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So What’s a Pandemic Flu Anyway?

So What’s a Pandemic Flu Anyway?

Do you know the difference between a Pandemic Flu and Seasonal Flu?  If not, let me explain.  A pandemic is worldwide disease outbreak.  When a new flu emerges, a flu pandemic occurs.  This means that the new flu has spread globally.  Pandemic flus are rare and dangerous.  They can spread quickly because people have little [...]

June 2, 2014 Beth Elliott Health & Safety, Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 0

How to Clean Your Eyeglasses

How to Clean Your Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses get dirty.  Scratch that.  Eye glasses get nasty.  So what’s the best way to get them clean?  Should I spit on them and dry it off with my undershirt?  Probably not! Here’s what we recommend: Go to the sink and run warm water over the glasses. Put a small amount of dishwashing detergent on [...]

May 27, 2014 Beth Elliott Cleaning Tips, 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

Top 10 Reasons Customers Hire Janitorial Services

Top 10 Reasons Customers Hire Janitorial Services

10.  Cleaning is hard work. 9.  Customers want to focus on their business, not cleaning. 8.  Customers do not want to hire, fire or manage janitors. 7.  Customers do not want to research or purchase cleaning equipment. 6.  Customers want cleaning experts to assist with building maintenance issues. 5.  Clean buildings attract customers. 4.  Clean [...]

May 12, 2014 Beth Elliott Importance of Clean, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized 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

The Death of the Incandescent Light Bulb

The Death of the Incandescent Light Bulb

 When you think of an ordinary light bulb, what comes to mind?  The answer is probably this:  an incandescent light bulb.  These light bulbs have small wires and a filament that are enclosed with round, clear glass and have a metal base with screw threads.  They produce light through the heating of the filament.  You’ve [...]

April 21, 2014 Beth Elliott Energy Efficiency, Miscellaneous, 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

Product Review: Battery Powered Backpack Vacuum

Product Review:  Battery Powered Backpack Vacuum

Does it irritate you when you have to unplug the vacuum cord, walk to another room, find another outlet and plug the cord in before you can start vacuuming again?  Have you ever tripped over a vacuum cord while sweeping your living room?  Have you ever shocked yourself when plugging in a vacuum cord?    These [...]

March 31, 2014 Melanie Thomas Uncategorized 0