pairing cleaning workers

Pairing Cleaning Workers


Often cleaning contractors pair cleaning workers to help make their work move along faster and help reduce worker fatigue. While this can prove helpful in many ways and certainly be cost savings for the contractor, we might be able to get more out of this “pairing” of the workers than we realize. If used correctly, […]


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cleaning Retail Stores

Proof of Performance in the Retail Setting


If you, a contract cleaner, were asked what is the most essential tool you need to clean a retail facility – a store or even a mall – what would you say? Might your answer be, an automatic scrubber? Plenty of mops and buckets on hand? Maybe lots of warning signs, allowing you to block […]


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robots cleaning

The Cleaning Robots are Coming


For those that attended the last two ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America tradeshows, you may have noticed a lot more automation is entering the professional cleaning industry. In fact, it’s more than automation, some of these systems are examples of artificial intelligence (AI). A machine is programmed to perform a specific cleaning task over and over again, […]


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janitorial injuries

Ways to Reduce “Anniversary” Job Injuries


San Mateo, CA – Many studies indicate that during the first three months on the job, new workers have an increased chance of having a job-related injury. This applies to workers in most all types of workplaces, including custodial workers. However, according to Ron Segura, President of Segura & Associates, which helps contract cleaning companies […]


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worker friction

Why Cleaning Contractors Need a Gray Wooden Box


Tensions and friction between staff can develop in all types of organizations, including janitorial cleaning companies. For many cleaning contractors, it evolves slowly, over time, and because many have never dealt with such a situation before, they are not sure what to do or where to start to address it. One reason it evolves slowly […]


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Segura & Associates

Cleaning Terms That Are Being Washed Away


Now that the professional cleaning industry is evolving faster than ever before, some terms traditionally used in the industry are becoming less common or being replaced. According to Ron Segura, president of Segura Associates, who works with large organizations and cleaning contractors to help them operate in a more efficient and cost effective manner, these […]


Category: Communications, In the Media, News & Tips
custodial staff

The Importance of Cleaning


The following article was published in CleanLink Magazine Whether a hospital, elementary school or office building, most organizations have a communications system designed to share information with building occupants. This may be email, e-newsletters or printed company updates. In-house custodial executives should proactively use these tools to promote the work they do and communicate the value […]


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janitorial injuries

New Technologies for the Cleaning Industry


The following article will be published in the January issue of InClean Australia The professional cleaning industry will be changing and changing a lot in the next few years due to new technologies and artificial intelligence. A global mega-retailer announced on LinkedIn that they are conducting tests of an “autonomous” floor scrubber. By autonomous, they […]


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Five Ways to Future-Proof Your Business


The professional cleaning industry is changing more and evolving faster today than at any other time in its history. And while this is happening, the majority of cleaning contractors are so busy with their day-to-day business operations, they may not see even more changes coming right around the corner. Ron Segura, president of Segura Associates, […]


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Making Trash Liners more Sustainable


On a travel message board, Carlo, who travels frequently, left the following post: I try to be a good guest and not make a mess for the people who tidy up the rooms each day. But here I am at yet another property where the plastic trash bags / bin liners are about half the […]


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