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4 Innovative Cleaning Solutions To Enhance Staff Productivity

4 Innovative Cleaning Solutions To Enhance Staff Productivity

New janitorial innovations are hitting the market daily, making it easier for janitorial personnel to clean and maintain the areas in their facility. You’ve likely encountered common issues, like malfunctioning dispensers, under or over diluted chemicals, or concerns caused by chemicals in the air or on surfaces. Innovative cleaning solutions can help you avoid the …

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How to Prevent Empty Commercial Soap Dispensers

How to Prevent Empty Commercial Soap Dispensers

Did you know that your guests can leave your restroom with twice the amount of germs on their hands than when they entered? Using the restroom requires the people in your building to touch multiple surfaces and objects. Whether they’re touching the doors, toilet flush valves, or faucets, there’s a high risk of spreading germs …

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What Causes Restroom Odors?: 3 Common Sources

What Causes Restroom Odors?: 3 Common Sources

Keeping your commercial restroom looking and smelling its best is an important part of maintaining a positive perception of your facility among guests. If your guests notice a foul odor while they’re in your restroom, it’s possible that you and your janitorial team will have to clean your restroom more often to address complaints and …

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5 Tips to Safely Strip and Wax Floors

5 Tips to Safely Strip and Wax Floors

Floor maintenance procedures of any kind can pose a safety risk to your staff and the people in your building. Risks include slips, falls, chemical exposure, and more. However, if performed correctly, these risks can be greatly reduced or even eliminated.  One of the most necessary, yet accident-prone maintenance procedures performed by you and your …

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Electrostatic Disinfection: 3 Ways to Get The Most Out of Your Sprayer

Electrostatic Disinfection: 3 Ways to Get The Most Out of Your Sprayer

As the need for frequent disinfection grows, high volume disinfection is becoming increasingly popular. The most popular and effective high-volume disinfection method is electrostatic technology. Electrostatic sprayer technology applies an electric charge to a disinfectant chemical. The charge allows the disinfectant droplets to evenly and completely coat surfaces and objects.

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How to Fix Foam in Your Commercial Carpet Extractor

How to Fix Foam in Your Commercial Carpet Extractor

Carpet extractors are a powerful tool for cleaning and maintaining the carpets in your facility. Like with any janitorial equipment, there may be some issues that require extra attention from you and your cleaning staff. One of the most common and easily preventable issues you may encounter with your carpet extractor is foaming in the …

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What is an Orbital Scrubber? 3 Key Benefits

What is an Orbital Scrubber? 3 Key Benefits

If you’ve been looking for a way to make your cleaning program safer, more efficient, and more sustainable, an orbital floor scrubber may be a good investment for your facility. Orbital scrubbers use advanced technology to make the process of cleaning your facility’s floors easier than with a mop and bucket or a traditional disc …

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What’s The Best Floor Pad for VCT (Vinyl Composition Tile)?

What’s The Best Floor Pad for VCT (Vinyl Composition Tile)?

When maintaining your VCT (vinyl composition tile) flooring, it’s important to know how to keep it looking its best for enhanced facility appearance, lower maintenance costs, and extended floor life. As you have likely seen in your searches, there are several different floor pad colors, textures, and materials. Finding the right one to maintain your …

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How to Choose the Right Soap or Sanitizer Dispenser for your Campus: 7 Considerations

How to Choose the Right Soap or Sanitizer Dispenser for your Campus: 7 Considerations

College and university campuses are at an increased risk of germ spread and illness because students often spend most of their time in dorms, classrooms, and other shared spaces like cafeterias, restrooms, and recreational centers. Illness-causing germs, bacteria, and viruses are easily transmitted directly through contact between people, and indirectly via surfaces such as door …

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5 Common Hand Hygiene Dispenser Problems & How to Solve Them

5 Common Hand Hygiene Dispenser Problems & How to Solve Them

Are you having trouble with the hand soap or sanitizer dispensers in your facility? Don’t worry, many facilities experience problems with their dispensers at one time or another. Depending on the system, your soap or sanitizer dispenser could be affected by a variety of issues causing it to malfunction.  Luckily, there are several simple ways …

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Food Grade Sanitizer: What are Approved Sanitizers for Food Service?

