of Kaivac products when performing different types of cleaning tasks and, more importantly, the benefits end-customers experience as a result of these features. "Any manufacturer can discuss the features of their products till the cows jump over the moon," says Morrison.

  • Student Wins Grand Prize Using ATP Rapid Hygiene Monitoring System from Kaivac

    Tuesday, April 2nd 2013

    Hamilton, OH (PRWEB) April 02, 2013 -- Fourteen-year-old Megan Lange of Auburn, AL was recently awarded the "Best in Fair" prize in the Greater Eastern Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair using the Kaivac ATP Rapid Monitoring System.* The fair consisted of 75 high school students from 19 counties in Southeastern Alabama.

  • Kaivac Expands Online Savings Guides to Company Web Site

    Wednesday, February 6th 2013

    HAMILTON, OH — Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® and the OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning systems announces they have expanded their ROI (Return on Investment) Calculators introduced a few years ago, replacing them with a new set of "Savings Guides" now on the company Web site. The Savings Guides (http://www.kaivac.com/savings-guides.php) are designed to be easy to use, address the cleaning needs of different types of facilities and different types of cleaning tasks, compare conventional cleaning methods with no-touch, spray-and-vac, and crossover cleaning systems, and provide considerably more information than the old ROI calculators.Further, the information is presented in a graphic format for easier understanding. As an example, with one of the four Savings Guides, the user enters information such as the number of restrooms cleaned;

  • Facebook Tips on How to Spray, Squeegee, Vac, and Blow

    Monday, December 17th 2012

    Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® and the OmniFlex™ Crossover cleaning systems, announces the beginning of a new program advising users on how to effectively, productively and safely use no-touch cleaning systems, also known as spray-and-vac and spray-and-squeegee cleaning systems.

  • Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools ® (PC4HS) Supports IEHA's Integrated Cleaning and Measurement™ (ICM) Program

    Thursday, December 6th 2012

    Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® (PC4HS) is pleased to support IEHA's Integrated Cleaning and Measurement™ (ICM) program by taking before and after measurements of ATP and allergen levels in K-12 schools deploying a PC4HS program. 'We sincerely believe taking outcome measurements before and after cleaning will show tangible improvements in schools implementing Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) and that these ICM-related metrics 

  • Independent Laboratory Tests Kaivac's OmniFlex Cleaning System

    Monday, October 29th 2012

    The TURI Surface Solutions Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts, in Lowell, has reported the results from a series of tests that compared the cleaning effectiveness of Kaivac's new AutoVac Cleaning System with more conventional floor cleaning methods, such as using a microfiber mop and an autoscrubber. The AutoVac, which is part of Kaivac's OmniFlex™

  • Restroom Cleaning Equipment Streamlines Processes On Campus

    Tuesday, September 25th 2012

    Urine stains, grout lines and toilet scum: these are all terms custodial workers dread hearing when it comes time to tackle restroom cleaning.

  • Kaivac Enters AutoVac System into ISSA Innovation Contest

    Saturday, September 1st 2012

    Kaivac, developer of the OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning system, has entered its new AutoVac floorcare system into this year's ISSA Innovation Award program in the "equipment" category. The AutoVac, which has already been certified by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), is designed to automate floorcare but at a fraction of the cost of a conventional automatic scrubber. As part of the OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning system, the AutoVac starts with a specially engineered self-dispensing trolley bucket with a variable spigot.

  • Kaivac Introduces New AutoVac System

    Tuesday, August 14th 2012

    Kaivac announces that the latest "link" in their popular OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning system has just been released. The new addition, the AutoVac, which has already been certified by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), is an innovative system that automates floor care. Pre-introduction tests indicate it rivals the cleaning performance of traditional automatic scrubbers at a fraction of the cost. The OmniFlex system starts with Kaivac's OmniFlex Trolley Bucket.

  • Kaivac Donates Restroom Cleaning System to Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields

    Tuesday, July 24th 2012

    The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields in Fairfield, Ohio, is the site of two baseball fields built essentially by volunteers and designed for use by young people with physical and development disabilities.

