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Stain Talk: How to Remove Nasty Spots from Carpet and Furniture

Stain Talk:  How to Remove Nasty Spots from Carpet and Furniture

 An employee of one of our customers recently spilled a glass of white wine in her cubicle.  It spilled down the partition and left a brown stain on the gray upholstery.  The spot was big, brown and ugly.  It was about 3 feet tall and 1 foot wide.  The customer asked us for help.  We [...]

June 7, 2013 Melanie Thomas Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips 0

Improving the Smell of Your Restrooms with Air Care Systems – Part II

Improving the Smell of Your Restrooms with Air Care Systems – Part II

People don’t like it when the restrooms in their building stink.  In the last newsletter we learned that you can improve the smell of your restrooms with air care systems that are delivered from an aerosol can.  It’s time to turn our attention to non-aerosol systems. Non-aerosol air care systems are any type of air [...]

May 31, 2013 Melanie Thomas Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips 0

Improving the Smell of Your Restrooms with Air Care Systems – Part I

Improving the Smell of Your Restrooms with Air Care Systems – Part I

You’ve probably heard this saying – If it smells clean, then it is clean.   Well, people also believe the opposite – If it smells dirty, then it is dirty.  People especially believe this about restrooms.  One way of improving the smell of the restrooms in your building is to install air care systems in them.  [...]

May 24, 2013 Melanie Thomas Cleaning Tips 0

Basic Cleaning Principle: Clean High, Then Low

Basic Cleaning Principle:  Clean High, Then Low

A secret that great janitors know is to clean high areas first and then work your way down to the lower areas.   To understand this principle, let’s look at the problem that we’re trying to avoid.  Pretend you’re cleaning a conference room.  You start by vacuuming the floor.  After you finish vacuuming and the floor [...]

May 17, 2013 Melanie Thomas Cleaning Tips 0

Would You Like the Partitions in Your Restrooms to be Cleaner?

Would You Like the Partitions in Your Restrooms to be Cleaner?

Microfiber cleaning tools are more efficient than other cleaning tools.  Here’s an example that illustrates this point.  Many janitors neglect cleaning restroom partitions because it’s time consuming to spray them down and clean them with paper towels or cleaning cloths.  It’s so time consuming that some janitors just don’t do it as often as they [...]

May 10, 2013 Melanie Thomas Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips 0

Five Cleaning Strategies to Reduce Workplace Allergies – Part II

Five Cleaning Strategies to Reduce Workplace Allergies – Part II

Do you have allergies? Do they bother you at work? Do your colleagues have allergies that bother you? If so, here are five strategies that will help you and your coworkers sneeze and sniffle less often. Continued from last week… Strategy No. 4: Use a good vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter and change the [...]

April 18, 2013 Melanie Thomas Cleaning Tips, Health & Safety 0

Five Cleaning Strategies to Reduce Workplace Allergies – Part 1

Five Cleaning Strategies to Reduce Workplace Allergies – Part 1

Do you have allergies? Do they bother you at work? Do your colleagues have allergies that bother you? If so, here are five strategies that will help you and your coworkers sneeze and sniffle less often. Strategy No. 1: Clean well and often. The workplace is full of allergens, including dust mites, mold, pet dander, [...]

April 11, 2013 Melanie Thomas Cleaning Tips, Health & Safety 0

You Can Ruin Your Carpet if You Don’t Empty the Trash Correctly

You Can Ruin Your Carpet if You Don’t Empty the Trash Correctly

Have you ever walked into a building and noticed an ugly trail of spots on the carpet?  I’m sure you have.  It’s not a pretty sight! Here are four tips that you should know so that this will never happen to your carpet: Tip #1:  Never set a bag of trash on the carpet.  When [...]

March 20, 2013 david Cleaning Products, Cleaning Tips 0

Would Your Tile Floor Look Better If You Adopted a Comprehensive Floor Care Plan?

Would Your Tile Floor Look Better If You Adopted a Comprehensive Floor Care Plan?

I walked into the office of an Alliance customer a few days after we performed a strip and wax job on their tile floor.  The floor looked great so I relayed my thoughts to the customer.  He responded by saying, “Yeah, but how can I keep it looking great?” I informed him that he needed [...]

March 13, 2013 david Cleaning Tips 0

Everyone Will Know If This Area is Dirty!

Everyone Will Know If This Area is Dirty!

Almost every person that enters your building will walk through the front door and through the entry area.  Customers walk through the entry area.  Employees walk through the entry area.  The owner of the business walks through the area.  It’s a high traffic area! All of these people notice when the area is clean and [...]

March 6, 2013 david Cleaning Tips 0