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A Day in the Life of a Franchise Owner: Carmen Garcia

A typical day for a business owner is not so typical. In addition to managing the obstacles and daily responsibilities of a business are personal responsibilities like caring for children, potentially working a second job. For OctoClean Franchisee Carmen Garcia, it is working towards her college degree.


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IoT and the Future of Commercial Cleaning

With each breakthrough in product and technology development, our industry becomes better equipped to manage infection control and create new standards that reflect what we've learned.


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How We're Improving Our Stainless Steel Cleaning Methods

Stainless steel is one of the most unforgiving surfaces to clean. Traditionally, stainless steel cleaners are oil based because oil easily buffs out finger prints and leaves a glossy appearance. The only problem is that it doesn't actually clean the surface. Instead it leaves an oily layer of product and as soon as the next person uses the elevator or rests a hand on the bathroom stall, fingerprints are left behind.


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What Can Healthcare Providers Do to Prevent the Spread of Measles?

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The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there have been over 1,000 confirmed measles cases in the past six months. Almost triple the amount of total cases reported in 2018. In just six months, United States is experiencing the largest number of outbreaks its seen since 1992.


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Sustainable Cleaning at the 3M Carlton Science Center

Many of our customers want to reduce waste and overall, be more sustainable. Our cleaning programs and systems are developed with that principle in mind. But when we visited the 3M Carlton Science Center in Minnesota, we realized that the possibilities are endless. There is a lot that we can do to incorporate new methods that will improve our systems tremendously.


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