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.

Building Services Management (January 2024 Edition)

The January 2024 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses "avoid[ing] carbon monoxide exposure when using heat" (P. 12-13), guidelines from the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) regarding "why and how to disinfect" (P. 14-15), and using "technology and data analytics" in facility management (P. 16-17).

Pressure Washers Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

FacilitiesNet article mentioning the recall of FNA Group's "Simpson Gas Pressure Washers line of products" as of December 28, 2023

Examine Your Battery Options

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on "battery selection for your floorcare equipment"

Building Services Management (December 2023 Edition)

The December 2023 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses "specialized PPE" for "extreme conditions" (P. 20-21) and "floor maintenance for slip and fall prevention" for "winter safety" (P. 32-33).

The Down and Dirty on Cleaning in Virus Season

CleanLink article on disinfecting "high-contact areas" during the "annual outbreak season"

Spread Cleanliness, Not Germs

Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on "best practices for preventing cross-contamination"

Building Services Management (November 2023 Edition)

The November 2023 edition of the Building Services Management magazine discusses "winter maintenance... for commercial properties" (P. 14-16), recent research from Tork showing "a link between clean, well-functioning workspaces and employee satisfaction" (P. 20-21), "how to keep temporary workers safe" (P. 22-23), and "four considerations" for cleaning small spaces in restrooms (P. 32-33).

Contracting Profits (November / December 2023 Edition)

The November / December 2023 edition of the Contracting Profits magazine discusses ergonomics considerations when selecting equipment for floor maintenance (P. 6-9) and "surface imaging technology" as a possible approach for identifying surface contamination (P. 10-12).

Cleaning Maintenance & Management (November / December 2023 Edition)

The November / December 2023 edition of the Cleaning Maintenance & Management magazine discusses "prepar[ing] for winter with the right mat system" (P. 12-13), preparing for the 2023-24 flu season via "effective and efficient cleaning and disinfecting protocols" (P. 18-20), "assessing the true ROI of autonomous mobile cleaning robots" (P. 32-34), "examin[ing] your battery options" to "improve your ROI for floor equipment" (P. 36-38), and "best practices for preventing cross-contamination" (P. 44-45).

Facility Maintenance Decisions (November / December 2023 Edition)

The November / December 2023 edition of the Facility Maintenance Decisions magazine discusses "five ways facility managers can benefit from AI" (P. 6-7), "HVAC upgrades at Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center" (P. 8-11), "LED installations in key exterior areas of Milwaukee International Airport" for energy savings (P. 12-15), and "security and access control" (P. 16-18).

Sanitary Maintenance (November / December 2023 Edition)

The November / December 2023 edition of the Sanitary Maintenance magazine discusses concrete floors (P. 10-13) and odor control for restrooms (P. 14-18).

Facility Cleaning Decisions (November / December 2023 Edition)

The November / December 2023 edition of the Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine discusses "the case for carpet tiles" (P. 12-15) and safety data sheets (P. 16-17).
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