Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Putting your Mop through the Wringer

Do you know the kind of abuse your mop bucket and wringer takes on a daily basis? From dirty, filthy water to and unknown mixture of grime, questionable liquids and everything else that gets mixed in with the cleaning products, your mop bucket and wringer goes through quite a bit. And guess what? You mop is being dunked in there every single day, pushing around old dirt on to your seemingly clean floor.

How about you upgrade? How old is your mop bucket and wringer? How old is your mop? If you haven’t gotten new floor cleaning supplies in the last year, maybe it’s time to think about getting new and fresh mops and buckets. Do your mops and buckets look clean or are they caked with grime from messes past? Maybe the wheels on your mop bucket and wringer aren’t quite what they used to be?

It’s much easier getting a new mop than trying to bring back the shimmer and shine that those mop brushes once had back when they were new. After months or years of abuse, it might be time to retire some of those trusty mops in exchange for cleaner, more absorbent, new mops.

With clean cleaning supplies, you will be a much more effective and efficient cleaner, and people who see you clean will definitely take notice. So go ahead, get a new mop. Get a new mop bucket and wringer. Look and feel cleaner. You’ll thank yourself later.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Stocking up on Janitorial Supplies

When you stay ahead of the game, you can be prepared for when disaster strikes. It may seem like a simple thing to do, but stocking up on janitorial supplies is a wise decision to make. Whether you are a maintenance manager or in charge of keeping your building clean, there is nothing worse than looking for janitorial supplies you are out of and don’t have or being cautiously conservative with the small amount of supplies you already have.

Bad spills, food explosions and large messes happen and if you don’t have any products to clean it up, you will be out of luck. As you know, taking care of a mess as soon as it happens makes for not only easier cleanup, but also damage to the surface down the road. If you are stocked up on janitorial supplies, you can rest assured that you will be able to take care of any mess when it happens.

Be prepared for anything by stocking up on janitorial supplies. Sure it’s good to make promises to yourself about being prepared, but when something happens, are you going to have the janitorial weapons in your arsenal to fight the messes that seem to come from out of nowhere?

You have dusters, mops and brooms, but what about bathroom products, handles and squeegees? Take inventory now and see what you have, what you are missing, and how you can be prepared for anything that could possibly happen--you’ll be glad you did.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Affordability of Plastic Cutlery

There are many perks that can make an employee’s life a little easier. From coffee to affordable vending machines, making an employee’s life a little bit easier isn’t very difficult. One simple perk would be providing plastic cutlery for employees to take advantage of in the break room. This is one of the most affordable perks that a company can provide, and with many options available, including plastic cutlery sets that include salt and pepper, you can make lunch time a little easier.

Bob from accounting forgot his fork at home? No problem! By providing plastic cutlery, Bob doesn’t have to eat his microwavable lunch with his hands; this makes Bob a happy employee. Providing simple office provisions is a simple way to keep your employees happy and productive.

The best part is that plastic cutlery is incredibly inexpensive! For under $100 you can provide thousands of quality plastic forks, spoons and knives that folks will be grateful are there.

When you are an employer, it is important to take into consideration the small things that make employees’ lives easier. By providing for an employee’s basic needs at work you will make them a happy worker. Small things like providing plastic cutlery go a long way toward productivity and happiness.

Investments into employee happiness do not go unnoticed. Doing a cost analysis on the amount it would take to provide your business with small, relatively inexpensive perks like plastic cutlery and having an unhappy employee and the verdict is clear. Make a tiny portion of the budget available for quality paper towels, plastic cutlery and other break room essentials today!

Save Room for Brooms

If you aren't using several types of brooms, you are doing it wrong. There is a wide world of brooms out there just waiting to be discovered. Thick brooms, thin brooms and everything in between, the types of brooms that are at your disposal is massive: so massive in fact you may have to name a closet after them. But “What broom to use” you may ask yourself? With so many brooms to choose from, there are some things that you have to know before busting out your favorite bristles.

Corn Fibers: Got dust and dirt? A corn fiber broom is what you are looking for when it comes to these small dry jobs. Extremely durable and heavy duty; this broom is a must for any home, school or office.

