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Floor Care – High Traffic Areas

High traffic areas, where higher levels of soil track into a facility and can result in more aggressive wear on floors, vary from facility to facility. A high traffic area could be a stairway, a lobby, an entrance, a restroom, a cafeteria, or even all of the above. Since these high tr

The Basics of Grout Care and Mildew Removal

Ceramic tile and grout, most commonly used in restrooms, locker rooms, and similar areas, can be difficult to clean and maintain. The grout is the main problem, as ceramic tile is mostly impermeable while grout is very porous. When mold and mildew removal become involved, the task can

Floor Finish Durability: Black Mark Resistance

When choosing a floor finish, one of most important attributes to assess is the durability of the finish. Durability consists of several factors, one of which (and probably the most noticable) being black mark resistance (BMR). Black mark resistance refers to a floor finish’s ab

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