  • New International Business Director for Kaivac

    Monday, July 23rd 2012

    Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® and OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning systems, announces that they have recently retained Marc Ferguson to be the company's new International Business Director.Ferguson was formerly Director of Sales and Marketing for Vocalink, a company that specializes in translating web, print, social and multimedia content from English into more than 100 different languages."A great deal of my international experience developed at Vocalink," says Ferguson.

  • Kaivac Given Export Achievement Award

    Tuesday, April 10th 2012

    Kaivac, Inc., is proud to announce that they have been honored with an Export Achievement Award. Kaivac is the developer of the No-Touch Cleaning™

  • National Restaurant Association Announces 2012 Kitchen Innovation Award Recipients

    Thursday, February 9th 2012

    Award recipients will be showcased in the interactive Kitchen Innovations Pavilion in its new central location on the exhibit floor (booth 2440 ) at the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, set for its new dates May 5-8 at Chicago's McCormick Place."The independent panel of judges selected these products based on the forward-thinking approach to commercial kitchen equipment demonstrated by their innovative creators," said Jack Crawford Convention Chair for NRA Show 2012 and President and CEO of Ground Round Independent Owners Cooperative, LLC.

  • Kaivac Receives Kitchen Innovation Award from the National Restaurant Association

    Thursday, February 9th 2012

    Hamilton, OH -  February 9, 2012 - The National Restaurant Association has just announced the recipients of their 2012 Kitchen Innovations Award™

  • Kaivac Named Preferred Product of Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS)

    Wednesday, January 18th 2012

    Reno NV - Wednesday, January 18, 2012.  The Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PCHS) Consortium –  a national non-profit organization of facility professionals dedicated to helping its members produce healthy, high performance schools while protecting jobs in budget-constrained environments –

  • Kaivac Donates No Touch Cleaning System to National Institute of Decontamination Specialists

    Monday, January 9th 2012

    Kaivac, developer of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, has just donated one of its cleaning machines to the National Institute of Decontamination Specialists (NIDS). The organization, based in Piedmont, S.C., teaches students from around the world how to properly and safely clean crime scenes and perform other high-risk environmental disinfection services. NIDS is widely respected and is considered the top school in the nation, possibly the world, devoted to this type of training. Along with its campus in South Carolina, NIDS also provides training at the CRA, the Cleaning and Restoration Association's training center in Sacramento, Calif., and offers courses in Melbourne, Australia. The organization is supported by such worthy organizations as Kimberly-Clark, DuPont, 3M, and others well known to the professional cleaning industry. "NIDS has helped make crime scene and high-risk cleaning a science," says Tom Morrison, vice president of marketing for Kaivac.

  • Kaivac Equipment NFSI Certified

    Wednesday, January 4th 2012

    The National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) has awarded "High-Traction" product certification to Kaivac's No-Touch Cleaning® and OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning Systems, making these the only spray-and-vac and dispense-and-vac products to receive the certification. Kaivac equipment passed rigorous Phase One and Phase Two testing by NFSI under the ANSI/NFSI B101.1-2009 standard to qualify for NFSI Certification.

  • Winner of Kaivac’s Dirty Mop Contest Announced

    Tuesday, December 6th 2011

    The winner of Kaivac's Dirty Mop Contest has just been announced. The winner is Alina Prodan from Chicago, IL who received 3,254 votes from Kaivac Facebook fans for her soiled mop. She will receive $500 for submitting what Kaivac Facebook fans consider the dirtiest mop entered into the contest. The contest began in October 2011 and voting began in November.

  • Dirty Mop Contest Voting Begins

    Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

    In October, Facebook users were asked to submit photos of their dirty mops as entry into the Dirty Mop Contest, sponsored by Kaivac.

