• How to Avoid Mold During the Summer

    Aug 18, 2017

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    Mold is a common problem in commercial properties. It can grow and spread throughout a building before anyone notices that it’s even there. Although mold is usually identified by its black hue, it can exist in a wide range of ...

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  • Best Practices for Carpet Care

    Aug 09, 2017

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    Commercial properties such as office buildings, schools, hospitals, and retail outlets experience a large amount of traffic that circulates through almost every room in the building. With the traffic comes tracked-in dirt that will soil the carpet as well as ...

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  • Disinfecting High Traffic Areas in Schools

    Jul 25, 2017

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    High traffic areas in schools deserve special treatment since they are areas frequented by large numbers of children and adults. While it is true that it takes a team effort to prevent communicable diseases and infections, it is the custodial ...

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  • Infection Control in Hospitals

    Jul 11, 2017

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    One of the most important aspects of hospital maintenance is preventing infection. There are many ways that hospitals work to prevent new infections and control existing ones on their grounds, but proper routine cleanings are the most important way. To ...

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  • Spraying Onto Surface vs. Spraying Onto Equipment

    Jun 28, 2017

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    When it comes to cleaning techniques, there is a great amount of variety. What kind of cleaning technique is appropriate depends upon the amount of dirt on whatever you are cleaning, as well as the material of what you are ...

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  • Odor Control This Summer

    Jun 12, 2017

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    Everybody knows that odors get worse during the summer. Odor-causing organisms tend to like damp, warm conditions like those often seen in summer. It is vital that you know how to deal with potential odors before they become a problem. ...

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  • Why Businesses Benefit from Green Cleaning Strategies

    May 30, 2017

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    Numerous scientific studies have been conducted on the benefits of green cleaning for commercial properties and other public agencies such as hospitals or government buildings. In-depth analysis and research have demonstrated that the use of environmentally friendly chemicals and cleaning ...

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  • How Equipment Training Can Make the Difference

    May 15, 2017

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    Improper use of cleaning equipment while performing your duties on the job can lead to numerous problems and injuries. While most companies prefer to hire employees that already have a certain skill set, training, or experience, many companies fail to ...

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  • Cleaning Green for Earth Day

    Apr 22, 2017

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    The interest and focus on sustainable and green practices have emerged over the years in a wide array of industries and companies. People are beginning to understand and believe in the inherent value of thinking about environmental impact through their ...

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  • Cleaning Carpet vs. Hard Floors

    Apr 10, 2017

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    Whether you own carpet, hardwood, tile, or linoleum flooring, there's one thing you can count on: floors get dirty! The question is how dirty does the average floor get, and how easy is it to clean them. The answer to ...

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  • Proper Use and Application of Backpack Vacuums for Janitorial Professionals

    Mar 07, 2017

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    When utilizing a backpack vacuum for professional use, experts recommend that you use a side-to-side method instead of pushing and pulling the vacuum head forwards and backward. There are several reasons for this. First, it is a more practical method ...

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  • Importance of Training

    Feb 09, 2017

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    As they say, practice makes perfect. Using and implementing the most effective and reliable techniques for cleaning and sanitizing are the best ways to guarantee that your janitorial staff is working up to their full potential. It is crucial that ...

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  • Implementing New Green Cleaning Programs

    Feb 02, 2017

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    As time goes on and more environmental knowledge becomes readily available, the importance of green cleaning techniques rises. Green cleaning programs are extremely important to us at Lawton Brothers. We provide green cleaning supplies and training to janitorial teams all ...

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  • Custodial Carts: The Benefits of Customization

    Jan 10, 2017

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    Equipment that makes a job possible should not be overlooked. Regardless of the profession, staff members of any industry identify with the equipment they use every single day. For any custodial professional, the cart is a huge part of the ...

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  • Optimizing Restroom Cleaning

    Jan 03, 2017

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    The restroom is arguably the most important space as far as cleanliness is concerned. Efficiency and thoroughness are the keys to getting the most out of restroom cleaning. Unfortunately, there are several barriers that often become excuses for proper restroom ...

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  • Taking Care of Microfiber Materials

    Dec 14, 2016

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    It has been used for furniture, bed sheets, pillows, and of course, cleaning materials. Microfiber is an amazing product that continues to prove itself in many different departments. The janitorial industry has utilized the wonders of microfiber to clean more ...

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  • Chemicals 101

    Dec 01, 2016

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    What is “clean?” There is more than meets the eye when it comes to cleaning. Just because something looks clean does not mean that it actually is. Being in the janitorial service it is imperative to know the basics of ...

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  • The Ins & Outs of Vacuums

    Nov 28, 2016

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    Arguably one of the most genius inventions ever, the vacuum has become a cleaning staple in homes and businesses all over the world. It is also not entirely clear who actually invented the first one. The first patent that we ...

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  • Tips For Battery Maintenance of Cleaning Equipment

    Nov 10, 2016

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    Cords have long been a thing of the past. Battery operated technologies are just the beginning of the chord free world. Everything from our phones to industrial sized cleaning equipment have gone cordless and will not be going back.The janitorial ...

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  • FDA Ruling Protects Consumers From Potentially Harmful Antibiotic Products

    Oct 28, 2016

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    Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final ruling about the use of certain ingredients commonly used in over-the-counter antibiotic products. The ruling is forcing manufacturers of these antibiotic products to make changes in the ingredients ...

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