floor burnishing

Burnishing Floor Finish A Quick Guide

Floor Burnishing

The best way to maintain floor finish shine is high-speed burnishing. Floor burnishing is done with a rotary machine that has a pad turning speed of more than 1000 rpm but more commonly done at 1500 to 2000 rpm. Burnishing floor finish is helpful for two reasons.

First it makes floor finish shine but more important, it makes the floor easier to keep clean. This is because it smooths out the scratches in the floor, removing areas for dirt to settle. Once dirt gets is in the scratches, it is difficult for regular cleaning to remove and with foot traffic will continue to further scratch the floor. This will damage the floor finish shine. Read more

Remove Salt Residue From Floors

How To Remove Salt Residue From Floors Fast And Easy

Get Rid Of Salt Residue On Floors

Winter weather brings with it additional areas of concern for cleaning professionals. When snow and ice show up, there are additional cleaning steps that need to be added to your floor care routine. These different challenges are easy to overcome when you understand how to remove salt residue from floors.

Trust me, I understand what you are facing. Mopping the floor just seems to make things worse. Stickiness is the biggest frustration. It not only makes the floor look dirty, but it also causes it to get dirty faster than ever. You just want to throw down you mop and give up, right? Well, don’t do that. Below you will see that it is not as difficult once you understand what is going on. A few minor changes will make your life much easier when the snow flies and you need to remove salt residue from your floors.

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winter floor care tools

4 Must Have Cleaning Tools Winter Floor Care

It’s that time of year again. Winter floor care season. Snow has blanketed much of the country and we are all dealing with the mess that it tracks in. Many are struggling with salt residue on their floors and the seeming endless flow of sloppy wet ice melting mess.

After dealing with these issues for years, I know what a pain this can be. There is hope though. With a few easy adjustments to your cleaning methods, you will once again be able to have clean, streak free floors, all year long! Read more

How Microfiber Cleans

How Microfiber Works To Clean

If you are using microfiber cleaning tools, then you know how well they work. Cleaning is much easier with microfiber mops, dusters and cloths. But have you ever wondered how microfiber cleans so much better?

What Is Microfiber?

Microfiber cleaning tools are made up of tiny fibers. They are 10x finer than silk. Up to 30x finer than cotton. 40x Finer than wool. And 100x thinner than a human hair. That’s pretty thin!

Cleaning Microfiber Size

Microfiber fibers are actually made from plastic. Cleaning microfiber consists of two types of plastic. Polyester and Polyamide. Polyester provides the scrubbing action while polyamide gives it the absorbing properties. Typical cleaning microfiber consists of 70-90% polyester and 10-30% polyamide.

These 2 plastics are extruded under high pressure into the fibers. Then they go through a splitting process that opens spaces or channels between them.

microfiber after extrusion

These microscopic fibers are spun together to form a strand of thread. This thread is woven in to cloths, yarn and even fabric.

How Microfiber Cleans

Microfiber cleans because of both the properties of the 2 types of plastic material and the channels between them. When a surface is wiped with a microfiber cloth or mop, dirt is scrubbed away by the polyester, and held in the channels by the polyamide. This trapping and holding of dirt is what really makes microfiber work so well when cleaning.

Traditional cotton cleaning materials have to trap the dirt in between the fibers and threads. Because they are solid, there is no where for the finer particles to be trapped. They rely on chemicals and liquid to assist in absorbing dirt. Microfiber can capture much smaller particles and hold on to them with its gripping fibers. Which makes how microfiber cleans, so different than traditional fibers.

How Microfiber Cleans

Other Factors That Make Microfiber Clean So Well

Microfiber is plastic. Plastic will not rot. Also, unlike cotton which is a natural fiber, microfiber will not aide in the growth of bacteria. This means that as long as it is rinsed out, and cleaned on a regular basis, it will not stink. Yay! No more smelly mops!

Another advantage is being plastic, it does rinse out very easily and is very durable. If cared for properly, microfiber mops and cloths will last a long time. And long lasting cleaning tools equals money saved!

 

bathroom cleaner products

Bathroom Cleaner Products

Bathrooms have so many different types of surfaces to be cleaned. From glass to painted surfaces to porcelain to stainless steel, there are different types of bathroom cleaner chemicals needed. Multi-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, bowl cleaner, lime scale remover and disinfectants are the main arsenal of bathroom cleaner products for most. These are all used to clean above the floor in restrooms. Floors should be cleaned with a neutral floor cleaner.

There are some things you need to know when choosing the best options. Not all bathroom cleaner products are the same, so knowing what to look for can help you make an educated selection.  Read more

Ideas for Green Restrooms

Green Restrooms – Ideas That Can Pay You Back

There are many ways to green restrooms. A lot of them obviously involve the procedures and products that are used to clean. But in order to give the restroom cleaners a fighting chance, there are a few ways to make the cleaning easier and can add green to any restroom. Read more

microfiber mop heads

Microfiber Mop Heads – What You Need To Know

I have been using flat microfiber mop heads for years. In fact, they are the only mops I use anymore. They are really just a better product, all around, than traditional string mops. Except for a few, very specific applications, string mops should be a thing of the past. The one big problem I have seen people have with them, is choosing the correct hardware and mop style for their individual use. Let’s see if we can’t correct that for you. Read more

how to clean sticky floors

Why You Have Sticky Floor and How To Fix It

Cleaning sticky floors can be a very frustrating task. After you mop the seem to end up stickier than when you started. Don’t worry, there is an answer. Here are the steps to cleaning your sticky floors.

How To Clean Stainless Steel

How To Clean Stainless Steel The Right Way

It seems everyone wants to know how to clean stainless steel?

The popularity of stainless steel appliances in homes has made many know what professional cleaners have know for years, stainless steel can be a challenge to keep clean. When it is clean, it looks great! Read more

World Toilet Day

What Is World Toilet Day?

November 19th every year is World Toilet Day. This day was created by Jack Sim to bring awareness to the fact that 40% of the world does not have access to sanitary, private toilet facilities. While many who read this site are constantly looking for ways to improve the sanitary conditions for those that have the luxury of a working toilet, it is important to realize what a true luxury it really is.  Read more