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Five Steps To Preventing Flu in the Workplace

Nov 15 | BY | 269 COMMENTS

The U.S. Department of Health estimates that five to 20 percent of Americans will contract the flu each year, with more than 200,000 hospitalized for flu-related complications. To help eliminate flu-causing organisms, Cintas Corporation announced five disinfection strategies for targeting germ hotspots. By identifying the main areas where viruses and bacteria thrive, the tips help facility managers focus disinfection efforts, keeping building occupants safe and healthy throughout the flu season.


Using a black light to find pet stains

Aug 01 | BY | 177 COMMENTS

A black light illuminates phosphors, especially uric salts. There are other products containing zinc or fluorescent dyes that will also fluoresce, but the distinct pattern animals leave are a give away regarding pet urine. Pet urine is fluoresced as bright yellow spots, streaks and drips. It will show damage on the backing and pad. A black light will not detect surface urine after the carpet has been thoroughly cleaned.


Trampled Underfoot

Jul 17 | BY | 172 COMMENTS

With floor care of any kind, effective matting should be more than just a maintenance remnant.

Often, facilities consider the application of floor matting for use only on hard floor surfaces — overlooking the importance of floor matting on carpeted surfaces.

Floor matting on carpeted surfaces plays an important role in keeping facilities' interiors cleaner.


Negative aspects of using bleach while cleaning

Jul 11 | BY | 136 COMMENTS

There are several types of bleach, but the use of chlorine bleach is likely what you are inquiring about.
Here is a quote from the Housekeeping Channel at: www.housekeepingchannel.com.
“Use bleach only in well-ventilated areas. Take a break in the fresh air at the first sign of any irritation from chloride vapors; wear eye protection and a face mask if necessary.


Negative aspects of using bleach while cleaning

Jul 11 | BY | 134 COMMENTS

There are several types of bleach, but the use of chlorine bleach is likely what you are inquiring about.
Here is a quote from the Housekeeping Channel at: www.housekeepingchannel.com.
“Use bleach only in well-ventilated areas. Take a break in the fresh air at the first sign of any irritation from chloride vapors; wear eye protection and a face mask if necessary.


The difference between marble and granite and how to identify them

May 22 | BY | 238 COMMENTS

Marble is a metamorphic rock based on limestone while granite is volcanic in origin. Granite is much harder than marble, but both can be polished to a high gloss.
The simplest test I can think of consists of putting a few drops of acid bowl cleaner (with hydrochloric (muriatic) acid) onto a piece of stone in an out-of-the-way place and watching for a reaction. Bubbles indicate marble (the limestone dissolves), and none show granite or another non-reactive stone.


Proper Entry Mat Selection

May 15 | BY | 142 COMMENTS

Entry mat selection and placement are far more important than many cleaning professionals and facility managers realize. Installing the right mat in the right place can help keep a building cleaner and healthier and reduce the overall cleaning and maintenance needs of an entire facility.

 One of the most common mistakes facility managers make when selecting entry mats is choosing mats that are too small to effectively trap soil and moisture.


Dirty Cash and Credit Cards

Apr 02 | BY | 122 COMMENTS

We handle money and credit cards on a daily basis but many people do not realize the amount of bacteria that comes along with currency. It is also unlikely that most people wash their hands after handling.

 


Dirty Cash and Credit Cards

Apr 02 | BY | 205 COMMENTS

We handle money and credit cards on a daily basis but many people do not realize the amount of bacteria that comes along with currency. It is also unlikely that most people wash their hands after handling.

 


Keeping Janitorial Closets Clean and Organized

Mar 23 | BY | 149 COMMENTS

For cleaning professionals, a janitorial closet is usually their “center of operations.” The way it looks can say a lot about a cleaning crew, how they view their work, and even how effectively they perform.


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