Do you notice stains reappearing on your carpets, even if you and your cleaning team just extracted them? Recurring stains are often due to carpet wicking. Carpet wicking can be an expensive problem when time, labor, and cleaning products are continually spent on the same stain, only for it to keep reappearing. That’s not to mention the effect it has on building occupants and visitors, who may be judging the facility’s cleanliness.
Ice melt can be a saving grace during periods of harsh, wintry weather. It has the ability to eliminate ice and snow build-up, and continue to protect against those hazards even after it’s applied to the ground. In doing so, it also reduces the likelihood of liability issues stemming from slip-and-fall hazards on outdoor walkways. But ice melt can lead to its own host of problems too.
From November to February, much of the US can expect to get hit with snow, ice, and sleet. For many, preparing for the increased wet weather and associated dangers means laying down ice melt and rock salt.
Winter weather is unpredictable. There’s just no knowing for sure how harsh it will be until we’re in the thick of it. Last year, the foremost weather observatory in the US recorded a warmer winter than average, but sporadic weather meant that it also saw more cold fronts and above-average snowfall. In fact, winter snowfall totaled 65.6 inches, almost 25% higher than the 30-year average. There’s really no telling how much snow we’ll get this year, but there’s no harm in preparing for the worst. In fact, the benefits greatly outweigh the drawbacks of adjusting your floor care routine for the winter. For example, while ice melt and rock salt are key to lowering slip and fall risks in the winter, especially during times of heavy snowfall, these products are also harsh on your floors and equipment and can damage them if you don’t take the necessary precautions - like regular equipment cleaning and maintenance.
When creating a winter floor care bundle for your facility, consider the winter weather hazards you dealt with last year, the problems that arose from them, and what products you needed to address those issues. Did you deal with hazy, white ice melt residue on your hard floors? Stock up on winter floor neutralizer. Or, maybe you dealt with wet floors during heavy snowfalls? Invest in a solid matting system.
Imagine this: the average semi-truck (72’) can fit 26 standard pallets inside it, without stacking. A single standard pallet can carry up to 4,600 lbs of cargo. That means just under 120,000 lbs of cargo can fit inside a semi-truck.
Is your commercial bathroom plagued by stained, dirty floors? Are there lingering odors in the air? These are some of the most common complaints for a commercial restroom, but they don’t have to be for yours.
With all the products and floor prep information floating around this season, we thought we’d save you from the hassle of having to figure out what the best option for winter prep is by putting together this guide.
If you’re looking for effective ways to rid your facility's carpets of the toughest stains, then you no doubt stumbled upon encapsulation cleaning in your research. Or, maybe you just got finished reading our article on encapsulation carpet cleaning.
If you’ve been in the commercial cleaning industry for a while, then you’ve probably heard the term encapsulation thrown around. Or, maybe you're not an industry vet and just heard it for the first time. Some may know it’s a low-moisture method, or that it's an effective interim procedure, but what exactly is encapsulation carpet cleaning?