In any commercial building, hard flooring is susceptible to irritating and unsightly scuff marks. Although not damaging, scuff marks ruin the appearance of bright shiny floors.
There are many misconceptions about the meaning of “solids” and their role in floor finishes. It has been a longstanding belief that the quality of a floor finish is related to the amount or percentage of solids in a floor finish. This would mean all high solid floor finishes are high quality and will be the best choice. Another belief relates floor finishes with a higher percentage of solids to increased maintenance and cost. However, it is important to realize that innovation in floor finish manufacturing has allowed for advancements in floor finish chemistry which positively affects the ease of floor finish application and appearance. The percentage of solids in a finish no longer directly affects the quality, durability, cost, and other factors.
Commercial wet mops are an important tool in most every facility. They are the traditional, go-to tool for cleaning spill prone spots, periodically maintaining heavy traffic areas, and several other floor cleaning procedures. With the right mopping technique, they can be effective in removing soils from hard floor surfaces. It’s important to use the right technique so spots aren't missed, otherwise allowing germs and soils to remain on the surface.
Even with comprehensive daily and periodic cleaning procedures like vacuuming and cleaning with an autoscrubber, commercial hard flooring will eventually experience damage and begin to look worn. The top of your floor is covered with a finish to protect against wear and damage but over time will begin to accumulate dirt, scratches, and the other effects of foot traffic. Floor finish wears down and daily and periodic procedures are no longer enough to restore your floor’s shine. When this happens, it is likely time to strip and finish your facility’s floor. Pro Tip: A strip and finish is the process of removing old layers of wax and dirt from the floor, preparing it to be coated with new layers of finish. Performing a strip and finish is time-consuming and expensive, but when performed properly it can revive your floor’s appearance and protect them from future damage. However, there are several mistakes custodial staff often make when stripping the finish from commercial floors.
Gloves, a form of personal protection equipment (PPE), are one of the first lines of defense in protecting workers from injury and other serious health risks. As the 2019 Coronavirus situation continues there is a high demand for personal protection equipment, including gloves. As a result, it may be difficult to get the gloves your facility currently uses and you may need to identify other gloves that can meet your needs. Gloves are used in several industries for many different applications. Choosing the best and safest glove will require you to consider several factors to identify what glove materials will be effective in your facility.
Over time it is inevitable that your resilient hard floor will begin to experience wear and tear from everyday foot traffic. The top of your floor is covered with a finish to protect against the accumulation of dirt, scratches, spills, and other effects of foot traffic. When that finish becomes scratched, scuffed, or damaged it can be stripped and refinished to restore your floor’s original shine. Stripping is the process of removing old layers of wax and dirt, preparing the floor to be refinished, restoring the floor appearance and protecting it from future damage. If you’re asking the question, “How much does it cost to finish a floor?” you’ve probably realized your floor is in need of some restorative care or a strip and refinish.
Implementing an effective cleaning and disinfecting process is important to protecting your facility against Coronavirus. However, as the situation regarding the novel Coronavirus outbreak continues there is a high demand for infection control products. Facilities are more aware of their cleaning and disinfection protocols, and are requiring additional product for more frequent disinfection processes. Orders for essential items like disinfectants and other related products have increased across the nation as Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) continues to spread. Manufacturers of these products are having difficulty keeping up with demand, and your current disinfectant may be in short supply.
Orders for infection control products like disinfectants and other related items have increased across the nation as Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) continues to spread. Manufacturers of these products are having difficulty keeping up with demand, and your current disinfectant may be temporarily unavailable. If you can’t get the disinfectant you regularly use, other disinfectants, like bleach, can be used in its place.
Great tasting, good quality food and a pleasant dining experience is not enough to satisfy customers and encourage repeat visits. Customers desire a complete dining experience including everything from polite and attentive staff and short wait times to spotless dishes and clean restrooms. For many restaurant owners, the impact of long lines and spotless dishes is known, but it can be surprising to learn that a clean restroom has a direct impact on customer satisfaction and retention. A patron’s bathroom experience may not seem like it plays an important role in the overall experience but, more than 80 percent of consumers would avoid a restaurant with a dirty restroom—not just avoid the restroom, but avoid the restaurant altogether.
[Updated: March 6, 2020] There’s been a lot of attention around the recent emergence of a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). While the majority of the cases are in China, 2019 Novel Coronavirus is now prevalent in the U.S. While cases in the U.S. remain comparatively low, WHO and CDC expect more confirmed cases. To help you navigate the best way to control the spread of this virus and to prevent an outbreak from occurring in your facility, EBP has gathered information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and several of our manufacturing partners.
Common in most facilities, wet mops are used to complete various cleaning procedures. Wet mops are the perfect tool to combat floor stains in entryways, maintain heavy traffic areas, clean spill-prone spots, or to perform floor disinfection. However, there are several different types of wet mops, and each type is designed to tackle specific floor cleaning applications. Using the right wet mop for each cleaning procedure will allow your staff to achieve the best results.