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Monday, May 25, 2015
[Wednesday, January 11, 2012]
I have been asked to submit a contract proposal to provide training for industry based commercial cleaning/small business management for approximately 20 persons. I have 4 yrs experience as a licensed instructor. What would be the best route to approach this issue? Based on what I currently know and have researched, the business aspect could be based on local colleges fees (I studied management in college); as for the commercial cleaning aspect, would I price per hour/student or use another method?
- Lloyd C. Hunt, Sr
[Monday, October 31, 2011]
I recently had a vinyl plank floating floor installed and when I moved a couch over it, there are marks. I had protectors (felt bottom) on the couch legs. What, if anything, will take out the marks??
- Cath Gordon
[Monday, January 17, 2011]
If someone is new to the business and using your Custodial Technician basic training course, how many hours are recommended in learning each module?
- cynthia stewart
[Thursday, September 24, 2009]
Is there an estimate of how many pounds of soil/dirt are tracked into a commercial (hospital) in a week, month or year?
- David Simonds
[Thursday, December 04, 2008]
I’m looking to start a construction clean up company and want to inquire about training. Currently I have a mentor who’s teaching me a lot. He subs a lot of his work, but I’d like to get the formal training so that I don’t have to do that. Some of the areas of expertise in which I was hoping to acquire skills are: carpets, floors, stone, metal, etc. I currently reside in Maryland, but will be relocating to Atlanta, Georgia in about six months.
- Terrell Odom
[Tuesday, December 02, 2008]
I am starting up a cleaning company and would like information on staffing, cleaning supplies, how to clean each room, customer service, etc. Any information is appreciated.
- Terrie Echols
[Saturday, August 11, 2007]
Are there any schools, certification programs, correspondence courses, company training programs, or other training avenues or resources available in becoming a janitor equipment mechanic or janitor equipment service technician? Any information that you could provide would be appreciated.
- Charles Trudell
[Saturday, February 17, 2007]
Is there an independent evaluation of competing training programs (those with videos...)? If not, is there a comprehensive listing that I can choose/research from?
- John Holzer
[Monday, October 02, 2006]
Are Job Safety/Hazard Analysis materials available for cleaning tasks such as vacuuming, dusting, trash pick up?
- tom piontek
[Thursday, May 04, 2006]
Where can I find good comprehensive training courses, primarily in the Western US?
- robert contreras
[Sunday, March 12, 2006]
Is there a school or class in Denver CO where I can learn about marble, granite and natural stone restoration and maintenance?
- Erika Cardenas
[Saturday, April 30, 2005]
Are there any schools in the new england area to attend for some one interested in learning and certification for hood and range cleaning of resturants? Also, What equipment is needed to do this kind of work?
- Elliot Garcia
[Thursday, March 10, 2005]
I am looking for information on seminars, videos, or other training material on how to clean upholstered furniture.
- James Nokes
[Friday, October 08, 2004]
How do we get our staff to use the new spray-and-vac system we purchased (so far it has been sitting in the closet)?
- Fran Morrison
[Friday, October 08, 2004]
What do you think about translating complete cleaning training materials to the Spanish language, and developing a special project to train Latin workers in the USA & Latin America, with the recognition of cleaning industry organizations like Cleaning Managment Institute, ISSA, NFSI, BSCAI, etc?
- Rafael solis
[Thursday, July 08, 2004]
Is there a college, university or school that I can attend in order to get a degree in cleaning?
- michael sears
[Wednesday, March 17, 2004]
What is the best method for conducting training seminars?
- Jack McCallum
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