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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

4 Tips To A Longer Lasting Vacuum

4 Tips To A Longer Lasting Vacuum

Vacuums are not tanks.  They will break if you ram them, jam them or mistreat them.  If you follow a few simple guidelines, your vacuum should last and keep your carpets clean for years.    Here are 4 simple things you can do to lengthen your vacuum’s life:  Before you begin vacuuming, scan the room and [...]

May 5, 2014 Beth Elliott Cleaning Tips, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

Frequency Guidelines for Vacuuming an Office Building

Frequency Guidelines for Vacuuming an Office Building

If you don’t vacuum often enough, you will ruin the appearance of the carpet and shorten its useful life.  Dirt, bugs, food and other soils will collect, stain, and get ground into the carpet pile.  You can avoid these problems by following a few simple general rules for how often you should vacuum the carpets [...]

April 28, 2014 Beth Elliott Cleaning Tips, Uncategorized 0

7 Steps to a Cleaner Toilet

7 Steps to a Cleaner Toilet

What do you think when you walk up to a toilet to use it and its dirty?  What goes through your mind when the bowl has brown rings in it or the base has lots of yellow spots?  You don’t like it.  You’re probably grossed out and may even consider looking for another toilet to [...]

April 14, 2014 Beth Elliott Cleaning Tips, Uncategorized 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 II

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

Last time we learned about two mistakes you want to avoid when using a microfiber mopping system.  Today we’re going to learn about two other mistakes you need to avoid.   Mistake #3:  Using a dry pad.  Microfiber mopping systems are pretreated with a specific amount of water and cleaning solution to effectively cover 200 to 400 [...]

August 16, 2013 Melanie Thomas Cleaning Tips, Importance of Clean 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

Study Shows Cleanliness Matters Most to Restaurant Customers

Study Shows Cleanliness Matters Most to Restaurant Customers

Technomic, a leading food industry consulting firm, performed a survey in 2011 that showed that many customers consider restaurant cleanliness to be more important than the quality of the food.  According to the survey of customers throughout the U.S., the cleanliness of restaurant premises, as well as the cleanliness of tableware, was consistently ranked as [...]

July 11, 2013 Melanie Thomas Cleaning Tips, Employees, 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