Entries by Ben Walker

A Decade of Cleaning

What a wild decade.  In some areas, we’ve seen the cleaning industry advance. This is the first decade where we’ve experienced full blown automation. Robots are starting to clean floors. New chemical technology is reducing disinfectant dwell time and the Internet of Things (IoT) is expanding the visibility custodial professionals have over their operations.  But […]

The Good Fight

Note: Each month, Ben Walker shares his monthly musings for our e-Newsletter, Cleaning Matters. April’s column is located here. If you aren’t subscribed to Cleaning Matters, you can do so by clicking here. A few weeks ago, I was asked to present during the Clean Buildings Expo, which is sponsored in part by Trade Press […]

Thank You, John Walker and Friends

John Walker spent much of his life finding ways to empower janitors and enhance the way custodial operations are organized, managed and executed. When you talked to John, his energy and enthusiasm for improving the industry was contagious. Last Sunday, John passed away after an extended illness. In passing, the cleaning industry lost a legend […]

Let’s Take a Minute to Thank the Cleaners

When you fly into a city at night, one of the first things you notice is all the lights. Lights from the street lamps, illuminating the roads so drivers can see where they are going. Lights from stadiums, shining brightly on athletes so fans can watch them play. Lights from high-rises and skyscrapers, illuminating rooms […]