january 2022

December 2021

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Leave Things Better
Cleaning and Disinfecting: How and When to Do It

Cleaning products play an essential role in daily life. They
can remove dirt and stains from our clothes, dried on food from our dishes, and even germs from our hands. Let’s learn more about the chemistry that makes this happen.

Cleaning is the process of taking something dirty—like your
kitchen counter—and removing dirt, grease, and grime found
on it. When we clean, we leave things better than they were
when we found them. Cleaning helps remove dirt, microbes
(like bacteria and viruses), small amounts of food, and many
other soils that we do not want hanging around.

Cleaning product labels contain more information than ever
before. Whatever you want to know about a product can likely
be found either printed on the label or by following a link or
QR code to additional details online. It is important to read the
information on the label before using a product because there
are instructions and safety messages to ensure safe and effective use. From directions to ingredients, our resources will help you understand more about what you will find on a cleaning product label and what it means.

No matter the type of product you are using (soap or detergent),
good cleaning takes a lot of energy. Three different kinds
to be exact:
• Chemical energy, provided by the soap or detergent;
• Mechanical energy, provided by a machine or by hand;
• Thermal energy, provided by heating water Let’s look at
how all these elements work together.

Assume we have a great, big, oily, greasy stain on one of our
favorite shirts. Water alone is not enough to remove the stain
and get our shirt clean. That's why soap was invented. Now let’s add some laundry detergent. The laundry detergent provides chemical energy. This energy is created by the composition of the soap or detergent and because of the way the Full story »

 

Dispensers that Reduce
Amount of Plastic in Ocean

The state of the planet plays a major role in human health and
wellbeing. That’s why it’s so concerning that an estimated 11 million metric tons of plastic is dumped into the ocean annually, which causes toxins to enter the food chain as a result of marine life ingesting these plastics, not to mention the dangers it poses to marine life.

To support the reduction of plastic in the ocean, Sofidel has partnered with Ocean Conservancy, a U.S.-based advocacy
non-profit that fights ocean pollution, Full story »

 

 

today's news

Stratus Seeks Int’l Footprint with New Prez

BSM Staff | 01.18.22

LOS ANGELES -- Stratus Building Solutions, a green commercial cleaning and janitorial services franchise, has named Doug Flaig its new president, as the company strives to expand its influence and international footprint.

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$2M Gift Will Help Upgrade Cary Institute HQ

BSM Staff | 01.18.22

MILLBROOK, NY -- A $2 million gift recently received by the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will support the transformation of its Millbrook, New York headquarters into a sustainable facility necessary to advance 21st century science.

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School Workers Union Calls for Daytime Cleaning

BSM Staff | 01.18.22

BURNABY, BC -- With students returning to classrooms, the union representing over 30,000 school support workers in British Columbia, is calling for additional measures to reduce absences due to COVID-19 and other illnesses, in particular adding daytime cleaning.

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Avangrid Earns WELL Rating for 17 Workspaces

BSM Staff | 01.18.22

ORANGE, CT -- AVANGRID, Inc., a sustainable energy company, has met a major milestone in the pursuit of building safe and healthy workplaces for its employees.

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Diversified Gives 2,000 Workers Performance Awards

BSM Staff | 01.18.22

TAMPA, FL -- Diversified Maintenance, a facilities maintenance and janitorial service provider, has announced the success of over 2,000 field employees who received various performance awards for their work during 2021.

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Oxi Fresh Named a Top Franchise in 2022

BSM Staff | 01.14.22

LAKEWOOD, CO – Proud of its perseverance in the past year, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning was recently named a Top Franchise for 2022.

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Atrius’ Building Insights Expands to Europe

BSM Staff | 01.14.22

OAKLAND, CA -- Atrius, part of Acuity Brands, Inc., announced that its Building Insights, a cloud-based solution energy management information system, is now available to organizations across Europe.

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