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.
Colgate-Palmolive Announces Recall on Popular Chemical
CleanLink article mentioning the recall of certain Fabuloso cleaners as of February 8, 2023
Q&A on UV Disinfection Technology
Cleaning Maintenance & Management article on how to use UV disinfection units
Handwashing Remains Important Post-Pandemic
Facilities article on the 2023 Healthy Handwashing Survey conducted by Bradley Corporation (which includes breakdowns for typical behavior and shows a preference for touchless restroom fixtures)
ISSA Today (January / February 2023 Edition)
The January / February 2023 edition of the ISSA Today magazine discusses training cleaning workers "to protect human health" (P. 18-21), the importance of cybersecurity for the cleaning industry (P. 22-24), financial forecasting in the cleaning industry (P. 25-26), and the management of storage areas for cleaning supplies and equipment (P. 28-33).
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)
The Toronto Zoo's Restrooms Renovated with Sloan Fixtures
FacilitiesNet article on the adoption of touch-free restroom fixtures by the Toronto Zoo
Sanitary Maintenance (January / February 2023 Edition)
The January / February 2023 edition of the Sanitary Maintenance magazine discusses autonomous floor cleaning equipment (P. 8-9) and sustainability considerations for paper tissue products (P. 10-13).
Smart Windows Offer Modern Solution for Middle Tennessee State University
FacilitiesNet article on the adoption of "smart windows" by Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) for the purpose of saving energy and improving occupational comfort
Cleaning Maintenance & Management (January / February 2023 Edition)
The January / February 2023 edition of the Cleaning Maintenance & Management magazine discusses cleaning in K-12 schools (P. 8-9), infection control (P. 14-18), "how to use your cleaning products to their fullest extent" (P. 21-23), spraying drones for exterior cleaning (P. 26-28), and surface disinfection with UV light (P. 29-31).
Wet Dry Vacuums Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
FacilitiesNet article mentioning the recall of three models of BISSELL wet / dry vacuums as of January 12, 2023
Odor Mitigation Strategies
This Cleanfax article discusses specific approaches for odor removal in the context of facility cleaning
Facility Cleaning Decisions (January / February 2023 Edition)
The January / February 2023 edition of the Facility Cleaning Decisions magazine discusses dealing with excess inventory of cleaning supplies (P. 12-14), spot cleaning for carpets (P. 16-18), and the preparation of facility management staff for leadership roles (P. 20-21).