School Classroom or Germ Factory?

Germiest Places in Schools

“Don’t put your mouth on it!” No matter where we were, if I was headed to a water fountain to get a drink, I heard my mother’s warning. To this day, I’m always wary of how close my mouth is to the spigot and I completely stay away from those fountains that lack the proper pressure to propel the water …

The Germiest Places in Your Office

Dirtiest Places in the Office

Do you wash your hands after using the restroom? What about after you make 50 copies of that report for your meeting starting in 10 minutes? If you’re like most people, habit dictates a good scrubbing after a toilet visit, but office supplies are usually considered safe enough. Except the dirtiest places in your office aren’t always the usual suspects—and …

Local cleaning company takes school partnership to new levels

Jonesboro, AR – Clean schools mean happier students and faculty, but for a local cleaning company, the partnership doesn’t end when the mops are put away. SG360, a facility services company in Jonesboro, is proud to extend its partnership with the local school district, hiring a Valley View High School student as a summer intern and investing in the robotics …

Better cleaning through technology: How new advancements are changing the industry

SG DH-1 Tech and Cleaning

I’ll admit: I was skeptical when I first saw a Roomba. Maybe even more curious. How does it know where to go? What happens when it hits the edge of the stairs? Does it work? Ever since Rosey the Robot first wheeled across our TV sets, we’ve looked to technology to help us with our cleaning efforts, both at work …

Work Smarter, Not Harder – Why aren’t you outsourcing?

Growing up in the Southwest, I can relate with the do-it-yourself mentality. At the onset, taking on the staffing, management and coordination of a janitorial staff feels doable. But in reality, this burden spreads administration’s time, energy and resources thin. Schools in Georgia have learned firsthand the cost benefits of outsourcing custodial services, with 36.7 percent currently using a private …

Asthma, Air Quality and Absenteeism: What’s the Connection?

The weather’s getting warmer as Spring approaches, and while the flowers in your garden may be coming back to life, your students may be catching not only spring fever but possibly something worse. Every student anxiously awaits spring break, but other school absences can be detrimental to the learning process. In fact, while the majority of kids will miss at …