The Dirty Truth

Answers to Your Hospital Housekeeping and Janitorial Service Questions.

What is Environmental Services (EVS) in Health Care?

Many are familiar with the terms "janitorial" and "housekeeping," but not as many are familiar with environmental services (EVS), a term that is used to exclusively describe cleaning performed in health care settings.


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Building a Partnership with Your Commercial Cleaning Service

In 2019, it is unacceptable to operate a business from a purely transactional mindset. Relationship building is crucial to any business strategy. We’d even take it a step further to say that partnership is key. It isn’t solely about what one party can do for the other, but what you can accomplish together to make services, products and communication better for everyone.


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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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