• 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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  • A Guide to Safe Mopping

    Oct 13, 2016

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    The janitorial trade can be a dangerous one if proper training and protocols are not followed. But even with proper training, there are still ways that injuries can occur. One of the most dangerous activities in the janitorial trade is ...

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  • Increased In OSHA Penalties to Motivate Compliance to High Standards

    Sep 21, 2016

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    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the governing body that sets health and safety standards for workplaces all across the country. As of August 1st, 2016 the penalties for safety violations have been adjusted. Fines have been increased 80 ...

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  • Green Cleaning in Schools

    Sep 12, 2016

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    There is no doubt that the cleaner a school is, the healthier its students and faculty are. This is the case in many large buildings where people gather, such as hospitals and malls, but disease can spread very quickly in ...

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  • Back to School Hand Washing Reminders

    Aug 18, 2016

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    The school year is getting ready to pick up again here in Florida and helping to keep kids healthy and safe is a top priority every year. It’s estimated that 32 million school days are missed every year because of ...

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  • New Chemical Safety Legislation Signed into Law

    Aug 09, 2016

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    Just this past June, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This new bill modernizes the Toxic Substances Control Act and is the first major environmental legislation to be passed in ...

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  • How Steam Cleaning Can Help Your Cleaning Efforts

    Jul 21, 2016

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    To ensure a thorough cleaning that’s environmentally safe, steam cleaning might be the answer. Steam cleaning has the ability to reach places that other cleaning agents don’t and is just heated water so it’s perfectly safe for the environment. ...

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  • Advantages of Using Engineered Water Technologies

    Jul 12, 2016

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    Throughout the cleaning industry, chemicals have usually been used as the cleaning agents. However, as the advancements in cleaning through chemical free and engineered water technologies have made them more widely accepted, these types of technologies are becoming the new ...

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  • Safe Disposal of Medical Waste

    Jun 23, 2016

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    The custodial world is vast and reaches every corner of our everyday lives, from schools to shopping malls. Where the public gather and potentially create waste, it’s important to be certain that proper cleaning methods are employed for the safety ...

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  • Tips for Preventing Custodial Fatigue

    Jun 14, 2016

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    There is no denying the physical toll custodial work takes on employees. Just thinking about all of the walking, lifting, pushing, pulling, and bending required in all the shift can make a person tired. Whether or not someone is tired ...

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  • Green Cleaning with Floor Pads

    May 24, 2016

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    There are more facilities using green cleaning products than ever, and their customers’ sustainability criteria is at the height of importance. Similarly, manufacturers of these products are responding to the increase in demand by implementing new technologies that satisfy the ...

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  • The Benefits of Color-Coded Cleaning Products

    May 10, 2016

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    Color-coded cleaning products seem like an obvious go-to for several reasons, but the truth is that not everyone has decided to use this method of effectiveness in the cleaning industry. There are plenty of arguments for and against color-coded tools ...

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  • CITS: The Standard in Training Excellence

    Apr 21, 2016

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    As the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 7,000 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associated service members. ISSA helps its members and their employees ...

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