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Disinfect in an Instant?

Disinfect in an Instant?

I just recently discovered a new product that seeks to help facility managers that want to “disinfect” and “deodorize” their facilities faster or better.  The product is called Aseptic Plus+ and is produced by Aseptic Health, LLC. According to company literature, Aseptic Plus+ is an odorless, non-toxic, EPA registered, hospital grade disinfectant that kills 20+ [...]

September 8, 2015 Beth Elliott Cleaning Products, Health & Safety, Miscellaneous 0

What Do Vinegar and Hamsters Have in Common?

What Do Vinegar and Hamsters Have in Common?

Vinegar is an excellent natural cleaner.  It is a weak acetic acid that is able to kill bacteria and viruses. I thought it might be interesting to explore how people at Alliance have used vinegar to clean over the past few months. The following are all actual stories from recent history relating to people at [...]

June 15, 2015 Beth Elliott Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

Ever Use this Magical, Natural Cleaning Ingredient?

Ever Use this Magical, Natural Cleaning Ingredient?

A facility manager for an office building recently asked one of our area developers to help get rid of the hard water stains that were on the tile in their gym shower. The area developer showed up one evening to get the job done.  He tried 3 different cleaning chemicals that night.  None of them [...]

June 5, 2015 Beth Elliott Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips, Importance of Clean, Uncategorized 0

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

How to Clean a Garbage Disposal

Do you have any nasty odors coming from the kitchen or break room in your building?  One possible source is the garbage disposal.  If you haven’t cleaned it in a while, it could definitely be the culprit.  There are lots of ways to clean a garbage disposal, but this is a process that has worked [...]

January 21, 2015 Beth Elliott Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips, Miscellaneous 0

Is There a Vacuum That Can Prevent You From Getting Sick?

Is There a Vacuum That Can Prevent You From Getting Sick?

What if using a certain type of vacuum cleaner could reduce your chance of getting sick or simply give you allergy relief?  If you like that idea, then I’ve got good news for you.  Vacuums with HEPA filters do just that! HEPA is an acronym for high efficiency particulate air and a HEPA filter is [...]

June 16, 2014 Beth Elliott Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips, Health & Safety, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

Grout Brush: Your Toothbrush on Steroids

Grout Brush:  Your Toothbrush on Steroids

Have you ever used a toothbrush to clean something?  Tile.  Shower or elevator tracks.  Window frames.  Drains.  Toilet hinges.  Around appliance knobs or buttons.  Around stove burners.  Other small or hard to reach areas. While a toothbrush can be a helpful cleaning tool, I’ve got a better idea.  Use a grout brush instead.  A grout [...]

May 19, 2014 Beth Elliott Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips, Miscellaneous 0

How to Handle Scuff Marks on Walls

How to Handle Scuff Marks on Walls

One of my colleagues walked into my office last week and he was really excited.  He was fired up because while he was in a customer’s building he was able to easily remove some scuff marks from the walls and from the bottom of several doors.  When he returned to the building the next day [...]

April 7, 2014 Beth Elliott Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips 0

The Secret to Removing Ice Melt Residue from Your Tile Floors

The Secret to Removing Ice Melt Residue from Your Tile Floors

Ice melt is great.  It keeps your sidewalks and entry ways safe during the winter by melting the ice and preventing countless accidents and injuries.  Unfortunately, people get ice melt on their feet, they track it into your facility and it leaves a chalky haze on your floors.  This haze is ugly and can be [...]

November 25, 2013 Melanie Thomas Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips 0

Four Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Microfiber Mops – Part I

Four Mistakes You Might Be Making with Your Microfiber Mops – Part I

 Microfiber mopping systems are great.  They clean better than traditional mops.  They are more efficient than traditional mops.  And they eliminate cross contamination.  However, using microfiber mopping systems correctly is critical if you want your floors as clean as you’d like them.  Here are four mistakes you want to avoid when using a microfiber mopping [...]

August 1, 2013 Melanie Thomas Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips, Importance of Clean 0

Strengthen Your Health by Cleaning with Microfiber Tools

Strengthen Your Health by Cleaning with Microfiber Tools

Everybody wants to be healthy and work in a healthy environment.  Using microfiber tools to clean your building can help achieve these goals.   Here are two major health benefits associated with using microfiber to clean your building…  Health Benefit No. 1:  Microfiber cleaning tools reduce the amount of dust and allergens that are “kicked up” [...]

July 3, 2013 Melanie Thomas Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips, Health & Safety 0