Author Archives for Courtney Caldwell

Using milliCare for Restorative Care

When a space has been empty for a while, neglect can really damage a carpet. The same damage can be seen when facilities are not cared for or maintained properly. In situations like these, neglected carpet may require restorative care to reverse the damage. Restorative care requires a specific plan of action in order to be successful. If you know what soil is in the carpet, communicate that with your carpet care representative. If the facility is new to you or you do not know what has happened to the flooring, carpet care technicians will examine the carpet installation, construction,... read more

Floor Care Considerations for the Fall Season

Fall is here! If you’re like many facility managers, fall is a time when you begin thinking about deep-cleaning your facility. Here are a few floor care tips you should consider this fall. Clean up summer grime With summer’s end comes the need to clean the mess it left behind. With more people outside in warm weather, it stands to reason that more dirt and soil is being tracked into the facility during the summer months than any other time of year. The end of summer is the perfect time to have your floors professionally cleaned, removing that summer grime... read more

What are milliCare Benefits for Libraries?

One of the top priorities of library managers is to ensure the health and wellbeing of both employees and patrons. Being open to the public’s constant foot traffic can make cleanliness a challenge, so it’s important to find a cleaning partner uniquely suited to meet the demands of library maintenance. milliCare is one of those perfect partners. Here are four ways milliCare provides exceptional benefits for libraries. Dry cleaning methods With the abundance of books, magazines and electronics, moisture is one of the biggest threats to a library. milliCare’s dry-centered approach uses 99% less water than competitive systems, making it... read more

4 Ways Facility Managers Can Improve Workplace IAQ

As facility manager, you are continuously seeking ways to improve the work environment for yourself and the other employees. As employees spend more and more time indoors, indoor air quality (IAQ) is a real concern for the overall health of employees. A previous blog post identified signs that your workplace IAQ is harmful. As a continuation to that post, read on to learn how you can improve your workplace IAQ. 1. Keep it clean Dirt, dust and moisture are the primary sources of irritants, so keeping the workplace clean is the number one strategy you can employ to improve your... read more

4 Signs Your Workplace IAQ is Harmful

Most employees spend 40 hours per week in an indoor workplace — nearly as much time as they spend at home. Facility managers have no small job caring for all aspects of a workplace, including intangibles like indoor air quality (IAQ). Since you can’t see the air around you, it can be tough to determine whether the air is potentially hazardous. Here are four signs your workplace IAQ is harmful. 1. Sick employees Frequent employee illness is one of the first signs of poor workplace IAQ. Harmful IAQ can sometimes affect a person’s respiratory system, triggering allergies or asthma. More... read more