• 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

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    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

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    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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  • Keep, Use, or Toss? Managing Your Chemical Inventory

    Mar 07, 2023

     

    In early 2020, the global pandemic prompted many people to buy in bulk to amass inventory, assuming the worst. Stocking up on cleaning supplies was a way to satiate the fear of future price hikes or supply chain issues. ...

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  • Industrial Cleaner and Degreaser Application Guide

    Feb 18, 2023

     

    Industrial products can often become coated with a layer of grease during assembly or use that can prove to be quite stubborn against ordinary detergents. The goal in cleaning these products is to remove contamination with as little scrubbing ...

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  • Maintenance Tips for Your Automatic Floor Scrubber

    Feb 14, 2023

     

    An automatic floor scrubber is a huge investment, so prolonging the lifespan of your machine is always the best course of action for a return on that investment. Routine maintenance is essential for a well-functioning machine that can truly ...

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  • How Does Steam Cleaning Work?

    Feb 08, 2023

     

    Steam cleaning is an extremely effective method for removing built-up dirt, grime, and debris from a variety of surfaces. It is one of the most popular cleaning services used in commercial environments due to its versatility and effectiveness. ...

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  • Cleaning up After Building Maintenance or Construction

    Jan 16, 2023

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    Building maintenance or construction can seem like a huge undertaking. Seeing your building boarded up or walled off for construction and knowing that the completion of the project will mean a lot of cleaning and work will be needed to ...

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  • The Best Way to Clean Marble Floors

    Jan 09, 2023


    All businesses know the importance of a well-kept facility. The floors in your building can either accentuate the space or greatly diminish it, and very few flooring materials can match the beauty and luxurious look of marble. As an incredibly ...

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  • What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You – How a Cleaning Audit Can Improve Your Cleaning Program

    Jan 05, 2023

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    All business owners know the importance of a clean and welcoming environment. While most businesses (hopefully all) have a cleaning program or routine in place, there are far fewer businesses that evaluate their cleaning regimen. Over time, it’s natural that ...

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  • Your Exterior Cleaning Plan

    Dec 15, 2022

     

    It’s vital to create an exterior cleaning plan that not only improves the look of your business, but also works to protect the entire facility from harmful conditions, such as pests, water infiltration, and mold. While many facility managers ...

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  • Hygienic Cleaning to Combat Cold and Flu

    Dec 12, 2022


    According to the CDC, last year’s flu season sickened nine million people – an amount that is greater than the population of New York City. Each cold experienced by a working adult results in an average of 8.7 hours of ...

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  • Foaming vs Liquid Hand Soap – A Cost Analysis

    Dec 07, 2022

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    Soap is an important consideration that is necessary for all businesses. Choosing the type and style of soap for your facility’s bathrooms may seem like a wash, but it’s no small decision. Hand soap is one the biggest line items ...

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  • Mitigating Water Damage Post-Hurricane

    Nov 12, 2022

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    Many businesses, as well as homes and public service buildings, got pummeled by Hurricane Ian. While Florida is no stranger to inclement weather, the most recent storm devastated a large path along the Gulf of Mexico and caused flooding across ...

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