  • Kaivac Introduces The Dirty Mop Contest

    Tuesday, October 4th 2011

    Hamilton, OH – October 4, 2011 - Most of us in the professional cleaning industry have heard about those 'most beautiful bathroom in America' contests or 'the cleanest restroom in the U.S.' competitions. Well Kaivac, developer of the OmniFlex™

  • Kaivac cleans up via a culture of innovation, problem-solving

    Monday, September 19th 2011

    HAMILTON — Bob Robinson Sr., founder and president of Kaivac Cleaning Systems, is letting people in on a dirty little secret: solutions that promise fast-and-easy cleaning usually focus on chemicals and lose sight of the cleaning process itself. It's a message the Butler County business has spread for more than a dozen years. Robinson, a mechanical engineer by trade, sold cleaning supplies to businesses via his parents' company, Valley Janitor Supply Co. During the 1990s, he started inventing products for the cleaning industry, where the No.

  • OmniFlex™ Crossover Cleaning Systems Now Available

    Monday, June 27th 2011

    Kaivac is pleased to announce the availability of the initial components of its revolutionary OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning System. The remaining components will be released over the next several months.

  • Kaivac Cleaning Challenge: Take the Hospital Infections Quiz

    Monday, June 13th 2011

    Every year, thousands of people around the world enter hospitals because they are sick, but instead of getting better, many get sicker.

  • Kaivac Decides to Accessorize

    Tuesday, April 12th 2011

    Kaivac Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, is introducing a number of cleaning tools and accessories that attach to the KaiVac systems, allowing facility service providers to clean more effectively at a reduced cost. The new accessories allow users to perform a multitude of tasks and clean just about any surface in a facility, from tile and grout to baseboards and stairwells.

  • Jansan Manufacturers Applauded by Healthy Schools Campaign

    Tuesday, April 5th 2011

    Chicago, IL - April 5, 2011 - The Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) has just released the winners of its Green Cleaning Awards for Schools and Universities.  

  • Bob Robinson Jr. Named Vice President of Business Development for Kaivac

    Wednesday, March 23rd 2011

    Hamilton, OH – Bob Robinson Jr. has resumed responsibilities at Kaivac, Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, after serving since 2009 as Director of Regional Business Development with Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System®, a Kaivac partner and one of the world's leading franchisors of commercial cleaning businesses.

  • Straight Talk on MRSA

    Tuesday, March 8th 2011

    On October 1, 2010, Chicago's Loyola University kicked off an event in honor of the first-ever World MRSA Day, October 2, 2010.

  • World's Germiest Places

    Friday, February 18th 2011

    We in the professional cleaning industry hear about germs every day. But have you ever wondered about the 'germiest' places in the world? The Forensic Science Technician, an organization that promotes the teaching of forensic sciences, has compiled a list of the 50 germiest places in the world, some of which are everyday locations, while others are a little less common. The top 10 germiest everyday places include:1. Portable toilets2. Kitchen sinks3. Door handles4. Underwear5. Purses and handbags6. Hotel linens and towels7. Computer keyboards8. Communal office equipment/workstations9. Cell phones;

  • Kaivac's ISSA Cleaning Challenge Results Now Available

    Monday, January 24th 2011

    Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, has just released results of  tests conducted at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN® tradeshow in Orlando comparing the effectiveness of cleaning floors with the Kaivac system versus using new, unused, high-quality microfiber floor pads. A total of 12 tests were conducted on a test floor at the Kaivac booth. 

  • Kaivac to Honor National Clean-Your-Desk Day

    Monday, January 3rd 2011

    Kaivac, Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, announces it will be honoring National Clean-Your-Desk Day, January 10, 2011, by devoting most of the tips, articles, and videos in its online monthly newsletter, Kai-Leidoscope suggesting ways to make office desks cleaner and healthier.

  • The ISSA 2010 Kaivac Challenge

    Tuesday, November 30th 2010

    Live Science-based Demonstrations Highlight Extreme Soil Removal - 31 Times More Efficient at Removing Soils From Hard SurfacesWhat's the most critical component of a cleaning system?

  • Improving Worker Productivity for Restroom Cleaning

    Tuesday, October 19th 2010

    About six years ago, a former janitor named Rex Morrison, who is now the Housekeeping Training Supervisor for Washoe County Public Schools, Reno, Nevada, had his "15 minutes of fame." He developed a cleaning system that he called Process Cleaning.

