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Are Your Basketball Courts Ready for Prime Time?

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Oct 30, 2017 9:25:33 AM

Basketball season is here, but is your court ready for prime time?  

In the past, recoating your hardwoods right before the season started was impossible, maybe even a little crazy! Recoating takes a lot of time, money, skills, and the floor would be out of service for days. Where will the teams go to practice?

There’s a new option for a quick coat and refresher – Hillyard Recon™ is the revolutionary system that requires little prep and dries quickly, so the gym can be back open and ready for play the next day.

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Topics: Wood Sports Floor Care, Blog, Recon

Matting That Makes A Difference - Clean-In-Place Matting

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Oct 13, 2017 3:18:30 PM

It's always a fight to keep soils at bay before it gets tracked into your building. If you're using traditional “throw-down" mats, maybe it’s time to look at a better solution! A solution that stops soils and improves cleaning results and lowers your total cost to clean.

Custom, clean-in-place matting systems offer a host of advantages over traditional “throw-down” mats, but what makes clean-in-place matting the smart business solution?

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Topics: Blog, Gator Matting by Hillyard

Hillyard- Over 100 Years of Milestones

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Sep 21, 2017 9:48:10 AM

The U.S. Patent system is one of our most important indicators of economic growth as a nation.

Topping the list of companies with the most patents is IBM, which received 4,914 patents in 2009 alone. General Electric, Texas Instruments, and Hewlett-Packard follow shortly on Forbes’ list.

Ranking among these household names is Hillyard, Inc., an equally successful yet often-forgotten contemporary. It is rare that one comes across a company with a history as rich and consistent in invention as Hillyard’s.

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Topics: Blog, Hillyard

Hillyard Honors Christie Braggs, Building Service Employee of the Year

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Sep 18, 2017 1:26:01 PM

LAS VEGAS – Hillyard proudly presented the 2017 Building Service Contractors Association International’s (BSCAI) Building Service Employee of the Year Award to Christine Braggs of FBG Corporation during the 2017 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

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Topics: Press Release

Top 5 Healthcare High-Touch Surface Areas - Protect with Q.T.® 3

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Sep 7, 2017 9:21:19 AM

When it comes to cleaning and disinfecting, preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is the top priority. Focusing on high-touch surfaces can help stop the spread of infection, and prevent HAIs.

Researchers conducted an 18-month study to determine what constitutes as high-touch surfaces in healthcare environments. The top five high-touch surfaces are:

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Topics: Blog, Q.T. 3, Healthcare-Associated Infections

High-Touch Surface Disinfection - 3 Steps to Success

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Aug 25, 2017 9:09:58 AM

Keeping our students and staff healthy can be tough when they are in school. Schools and universities are hot spots for germs, and germs spread quickly when people are in close contact with each other.

“Most infectious diseases are transmitted by direct contact, either by touching an infected person or by touching surfaces contaminated with pathogens,” says Charles Gerba, environmental microbiologist and professor at the University of Arizona's Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science. "The crowded classrooms, cafeterias and gyms in schools can be a breeding ground for a variety of diseases including colds, influenza, norovirus and staph infections such as MSRA.” 

Here’s what you need to know about the high-touch areas, and the steps you should take as a facility manager to protect your students.

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Topics: Blog, Q.T. 3, High-Touch Surfaces, Disinfectants

Hand Defense Skin Moisturizer is Now Available!

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Aug 7, 2017 9:21:55 AM

Hillyard's Hand Defense Skin Moisturizer is now available, completing our clean, protect and restore regimen approach that is critical for keeping skin healthy - especially in industrial settings. 

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Topics: Blog, Industrial Degreasing and Cleaning, Hand Defense

5 Levels of Sustainable Cleaning - Where Can You Go?

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Jun 28, 2017 11:11:55 AM

Sustainable cleaning is not an all or nothing proposition. It's about making improvements in your cleaning program that are environmentally-preferred, and better for the health and safety of all the people that use or work in your facility. 

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Topics: Blog, Sustainable Cleaning, 5 Levels of Clean

Clean, Safe, Healthy Facilities - A Proven Approach

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on May 31, 2017 11:49:01 AM

Our experience shows that providing clean, safe, healthy facilities at the lowest total cost is more than just a product procurement-driven decision. In fact, product procurement is just a small part of the total cleaning results equation. It takes more; it takes people and process to drive cleaning results. And, it takes a structured approach for people and processes to succeed. An approach focused on evaluating the current state, standardizing best practice products and processes, training for success, and utilizing management tools that improve outcomes. 

Evaluate the Current State
Evaluating your cleaning program versus accepted best practices is a critical first step to clean, safe, healthy facilities. It will provide insight into the gaps that need to be bridged so you can build a road map for success. Help is available to evaluate your current state of clean. Hillyard, with over 100 years of experience, has developed an app-based best practice evaluation system that helps improve custodial department results. The system collects and analyzes data on current cleaning processes, products, and outcomes. Based on the data collected, it provides a written report that identifies opportunities for improvement. Additionally, recommendations are presented outlining the best practices that can be implemented to improve cleaning outcomes and lower the total cost of cleaning. 

Standardize on Best Practice Products and Processes
You may have heard the line: people don't fail, systems fail. It's especially true in cleaning industry. A lack of systems or systems that are too complicated fail cleaning staff all the time. With over 75% of a cleaning budget dedicated to labor cost, it's critical to simplify the cleaning process and standardize the product offering. Standardization simplifies training. Training provides the pathway to cleaning success. 

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Topics: Blog, Hillyard University Online, CCAP, Best Practice, QC Manager

School District Partners with Hillyard to Go Green

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Apr 26, 2017 11:19:14 AM

School districts throughout the United States are looking to go green, just like Holyoke Public Schools in Holyoke, Mass. Under their new Green Housekeeping Program, each school in the district will receive new cleaning products that meet green standards.

The goal of the program is to minimize the impact on the environment, and create asthma and allergy-friendly classrooms.

The district selected Green Seal™ Certified Hillyard Suprox® to be part of their green program. 

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Topics: Blog, Sustainable Cleaning, Green Seal Certified, Green Cleaning

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