In Focus

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.

Ever-Present Germs in Buildings

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on microorganisms in "the built environment" and the various environmental factors that can increase contamination risk

5 Adjustments Cleaning Pros Make To Improve Restrooms

CleanLink article on addressing common mistakes in restroom cleaning

Study Shows Impact of Disinfectant Contact Time and Formulation

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on a 2023 Purdue University study regarding the effect of contact time on "disinfectant efficacy against Candida auris (C. auris) when using disinfectant towelettes on hard, non-porous surfaces"

Trends in Hard Floors: What You Need to Know About Today’s Hard Floor Materials and Cleaning Systems

This 68-minute ISSA webinar discusses "best cleaning and care practices" for maintaining hard floors.

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."
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