Welcome to Elliott Affiliates, Ltd.’s Knowledge Center, where you will find information relevant to owners, occupiers, investors, and contractors in the commercial real estate space. While Elliott’s core focus in the janitorial services segment is about creating clear performance- and outcome-based contract scopes of work and guiding their delivery using a continuous improvement process that delivers exceptional results. Organizations that engage contractors have a myriad of factors to consider when engaging and managing contracted services.

School Hotspots to Deep Clean During Summer Break

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on using the summer break "for school custodians to clean, shine, and disinfect areas they may not have time to maintain as thoroughly during the school year"

Take Charge of Sweeping Environmental Changes

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on proper maintenance of batteries used in floor cleaning equipment (and how this can contribute to the goal of sustainability)

Dry Hydrogen Peroxide Effective in Managing Infection Transmission

Cleaning Maintenance & Management report on a study showing that "using dry hydrogen peroxide on surfaces" is strongly correlated with reductions of "surface microbial load" and "volatile organic compound (VOC) levels"

EPA Proposes Restrictions on Common Cleaning Chemical Solvent

CleanLink report on the EPA's "proposed rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that would protect workers and consumers from exposure to the solvent n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)"

Facility Cleaning Decisions (May / June 2024 Edition)

The May / June 2024 edition of the Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine discusses "using self-analysis to bolster school cleaning operations" (P. 6-10), "odor control" in the context of educational facilities (P. 12-14), and burnishing floors (P. 15-17).

ISSA Today (May / June 2024 Edition)

The May / June 2024 edition of the ISSA Today magazine discusses the chemistry of cleaning products and "the importance of labels" (P. 8-11), "innovation and technology" in the cleaning industry (P. 12-15), and "six sustainability practices" to "save money and the environment" (P. 22-23).

Building Services Management (June 2024 Edition)

The June 2024 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses the 2024 Cintas "America's Best Restroom" contest (P. 12-13), "restorative floor care" (P. 16-17), "far-UVC technology" for air disinfection (P. 18-19), "extending the life of floors with improved appearance" (P. 20-21), and identifying and eliminating the source of odors (P. 26-27).

Summertime Is Pest Prevention Time

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on "removing and controlling insects and rodents in commercial facilities"

A Return to Sustainability: Trends in Professional Cleaning Programs

In this 8-minute ISSA video, Spartan Chemical representative Bucky Snell "discusses the returning demand for sustainable cleaning."

Synbiotic Cleaning Products: A Game-Changing Moment for Cleaning?

In this 11-minute ISSA video, Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner (Senior director of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council) discusses "synbiotic" cleaning products.

Add Beauty to Your Facility With Natural Stone Floors

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on "caring for marble and granite flooring"

New Guidance for Stopping the Spread of Illness in Schools

Cleaning Maintenance & Management report on the CDC's new guidance for "Preventing Spread of Infections in K-12 Schools" (as of May 17, 2024)
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