When Servicon Operations Manager, Juan Vasquez, walked by a woman sitting in a chair alone, he could tell something was wrong. She looked pale and troubled. Because he worked on the cancer treatment floor of the hospital, Juan knew that it’s likely she just finished a...
Servicon Adopts 4 Industry Innovations
Keeping up with innovative technologies is vital for any successful commercial cleaning services provider. At Servicon, we are always on the lookout for technologies that can increase productivity, protect worker health, are more sustainable, and reduce client costs....
To Disinfect or Not to Disinfect Is Not the Question
Industry Experts React to Updated CDC GuidelinesBy ServiconThe CDC gave us a lot to talk about when it updated its guidelines regarding cleaning and disinfecting best practices to protect against COVID-19. Declaring that the chance of catching COVID-19 from a surface...
Hospital Environmental Services & Throughput
Ever-tightening budgets are putting pressure on hospitals to improve their throughput – the time from patient admittance through discharge. It is a mistake to overlook the significant role hospital environmental services (EVS) can play in the process.
Hospital Environmental Services, Empathy & HCAHPS
Empathy can positively impact hospital patient satisfaction and raise HCAHPS scores. Yet the significant contribution hospital environmental services (EVS) workers with empathy training can make in these areas is often overlooked.
Healthcare EVS – Empathy by the Numbers
The CDC reports healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) account for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths each year. Statistics such as these highlight the importance of hospital environmental services (EVS) workers and their role in infection prevention.
6 Traits of Hospital Environmental Services Technicians
Hospital environmental services (EVS) technicians face many challenges. Some are obvious. Others are subtler and call for a unique skill set. Here are six character traits to look for in new hires and cultivate in your current EVS healthcare team.
How to Choose a COVID-19 Cleaning Services Provider
As a business owner looking to reopen—and stay open—you need to be sure your COVID cleaning services provider uses CDC-approved cleaning and disinfecting best practices. Proper cleaning and disinfection ensure a safe, healthy environment for your customers and staff.
COVID-19 Cleaning Services Must Make a Clean Start
Some COVID-19 cleaning services immediately sell COVID-19 disinfecting services and sanitizing options, disregarding cleaning. Let’s look at what cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting are, and why you must clean first.
Clearing the Fog About Foggers
A lot of misinformation surrounds using fogging/misting devices to disinfect. Some companies are employing them with disinfectants not approved for use in this equipment by the EPA and without following CDC guidelines.
Scratching the True Surface of Antimicrobial Coatings
Antimicrobial surface coatings are being promoted as a way to keep your facilities virus-free for up to seven days. Yet the reality is more complicated and, currently, these surfaces provide less of a solution than we might wish.
Turning the Spotlight on UV Light Disinfection
Servicon has partnered with The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS) to give us access to a network of top researchers, epidemiologists, and other scientists specializing in infection prevention. This partnership assures all Servicon products, equipment use, and methodologies are science-backed and the information we share has been vetted for accuracy
New Employment and Labor Laws in California
Read about the new laws in California that affect the janitorial companies and the clients they provide service too, such as Classification of Independent Contractors (AB 5), Specified Lactation Accommodations (SB 142), Additional Paid Family Leave (SB 83) and more
3 California Laws That Affect Janitorial Companies and Their Clients
California’s AB 5 regulation changed the Labor Code and Wage Order regarding which workers or businesses can be classified as independent contractors. To establish independent contractor status, employers must satisfy these three criteria.
It is Time to Break Down the Costs and Save Big
Servicon partnered with a leading workforce technology company to help clients better allocate resources while lowering their expenses. Discover how this technology adds value by tracking labor hours, simplifying budgeting, streamlining billing, and more.
Servicon Has Achieved Culver City’s Sustainable Business Certification
Servicon has achieved Tier 2 of Culver City’s Sustainable Business Certification. (CCSBCP, which acknowledges business practices that reduce water and energy consumption, prevent pollution, divert landfill waste, and uphold social responsibility.
Servicon Systems Was Recognized By the LABJ
Servicon was honored to be recognized by the LA Business Journal, making its list as one of California’s most Influential Family-Owned Businesses. Servicon vowed to continue to work to change the face of our industry in every aspect of its business
Servicon CTO Tom Schurman on Implementing New Technology in the Janitorial Industry
Servicon’s Chief Transformation Officer Tom Schurman answers questions on the challenges and rewards of implementing new technologies within the janitorial and custodial industries. He even touches on why new generations should consider a career at Servicon.
The Property Service Worker Protection Act Explained
AB 1978, the Property Service Worker Protection Act, is the most important new legislation to impact the janitorial industry in California. It is the latest California law designed to move the janitorial industry into a modern and transparent service industry....
Housekeeping Staff Training: Why is it Important
Smart healthcare administrators understand the vital role of EVS in reducing HAIs, promoting safety, and improving patient satisfaction scores, but in-house teams can prove expensive. If you outsource, you can check a provider’s quality by reviewing it EVS training program.
KPIs for the Cleaning Industry: 5 Things Your Service Provider Should Always Measure
Key Performance Indicators (KPI) can make or break any business decision. The cleaning industry is no different. Here are the five KPIs that your cleaning company should be reporting to you
Is Security a Priority at Your Facility? 3 Tips to Protect Your Organization From Sabotage!
Servicon is a janitorial company that works with many high-security facilities. We feel strongly about protecting your sensitive information at all levels. These three tips will keep your facility secure when working with outside service providers.
Both, Customer and Service Provider Jointly Liable for $4.5M Janitorial Wage Theft
The California Labor Commission found The Cheesecake Factory and its janitorial contractor and subcontractor jointly liable for more than $4.5 million in lost custodial wages and fines. The SB-588 law holds all parties involved liable for labor violations.
Smart Bathrooms = Optimized Labor and Better Tenant Experience
The benefits of Internet of Things (IoT) devices are of great interest to many facility managers directly responsible for budget control, staff optimization, and tenant experience. Discover how IoT can help you meet your facility maintenance and custodial goals.