In Focus

Elliott’s In Focus features means and methods to improve specific performance related deficiencies that have been observed and noted in our inspections, or are recurring deficiencies over time. While not submitted as the definitive ‘solutions’ for specific problems, In Focus provides a library of potentially useful strategies for addressing performance shortfalls.

Add Beauty to Your Facility With Natural Stone Floors

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on "caring for marble and granite flooring"

New Guidance for Stopping the Spread of Illness in Schools

Cleaning Maintenance & Management report on the CDC's new guidance for "Preventing Spread of Infections in K-12 Schools" (as of May 17, 2024)

Air Quality 2.0: Shaping IAQ Now and Into the Future

This 65-minute ISSA webinar discusses the "sick building syndrome," monitoring of indoor air quality, "IAQ strategy for older buildings," "smart building" technology, and other low-cost strategies for improving indoor air quality in commercial buildings.

Slippery Floors

Cleanfax article on common causes of slippery floors in commercial buildings and how the cleaning process may contribute to the issue

Strengthen the Synergy of Cleaning & Disinfection: Discover Strategies to Safeguard Public Health

This 61-minute ISSA webinar discusses "cleaning for health": "How to identify the germiest areas in facilities"; "How to effectively use cleaning and disinfecting products on surfaces"; "How to justify increased frequency of cleaning and disinfecting"; "Why a focus on improving indoor air quality is critical today"; and "How to build confidence in the staff cleaning your buildings"

The Down and Dirty on Cleaning in Virus Season

CleanLink article on disinfecting "high-contact areas" during the "annual outbreak season"

Spread Cleanliness, Not Germs

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on "best practices for preventing cross-contamination"

Facility Productivity Strategies: Unleashed

This 61-minute ISSA webinar discusses "leveraging advanced strategies to enhance a facility’s productivity [to] lead to significant cost savings, increased occupant satisfaction, and heightened operational efficiencies."

Should You Use Optical Brighteners on Carpet?

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article that cautions against the use of optical brighteners on carpets

The Importance of Hygiene in Higher Education

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on how to maintain a "hygienic-focused campus"

Need-to-Know Carpet Equipment Components that Affect IAQ

CleanLink article on the possible implications of carpet care equipment and methods on indoor air quality

Keeping Indoor Air Good When Outdoor Air Is Bad

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on how to maintain indoor air quality when ventilation with outside air is unsuitable due to pollution
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