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Cleaning Tip of the Month

 

Vacuuming

vacuum_shutterstock_748494502This cleaning procedure is often neglected, but is the most important step in keeping a carpet clean. It removes surface dirt and helps prevent soil from setting deep into the carpet fiber. Here are a few simple but important steps to remember.

 

 

 

  • Using a Hepa Filter vacuum, adjust setting to lightly brush carpet, then in a back and forth and overlapping pattern, vacuum the entire area. Move as much furniture as you can to ensure you are vacuuming as much of the area as possible.
  • Use the edge tool to vacuum all corners and edges.
  • If you notice a spot on the carpet quickly remove it using GTC Carpet / Fabric Stain and Spot Remover or any spot remover you have available. Directions for spot removal
  • Always inspect your vacuum to ensure there are no breaks in the electrical line.
  • Always change your collection bag or dust cup. This ensures the motor will not burn out from overworking.
  • Always make sure your vacuum is clean and the hoses and lines are free from clogs.

Operational Tips:
1. Adjusting brush too deep reduces efficiency

2. The bag 1/4 full will reduce cleaning by 50%

 

The Importance of Handwashing

hand_washing_shutterstock_630315251No matter where you work, play or relax frequent handwashing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. Many diseases and conditions are transmitted by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. Read more

 

"One Man's Waste is Another Man's Treasure"

Blue_Wrap_DressesIt’s finally getting warm and it is that time of the year for getting rid of old junk and cleaning up for spring, but this month, I am going to give a tip for those of us who work in a hospital or surgery center, on cleaning up something different. Blue wrap! Blue wrap plays a crucial role in maintaining the sterility of surgical instruments prior to use in operating rooms. Read more

 
Bring Your Floor Surfaces Back to Life

floorAfter a harsh winter, the floors in your facility need some TLC. Most of us have tight budgets and cannot afford to provide continuous refinishing with the risk of another storm and pounds of ice melt placed out to ruin your floor’s appearance once again. Read more

 

 

 

Understanding Microfiber Tools

microfiber_rag_shutterstock_664613347Microfiber products have come a long way since their introduction in the 1950s.  Microfiber cloths are now available in many colors and sizes and can be found in the form of mops, sweepers and hi-dusters. They are economical, reusable and play a major part in green cleaning initiatives. Read more

 

The Importance of Training

Training_shutterstock_crop_349455404Training is the most essential part of ensuring consistent and proper cleaning procedures. It communicates what is expected of your staff, increases job satisfaction, sharpens skills, and contributes to financial gain and efficiency in the workplace. Read more

 

Maintaining Your Lobby Floors During Winter Months

Auto_scrubber_shutterstock_230117131First impressions count.  That’s why it’s so important to always keep your facility looking great, especially in the winter months.  
Between the ice melt, snow, dirty water and debris being tracked in and of course staff shortages, it seemed like an impossible task to keep floors in top shape. Read more

 

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The Importance of Entrance Mats

With winter upon us, leaves are blowing throughout the streets and ice melt is already being spread outside your facility and on your entrance floors. That's why quality entrance mats will be the most essential tool you have in keeping your floors looking good. They should be utilized in every entrance of your building and directly outside its entrance points. Read more

 

 


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