Food Grade Sanitizer: What are Approved Sanitizers for Food Service?

Keeping any area clean and free of illness-causing germs and bacteria is important for businesses of all types, but it is especially critical in foodservice operations and other businesses that serve food. Businesses serving food must lower the risk of cross-contamination and foodborne illness to keep guests protected from sickness. Cleaning and sanitizing are essential …

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Commercial Soap Dispensers: How to Select the Right System For Your Business

Commercial Soap Dispensers: How to Select the Right System For Your Business

Modern commercial skincare dispensing systems can enhance your facility’s hand hygiene program in several ways including reduced germ spread, limited risk of cross-contamination, and improved sustainability. As you search for a new skincare system, you’ve likely realized there are many new, innovative soap and sanitizer dispensing options on the market today, and narrowing down the …

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2 Best Low Maintenance Floor Finishes of 2022

2 Best Low Maintenance Floor Finishes of 2022

Finding the time and money to maintain your resilient hard floors can be challenging, especially in a time where staff is already stretched thin. To maintain soft, or high maintenance floor finishes you’ll likely need to burnish them 2-3 times a week, or more, depending on foot traffic and desired look. However, this may not …

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5 Best High Shine Floor Finishes of 2022

5 Best High Shine Floor Finishes of 2022

Are you searching for the best high shine floor finish? Selecting the right floor finish for your commercial hard floors can be challenging. While there are hundreds of floor finishes on the market, they can generally be segmented into two groups: high maintenance and low maintenance. 

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6 Expert Tips to Strip and Wax Commercial Hard Floors

6 Expert Tips to Strip and Wax Commercial Hard Floors

Floorcare can be challenging, especially when performing a strip and wax. There are several steps as well as various mistakes that are common which can affect the outcome of the procedure. Performing this restorative procedure is also time-consuming and expensive, so it is important to get it right the first time. However, given the time …

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How to Strip and Wax Commercial Hard Floors [+ Key Benefits]

How to Strip and Wax Commercial Hard Floors [+ Key Benefits]

our floors are the very first thing people notice when entering a building. Keeping them looking their best is important. However, this can be challenging. Everyday soils are tracked inside, and as a result, floors get worn. They get discolored, scratched, and damaged as occupants track dirt and other abrasive soils inside. Additionally, the winter …

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How to Remove Ice Melt and Salt Stains From Carpet in 6 Steps

How to Remove Ice Melt and Salt Stains From Carpet in 6 Steps

During the winter months, ice melt and salts are used to keep sidewalks and entryways from getting slippery, helping to protect the safety of building occupants. While protecting people from injury, ice melt creates a range of cleaning challenges inside the building. Although ice melt is applied outside in parking lots, on sidewalks, and near …

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Where Are The Germiest Areas in Your Facility?

Where Are The Germiest Areas in Your Facility?

Germs are everywhere. They are a part of everyday life and are found in and on people, in the air, in the soil, and in water. Some germs are not harmful but others can lead to serious illness and infections, reiterating the importance of cleaning to reduce germs. The germiest parts in any facility are …

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How to Disinfect Carpet in Your Facility

How to Disinfect Carpet in Your Facility

Cleaning and disinfecting is the best way to remove germs from surfaces and to prevent illness from occurring in your facility. In any facility, the two main types of surfaces are hard and soft surfaces. Most EPA-registered disinfectants clearly state their ability to be used on “hard, nonporous surfaces.” This leaves many questioning how to …

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3 Ways to Maximize Your Facility’s Disinfectant Supply During a Shortage [VIDEO]

3 Ways to Maximize Your Facility’s Disinfectant Supply During a Shortage [VIDEO]

Implementing an effective cleaning and disinfecting process is important to protecting your facility against Coronavirus.  However, as the situation regarding the novel Coronavirus outbreak continues there is a high demand for infection control products. Facilities are more aware of their cleaning and disinfection protocols, and are requiring additional product for more frequent disinfection processes. Orders …