  • Washoe Schools, Reno NV, Pilots ICM Process Cleaning

    Tuesday, August 31st 2010

    Reno NV - Tuesday, August 31, 2010. The Washoe County School District (WCSD), Reno NV, has announced a pilot program - starting in several of its elementary and high schools - based on the Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) model.

  • Hospital Patients Should Ask,

    Tuesday, July 6th 2010

    Typically, patients admitted to a hospital room are most concerned about the doctors and nurses that will be attending to them.  However, a new report finds it may be more important to ask, ‘Who was here before me?' According to Dr.

  • Kaivac Awarded Patent

    Wednesday, June 2nd 2010

    Hamilton, OH – June 2, 2010 - The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a patent to Kaivac, Inc., for its QuickDraw System.

  • Doctors Have No Way to Treat Growing Bacteria Threat - More Effective Cleaning Appears to be Only Defense

    Tuesday, March 2nd 2010

    Hamilton, OH – March 2, 2010 -As reported in the Saturday, February 27, 2010, edition of The New York Times,* a little-known category of 'gram-negative' bacteria and germs called Acinetobacter baumannii are killing 'tens of thousands of hospital patients each year.' Compared to MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), which receives considerable media and medical attention and for which there are some antibiotics available to fight the disease, there are no antibiotics to battle this new strain of bacteria, which infectious disease experts say makes it an even greater threat. Acinetobacter baumannii are typically hospital-acquired bacteria that enter the body through open wounds, catheters, and breathing tubes.

  • Kaivac Alert: Scrubbing Backfires on Backsides

    Tuesday, February 9th 2010

    Hamilton, OH – February 9, 2010 - Rashes from toilet seats on the buttocks and legs of American children are a growing problem, according to a report in the January 2010 issue of Pediatrics.* Referred to as toilet seat dermatitis, the problem was historically believed to be the result of allergies to certain types of toilet seats such as wooden seats.  However, the report concludes that another source, cleaning chemicals and 'harsh detergents,' are likely causes today. As to cleaning chemicals specifically, Dr.

  • Details Grab Teachers' Attention

    Monday, October 26th 2009

    Educators Give White Paper on Preventing the Spread of H1N1 Extra Credit A White Paper on reducing the risk of H1N1 virus in school settings has received so much attention by educators in the Ohio area that Kaivac, Inc., which prepared the paper, is making it available to educators throughout the country.

  • Kaivac's 10 Ways to Stay Healthy This Flu Season

    Wednesday, September 23rd 2009

    We all are getting very concerned about swine flu. But many people overlook practical steps they can take to help maintain their health during this challenging flu season and throughout the entire year. 

  • What's in a Boilerplate? Company Evolution Reflected in News Announcements

    Wednesday, September 23rd 2009

    Kaivac Cleaning Systems® announces an update to its “boilerplate” to better reflect the evolution of the company and its increased focus on science-based cleaning.   A boilerplate, or “About”

  • Cleaning to Reduce the Risk of H1N1 Flu Virus - Guidelines for Cleaning, Janitorial and Maintenance Staff

    Tuesday, August 11th 2009

    Swine flu is a new variant of the H1N1 strain of influenza type A. It is highly contagious and spreads from person-to-person in several ways: when an ill person sneezes or coughs, infected droplets enter another person through the nose, mouth or eyes;

  • Survey Finds Cleaning Pros Know True Purpose of Cleaning

    Monday, July 6th 2009

    Below are the results and additional information regarding the survey:Be sure to take this month's survey. Last year famed microbiologist Dr.

  • Kaivac Launches New Web Site

    Tuesday, June 16th 2009

    After nearly a year of planning and collaboration, Kaivac, Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, has launched a completely redesigned and enhanced Web site.   With a strikingly new, fresh appearance and format, the site was designed and developed by Paul Rathey of Silicon Mask Media + Design.   Rathey is becoming well-known in the jansan industry. 

