A Resolution You Can Keep in 2019

The holidays are behind us and New Year’s resolutions have started. Or, if you’re not that committed, started and finished. Regardless of your goals for 2019, you may find yourself in the gym a lot, and while that’s wonderful for your health, it’s also harmful. And don’t we all want to go into the new…

The Value of Training

Trained workers are safer, more productive, and more efficient, but what does the right training program offer you as an employer? Helps You Save Money Regardless of your type of organization – school, hospital, or building service contractor – everyone is trying to do more with less resources. The most controllable factor in custodial operations…

How to Exorcise Halloween Stains

Halloween, if you’ve been gifted with a sweet tooth, may be the best holiday there is. However, if you tend to celebrate with costumes, candy, and decorations, then you may find yourself dealing with some scary stains. Have no fear, because we’ve found solutions for many common holiday related stains and they’re listed below. Fake…

Hurricane Ready

Google trends data shows that every August and September there is a spike in hurricane-related searches. When you consider that this is the height of hurricane season, which is from June 1st to November 30th, it is safe to assume that people want to know how they can prepare for the worst. There are several…

The Unvarnished Truth About Cleaning Myths

We are fortunate enough to instantly have answers to questions right at our fingertips. However, well written advice and tips are often posted as truths on the internet and many people take them as fact. It can be hard, especially when you’re trying to handle a cleaning routine, to find good, verified advice. Below are…

Hotel Employees Provide Suite Dreams

The doors of a hotel are constantly revolving, welcoming new guests on a daily, and nightly, basis. One important thing guests will notice upon arrival is just how clean those doors are. Its no surprise that clean businesses do better and have a higher state of returning guests, but what is the secret formula for…

Put Your Best Foot Forward With Your Floors

Regardless of your facility type, the floors are the one area that everyone uses and sees. This is especially important for hospitals, airports, schools, supermarkets, and restaurants where customers see your floors every day. 90% of customers polled stated that dirty floors, spills, and stains would negatively influence their perception of a facility. Proper floor…

Spring Cleaning: Hose Winter Away, Part II

By now we can declare winter officially over. If not because it is truly over, then because we are stubborn and its April, and that’s enough snow, thank-you-very-much. After the snowstorms actually stop, your outdoor to-do list might grow. It’s important to include your vehicle in this list. Harsh road conditions from storms, and bad…

Spring Cleaning: Time to Vent, Part I

Spring is finally here, though depending on where you live, it may not feel like it. Regardless, it is time to get your hands dirty, and your house clean. This three-part series will explore how to clean uncommon and forgotten areas that people tend to miss. In part one, we will go through the procedure…

Flight 185 To Germ-Town, Now Boarding

It’s no surprise to learn that airports are germ infested. In fact, its very common to feel sick after a vacation or traveling. Sure, you can get ill from the airborne germs you’re surrounded by, but a new study says that you’re more likely to get sick from the surfaces you touch. According to InsuranceQuotes.com,…

A Brief Introduction to Flood Cleanup 101

Flood waters are rising and the long-term damage they leave in their wake can swamp homes and businesses. Luckily, there is an outpouring of ways to prevent contamination or serious destruction. To start, you’ll need to assess the damage. After you are able to review the situation, it is vital that you eliminate the source…

Going to the Gym Makes Me Sick

It is nothing short of ironic that in an attempt to get healthier, one can actually get very sick. Working out at a gym is a great way to get in shape or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, it is also the perfect place to pick up unwanted germs. So just how bad are gyms?…

Septic Safety 101

A common concern users have when it comes to cleaning their toilets is “Are bowl cleaners safe for septic systems?” The answer comes in two parts. First, we must understand that there are two different types of septic systems: the private home and the community septic system. A private home system is more sensitive to…

Attack of the Superbug!

Disinfecting has always been an important part of the cleaning process, especially when it comes to superbugs. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, a superbug is an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection. Some examples are Staphylococcus aureus (Methicillin Resistant) (MRSA) and E.Coli. (Antibiotic Resistant). There is only one way to prevent and control these nasty diseases and…

Spring Clean Away the Winter Flu

As the weather warms and we start opening windows, the sunlight pouring in sheds light, literally, on a huge ugly truth – dust – and it is everywhere. They call it Spring Cleaning for a reason and it is officially the time to get started. First, it is important that we understand why a deep…

When Is a Sanitizer Not A Sanitizer?

When it comes to cleaning, there are many different terms with various meanings that most people don’t even think about. Do you know the difference between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing? The word clean is an easy way to name many different things in different environments.   Here’s a simple breakdown: Clean – The removal of…

Don’t Take Stone Floors for Granite

Unfortunately there is probably not a single surface in your facility that doesn’t need special attention to keep it looking beautiful and clean. One surface that most people think is low maintenance is a stone floor. Many people think that because it is a permanent floor it does not need special care, but if the stone…

Stay Classy All Year Round

The change of season means a lot of different things, both good and bad. While the winter months may be welcomed due to the holidays they bring, they’re also dreaded thanks to the cold weather and flu season. One group largely affected by this change of weather is the student and faculty at schools. When…

Making a Lasting Impression in the Bathroom

Making a Lasting Impression in the Bathroom When it comes to judging a business based on cleanliness, bathrooms speak louder than words. In fact, when visitors find a restroom to be unclean at a facility, they assume the whole facility is just as dirty. A Harris International poll conducted by Cintas that found that 86%…

The Disease Formerly Known As Hoof and Mouth

The Disease Formerly Known As Hoof and Mouth If you’re unfortunate enough to be familiar with the Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease, you’re unfortunate enough. While this disease mainly affects children under 5, adults can get it too. After a visit to the doctor, you can treat this illness with medication, but it can be…

Brace Yourselves, Icy Floors Are Coming

Unless you are lucky enough to live in the south, you’re aware that winter is on its way, and with it, ice and snow storms. It’s inevitable and it’s closing in on us. In fact, some parts of the country have already seen their first snowfall. Even if you’re in one of those areas where…

Leggo My Eggo, Listeria

Leggo My Eggo, Listeria Not to be confused with the mouthwash, Listeria is a bacterium that can be found in food and make those who ingest it ill. In the news there have been several stories of food being recalled after this bacteria had been found wherever the food was manufactured. Most recently, stories could…

Why Control Dilutions?

Dilution control systems are gaining popularity and are popping up everywhere. For those unfamiliar with this system, dilution control is a chemical management system consisting of equipment, closed loop chemical concentrates, and water. Through the use of equipment, chemical concentrates are combined with water and dispensed as ready-to-use cleaning solutions. These systems provide many advantages.…

Infection Control Program

A clean environment is a healthy one. The requirements of keeping and maintaining a building are numerous, but a big one is protecting the occupants. Regardless of whom your occupants are, cleanliness is a priority. When people share classrooms and facilities it makes sense that their exposure to germs and disease is increased, as well…

Green Cleaning

Green cleaning is a becoming more and more of a priority in schools and businesses everywhere. The benefits of this cleaning cannot be ignored; it is safer for custodians, building occupants, and the environment. With a green cleaning program, customers can save money and the environment. There are a few things that need to be…

How Foaming Hand Soap Can Save Money

So now you are aware of the importance of hand washing and it’s time to put that knowledge to good use. While hand soaps can be expensive, it is still a vital tool in keeping the public healthy and safe. Now that people are aware of the benefits of handwashing and how it kills germs,…