• 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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  • 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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  • Growing Recycling Paper Trends

    Apr 12, 2016

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    As few as five years ago, a majority of the industry seemed to subscribe to the belief that soft paper products, without the presence of at least some virgin fibers, were unacceptable to use. But thanks to a more ...

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  • All About Odor Control

    Mar 17, 2016

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    Let’s face the truth: if a facility’s restrooms smell bad, the public probably thinks the entire facility is unclean.  When you first walk into a restroom, and it smells terrible, what’s your first thought? Something along the lines of “if ...

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  • Green Cleaning Initiative Spreads Across U.S. Schools

    Mar 08, 2016
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    Green Apple is a global movement to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved, and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future.

    This ...

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  • Simplifying Quality Control in the Custodial World

    Feb 09, 2016

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    Some people might think that it’s best to handle quality control simply by waiting for a complaint to respond to. While it might sound easy to “keep it simple” by doing this, custodial best practices require accountability beyond waiting for ...

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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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  • The Importance of Chemical Proportions

    Dec 28, 2015

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    Cleaning, while it may not seem so to most, is more science than anything. Just like chemists in a lab, one of the most important things your team must take into consideration when cleaning is that their chemicals are properly ...

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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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  • Green Apple Day of Service Celebrates Green Cleaning Training

    Sep 08, 2015

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    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

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    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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