• Caring for Carpets: Identifying Causes of Odor

    Nov 09, 2015

    carpet cleaning

    Carpets are a major source of concern for custodial teams. They seem to trap odors without cause, and the moist nature of Florida living can exacerbate the problem even further. However, many facilities in Florida feature carpet and being able ...

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  • Cleaning Public Restrooms for Health and Aesthetics

    Nov 02, 2015

    clean bathroom

    It’s no surprise that public restrooms are the most difficult areas in any facility to keep clean. When it comes to restrooms though, there is no more important area to maintain for both aesthetics and health. Recent studies have highlighted ...

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  • Tips to Prevent the Spreading of Germs

    Oct 26, 2015

    Cleaning Faucet

    Understanding how germs spread is an important factor in keeping a facility clean. However, understanding that germs spread and that you can stop them is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are some tips for preventing the spread of ...

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  • Understanding the Spread Of Germs

    Oct 19, 2015

    cleaning keyboard with microfiber
    The most important part of any janitor’s job is to keep themselves and the occupants of their facility healthy by cleaning. Stopping the spread of germs is tantamount to a clean facility, and to properly clean your individual facility, it’s ...

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  • UV Disinfection: Cleaning for the Future

    Oct 12, 2015

    broken DNA

    Here at Lawton Brothers, keeping our clients and colleagues informed of exciting, new technology is just something we like to do in addition to providing the highest quality of janitorial supplies and training in Central Florida. One new technology that ...

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  • Have You Thanked Your Custodian Today?

    Oct 05, 2015

    custodian

    At Lawton Brothers we celebrate custodial crews every day by providing quality janitorial supplies and training to help teams of all sizes perform their jobs efficiently and safely.  Last month the International Executive Housekeepers Association recognized International Housekeepers Week. While ...

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  • Cleaning Around Food Services to Keep Bacteria At Bay

    Sep 28, 2015

    ice scoop

    At Lawton Brothers we supply janitorial chemicals to a wide range of custodial teams. Some of our teams work in schools, others in hospitals, and still yet others are experts in keeping offices clean. Each of these facilities has unique ...

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  • Cleaning After the Storm

    Sep 22, 2015

    man tearing out damaged carpet

    We’re in the midst of hurricane season. While the Weather Center has predicted a mild season this year, it’s important to talk to your team about the impact a storm can have on your business, and properly train them on ...

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  • Introducing Interim Carpet Cleaning

    Sep 15, 2015

    interim cleaning

    If your facility features carpet, it’s in your best interest to ensure that it stays clean and is well maintained to prolong its life. You already know that you need to regularly vacuum and deep clean carpets to keep them ...

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  • Green Apple Day of Service Celebrates Green Cleaning Training

    Sep 08, 2015

    green apple

    Green cleaning programs are extremely important to us over at Lawton Brothers. We provide green cleaning supplies and training to school janitorial teams all over Central Florida. With school back in session, the need to train your custodial team on ...

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  • Fiber Identification: Don’t Suffer From Cleaners Remorse

    Aug 24, 2015

    carpet samples

    To best clean any surface, you must first understand what surface you’re working with. When it comes to carpets and fibers this can be tricky. Identifying what a material is comprised of before you begin can save time, money and ...

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  • Tips to Reduce Quat Binding

    Aug 17, 2015

    spray bottle and microfiber cloth

    In our last blog we discussed the potential hazards of quat binding and the dangers they can pose at your job sites. Today we’d like to go over some best practices for janitorial teams who are currently utilizing quats, so ...

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  • The Importance of Understanding Quat Binding

    Aug 10, 2015

    periodic table

    Many cleaning supplies on the market contain Quaternary Ammonium Chloride, better known as “Quat.” In theory, this active ingredient is extremely effective. It has a long shelf life, low toxicity and is effective against germs, bacteria and viruses. The only ...

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  • Are Self-Cleaning Surfaces the Future?

    Aug 03, 2015

    bacteria

    While it may seem like a far-away dream or a Sci-Fi fantasy, the possibility of self-cleaning surfaces are becoming new realities. Advances in nanotechnology are breaking historic ground in the cleaning industry, and as an article published in ISSA Today...

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  • Training Around the Challenges of Day Cleaning

    Jul 27, 2015

    caution wet floor sign

    To maintain a clean facility many operations managers have turned to day cleaning. Day cleaning is vastly different from night cleaning and as your janitorial equipment supplier, we’d like to touch on what makes day cleaning different and how you ...

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  • Summer Cleaning – Tips for Cleaning Your School

    Jul 20, 2015

    school bathroom
    As your janitorial supply company we understand that cleaning schools doesn’t end when the kids are let out for the summer. In fact, for janitorial service companies cleaning schools during the summer can be the busiest time of year. Here ...

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  • Why Did OSHA Revise its Policy on GHS?

    Jul 13, 2015

    danger


    Last month, OSHA’s
    policy on Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or GHS, went into effect. As of June 1, 2015 manufactures, distributors and businesses that repackage hazardous chemicals must label each container being shipped downstream with ...

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  • Revisiting the ISSA Cleaning Standards

    Jul 06, 2015

    clean standards
    At Lawton Brothers, we distribute a large amount of janitorial supplies to a wide range of teams. We’re also members of ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. As such, we adhere to their Clean Standards and would like to ...

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  • Be Proactive About Your Equipment’s Maintenance

    Jun 22, 2015

    floor buffer
    At Lawton Brothers, we're qualified to work on many brands of janitorial equipment, but we hate to see our clients inconvenienced by a trip to the shop when they should be out doing their work. 

    The best way to ...

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  • Noroviruses Found to Travel by Air

    Jun 15, 2015

    man wearing respirator

    At Lawton Brothers, we supply a wide range of janitorial teams with the equipment they need to maintain clean, healthy facilities. Our health care clients are held to a very high standard, because the work they do can be a ...

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