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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. We try to maintain the super gloss, plush carpets and bright grout lines on our floor surfaces during these months, but it is not always possible, so we wait for the  warmer weather. Spring tells us it’s time to give these surfaces a nice fresh look without the worry of inclement weather rolling through. We refinish, perform honing or extract to enhance our appearance for the spring and summer seasons ahead. Here are some tips to help you get your floors in top shape.





  1. Utilize Entrance Mats
  2. Carpet Extraction-
           Place out wet floor signs.
           Vacuum area to be extracted.  This procedure is often neglected, but is the most important step in                     keeping a carpet clean.
           Fill pump sprayer with 32oz of GTC® Carpet/Fabric Stain and Spot Remover and 2 gallons of water.
           Pre-Spray area to be cleaned to loosen up soil before extraction.
           Fill solution tank with properly diluted GTC® Carpet & Extraction Detergent.
           Move drag tool away from machine to the full length of the hose.  Keep machine behind you.
           Pull drag tool backwards as you dispense solution onto carpet. Overlap each pass.
           Re-position machine as necessary and repeat procedure.
           Fill water tank with clean water.
           Move drag tool backward while injecting water into carpet.
           Apply carpet fan to area for drying if needed.
  3. Floor Stripping and Refinishing-See video



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



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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