2011 September

Spray Buffing……The Ins and Outs

September 30, 2011   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in Tile & Grout Cleaning

One of the most frequently used means of keeping floors clean, glossy, and free of stain marks and spots is to perform a “spray buff.” As common as it is, many custodial workers perform this cleaning task in an incorrect manner—sometimes risking their safety as well as the safety of others in the facility—and with […]


Could Your Learning Environment Be Greener, Cleaner and Healthier?

September 29, 2011   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in Green Cleaning, News

Probably.  And in several states, it’s now a requirement.  That’s why so many cleaning companies now claim to have green products and services.  But finding one that is actually backed by industry green certifications is rare.  That’s where ServiceMaster Clean® can help. Our proprietary Capture and Removal Cleaning® system combines advanced equipment and microfiber technologies […]


Park-Ellis ServiceMaster Guarantee Program

September 28, 2011   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in News

WHAT IS IT? Park-Ellis ServiceMaster will GUARANTEE your carpeted rooms you place on the Program will stay clean for a period of (1) one year from date of purchase. If the carpeted area(s) on the Program get soiled, we will return and clean the area(s) that are on the Program up to (3) three times […]


Slip Resistant Floor Refinishing

September 27, 2011   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in News, Residential Cleaning

Beautiful hard-surface floors can be one of the most impressive features of your facility. And yet, if a customer, tenant or employee injures themselves on a dirty and/or wet floor, this can have major impact on your business reputation and liability exposure. ServiceMaster Clean®, in partnership with Slip and Fall Solutions, now offers slip-resistant floor refinishing. […]


Cleaning for Health – a Summary

September 26, 2011   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in Green Cleaning

The office janitor can have a significant impact on the health of employees and visitors – in dealing with indoor air quality, spread of pathogens, and chemical safety.  The real reason we clean our offices  is to protect the health and safety of our employees and visitors. Folks often fail to consider the health impact of the air one […]


Six Tips on Proper Floor Care

September 23, 2011   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in News

Here are Six Tips we provide our end users to help them maintain their customer’s floors: 1. Have a floor care plan. Proper floor maintenance requires that the duties, frequency of tasks, and other services necessary to maintain a floor are clearly outlined and formalized, by writing them down. Everyone involved in a facility’s floor […]


Top 3 Cleaning Tips

September 22, 2011   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in News

Residential Cleaning – Top 3 Tips 1.Vacuum regularly: Vacuum carpets at least once a week, since 80% of dirt in carpets is loose dirt that should be removed quickly before it becomes absorbed by the fibers. You should vacuum high traffic areas more often, if needed. 2. Dust your floor: Use a treated dust mop […]


10 Most Common Floor Care Challenges

September 21, 2011   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in News, Residential Cleaning

Although I like to put my emphasis in this column on cleaning equipment, I can’t help mentioning something else that comes up all the time in our business: floor care challenges.These are the 10 most common floor care challenges we hear about:  1.    Awkward floor layouts and designs.  Some buildings are designed with minimal regard […]


How to Remove Oil or Grease Stains From Fabric | eHow.com

September 20, 2011   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in News, Upholstery Cleaning

Whether it’s a cooking, automotive or lubricating oil mark, the sooner you deal with a greasy stain, the better the outcome. Follow the directions below to minimize the risk of permanent stains. Instructions Apply an absorbent such as talcum powder or cornstarch to the affected area, then brush away. If the stain is heavy or old, proceed […]


Soap vs. Sanitizer: What’s The Difference?

September 19, 2011   ·   By   ·   No Comments   ·   Posted in News

Thanks to media coverage following the outbreak of H1N1 and other pandemics in recent years, the public has finally caught on that regular hand hygiene is essential to helping prevent the spread of germs. People are washing their hands more frequently and hand sanitizers are populating buildings more quickly than ever before. But, despite this […]


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