• 7 Overlooked Places Where Germs Hide in Your Office

    Sep 14, 2023

    The typical office worker comes into contact with at least 10 million bacteria every day. With cold and flu season fast approaching, it’s important to take stock of the places in your office that are potentially harboring some nasty bacteria. ...

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  • Reusable vs Disposable Microfiber Cloth

    Sep 11, 2023

    Most argue that nine out of ten times, microfiber will outperform cotton. When it comes to cleaning glass, microfiber can trap dirt to prevent smearing and doesn’t leave lint behind. For floor finishes, lightweight microfiber can easily apply a thin, ...

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  • Maximizing Daytime Carpet Cleaning Efficiency: Tips for Facility Managers

    Sep 07, 2023


    Daytime cleaning programs may initially seem like a logistical challenge, but with careful planning and the right strategies, they can offer numerous advantages for your facility. While nighttime cleaning routines are commonly chosen to minimize workplace disruption, there are ...

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  • What are Absorbents?

    Aug 24, 2023


    Spills of oils, fuels, or chemicals can happen at any time in workshops, industrial sites, and auto shops. Since it isn’t always possible to prevent a spill, it is important to be prepared for a quick and efficient response ...

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  • Buying Guide: Commercial Pressure Washers

    Aug 22, 2023

    There are countless projects that can make use of a pressure washer and they are very versatile pieces of equipment to own. However, no matter the task at hand, it’s essential to choose the correct washer for the job. Each ...

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  • Cleaning a Walk-in Cooler

    Aug 09, 2023


    Whether you run a restaurant, supermarket, or bakery, your walk-in is an important investment. A walk-in cooler can often be overlooked in the regular cleaning and maintenance – once the door is shut, it becomes “out of sight, out of mind.” And due ...

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  • 4 Key Terms to Understand When Selecting Disinfectants

    Jul 12, 2023


    When selecting disinfectants, it's crucial to have a clear understanding of the products you are choosing. In this article, we will explore four essential terms that will enhance your knowledge about disinfectants, helping you make informed decisions for effective ...

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  • Removing Water Stains from the Ceiling

    Jul 10, 2023


    Water stains on the ceiling can be an unsightly issue that affects facilities, whether old or new. In regions like Florida, where rain is a frequent occurrence, roof problems or leaking pipes can swiftly lead to such stains. Understanding ...

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  • Enhancing Exhaust Fan Cleaning and Maintenance for Optimal Performance

    Jul 03, 2023


    Exhaust fans play a vital role in maintaining a comfortable environment and reducing energy consumption within your facility. However, many of us overlook the importance of cleaning and maintaining these fans during our routine cleaning activities. Regular maintenance is ...

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  • Urinal Odor Elimination

    Jun 08, 2023

    Any bathroom is at risk for odor and bacteria buildup, but especially those with urinals. Due to a high possibility for splashing, urine can find its way to the floor and build up, subsequently allowing odor-causing bacteria to thrive with ...

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  • How to Choose Gloves for Employee Protection

    Jun 07, 2023

    Most hand injuries occur when employees aren’t wearing the appropriate gloves. There are many potential hazards that can be encountered on the job, and gloves can provide a much-needed barrier between a worker and these hazards. In many cases, wearing gloves isn’t just a ...

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  • 5 Low-Waste Cleaning Practices to Save Money and the Environment

    Jun 05, 2023

    Every home care blog touts low-waste products, tips, and practices that work for maintaining a home. While these practices may work on a small scale, but they don’t make the cut for commercial entities. However, we still want to do ...

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  • Buffer vs Burnisher: Which Machine is Right for the Job?

    May 13, 2023

    Floor maintenance is an essential task in any facility, and it can make a significant difference in the appearance and lifespan of your hard flooring. However, it is crucial to choose the right machine for the job. Using the wrong ...

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  • Understanding Your Safety Data Sheet: An Expert Guide

    May 10, 2023

    As a worker who handles chemicals or hazardous materials, it is essential to understand the potential risks associated with these substances. That's where a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) comes into play. An SDS provides important information about the chemical makeup ...

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  • Lawton Training Academy

    May 02, 2023

    Lawton Bros., Inc.

    Lawton Brothers is a leading provider of cleaning and janitorial supplies, with over 70 years of experience in the industry. In addition to their top-of-the-line cleaning products, they also offer a range of training programs through Lawton Training Academy. 

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  • What is "Greenwashing"

    Apr 10, 2023


    Put simply, "greenwashing" is the exaggeration of a company’s environmental credentials. This is when an organization spends more time and money marketing itself as environmentally friendly than on its efforts to minimize environmental impact. This deceitful tactic has been ...

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  • How Often Should Mops be Replaced?

    Apr 04, 2023


    Mop heads can contain more than eight million bacteria per 100 square centimeters (15.5 square inches). That means there could be hundreds of billions of bacteria that are being pushed around on your floors, to spread and multiply. While mops ...

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  • 5 Materials You Should Never Use in a Kitchen

    Apr 03, 2023

    Kitchens bare some extensive and oftentimes dangerous activities. Picking the right materials to use in your kitchen is essential for maintaining your facility with ease, as well as ensuring a return on your investment. 

    Flat Paint

    Flat paint, also known ...

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  • Healthcare-Associated Infections: How Cleaning Can Prevent Them

    Mar 13, 2023


    Healthcare-associated infections are infections that someone gets while receiving healthcare for another condition. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) can happen in any healthcare facility, including hospitals and long-term care facilities. HAIs are a significant cause of illness and death, with tens ...

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  • UV Disinfection: Applications and Use

    Mar 09, 2023


    One method of cleaning that has been gaining attention in the past three years is UV light. UV light, or ultraviolet light, is broken down into three main classes – UVA and UVB have longer wavelengths and are well-known ...

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