Cleaning Tips

  • Tips To Using Blended Salt Products For Ice Melt

    15 Dec, 2014
    To further simplify the process for custodial managers, blended salt products are available and combine two or more types of salt into one blended product. Blending salts provide for a greater range o...
  • How to clean Berber carpet

    26 Jul, 2012
    Most Berber is very difficult to clean. Actually, Berber is not a type of carpet or fiber, but a type of weave. It is identified by its loop pile construction and usually contains small flecks of dark...
  • What is a reasonable price to charge per square foot for window cleaning

    19 Jul, 2012
    You have got to determine this for yourself. The key question is: How long does it take you to clean this window? Then, How much do you need to earn per hour to pay the bills? The ISSA Cleaning Time...
  • Spots on carpet that disapear when clean but gradually come back

    11 Jul, 2012
    This is a common occurrence called wicking. One of the worst offenders is ice melt compound (calcium chloride). During the carpet cleaning using wet methods, the soils deeper in the pile are loosened ...
  • Dealing with bed bugs

    11 Jul, 2012
    Bed bugs are quite susceptible to heat. Raising the room temperature to 120° F and holding it there for 3 hours will kill both the bedbugs and their eggs, making the next ...
  • How to remove colored chalk dust from carpet that has been built up over years.

    13 Jun, 2012
    Answer # 1: Colored chalk is challenging but cleanable. However, merely adding a weak solution to the extractor and immediately making repeated passes is ineffective. Always begin with intensive an...
  • Dwell Time A Must With Disinfectant Wet Wipes

    24 Apr, 2012
    Although healthcare facilities, schools, retail stores and gyms across the United States are providing disinfectant wet wipes, jan/san distributors say users aren’t necessarily allowing for proper d...
  • How to remove black heel marks from vinyl tile floors

    19 Apr, 2012
    I've seen recommendations for using nail polish remover, baking soda paste, lighter fluid, mineral spirits and even WD-40, so there may be a chemical assist with one of these. However, before adding ...
  • Will high speed burnishing cause stripping to be more difficult?

    05 Apr, 2012
    No. If anything, regular burnishing will lessen the need for, and frequency of, scrubbing, stripping, and recoating and here's why. Burnishing is basically a sanding process, in that each time ...
  • How To Clean A Formica Floor

    08 Mar, 2012
    If the floor is the Formica brand laminate, they recommend only sweeping, mopping, or damp wiping. Avoid using heavy machines. The floor may not hold up to the extra weight and excessive torque, and a...
  • Tips For Applying Floor Finish

    07 Mar, 2012
    After refinishing a floor, problems can arise if the finish was not applied correctly. For instance, the finish may appear uneven, hazy or dull. If this occurs, the entire floor may need to be strippe...
  • How to remove the black stains on anti-slip spots on the bottom of bath tubs

    01 Mar, 2012
    In most cases the black stains will be from mold or mildew growing underneath or on top of the spots. These surfaces tend to hold a lot of moisture and soap scum. First try a mild bleach product or pe...

 


CLEANING TIPS

What causes floor finish to se...

18 Oct, 2011

1) You may be applying the finish too heavily and it is unable to level well. Always try to put down...

Cleaning A Bookstore...

13 Jan, 2012

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