• Have You Thanked Your Custodian Today?

    Oct 05, 2015


    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


    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


    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

    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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  • Tips on Properly Laundering Microfiber

    Jun 08, 2015

    close up of microfiber rags

    Microfiber, just like your other equipment, works best and lasts longest when it’s properly maintained. We’ve touted the
    benefits of microfiber before and if you’re laundering it with the wrong chemicals or wash cycle, you are not receiving the maximum ...

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  • Soap Dispensers Need Attention Too

    Jun 01, 2015

    washing hands with liquid soap
    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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  • Say Goodbye to Tennis Balls for Good

    May 26, 2015

    When you’re running a facility like a school, there’s a lot to consider. Protecting your floors should be near the top of your list, because once they’re scratched--there’s no going back! Not to worry, we’ve got you covered! As your ...

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  • Care for Your Gym Floor Like the Pros

    May 18, 2015

    Gym Floor
    The great legacy of Geneva College’s basketball court is deserving of the finest finish achievable, only possible through using the finest janitorial supplies and evolved methods. Your gym floor is no different. That’s why we’d like to share Hillyard’s recommended ...

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  • Hillyard and Geneva College: Partners in Gym Floor History

    May 11, 2015
    Basketball game, basketball court

    Both historical organizations in their own right, Hillyard and Geneva College came together on the basketball court to make history. Our previous article discussed how Hillyard’s gym floor surface innovation would forever influence the game of basketball, and we’d like ...
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  • Hillyard and Basketball: A Rich History

    May 04, 2015
    Wood basketball court, gym floor surface

    With the NBA playoffs in full swing, we can’t help but be reminded of Hillyard’s longtime relationship with the great game of basketball. While you might not automatically think of janitorial supplies when you think basketball, you might consider thinking ...
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  • Matting Madness Part IV: Clean Mats Are Effective Mats

    Apr 27, 2015
    People in Lobby, Blue Tint, Facility Matting

    At Lawton Brothers we’ve enjoyed sharing matting knowledge with you over the span of our last few articles. Now that you know why matting is important to your facility, and how to select the right one, we’d like to take ...
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  • Matting Madness Part III: Finding the Perfect Mat

    Apr 20, 2015

    Ask an expert, chalkboard writing

    If you’ve been following along with our matting madness series, by now you know that mats are imperative to the overall health and cleanliness of your facility, but do you know which mat is best for you? Like anything else, ...

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