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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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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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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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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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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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Best Vacuums for Commercial Carpet: A Comprehensive Review

Best Vacuums for Commercial Carpet: A Comprehensive Review

Commercial carpeting is popular in many facilities because of its ability to hide dirt and soils. Unfortunately, this same quality makes it hard to clean – unless you have the right commercial vacuum cleaner. There are hundreds of vacuums available on the market today and each is built to tackle unique surface cleaning challenges. Carpet …

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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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How Much Does A Commercial Vacuum Cost: 9 Factors That Affect Price

How Much Does A Commercial Vacuum Cost: 9 Factors That Affect Price

If you’re asking the question, “How much does a commercial vacuum cost?” you’re probably getting ready to invest in a new vacuum. Commercial vacuums are a critical component of your floor maintenance program, and selecting the right vacuum(s) for your facility can positively impact your cleaning results, worker productivity, labor costs, and your bottom line. …

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Commercial Wet Mops: How to Use a Mop & The Best Way to Clean a Mop

Commercial Wet Mops: How to Use a Mop & The Best Way to Clean a Mop

Commercial wet mops are an important tool in most every facility. They are the traditional, go-to tool for cleaning spill prone spots, periodically maintaining heavy traffic areas, and several other floor cleaning procedures. With the right mopping technique, they can be effective in removing soils from hard floor surfaces. It’s important to use the right …

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How to Strip a Floor Without Chemicals: 5 Major Benefits

How to Strip a Floor Without Chemicals: 5 Major Benefits

As the demand for more sustainable buildings continues to grow, the importance of green cleaning and maintenance procedures have never been more important. In nearly every market, including healthcare, education, hospitality, and elsewhere, more sustainable practices have become a main focus. Whether you are looking to achieve LEED certification or meet rising demand, finding ways …

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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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5 Best Upright and Micro Auto Floor Scrubbers Of 2023

5 Best Upright and Micro Auto Floor Scrubbers Of 2023

Looking for the best upright or micro auto floor scrubber for your facility? To help you narrow down the choices we created a list of the 5 top-rated upright and micro auto floor scrubbers of 2023. Read more to find out which will be the best fit for your business based on your facility’s size, needs, and budget.

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How Much Does An Automatic Floor Scrubber Cost?

How Much Does An Automatic Floor Scrubber Cost?

The cost of an automatic floor scrubber is a large factor you have to consider when choosing a scrubber for your facility. The best auto scrubber for your facility will match your business’ needs and budget. Auto floor scrubbers, or auto scrubbers, remove soil and stains from hard floors better and faster than the traditional …

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Top 4 Most Common Floor Buffer Problems

Top 4 Most Common Floor Buffer Problems

When equipment breaks, it leads to equipment downtime. Without janitorial cleaning equipment, your janitorial cleaning team will have to spend more time completing each task, leading lower worker productivity and higher labor costs.  Knowing the problem affecting your commercial floor buffer can help you better understand whether your buffer requires professional repair or if it …

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What is LEED Certification and Why is it Important?

What is LEED Certification and Why is it Important?

The demand for more sustainable buildings is growing. The combined effects from growth in environmental legislation and the demand from tenants and shareholders to reduce environmental impacts are requiring property managers to both understand and take responsibility for the environmental performance of their facility. The best way to benchmark and report your building’s sustainability performance …

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How Much Does a Floor Burnisher Cost?

How Much Does a Floor Burnisher Cost?

Floor burnishers are an important addition to any facility’s floor maintenance program. They are used to polish or burnish a floor to bring out its original shine. Shiny floors lead to a great looking facility and happy guests.  Like any purchase, you are likely curious how much one is going to cost you.  Depending on …

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Importance of Servicing Janitorial Equipment: 3 Ways to Save

Importance of Servicing Janitorial Equipment: 3 Ways to Save

Facility managers are continuously looking for ways to increase cost savings, improve worker productivity, and achieve better cleaning results. Janitorial cleaning equipment is designed to remove dirt and soils with more efficiency, ultimately providing you with a safer and cleaner building. Yet, it often seems that equipment tends to break down during the busiest time, …

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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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How Much Does A Floor Buffer Cost? 6 Factors That Influence Price

How Much Does A Floor Buffer Cost? 6 Factors That Influence Price

In many facility’s, periodic scrubbing, buffing, stripping, and cleaning of commercial floors are necessary to keep the floors looking great. Investing in the right commercial floor buffer will provide labor & time savings, increased cleaning results, and better machine reliability. Once you determine you need a floor buffer, you’re likely curious about how much one …

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The Best Power Equipment to Clean Commercial Floors

The Best Power Equipment to Clean Commercial Floors

Utilizing janitorial cleaning equipment in any area of your facility will lead to a more efficient and effective cleaning program. Cleaning and maintaining your facility’s floor can take up to 80% of your time. By using janitorial power equipment you can reduce cleaning time and increase productivity. Selecting the proper power equipment for your facility’s …

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