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.
Sticky floors can be a very frustrating issue. It can seem like there is no answer to the problem. You mop and scrub away only to have the floor end up stickier than when you started. Trust me, I’ve been there. Read more
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
It seems neutralizer and neutral cleaners get confused a lot. Using the correct product, in the correct manner, can save you hours of hard work and frustration.
For years, I have heard the terms “neutralizer” used to describe a general purpose floor cleaner, which would be incorrect. Like wise, there are many cleaners that use a “neutral floor cleaner” when they should be using a neutralizer. Here are the correct uses for each. It all comes down to the pH of the cleaner. Read more
While shopping with my family the other day, we saw a custodian mopping the floor. Both the water and mop were extremely dirty and as was the floor she had just “cleaned.” My first thought was to wonder why they didn’t use an automatic floor scrubber. She was working really hard and getting poor results.
It frustrates me when custodians put so much effort into cleaning but are not given the best tools for the job. A basic walk behind floor scrubber would completely change the level of cleaning at this facility for the better. Read more
Having the proper hand soap dispenser system for your facility can help reduce the spread of germs and illness. It is also important to understand what you are paying for. With all of the different brands, models and dispensers available, trying to figure out the best value can be confusing. Read more
Fitness equipment cleaning may be causing you more trouble than you think. Have you ever gone to the gym, ready to hop on the treadmill, only to see “Out Of Service” signs? This happens way too often for me. After all, I am paying to use their fitness equipment. When it doesn’t work, it disrupts my entire schedule. This forces me to either wait for the equipment that is working to free up or cancel my workout all together. Both options cost me time and lower my opinion of the facility as a whole.
Rubber gym floors can be a great alternative to hardwood athletic floors. They are not as sensitive to changes in temperature and are often considered to more durable for alternative uses, beyond the traditional gymnasium sports. Many think they would be much easier to maintain.
The fact is, cleaning rubber gym floors does require some special attention and care. Read more
Is using a 25 percent solids floor finish a good option for you? High solids floor coatings have become very popular. But with the higher cost and reputation for difficult application, are they really worth it?
A while back I wrote a post about how many coats of floor finish you should use to protect vinyl tile floors. In this post, I used images, taken with a microscope at 400x magnification. With these pictures, it was easy to see how thin layers of floor finish first filled in the pores and then created a protective layer on top of the tile.
As stated in the original article, I used a 20% solids floor finish for this demonstration. But not everyone uses these types of floor finish. There are many types of floor finishes. In fact, finishes with 25% solids have really started to take hold in the market and thus made me want to redo the experiment. But first, what is a 25 percent solids floor finish? Read more
When it comes to floor finish, by far the most wide-spread issue people have is “yellowing.” The bad news is that there are several reasons floor finish yellows, or becomes discolored. Because of the variety of causes, getting to the root of the issue can take some evaluation of processes and products. The good news though, for most of these, the solution is fairly simple. But you must first diagnose the cause.
Nothing is more frustrating than spending time, money and effort of the refinishing process and the floor finish yellows. In spite of the amount of work you put into cleaning a floor, all it takes is one flawed step in the process to ruin or at least set back your efforts. Read more