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.

Demystifying 5 Concrete Floor Care Misconceptions

In this 11-minute ISSA video, Ameripolish representative Greg Cabot "provides the technical details anyone involved with concrete cleaning and maintenance needs to do their work."

Study: Manual Floor Mopping Materials Provide Hygiene Outcomes

CleanLink article on a 2023 study conducted by Diversey "to demonstrate the importance of floor disinfection in reducing risks associated with floor hygiene"

Tips to Amplify Sustainable Floor Care Efforts

CleanLink article series on selecting chemicals and pads for cleaning floors

5 Urinal Malodor Issues and How to Fix Them

CleanLink article on possible solutions to odor issues associated with urinals

How to Tackle the Spread of Norovirus

In this guest article on CleanLink, Lysol Pro Solutions representative Dr. Lisa Ackerley discusses the strategies that schools can adopt to reduce the spread of norovirus.

EPA Safer Choice Program and the Cleaning Industry: The Next Big Move

In this 17-minute ISSA video, EPA representatives Jennie Romer (Deputy Assistant Administrator for Pollution Prevention) and David Widawsky (Division Director, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention) discuss "the U.S. EPA's Safer Choice program and what it means to the cleaning industry."

Pro Tips on How to Care for and Maintain Hard Floors in Commercial Buildings

In this 13-minute ISSA video, Spartan Chemical representative Andrew Wolfe discusses "hard floor care best practices."

Q&A on UV Disinfection Technology

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on how to use UV disinfection units

Increase Your Knowledge, Improve Your Cleaning

"How to use your cleaning products to their fullest extent": Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on the distinction between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting (and when and how to do them)

Odor Mitigation Strategies

This Cleanfax article discusses specific approaches for odor removal in the context of facility cleaning

Protecting Your Workers From Cold Stress

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on how to keep outdoor workers safe at low temperatures

Reducing Your Use of Rock Salt

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on the negative aspects of relying on sodium chloride (NaCl) for deicing and possible approaches for reducing its usage
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