Cleaning Humor – When Port-a-Toilets Don’t Flush

Cleaning Humor – Port-a-Toilet

Cleaning Humor - Port a toilet funny sign

I have always been one that hates hand written signs on restroom fixtures. When a toilet is out-of-order, just state that it is out-of-order. When I catch you lying to me about why it isn’t in service, it makes me wonder. Is this just reserved for important people? Did the guy with the key just say “I’ll save this one for myself.” or “I am going to catch a few minutes of shut-eye. I’ll just take this one out of commission for a while.”

What ever the reason, it was frustrating to see when the line was as long as it was.

Cleaning humor at it’s finest!

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More Cleaning Is Not Always The Answer

A while back, we took a trip to Minneapolis to visit family. While we were there, we had an opportunity to visit the world-renowned Mall Of America. All I can say is “Wow!” This place is huge! If you have not had the chance to visit, I would recommend adding it to your list. From the indoor amusement park to the seemingly unending selection of stores and restaurants, the Mall Of America lives up to its reputation as one of the modern wonders of the world. What really impressed me though was the amount of cleaning. But is more cleaning the answer?  Read more

Commercial Floor Scrubbers Buying Tips

6 Tips For Buying Commercial Floor Scrubbers

Commercial floor scrubbers are considered to be the best way to clean just about any hard surface floor. Because dirty water is consistently replace with clean, and the agitating action of the scrub heads, floors are left much cleaner than a traditional mop and bucket. Add to this the fact that automatic floor scrubbers are a lot less labor intensive and much more efficient, they provide real value to anyone who needs to maintain vinyl tile, stone or even hardwood floors.

When it comes to choosing the best automatic floor scrubber for your needs, there are a few things to consider. Below are 6 factors that you should evaluate when looking to purchase commercial scrubbers. Read more

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Advantages of Rider Floor Scrubbers

Auto scrubbers come in all shapes and sizes. From small cord electric machines to large industrial sweeper/scrubbers, there are many options to choose from. The many advantages to using auto scrubbers make them the best choice for cleaning hard surface floors. For facilities with a significant amount of floor space, rider auto scrubbers are a great option. Because of larger width scrub path, added solution capacity and reduced operator fatigue, cleaning with a rider floor scrubbers is a lot more efficient. Read more

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Traits Of Successful Cleaning Professionals

Cleaning Professionals Must Earn Respect

It has been said that in order to gain respect, you must earn it. For cleaning professionals, this could not be more true. Read more

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Cleaning For Appearance and Why We Clean

Cleaning appearance is what we are judged on. But is that the reason we clean? There is a lot of attention paid to teaching a cleaning staff how to clean. This is usually centered around the proper use of tools and products. While knowing the best ways to use cleaning chemicals and equipment is important, it has little effect on the end results if there is not at least a basic understanding of the reasons for using them. To know how to clean, you must first understand why to clean. Continue Reading

Carpet Cleaning Methods

Carpet Cleaning – Is Wetter Really Better?

There are some carpet cleaning methods that have become widely accepted but when broken down, just don’t make sense. Carpet cleaning, in my opinion, is one of them. Carpet is a difficult surface to keep clean. It is very dynamic and is actually an air filter for most buildings, capturing and holding a lot of microscopic debris from the air. It is estimated that the average carpet will double in weight over its lifetime because of accumulated soils. This makes all aspects of keeping it clean very important, but with the true nature of how carpet is made, we struggle to understand what is really going on when carpet is cleaned. In my last post, I discussed carpet cleaning chemicals and why more is really not Continue Reading

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Carpet Cleaning – Why You Have Carpet Spots

It seems getting stains out of carpet is a popular mystery. I was standing in line at a local grocery store today where there was a lady in front of me talking to the cashier about carpet cleaning. Her items included several carpet cleaning products, a bottle of vinegar, and a very puzzled look on her face.

She was explaining that she was trying to get some pet stains and odors out of her carpet. Both of them were passing tips back and forth that they had heard were good ways of cleaning carpets. It was obvious that they were both confused by all of the so-called “advice” that had been given. Not one to miss out on an opportunity to help, I jumped into the conversation with both feet and explained to them what was really going on. About 20 minutes later, they both thanked me for the information and the lady who was buying the products even followed me into the parking lot, continuing to ask questions. Read more

How To Clean Without Streaks

Cleaning Chemical Streaks Mean It’s Not Clean

Cleaning without leaving streaks on windows and other surfaces is always a big challenge. When there are still smudges on the glass after cleaning, it makes the effort seem wasted. Why does this happen? After all, it is window “cleaner” isn’t it? The whole reason for its existence is to get rid of marks on glass, not add to them? How to clean without streaks isn’t really difficult. You just have to understand what is going on. Read more

Fixing Restroom Odors

Fixing Restroom Odor – Do You Know Where To Clean?

Do restroom odors indicate a lack of work? I don’t think so. I believe it is due to a lack of knowledge. It has been said many times that the quality of work trumps the quantity of work. Another favorite is work smart, not hard. Both of these are extremely evident in the world of cleaning. Hundreds of thousands of custodians, housekeepers and janitors go through the motions of cleaning, working hard everyday without accomplishing very much at all. This is not smart, but is it their fault? Fixing restroom odors is easy if you know where to clean.  Read more