The Partners You Need to Truly Go Green

To be green, companies must commit wholeheartedly to not only incorporating natural resources stewardship into their own practices and output, but also to working with like-minded vendors. Quite simply, an organization can be eco-conscientious to the nth degree, yet it’s missing a puzzle piece if its partners aren’t also green. If you’re truly trying to change the way business occurs in your field, you owe it to your brand, people, and customers to be selective about the partners you select. Vet your relationships to ensure they align with your core values. That way, you’ll feel great about hitching your wagon... read more

At Your Business, Time Equals Money — milliCare Saves You Both

Carpet cleaning may not be on the top of leadership’s minds, but in many businesses, it encompasses a place in an organization’s overall operating costs. For instance, hotels typically expect to spend about 34.7% of expenses operationally; of that figure, carpet and related textile maintenance is bound to be a consideration. And in the corporate world, some startup recommendations include an allotment of up to $200 per week to keep a retail establishment spotless — and that includes all flooring. In other words, that’s more than $10,000 a year set aside for basic brick-and-mortar hygiene. Given that every dollar spent... read more

Cleaning Up Against the Competition: Clean Carpets Mean More for Your Company

Your business should use every advantage possible to gain a competitive edge. So, have you looked at your carpet recently? Consider this: Customers report higher rates of satisfaction when they’re in a clean space, and employees are happier and more productive. In fact, on the flip side, companies with less-than-clean facilities endure an almost 40% drop in customer satisfaction. Make a Good Impression, Get Good Results All of us can recall a dirty restaurant that left us with a bad impression — not to mention an unsettled stomach. The same can be true for hotels, financial firms, healthcare facilities, and... read more

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

How Resilience and Sustainability Work Together

Sustainability is a common theme in the cleaning industry. By incorporating cleaning products and processes that are sustainable — providing environmental, social and economic benefits over their entire life cycle — facility managers are doing their part to be environmentally responsible. Why is sustainability important? Focusing on sustainability has several benefits beyond just helping the environment, such as qualifying for United States Green Building Council (USGBC) certification programs for sustainable buildings, called Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). There are a number of LEED categories that partnering with a sustainable floor care company like milliCare can help facility managers... read more

5 Quick Action Tips for Carpet Spills

No matter how pristine the carpet in your facility is kept, spots and spills are inevitable. When an accident does happen, address it quickly. The sooner you target a spill, the easier it will be to remove. The longer the spill is left, the more likely it is to become a permanent stain. Take action as soon as possible using the following steps. 1. Remove solid material Before taking any other action, remove as much solid material as possible with a spoon or spatula, and then vacuum the area. Removing these objects will ensure particles are not being crushed into... read more

5 Steps to Implementing a Green Cleaning System

As facility manager, you are constantly looking for ways to improve the workplace. You know that implementing a green cleaning system will be beneficial to both the environment and the health of your employees. But such a huge change can seem time-consuming, expensive and, frankly, overwhelming. Mark Twain said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” Read on for five steps to get you started on incorporating a green cleaning system into your facility. 1. Assess current... read more

Preventing Slips & Falls in the Workplace

Keeping the workplace safe for employees and visitors is a paramount concern for administration and facility managers. In addition to being harmful for employees’ wellbeing, workplace injuries can result in significant financial losses for a company. According to the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), slips and falls represent the primary cause of lost days from work and are the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims. Clearly, one of the most important ways to ensure the safety of employees is by preventing slips and falls. Factors contributing to slips and falls There are several factors that influence slips and falls. A... 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