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Linoleum Floor Care – Cleaning

Linoleum Floors Returning Cleaning professionals may be a bit surprised to hear that linoleum floors—first introduced more than 120 years ago—are making a comeback. In addition to being found mainly in homes and residential facilities, it is now becoming popular in commercial locations. Before we address proper cleaning and care, here's a few pertinent facts about linoleum. The key reason for this trend is that many types of linoleum floors are considered a green or more sustainable ... Read More

 

Clean Up From the Attack of the Hostile Microbe

  Know Your Enemy’s MO (Method of Operation) You should know that for a bacterium or virus to survive and multiply, they must have food and a supportive environment. This food can be as simple as a smudge on a door handle, light switch, table surface or other area where the microorganism settles and begins to grow. Just because that food is microscopic and thereby invisible to the naked eye, does not mean that it is not sufficient ... Read More

 

Carpet Cleaning: Spots or Stains?

  SPOTS or STAINS:  What’s the Difference?   When it comes to Carpet Cleaning, you have to know the difference!  According to Ask CleanFax (11-2011 edition), basically a SPOT is a substance on the outside of the fiber, such as chewing gum, paint and many common food residues.  A spot is something you can feel with your fingers. A STAIN is a substance inside the fiber, such as caused by most synthetic or man-made dyes and many natural food ... Read More

 

Hand Washing: Instruction, Drying and Benefits

      As a consumer, I visit restrooms  in public buildings, restaurants, service stations, etc. I find that I am more and more aware of “touch points” and where my hands touch where other people’s hands touch. Hand washing is a two-fold process: washing AND drying. Washing hands properly using soap and water, followed by a thorough drying with a paper towel, the presence of germs on hands can be reduced. Simple hand washing steps recommended by the CDC: • ... Read More

 

What Lies Around and Provides Dirt Control?

  ah-HA!      FLOOR MATS! What do floor mats have to do with your janitorial service? Most buildings I walk into have floor mats just inside (and sometimes outside) the entry.   Why is that? Because floor mats are a key component for Building/Facility Managers to maintain safety and sustainability with little investment.   Janitorial services should encourage floor mats,  as floor mats make it easier to maintain floor surfaces and provide safety. What exactly do floor mats do? prevent dirt and moisture from ... Read More

 

4 Simple Tips For Handling Carpet Spills

  A Spill On The Carpet!  What's The Best Way to Pick It Up? This might be sad for you to hear, but carpets are the one floor type we don't have a service for, although we do know people that do. Try not to worry, I'd never leave you hanging. That is why I went out and compiled this simple list of things you can do in the event of a spill on your carpet: Try to ... Read More

 

Let’s Talk Keyboard/Mouse Cleaning!

  Is It Time To Clean Your Keyboard? Disinfecting the key areas in your office to kill bacteria and germs helps to keep down the potential for cross-contamination via touch points, which occurs on desk drawer pulls, computer keyboard, mouse, telephones, wrist rests, and arm rests just to name a few. Doesn't the Janitor Clean My Keyboard? Since these areas (keyboards, mouse and monitors) are usually cleaned by the desk occupant (not the janitorial service) they are often overlooked.   Janitorial services will clean ... Read More

 

How to Clean Up Flood Damage

Here in Tampa, we are currently in the middle of getting pounded by Tropical Storm Debby. After one day, you can hardly get anywhere in Tampa without a boat. Many areas are already flooded and there is a lot more rain expected. I have to be honest, I did not expect this kind of rainfall. We have a real storm this time, so I went out and found this article from EHow on how to ... Read More

 

5 Places You Forgot to Clean

You do a very good job when you clean. You are as thorough as possible. You get the edges, the baseboards, you clean under things. Did you know that you might still be missing things? Here are 5 places you may be forgetting: 1. Ceiling Fans- They are very clever, hiding out of our normal field of vision and so we often forget them. However, they also harbor a boatload of dust that will get dispersed ... Read More

 

We’re Going Streaking!

I probably got your hopes up with that title, but today we're going to talk a little bit about streaky mirrors. Isn't it a pain when you get finished cleaning your mirror and it winds up covered in streaks? It's frustrating, but it just so happens that it is very avoidable. Here's how: Choose Your Weapon You can walk down the cleaning aisle at any given store and be bombarded with a myriad of choices in glass ... Read More

 
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