SUSTAINABILITY

Keep Your Extractor Performing

In order to get the best life and best performance out of your extractor, you need to follow these simple maintenance steps. First, every time you are done using your extractor, make sure to empty both the solution tank and the recovery tank. The recovery tank needs emptied because if you leave debris and water [...]

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Benefits of Custom Cleaning Carts

How much research did you do before purchasing the cleaning carts used in your cleaning operation? Did you think about ergonomics or wheel systems or storage capacity? Or did you just buy the low-cost option? On the surface, the cleaning cart appears to be a low-tech product designed to carry cleaning supplies and tools. But [...]

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Mats Matter!

Did you know that up to 80% of contaminates in a building come through its entryways? That’s why your facility needs an effective matting system! High quality entrance mats cut down on cleaning-labor costs and reduce wear on floors. They can also lead to a significant reduction in harsh cleaning chemicals. Here are some practical [...]

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Are You Doing All You Can To Keep Your Janitorial Staff Safe?

The janitorial industry is by no means free from health hazards. Most cleaning personnel engage in their routines without ever thinking about the risks of the chemicals they use, the repetitive motion involved in their tasks, or pathogens they’re exposed to. To make sure your cleaning staff is doing all they can to stay healthy [...]

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Preventing Costly Slip and Fall Injuries in Your Business

Over 42,000 workers are injured annually due to falls. Around 66% of falls happen from slips and trips, and 34% are falls from heights. In the United States, falls are one of the leading causes of injury – accounting for approximately 9 million visits to emergency rooms annually. These injuries lead to a staggering 95 [...]

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What Is The Difference Between a Spot And a Stain?

The difference between a spot and a stain is 24 hours. If spills are addressed promptly, water may be all that is needed to remove a spot. However, for more stubborn stains end users will need a spot removal kit that contains a variety of chemicals to address different soil types. The most recent trend [...]

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Restroom Dispenser Restocking Tips

Janitors work hard to provide a clean, safe restroom environment for users. Frequently touched objects (FTOs) are cleaned regularly, odor problems are addressed immediately and general appearance is at the top of their priority list.   Sadly, this hard work is readily overlooked when a waste receptacle overflows, a towel dispenser is empty, toilet tissue is [...]

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Four Tips To Maintaining Gym Mats

Many indoor sporting activities require the use of gym mats to promote safety and prevent injuries. However, compared to other types of matting, gym mats have very specific placement, cleaning, care and storage requirements. Following these guidelines closely will help keep matting in good condition, providing years of use. Upon receiving. If a gym mat [...]

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Vacuum Productivity

How do you determine what vacuum to use in different areas of your facially? First you have to understand that soil walks into the building and is worn off the shoes in the first 40 feet of textile surface. Which means that for most facilities the first 40 feet of carpet off the lobby, in a [...]

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Understanding Microfiber

It is arguable that microfiber technology is the most significant product innovation to the cleaning industry in the last century. Not only has microfiber proven to reduce time and energy on certain tasks, it is environmentally friendly and can even reduce the use of chemicals. What is microfiber At first glance, the microfiber cloth appears to be [...]

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Maximize Your Microfiber

According to a report by the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, microfiber cloths are more effective than traditional cotton cloths for removing bacteria from surfaces.* This study also suggests that microfiber products can help minimize cross-contamination, especially if a color-coded cleaning system is in place or if the microfiber can [...]

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Removing Bodily Fluids

There are many infection control guidelines for Long Term Care Facilities, especially with the emphasis on bodily fluids.  Removing bodily fluids on carpet can be tricky.  Timeliness, a good process and the right chemicals are all important factors to get the job done. Some spots are much easier to treat than others, but what do [...]

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Dangerous Biofilm

What Is Biofilm? Biofilm is produced when germs build a barrier that protects them from disinfectants – even strong ones such as bleach. Think of biofilm as a thin fortress that enables bacteria to hide. It literally provides bacteria the protection they need from the disinfectants we use in our cleaning processes. The biggest problem [...]

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Introduction to Green Cleaning

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Green cleaning means the use of those products and services that have a lesser or reduced impact on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose. This definition comes from terms laid out in U.S. President Barack Obama’s Executive Order No. 13514. While simple in its approach, [...]

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