  • Kai-Leidoscope Survey Reveals How Subscribers Measure Cleaning Effectiveness

    Wednesday, June 10th 2009

    The April 2009 issue of Kai-Leidoscope, the monthly newsletter of Kaivac, Inc. (developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system), asked its readers to complete a survey regarding how they measure cleaning effectiveness. The question evolved because Kaivac, along with such organizations as the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI), have been working to scientifically evaluate cleaning effectiveness and the importance of more effective cleaning through scientific research. However, the results of the study indicate that most cleaning professionals still do not use scientific measurement systems to determine cleaning effectiveness: Nearly thirty percent of the respondents reported that they measure the effectiveness of their cleaning programs "by my own overall view of the facility based on its appearance, smell, etc."About a quarter of the respondents said that they judge cleaning effectiveness based on feedback from their clients (building owners, managers or occupants).Sixteen percent of respondents indicated that they do in fact use scientific measurement tools and data, the most common of which are ATP rapid monitoring systems or similar devices.

  • Kaivac Hires New COO

    Monday, June 1st 2009

    Kaivac, Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system for more hygienic cleaning, has recently promoted Terry Donald Schawe to be the company’s new chief operating officer (COO).   Schawe, who has worked with other companies in the Ohio area where Kaivac is based, has had ample experience handling a variety of financial duties as well as managing office and building operations.   He has also assisted companies in developing their inside sales and service departments so that they can better respond to customer needs.   “The role of the COO is becoming increasingly important,”

  • Cleaning Standards Urged for Hospitals

    Tuesday, April 21st 2009

    A series of outbreaks that have killed one patient -- and caused St. Joseph's Healthcare to investigate three other patient deaths -- is prompting renewed calls for provincial cleaning standards.The Ontario Council of Hospital Unions says St. Joe's -- which cut back on cleaning before the three outbreaks -- is among many hospitals facing financial and other systemic problems that aggravate the spread of infections.

  • Survey: How Do You Measure the Effectiveness of Your Cleaning Program?

    Tuesday, April 21st 2009

    March Survey Results Below are the results for the March Survey.Be sure to take this month's survey. In the March 2009 issue of Kai-leidescope, our subscribers were asked what steps they are taking to hold on to their customers during the current downturn in the economy. According to Matt Morrison, Communications Manager for Kaivac, the two key steps BSCs are taking to hold on to their clients and weather the current economic storm are: Improving Service (28 percent) Finding ways to reduce cleaning costs for their customers (28 percent) Additionally, about 15 percent of respondents said that they are lowering their service charges when asked, while the rest report that they are increasing their contact with their customers and also finding ways to help their customers reduce their cleaning costs. This Month We're Asking About MeasurementThey say you can't manage what you can't measure.Unless you measure something you don't know if it is getting better or worse.

  • Survey: How to Hold On to Customers During Tough Economic Times

    Tuesday, March 31st 2009

    Historically, the professional cleaning industry has been considered immune or resistant to economic downturns. The industry has done very well during good times but has been impacted little, if at all, by economic downturns, such as those during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. However, the current downturn has negatively affected even the professional cleaning industry, eliminating any assumption that it is recession-proof. For instance, many building service contractors (BSCs) report that their customers have stretched payment processing, impacting cash flow. BSCs also report that some customers have asked them to reduce cleaning frequencies in order to cut costs or lower their monthly service charge.

  • Kaivac Introduces Cost Effective No-Touch Cleaning® Machine

    Wednesday, February 18th 2009

    The original developer of the No-Touch Cleaning® system, Kaivac, Inc., is introducing a new, more cost-effective version of its No-Touch Cleaning machines. Called the 1215, this new model is ideal for use in smaller settings such as hotels, restaurants, day care centers and nursing homes.

  • School District Reports Fewer Cases of Flu

    Tuesday, November 11th 2008

    According to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 5 and 20 percent of Americans will come down with the flu between October 1 and May 1. Of these, the CDC reports some 200,000 will be hospitalized and as many as 36,000 will die. Of particular concern are children.

  • When Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, reported in 2002 that the typical office desk has hundreds of times more bacteria?

    Thursday, October 4th 2007

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