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Raising the Bar with Targeted Gym Cleaning Strategies

By carefully targeting gym cleaning to your specific areas and amenities like an Arnold press targets your delts, you can make your gym a true hub of health and wellness. Let’s explore how to transform your gym into a place where cleanliness meets gains with more targeted fitness center cleaning.

Proper Gym Cleaning: Skin Infection Protection for Your Gym and Its Members

Whether they’re a fitness newbie or could compete in a professional bodybuilding competition, the gym is a place where all types of people build mental and physical health. Find out how to keep your gym members safe and your membership numbers healthy (hint, if infected, your members will leave.)

Beyond Clean: 5 Ways to Elevate Tenant Satisfaction in Exclusive Residences - Free Guide!

In the world of high-end residential rental properties, attracting tenants is just the beginning of a complex puzzle. Ensuring a world-class living experience that delights and retains tenants, especially in that crucial first year, is where property managers need to shift their focus. Here's how to use your time wisely.

Creating Your School's Individualized Cleaning Plan (ICP): An Educator's Guide to Tailored Cleanliness - Free Guide!

Cleaning and maintenance in educational facilities aren't just about eliminating germs; they are pivotal components in the enhancement of the educational experience. Let's delve into the aspects of an Individualized Cleaning Plan (ICP) and how you can implement this to foster an all-inclusive environment for learning.

Safely Preparing Your Facilities, Buildings, and Janitorial Staff for an Unexpected Winter Storm

Preparing for inclement weather is crucial to ensure the safety of your occupants and the smooth operation of your facilities. As many parts of the country know all too well, winter storms don’t just include snow, but rain as well. (Anyone experiencing the famous Pineapple Express Atmospheric River early in February can attest to that!) Learn more about staying safe.

7 Ways Facility Managers Care for Your Healthcare Business (So You Can Help More People)

Learn about 7 specific ways that facility managers care for a healthcare facility and how it benefits everyone from patients, to caregivers, and community members.

Overcoming the Challenge of Reducing Healthcare-Associated Infections

In January of 2024, the American Journal of Infection Control produced a study that shows HAIs and microbials continue to be on the rise despite disinfection protocols. Who are you putting in control of your healthcare facility cleaning? Are they experts or are they just doing the bare minimum?

Navigating Compliance in Manufacturing: A Tip Sheet for Commercial Cleaning

Manufacturing is a complex industry. Between maintenance, employee morale, and following compliance regulations, the industry is a logistical challenge for sure. Download this helpful tip sheet to help you stay in compliance.

How to Ensure a Safe Healthcare Environment with Commercial Cleaning Best Practices: Checklist Included

Navigating the maze of local, state, and federal storage and distribution regulations can be challenging. And keeping up with the latest trends in healthcare takes time. How can you stay up to date? Download this easy to follow checklist to know what to expect and understand what to do.

Designing a Tenant Experience that Aligns to Values and Priorities

The real estate market is in a holding pattern when it comes to purchasing; more and more folks are choosing to rent luxury residential properties. But, they demand certain amenities. If your property doesn't have an ESG policy or a dog park, common things like consistent communication and cleaning don't even matter. You do have room to improve. When you're freed up from commercial cleaning and quick turns, you can focus on big-picture priorities. Here's how, and why, we can help. 

Lights, Camera, Action – How to Keep Your Movie Theater Sparkling

In the world of entertainment, movie theaters hold a special place. They offer an escape from reality, a chance to be transported to different worlds, and a communal experience that can't be replicated at home.

Discovering the Latest Trends in Manufacturing and Warehousing Facility Management

One of the most significant trends in building management today is automation. With the rise of Industry 4.0 (the digitization of the manufacturing sector), manufacturers and warehouses are increasingly adopting automated processes to streamline operations and reduce costs.

Navigating the Fast Lane: Facility Management Trends in the Transportation Industry

Facility management in the transportation industry is a dynamic and constantly evolving field. By staying up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies, facility managers can ensure their facilities are running efficiently and sustainably.

Why Dine-In Movie Theater Operators Should Employ Psychology of Clean to Drive Results

Studies show that movie goers are begging for an elevated experience since the COVID-19 pandemic. Alamo Drafthouse is poised to give it to them.

How Business Synergies Transcend Client-Vendor Boundaries with International Paper

Supporting IP’s productivity at several locations nationwide is a crucial collaborator: OpenWorks. This strategic partnership has helped IP consistently and confidently maintain its facilities and illustrates how cleaned, disinfected, and safe facilities support IP’s brand promise.

Pristine Care: Your Flu Season Guide to Dialysis Center Cleaning

Flu season is upon us. Maintaining a pristine and hygienic environment for dialysis centers is life or death. Patients with compromised immune systems rely on these facilities for life-sustaining treatments, making infection prevention a top priority.

What is a Facility Management Aggregator and How Do They Put Health Facilities at Risk?

The process of aggregating, in general, doesn’t solve a more significant problem—a unified category solution. This business model collects information about providers, signs contracts, and then sells their services under a brand—that you may or may not have heard of.

Stay Cool, Calm, and Collected in a Crisis Thanks to Your Facility Manager

Crisis management is essential to running your facility. However, not every business has the internal resources, expertise, or bandwidth to manage the unexpected bumps and bruises that come their way. That is where third-party facility managers like OpenWorks come in. We are the folks who specialize in keeping you cool, calm and collected when everything else is in chaos.