Articles by Stanley Quentin Hulin

Pricing Hard Floor Maintenance by the Square Foot

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Calculating the price for performing services using a price-per-square-foot method is common in our industry. Often, the price-per-square-foot multiplier is based on the fair market value for the service(s) in a geographical region or local area.
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Maintaining Hard Floors in a Health Care Environment

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Health care has traditionally been an in-house cleaning situation. Now, there is more of an emphasis on contracting out some services to janitorial and floor maintenance contractors.
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Selecting the Right Pads or Brushes Will Save Time & Money

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Pads or brushes used for the wrong service, or inconsistent for the floor coatings or finishes used, will yield unsatisfactory results.
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Solving Rest Room Floor Maintenance Problems

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One of the most challenging areas for a facility manager or a hard floor maintenance technician is the rest room. Some facilities may see minimal usage while others receive excessive traffic. As many facility types there are, there are just as many types of floor coverings used in rest rooms.
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Communication: The First Step to Understanding

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There is always two parts of communication, transmission and reception. If one and/or the other are not clear, miscommunication is the result. In hard floor maintenance management, this can end up in disaster that may ultimately cost in terms of time, money, damage or accident.
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Troubleshooting Hints for Resilient Floor Coverings

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Occasionally, during the scrubbing or stripping process, you may encounter solid vinyl tile or sheet vinyl flooring that may appear to be damaged.
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Wood Floor Troubleshooting Tips

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Maintenance of wood floor coverings has changed over the years. The coatings on them are much more durable than their predecessors. In commercial buildings, it’s rare to find a floor maintained with wood seal and paste wax.
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Managing Hard Floor Maintenance

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As property owners and managers, you are generally responsible for all things within your buildings and are extremely busy. You rely on the expertise of the individuals or companies you contract or hire to perform the services requested.
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Extending the Strip Cycle: Aggressive Scrubbing

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There are occasions in the course of the implementing the hard floor maintenance service program when you may not have the time, resources or manpower to perform a strip as scheduled.
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The Changing of the Guard

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In his final article for ICS, long-time columnist Stanley Quentin Hulin pays homage to all hard floor maintenance professionals.
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