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How to Safely Disinfect With Bleach

How to Safely Disinfect With Bleach

Orders for infection control products like disinfectants and other related items have increased across the nation as Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) continues to spread. Manufacturers of these products are having difficulty keeping up with demand, and your current disinfectant may be temporarily unavailable. If you can’t get the disinfectant you regularly use, other disinfectants, like bleach, can …

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6 Steps to Reduce Foodborne Illness and Cross-Contamination

6 Steps to Reduce Foodborne Illness and Cross-Contamination

Without proper cleaning and sanitization procedures, foodservice operators are putting their customers at increased risk of foodborne illness. A food poisoning outbreak will negatively affect customer’s perception and satisfaction with your business, giving your business a bad reputation. A bad reputation can mean lost sales and may even put you out of business.

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Carpet Care 101: 4 Essentials of a Commercial Carpet Care Program

Carpet Care 101: 4 Essentials of a Commercial Carpet Care Program

Carpets can have a large impact on the way your facility is perceived. If your facility’s carpets are worn, stained or dirty, people will notice and leave with a negative impression of your business. Commercial carpeting, especially in high traffic areas, will experience noticeable wear and damage if it is not properly maintained. Once damaged, …

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The Best Way to Remove Grease From Commercial Kitchen Floors (7 Steps)

The Best Way to Remove Grease From Commercial Kitchen Floors (7 Steps)

Slips and falls are the number one accident problem in commercial kitchens. Slips and falls are also a leading cause of workers’ compensation claims. 85% of worker’s compensation claims are attributed to employees slipping on slick floors. Greasy kitchen floors are a major contributor to this problem. Commercial kitchen floors present special challenges and require …

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Dumpster Odor Control: How to Eliminate Dumpster Odor

Dumpster Odor Control: How to Eliminate Dumpster Odor

Foul odors from dumpsters or compactors can turn a tenant or guest’s good experience into an unpleasant one. Offensive odors will create the wrong image of your facility, leaving guests with a negative impression of your business’ cleanliness. Any facility that is discarding waste in a dumpster or compactor is going to experience foul odors …

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6 Steps to Restore Resilient Hard Floors with a Floor Buffer

6 Steps to Restore Resilient Hard Floors with a Floor Buffer

Abrasive soils are tracked through your facility every day, scratching and dulling your hard floors. A dull and dirty floor can hurt your business’ image and lead to increased customer complaints. It is important to the life and appearance of your resilient hard floor that you have a complete and practical floor care program including …

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How to Successfully Eliminate Restroom Odors in 3 Easy Steps

How to Successfully Eliminate Restroom Odors in 3 Easy Steps

A major problem in commercial restrooms is foul odor. Restroom odors can leave your guests believing that you do not properly maintain your facility or that your facility is unclean.  But what your guests do not realize is that even when you are performing consistent daily cleaning procedures, your facility can be plagued by foul …

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What is Quat Binding? (Definition, Dangers, & Prevention)

What is Quat Binding? (Definition, Dangers, & Prevention)

Quat-based disinfectants are popular cleaning and disinfecting solutions used to kill bacteria, mold, and viruses. When used properly quats are highly effective. When used with the wrong cleaning tools, quat disinfectants become less effective and the disinfecting that you think is killing bacteria is not actually happening, even when you’re using the right dilution ratio.

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How to Remove a Carpet Stain

How to Remove a Carpet Stain

Whether it’s a coffee stain in the break room or soda spill in the cafeteria, regular spot cleaning is critical to the appearance of your facility’s carpet. Carpet cleaning procedures depend on the type of carpet and soil damage acquired.

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How to Clean a Toilet [VIDEO]

How to Clean a Toilet [VIDEO]

Toilets are one of the biggest pain points of a dirty restroom.  Dirty restrooms leave employees, customers, and visitors with a lasting negative impression. Stained toilets are quickly noticed and can harbor bacteria which produce those unpleasant odors. Thankfully, much of this restroom distress can be reduced through proper toilet cleaning procedures and the right tools. …

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