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    Dangerous Bathroom Germs & Signs to Look For

    Did you know that the average public restroom door handle carries 400 times more germs and bacteria than the toilet within?  There are about 650 types of germs and bacteria found in the typical public restroom including E. Coli, Salmonella, Norovirus, Shigella, Hepatitis, and Staphylococcus So how do you know if the restroom in your facility is clean?  Here are a few things to be on the lookout for that may indicate carries these types of bacteria: Visible dirt and grime Foul smell or overwhelming air freshener/chemical smell Discolored toilet bowl or sink Chemical residues, sticky surfaces or floors Dirty [...]

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    Solar Electric Power: Eco Friendly & Save on your Heating Bills

    When most people hear the word solar, they think of solar electric power.  Solar electric is the most commonly used form of solar power.  However, it is important to know that it is the least efficient.  One of the latest discoveries in solar energy is solar hot air.  Out of all of the solar systems, solar hot air is the simplest to install, maintain, and is the most efficient as far as properly circulating warm air. Solar hot air is meant to supplement and in some cases entirely replace conventional heating systems.  Solar hot air collectors can be mounted on [...]

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    What You Need To Know About Bleach

    People have been using chlorine bleach since the 1800’s.  Originally it was used for removing color from fabric and other materials – as it is today.  However, in the last century, people have started using it as a cleaner and disinfectant as well.  It seems to get the job done for what we need it to do, but what is all this talk about it being dangerous and what are some of the harms of using it? As most people know, chlorine bleach has many health risks. Bleach causes skin irritation and can even create burns if the concentration is [...]

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    Emergency’s & Accomodating to Your Tenant Needs

    Whether you’re a residential or commercial manager, at some point in your career, you may come across an emergency situation and will have to know how to cater to your tenants and especially those with special needs when that time comes. It is very important to be educated and prepare for emergencies should something arise. Tips to follow in case of an emergency…. The key to reducing stress, confusion, and mistakes in a time of emergency or crisis is communication.  It is vital to obtain contact information for your tenants and keep it updated.  Set a plan of emergency communication [...]

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    Outsourcing – Is It Really Worth It?

    Do you want to save time, reduce overhead and make more money? Well, Lane’s has done the research and has found that outsourcing can really be one of the best options to achieving these goals. Here’s what we found… Each part of your business that does not directly support, develop or improve your products and services, can be outsourced.  Your cleaning and janitorial work is one of those that should be considered.  Maintaining a clean, germ-free work environment is essential for the health and safety of employees as well as clients.  Professional janitorial companies are great to hire because they [...]

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    Spring Cleaning (Part V): A New Beginning

    Getting burned out?  Need a change?  Well then, make one! Tips and ideas for re-creating your workspace: Most of your time is spent at work, so it’s important to make your space your own. Below are a few tips you can follow to help you create an office that is more desirable and fits your style. Take everything off of the walls, and put it all in a box.  Apply a fresh coat of paint.  Use a color that inspires and energizes you. If you want to get really creative, you could even turn one of your walls into a [...]

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    Spring Cleaning (Part IV): A Breath of Fresh Air

    Did you know the air you breathe at work everyday is more than likely polluted with harmful toxins?  These toxins consist of benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.  Do you have any idea of what might be causing this dirty air? Well we did the research and here’s what we found out: Benzene – produced by ink, oil, paint, plastic, rubber, dye, detergent, gasoline, tobacco smoke, and synthetic fibers. Formaldehyde – produced by foam insulation, plywood, pressed wood products, grocery sacks, waxed paper, fire retardants, adhesive binding in floor coverings, tobacco smoke, and natural gas. Trichloroethylene – used in printing inks, dry [...]

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    Spring Cleaning (Part III): Technology Clean Up

    Your computer is probably the single most important thing in your whole office.  It is essential to keep your computer and other electronics clean, organized, and protected for optimal performance. Here are a few tips we here at Lane’s practice regularly to keep our technology and equipment clean: Step 1 – Look around your office for any old technology (that you’re not using anymore) and that can be recycled.  This could be printers, monitors, phones, calculators, ink, toner, etc.  If you find any of these things, please take them to your nearest recycling center/drop off.  Tip:  If these items do [...]

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    Spring Cleaning (Part II): Magic Act

    Have you ever noticed that file cabinets have magic powers?  A file cabinet has the power to make things disappear, and then reappear when you need them.  A file cabinet is a great tool for organizing, however when they start overflowing and become too crammed, it’s time to start cleaning them out and making room for the new stuff. Spring Cleaning Part 2: Cleaning out your filing cabinet is much like cleaning out your desk, this can sound a little scary, but it’s not as hard as you’d think. First – If your file cabinet is hard to open, won’t [...]

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    Spring Cleaning (Part I): Hide & Seek

    Has it been a while since you could see the top of your desk?  Do you even remember what color it is?  Are little elves coming into your office and stealing/misplacing your things in the middle of the night?  If so, I think it’s probably time for some spring cleaning… The first and most important part of spring cleaning in the office is finding your desk.  It may look overwhelming, but with a plan and little dedication, you can do it! First – Take every piece of paper on your desk and put it in a single pile.  Okay, that [...]

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