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Restroom Maintenance – Cleaning Tools

Cleaning restrooms is often not the most desired task in facility maintenance. We want to make sure we clean our restrooms timely and effectively; by doing so the overall maintenance time spent on restrooms is decreased and restrooms are much more appealing to their users. To help cle

Burnishing: Choosing the Correct Pad

High speed burnishing is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to maintain a high gloss floor. However, many people have trouble understanding how burnishing works and developing a program for their facility, in addition to choosing the appropriate pad. Burnishing is a physical a

Floor Care: Scrub and Recoat Procedure

Regardless of how well a floor is cared for over its lifetime, it will eventually begin to wear down and become dull and yellowed. At this point you may think that the floor needs to be completely stripped with chemical and recoated to restore the gloss and appearance, but this is not

A Breakdown on Bio-Enzymatic Cleaners

Although they aren’t a new technology, bio-enzymatic cleaners are gaining popularity and getting looked at more closely by cleaning professionals, and rightfully so. However, many people question: What are they and how do they work? Bio-enzymatic cleaners are cleaning products t

Use A Neutralizing Rinse In Your Carpet Program

When extraction cleaning a carpet, it is commonplace to use plain water as a rinse. But, there are some benefits to using a neutralizing rinse rather than just plain water. Some interim carpet maintenance procedures can leave detergent residue on your carpet. Bonnet cleaning in partic

Coffee Stains: Removing Beverage Stains From Carpet

When it comes to caring for carpet, one of the biggest issues that arises is spots or stains. A very common and troublesome type of carpet stain comes from beverages, whether it be coffee stains, red wine stains, or others like tea or sports drinks. The problem with beverage stains on

Encapsulation Cleaning: Interim Carpet Cleaning

Cleaning carpets in commercial environments is always a challenge. It needs to be done, but it can be difficult to find the time and resources to adequately clean. There are several carpet cleaning options, ranging from daily cleaning to interim cleaning to restorative cleaning. Daily

Removing Ice Melt Residue

Ice melting compounds are used extensively in the winter months near the entrances of buildings to keep the ground from getting slippery, to ensure the safety of employees and customers. The problem is, as people enter the building, the ice melt residue is tracked inside and onto carp

Develop an Infection Control Program

With the start of cold and flu season quickly approaching, infection control should be a top priority in many facilities, particularly health care facilities. Recently the Ebola virus has been the focus of many concerns, but C. Diff., MRSA, swine flu, bird flu, and the traditional Inf

Cleaning for Health: Cleaning Schools

With a new school year beginning, it is important to understand the pitfalls of cleaning processes in educational facilities, so we can help overcome these challenges. Nearly 60 million school days are lost each year due to cold and flu, according to the CDC. Much of this can be preve