Maintenance and Cleaning Practices

Title Abstract Publication Date
HEPA Help. Discusses types of high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters used in vacuum cleaners. Although they can offer thorough filtration of vacuumed air, they are considerably more expensive, and their... 04/30/2006
High-Level Maintenance Decisions. Reviews considerations for lift equipment for maintenance personnel, including inspection, equipment size and reach, and safety features. Proper training and safety procedures are also discussed. 02/29/2008
How Safe Is Your Playground? Part 2. Risk Factor Four: Equipment and Surfacing Maintenance on Safe Playgrounds The authors explain the necessity of developing an ongoing playground maintenance program. They provide a step-by-step process for creating a good maintenance plan specific to any given play facility... 03/31/2000
How To Clean and Disinfect Schools To Help Slow the Spread of Flu. Tips on how to slow the spread of flu specifically through cleaning and disinfecting, including how to do it correctly and how to handle waste properly. 08/31/2010
How To Maintain Your Masonry Facade. Discusses facade maintenance procedures that will help protect the facility and its structure, building systems, interior finishes, and occupants from inclement weather. Facade assessment methods and... 07/31/2000
Hundreds of Vacuum Cleaners. One Purchase. How to Make the Decision. Reviews potential debates over vacuum purchases, including quantity versus quality of equipment, day versus night cleaning, backpacks versus uprights, and indoor air qulaity. 06/30/2007
IAQ and the Older Facility Attention to key HVAC components can help managers improve the indoor environment in aging facilities. This discusses air handlers, filtration equipment, and cooling towers. 12/31/2003
Implementing a Cleaning and Maintenance Standard. Describes the benefits of certification under the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) administered by ISSA, as illustrated by the certification of the University of Michigan Plant Building... 10/31/2007
Improving Indoor Air Quality in Schools: Training Program. Presents a European outlook on school indoor air quality, with special attention to procedures an substances used to clean schools. 12/31/2002
Indoor Air Quality in Schools. Asserting that the air quality inside schools is often worse than outdoor pollution, leading to various health complaints and loss of productivity, this paper details factors contributing to schools... 05/31/2000
Indoor Air Quality. Tools for Schools. [With Videotape]. This kit contains materials to assist a school indoor air quality (IAQ) coordinator in conducting a school IAQ program. Along with the IAQ coordinator's guide, the kit contains IAQ coordinator... 11/30/2000
Indoor Environmental Quality within an Elementary School: Measurements of Felis Domesticus I, Dermatophagoides Pteronyssinus, Dermatophagoides Farinae I, And Blatella Germanica in Carpeting. Quantifies the concentrations of cat (Felis domesticus I), dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus I, Dermatophagoides farinae I), and cockroach (Blatella germanica) allergens in carpeting in an... 12/31/2008
Infrared Imaging: Critical Tools for Critical Times. Discusses the use of infrared cameras to detect energy loss through the building envelope and moisture in unwanted places throughout the building. Types and features of infrared scanners and their... 02/28/2009
Infrared Imaging: Tracking the Evolution. Discusses the evolution of infrared detection of facilities issues, with a rapid progress to less expensive, smaller, lighter, and more technologically advanced machines. It is now possible, even... 02/28/2011
Insulation: A Win-Win for IAQ Often overlooked, insulation can help facilities improve their indoor air quality and maximize energy efficiency. This discusses building exteriors, HVAC ducts, pipe insulation, and maximizing... 07/31/2004
Irritants and Allergens at School in Relation to Furnishings and Cleaning In order to study the influence of furnishings and cleaning on the indoor air quality at school, 181 randomly chosen classrooms were investigated. The amounts of open shelves, textiles and other... 05/31/2001
JOC Be Nimble, JOC by Quick Explores the Job Order Contracting (JOC) procurement method that allows school administrators to complete a large number of high quality maintenance projects quickly with a single, competitive bid... 05/31/2012
Keep It Clean. Offers ideas for cleaning and maintenance management of school food service areas to avoid possible waste, injuries, unsanitary conditions, and unnecessary risk to those using the facilities.... 10/31/1998
Keeping It Clean by Going ‘Green.' This discusses how to integrate highly productive equipment with environmentally friendly and cost-effective products to enhance the level of cleanliness in restrooms. Using the resources of such... 05/31/2003
Keeping It Clean. Describes how the dirt and grime tracked onto school building floors can be minimized with a few simple steps, such as walkoff mats, and using vinyl composition tiling. 05/31/2002
Keys to Success. Describes 10 ways that schools can overcome and move beyond impediments to providing safe, healthful, and high-quality education. The 10 areas include finances, sustainable design, operating... 11/30/2010
Lead-Safe Schools Curriculum. This guide presents lesson plans, overheads, and handouts that can be used to present a five-hour course on lead hazards in school maintenance work. The course is designed to give school employees... 12/31/1999
Lead-Safe Schools Guide For Maintenance and Operations Departments. This guide provides California school districts with information for creating safer lead-free school environments through better custodial and maintenance policies and practices. The guide examines... 12/31/1999
Lead-Safe Schools Kit. This kit contains four trainers tools for educating California school maintenance and operations personnel on providing lead-safe schools. Contents include the Lead-Safe Schools Curriculum that has... 12/31/1999
LEED 2009: Impact on Operations and Maintenance. Discusses how the LEED v3 rating system will affect building operations and maintenance. The three enhancements detailed are harmonizing prerequisites and credits for increased consistency, adjusting... 05/31/2009