Elliott’s In Focus features means and methods to improve specific performance related deficiencies that have been observed and noted in our inspections, or are recurring deficiencies over time. While not submitted as the definitive ‘solutions’ for specific problems, In Focus provides a library of potentially useful strategies for addressing performance shortfalls.
Crack the Code on Carpet Care: Creating a program to solve your toughest carpet cleaning challenges
This 61-minute ISSA webinar discusses "insights on carpet care trends, technology, chemistry, and best practices from leading industry experts."
Demystifying 5 Concrete Floor Care Misconceptions
In this 11-minute ISSA video, Ameripolish representative Greg Cabot "provides the technical details anyone involved with concrete cleaning and maintenance needs to do their work."
Study: Manual Floor Mopping Materials Provide Hygiene Outcomes
CleanLink article on a 2023 study conducted by Diversey "to demonstrate the importance of floor disinfection in reducing risks associated with floor hygiene"
Tips to Amplify Sustainable Floor Care Efforts
CleanLink article series on selecting chemicals and pads for cleaning floors
5 Urinal Malodor Issues and How to Fix Them
CleanLink article on possible solutions to odor issues associated with urinals
How to Tackle the Spread of Norovirus
In this guest article on CleanLink, Lysol Pro Solutions representative Dr. Lisa Ackerley discusses the strategies that schools can adopt to reduce the spread of norovirus.
EPA Safer Choice Program and the Cleaning Industry: The Next Big Move
In this 17-minute ISSA video, EPA representatives Jennie Romer (Deputy Assistant Administrator for Pollution Prevention) and David Widawsky (Division Director, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention) discuss "the U.S. EPA's Safer Choice program and what it means to the cleaning industry."
Pro Tips on How to Care for and Maintain Hard Floors in Commercial Buildings
In this 13-minute ISSA video, Spartan Chemical representative Andrew Wolfe discusses "hard floor care best practices."
Q&A on UV Disinfection Technology
Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on how to use UV disinfection units
Increase Your Knowledge, Improve Your Cleaning
"How to use your cleaning products to their fullest extent": Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on the distinction between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting (and when and how to do them)
Odor Mitigation Strategies
This Cleanfax article discusses specific approaches for odor removal in the context of facility cleaning
Protecting Your Workers From Cold Stress
Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on how to keep outdoor workers safe at low temperatures