• Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Cutting Down Your Carbon Footprint

    Nov 09, 2017

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    In times past, cutting down on your carbon footprint only caused inconvenience and extra cost. These days, though, reducing, reusing and recycling can save money and enhance corporate images, all the while taking pressure off our too-polluted environment. What's not ...

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  • How Microfiber Works

    Sep 06, 2017

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    Of all the natural and the ordinary synthetic textiles used for cleaning, cotton has reigned supreme for its ability to absorb liquids. Until, that is, the development and industrial manufacturing of microfiber took the field. While certain microfiber products can ...

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  • Why Businesses Benefit from Green Cleaning Strategies

    May 30, 2017

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    Numerous scientific studies have been conducted on the benefits of green cleaning for commercial properties and other public agencies such as hospitals or government buildings. In-depth analysis and research have demonstrated that the use of environmentally friendly chemicals and cleaning ...

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  • How Equipment Training Can Make the Difference

    May 15, 2017

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    Improper use of cleaning equipment while performing your duties on the job can lead to numerous problems and injuries. While most companies prefer to hire employees that already have a certain skill set, training, or experience, many companies fail to ...

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  • Proper Use and Application of Backpack Vacuums for Janitorial Professionals

    Mar 07, 2017

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    When utilizing a backpack vacuum for professional use, experts recommend that you use a side-to-side method instead of pushing and pulling the vacuum head forwards and backward. There are several reasons for this. First, it is a more practical method ...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Concrete Floor Maintenance

    Jan 25, 2016

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    Concrete floors are a very common site in Florida facilities, and for good reason. They are virtually indestructible, easy to clean, and are available in a variety of styles to suit each building’s particular needs. While these floors are extremely ...

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  • Sustainability, Green Cleaning and Composting

    Jan 18, 2016

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    So, your facility has decided to further its green initiative by implementing a composting program. What does that mean for you and your crew? While implementing a waste management program of this magnitude can seem daunting, taking care of compost ...

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  • Details Make A Difference: Trash Can Liners

    Jan 11, 2016

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    As the manager of a custodial crew it’s extremely important to watch your bottom line. There are many factors that can break your bank, like not properly maintaining your equipment or misusing bulk chemicals. One thing many custodians don’t take ...

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  • Tips for Dealing with Mold

    Dec 07, 2015

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    Mold is more than a nuisance, it’s a dangerous contaminate that is a serious threat to human health. Florida’s damp, warm climate is a breeding ground for mold. Should you find it in your facility, it’s important to act fast ...

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  • Cleaning Public Restrooms for Health and Aesthetics

    Nov 02, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • Cleaning Around Food Services to Keep Bacteria At Bay

    Sep 28, 2015

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    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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  • Tips to Reduce Quat Binding

    Aug 17, 2015

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    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

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    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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