Warehouse Corn Fiber Brooms: Made from corn and other fibers; these brooms were built for heavy sweeping. Designed with the power of corn bristles mixed with blended fibers, this broom can move dirt and trap dust for quick cleanup.

Lobby Brooms: Great for light jobs, a blended fiber lobby broom was made to sweep paper, litter, and other small debris from lobby areas.

Angled Brooms: Have a hard to reach area? Need to use a lot of force to sweep? Make sure you have an angled broom to get the hardest to reach spots under furniture or cabinets.

There are several sweeper selections you can make for our application, so make sure you choose wisely! If you’ve been using the wrong types of brooms, make the switch and see why specific brooms were made for certain purposes.

Sponge Mop Advantages!

If you are using high grade cleaner or don’t want an excess of water on the floor, consider using a sponge mop. A sponge mop could be exactly what you are looking for when it comes to floor cleaning supplies! For smooth, tiled or textured surfaces, nothing beats a sponge mop.

The reasons for wanting a sponge mop in your arsenal of cleanliness are obvious. Of course using a sponge mop is easier because it is lighter weight. The sponge head is light than a normal mop and less water is being tossed about because only the amount of water you need is being absorbed by the sponge. Get into the groove with a sponge mop to clean those crevices in grout or textured surfaces and clean those hard to reach places a normal mop can’t reach. Combining a light weight profile, durability and ease of use, having a sponge mop on hand is a no brainer for those who need to clean up spills on a frequent basis.

With no hand ringing required and the ability to clean difficult surfaces, there’s no reason not to have a sponge mop handy!

An inexpensive multipurpose PVA sponge mop might be the perfect companion for your other cleaning products. The PVA sponge mop can hold up to 10 times the amount of liquid of regular mops without dripping. With other features such as a double roller and easy action lever, you can control the liquid that’s in the mop head with ease.

Consider using a sponge mop today when you are looking for a quality floor cleaner that is easy to use, lightweight and perfect in a pinch!

Be Prepared with Wet Floor Signs and other Spill Kit Essentials

According to a member of the National Safety Council, falls are the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States and account for nearly 9 million visits to the emergency room every year. Chances are, you know someone who has slipped or fallen and chances are that they are over 55 years old. In 2009, slips and falls accounted for 25,000 deaths in the US. As a business owner, you have the responsibility to do your part to prevent these needless injuries. 

Falls can happen anywhere;

  • Doorways
  • Ramps
  • Stairs
  • Ladders
  • Hallways

Some of these falls are unavoidable, but one thing is for sure; we can do our best to help stop falls from wet floors.

Spills happen all the time and it’s important to clean them up as soon as possible. Whether it’s a sticky soft drink or slick ice cream, a bad fall due to an unattended spill can cost your business big. Every business should have a spill kit handy so accidents can be taken care of quickly. And even before the spill is cleaned up, it is imported to post wet floor signs in the area to alert others about the potential danger.

Keep your wet floor signs posted until after the area is dry and you feel comfortable allowing others to walk in the area. Make sure your wet floor signs are visible from any vantage point. This will protect not only you, but people in your building as well.

You can never be too safe, so having an adequate supply of wet floor signs, mobs, buckets and other important items in a spill kit is a must, especially if you have tile or wood floors in your business.
With such a focus on safety, taking every precaution is what people have come to expect from business owners and the janitorial staff. Go above and beyond, making sure everyone’s safety is your top priority!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Clean The Microwave (environment friendly manner)

In this article we will learn another one of the ways that you can clean the microwave without any chemicals.

Janitorial Supplies or Material we need:

  • 1 bowl with water
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 dash of vinegar or a few drops of dishwashing
  • 1 clean cloth

We begin to clean!!!

The first step to take is to clean the glass plate is within our microwave. We can do it manually or with a dishwasher and a little vinegar. Then we clarify with water, dry it with a microfiber towel and put it back in the microwave.

To clean the inside of this appliance can clean with a sponge with water and squeeze of lemon, if you want a little more flavor we can put in the microwave to warm lemon or orange peel for three minutes. With what is produced is take off the fat, then you can pass a clean cloth.