• Best Practices for Cleaning Tile Hard floors

    Aug 06, 2018

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    Tile is one of the most durable floor materials. Besides being tough, tile is water and stain resistant and is an excellent choice for commercial applications.

    Tile Floors in a Commercial Setting

    Commercial tile hard floors take a lot of ...

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  • Keeping Allergens out of Commercial Spaces

    Jul 11, 2018

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    The last thing employers want is for their employees to feel uncomfortable when they come to work. Owners of commercial spaces should do everything in their power to make the work environment clean and free from allergens. Not only do ...

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  • Sanitizing vs. Disinfecting

    Jul 02, 2018

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    When it comes to sanitizing and disinfecting what is the difference? It depends upon the surface and the location. Some surfaces only need to be cleaned, meaning to wipe dirt, debris, or dust away, but other surfaces, such as in ...

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  • Janitorial Staffs are Preparing Schools for Summer Vacation

    May 09, 2018
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    Spring break was great, right? It seems like we barely have time to breathe, however, before schools will be shutting down for their summer hiatus. Before long, everyone will be ready to get some much needed rest and relaxation...well most ...

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  • Tips for Dealing with Dust

    Dec 12, 2017

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    If you are a business owner looking to buy cleaning supplies, or an industry specialist who needs supplies and equipment---you are aware of the importance of proper cleaning.

    The removal of dust is critical for cleanliness, as well as for ...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Are Self-Cleaning Surfaces the Future?

    Aug 03, 2015

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    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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  • Why Did OSHA Revise its Policy on GHS?

    Jul 13, 2015

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    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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  • Be Proactive About Your Equipment’s Maintenance

    Jun 22, 2015

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    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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  • Soap Dispensers Need Attention Too

    Jun 01, 2015

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    As your resource for janitorial supplies in Central Florida, Lawton Brothers enjoys keeping our clients informed of studies and findings that affect your operations. A recent article by
    Building Services Management , shed light on an often-overlooked issue: the cleanliness ...

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  • Matting Madness Part I: Comprehensive Matting Program

    Apr 06, 2015
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    Floor mats; we use them everyday without even thinking about the job that they’re doing for us. The fact is that there’s people out there whose job is dedicated perfecting an entire program designed to improve matting and prevent slips ...
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