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Seven Ways to Keep Bugs and Rodents Out of Your Breakroom

Seven Ways to Keep Bugs and Rodents Out of Your Breakroom

Cockroaches, ants and mice are attracted to breakrooms.  They can crawl into your cabinets, your pantry, and even your food.  Here are six things you can do to keep this from happening to you:  Do not leave food on breakroom tables or countertops. Clean up spills and crumbs right away. Hire a pest control company [...]

February 12, 2014 Melanie Thomas Uncategorized 0

Your Employees’ No. 1 Cleaning Complaint

Your Employees’ No. 1 Cleaning Complaint

Have you ever walked into a restroom and noticed any or all of the following things?  Sticky floors.  Toilets with stain rings inside the bowl.  Toilets with rust stains around the base.  Nasty odors.  Dirty mirrors.  Dirty partitions.  Pieces of toilet paper on the floor.   I have been in restrooms like this and I don’t [...]

January 29, 2014 Melanie Thomas Uncategorized 0

The Key to Proper Disinfection: Dwell Time

The Key to Proper Disinfection:  Dwell Time

Disinfectant cleaners, such as Lysol, Clorox and Ajax, are designed to kill bacteria and germs.  However, the bacteria and germs will not die if you merely spray the disinfectant and immediately wipe the surface.  This process will get the surface clean, but it will not disinfect it. If you want to properly disinfect a surface, [...]

December 30, 2013 Melanie Thomas Uncategorized 0

“Housework, if you do it right, can kill you.” — Erma Bombeck

“Housework, if you do it right, can kill you.” — Erma Bombeck

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November 8, 2013 Melanie Thomas Uncategorized 0

Never Forget to Clean the….

Never Forget to Clean the….

Here’s a helpful cleaning tip.  In break rooms and kitchens, occasionally clean the trash can and wipe down the wall behind the trash can.  If you fail to do this, you could end up with bugs in your kitchen and sticky walls and trash cans. Have you ever thrown a drink into a trash can [...]

October 14, 2013 Melanie Thomas Uncategorized 0

Three Reasons You Should Use a Backpack Vacuum

Three Reasons You Should Use a Backpack Vacuum

Every year more and more professional cleaners are using backpack vacs to vacuum carpets.  The following are three reasons this is true. Reason #1:  Backpack vacuums are more efficient.  Conventional vacuums are difficult to maneuver.  When you clean with a conventional vacuum, you roll the vacuum back and forth until the carpet is clean.  When [...]

October 4, 2013 Melanie Thomas Uncategorized 0

Floor Savers: Would You Like These Results in Your Building?

Floor Savers:  Would You Like These Results in Your Building?

We have a customer in Oklahoma City that has problems associated with its break room.  The first problem is that the chairs in the break room are scratching up the tile floor.  The second problem is that the room is noisy, in part, because they have lots of chairs that are regularly dragged across the [...]

September 27, 2013 Melanie Thomas Uncategorized 0

“My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors.” — Bette Midler

“My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors.” — Bette Midler

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September 20, 2013 Melanie Thomas Uncategorized 0

“I hate housework. You make the beds, you wash the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.” — Joan Rivers

“I hate housework.  You make the beds, you wash the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.” — Joan Rivers

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September 13, 2013 Melanie Thomas Uncategorized 0

What Product Will Clean This Up?

What Product Will Clean This Up?

If you’re trying to decide what product to use to clean something up, learn this rule.  Use a cleaning product that has a pH that is opposite to the pH of the soil you want to clean up. The pH scale is a numeric scale that indicates the acidity or alkalinity of a substance.  The [...]

September 6, 2013 Melanie Thomas Uncategorized 0