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How to Prevent Bacteria Growth on Cubicle Walls

Workplace cleanliness is a hot topic right now, from maintaining good indoor air quality (IAQ) to preventing the spread of infection. Many employees can’t afford to miss work due to illness — and employers realize employee sickness affects their bottom line. One often overlooked aspect of workplace environments is cubicle walls, a prime breeding ground for bacteria. Even though your cubicle walls may appear to be clean, dirt, allergens and pollutants hide in the fibers over time. Cubicle walls can present a unique challenge: their fabric can’t be wiped down or laundered. Fortunately, there are things you can do to... read more

2017 Carpet and Flooring Trends

milliCare is part of Milliken, an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. We recently sat down with Mike Brown, marketing strategist for Milliken Floor Covering, to learn about recent carpet and flooring trends. What are some recent carpet trends you have seen at Milliken Floor Covering? We’ve seen many designers opt for a palette of subtle grays, while still taking full advantage of bold, bright colors to add accents and highlights to a space. Overall, there’s a big increase in the design community’s willingness to use vibrant colors and experiment... read more

Network Spotlight: milliCare by Advanced Green Solutions

Franchise: milliCare by Advanced Green Solutions Owners: Ryan Afromsky & Michael Gottlieb Background How long have you been part of the milliCare network?  We joined milliCare in 2011. What geographic areas do you service? We cover most of Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. How many cleaning technicians do you have on staff?  Six, if you don’t include Ryan and me. We have mostly put our hands-on cleaning days behind us, mostly… Company culture What is your company philosophy? We embrace a comprehensive, consultive service approach throughout our company — from our technicians and... read more

Network Spotlight: milliCare by M.R. Jensen Enterprises

Franchise: milliCare by M.R. Jensen Enterprises Owners: Mitch and Trish Jensen Background How long have you been part of the milliCare network? As one of the first milliCare franchisees, we’ve been part of the network for almost 20 years. What geographic areas do you service? Our offices service St. Louis, Missouri, and the surrounding areas. Company culture What is your company philosophy? We focus on reliable, worry-free maintenance so our clients can focus on running their own businesses. What is the best thing about being part of the milliCare network? Being part of the milliCare network is like having a... read more

How Facility Managers Benefit from milliCare

This year’s World Facilities Management Day (World FM Day) is May 17. As a company that partners with facility managers every single day, we are looking forward to celebrating the men and women responsible for maintaining the safety, efficiency and usability of workplaces around the globe. milliCare’s facility management services Facility managers have a job that could be described as a balancing act. They continually balance budget needs with maintenance requirements, safety procedures with efficiency and sustainability with profitability. An oft-quoted reason milliCare is the vendor of choice for facility mangers is our ability to help them maintain that balance.... read more

Environmental Benefits of the milliCare System

Each Earth Day, events around the globe support environmental protection. This year, the Earth Day focus is on environmental and climate literacy, a topic that aligns well with milliCare’s mission. milliCare’s system of dry-centered carpet care is intentional about preserving valuable resources, resulting in several environmental benefits. Water savings There are several reasons to use milliCare’s dry-centered cleaning method for carpet, including the reduction in harmful residues and moisture left behind, but environmental savings ranks at the top. Our dry care technology uses 99.5 percent less water than competitive systems. On average, that savings equals 50 gallons of water for... read more

Network Spotlight: milliCare by EBC Carpet Services

Franchise: milliCare by EBC Carpet Services Owner: Chip Rankin Background How long have you been part of the milliCare network? I joined EBC in October of 1991. In 1997, my wife, Chris, and I purchased the company from our founder, Alan Mowe, from London, England. What geographic areas do you service? We have four offices and cover the entire Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S., including Philadelphia, PA; Southern New Jersey; Wilmington, DE; Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; and Southern Virginia. How many cleaning technicians do you have on staff? Companywide, our team of supervisors and technicians is 70 strong. We have... read more

milliCare Benefits for Legal Offices

You want your clients to be at ease the moment they step into your office. You need to instill them with confidence in your capability to handle their business. They expect your facility to be top-notch, especially clean. In addition, your associates need a space where they can be productive. Your office reflects your firm’s image, and a well-maintained space is one of your most valuable assets. That’s why there are two key assets milliCare brings to legal offices: our experience and our quality of service. Our experience Cleaning legal offices is nothing new to the milliCare network. In fact,... read more

Why Does a Clean Carpet Matter to Air Quality?

For every company, one of its most important investments is in its employees and providing them with a healthy work environment. One essential way to keep your employees healthy is by maintaining healthy air quality. Poor air quality can cause a myriad of health problems such as: Eye, nose, throat or skin irritation Allergic reactions such as sinus and respiratory congestion Difficulty breathing Hives or rashes Respiratory infections Believe it or not, carpet can actually improve your facility’s air quality. Airborne allergens and dust mites found in the air typically fall to the ground. If it falls on hard surfaces... read more

Understanding milliCare’s Zone Entry System

No matter how often you maintain your workplace floors, sometimes it can feel like the amount of dirt being tracked in on a regular basis is overwhelming, as if you’ll never out-clean the dirt. Fortunately, milliCare Floor & Textile Care has the solution for keeping dirt out: a zone entry system. The first step to understanding the need for our zone entry system is realizing just how much dirt comes into your building on a regular basis. Research has found that if you have 1,000 people walk into your office over 20 days, they’ll track in 24 pounds of soil.... read more