• Proper Matting Cleaning Procedures

    Apr 21, 2022

    Mat Entrance w:matting

    Floor mats are the first method of protection for your floors from dirt, debris, and water, meaning they need extra attention for effective cleaning. While there are a variety of types of floor mats with varying materials, structures, and depths ...

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  • Your Annual Cost of Paper Products

    Apr 19, 2022

    Janitorial supplies, paper towels

    Just over a year ago, it was still difficult to find toilet paper on shelves and in-stock when you needed it. Thanks to the pandemic, panic shopping and (subsequently) toilet paper products came to the forefront of our minds, but ...

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  • What is the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and its Certification?

    Apr 11, 2022

     

    The Cleaning Industry Management Standard is the first consensus-based management standard that outlines the primary characteristics of a successful, quality cleaning organization. This standard is primarily used as a guide for cleaning organizations and professionals as well as cleaning ...

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  • A Breath of Fresh Air with Hyscent

    Mar 28, 2022

    The first moment someone steps into your business can be the most pivotal moment of all. Within seconds, a customer can see, smell, and hear all they need to know to decide what kind of business you are. That’s why ...

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  • One Size Fits All? Proper Sizing for PPE

    Mar 28, 2022

     

    Selecting the right PPE to reduce exposure to hazardous materials is essential for worker safety. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, “employers should take the fit and comfort of PPE into consideration when selecting appropriate items for ...

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  • Top to Bottom: Maintaining Baseboards, Trim, and Molding

    Mar 28, 2022

     

    Even though the floors have been cleaned, the furniture has been dusted, and the windows have been washed, dirty baseboards and molding can make your business look unkept and dingy. The tiny ledges surrounding your windows, floors, and ceilings ...

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  • How to Wax Floors

    Feb 28, 2022

     

    How to Wax Your Floors

    Your floors are the first thing that customers notice when they enter your facility, so keeping them looking their best is important. But thanks to dirt and debris being tracked inside daily, floors can ...

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  • Different Brooms for Different Rooms

    Feb 24, 2022

     

    Different Brooms for Different Rooms

    Brooms are one of the most basic yet most essential cleaning tools you can have. While many of us think of an angled broom or standard broom as the one and only type, there ...

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  • Cleaning Your HVAC System

    Feb 15, 2022

     

    Cleaning Your HVAC System

    When you consider air pollution, it’s likely that you conjure the image of a car on the highway. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that indoor air quality can be two to five ...

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  • Identifying Types of Tile

    Jan 27, 2022

    Every hard surface requires some degree of maintenance and restoration, however, depending on the type of surface you’re dealing with. Different surfaces carry different characteristics, such as strength and porosity; identifying your flooring material is a critical part of designing ...

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  • Using Bleach Safely and Effectively

    Jan 25, 2022

    Sodium hypochlorite, otherwise known as bleach, is utilized for cleaning and disinfection in a myriad of facilities, from animal hospitals to childcare facilities. Best known for its ability to kill a large variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, bleach has ...

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  • New Year, New Cleaning Routine

    Jan 18, 2022

    As the new year settles in, most people are improving themselves and finding new routines to maximize their efficiency. So why not do the same with your cleaning routine? A simple revamp of your daily or weekly routine can help ...

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  • Floor Drain Maintenance

    Dec 29, 2021

    In many buildings, floor drains go relatively unnoticed. Seen in restrooms, garages, warehouses, and commercial kitchens, you’d be hard pressed to find a commercial building without a floor drain. As a vital feature of sanitation that’s often overlooked, these drains ...

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  • How Warehouse Cleaning Can Promote Safety and Productivity

    Dec 27, 2021

    Cleanliness makes an impact in any facility you operate in, but it can be specifically impactful in a warehouse environment. A messy or unkept warehouse can result in downtime during warehouse operations as well as accidents, which not only affect ...

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  • Commercial Cleaning Tips for Winter

    Dec 16, 2021

    As cold weather settles in across the country, it’s time for a few seasonal tips for managing the cold weather and its impact on your business. 

    Clean Windows for Winter

    Of course, clean windows are glorious to behold, but aside ...

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  • The Importance of Keeping Server Rooms Spotless

    Nov 11, 2021

    In many businesses, the server room plays a vital role in keeping the place running smoothly. Customers and employees alike rely on round-the-clock performance from your server room, making its efficiency and upkeep a main priority. 

    Why Clean Your ...

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  • Cleaning with Hydrogen Peroxide

    Nov 09, 2021

    Cleaning Faucet

    Hydrogen peroxide has been used since the early 1800s. While its first commercial use was primarily for bleaching hats, it is useful for a multitude of tasks – from something as small as whitening teeth to something as grand as ...

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  • Gym Floor Care

    Nov 04, 2021

    Gymnasiums are a focal point for many schools and athletic clubs across the country. As the ‘showcase’ of the facility, good-looking floors are key to conveying a positive message about the school, team, and students accessing the facilities. The secret ...

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  • Types of Compartment Sinks

    Oct 28, 2021

    Commercial kitchens can benefit greatly from the efficiency and utility of a compartment sink. With multiple types available, however, it’s important to factor in every detail to determine the best sink for your space. 

    Number of Compartments

    The most important ...

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  • Types of Mold and Treatment

    Oct 21, 2021

    Lawton Bros is headquartered in Florida, a state known for its citrus, theme parks, and humidity. Like some other southern states, there is no real “wet season”, but rather a period of slightly less rain. And since moisture is the ...

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