Why use an Automatic Scrubber?

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Why should you use an Automatic Scrubber?
Simply put:  Time is too expensive and too precious to waste. Autoscrubbers as we know them DO A BETTER JOB than we as mop-toting humans ever could.  Why wouldn’t they?  The simple process done by a scrubber lays down water, scrubs it, then quickly after picks it up.
Per the ISSA (International Sanitary Suppliers Association) It takes a typical laborer one hour to scrub 387 square meters.  On the contrary, they say that a 20-inch automatic scrubber will clean between 862 -1,858 square meters in the same time.  Even on the conservative side you can do things two and a half times as fast!  At that end I say case closed; but the benefit of clean floors is even more over a plus.  Just try one!  We will bring you one made to fit your facility and leave it overnight for you to experiment.  If you spend more than 3 hours per week mopping, you will see immediate payoff.  Your wrists and shoulders will thank you.

The Professional Cleaner: How can you save lives?

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Since we have all realized that we are professionals, we know well enough that we must do our part to earn our status.
There is no question that disinfection is part of most daily cleaning processes. So, my suggestion for the week:  Proper disinfection gives you a chance to save lives.

Most disinfectants are considered “Cleaner Disinfectant”,  this is a tiny bit of a mistruth.  Disinfectants work best when they have no soil load to contend with. Our recommendation is to always use a cleaner before a disinfectant if there is a soil load present. Disinfectants work by weakening the cell wall or structure of microbes, so they simply need time to attack the bacteria, virus or proteins. But did you know that most disinfectants require ten minutes of wet contact time to do their job? Quaternary disinfectants cause the least surface damage and do a more than sufficient job killing microbes. The only real challenge is wet time. Ten minutes wet time and disinfectants kill most microbes 100%. Five minutes and they kill 99%. The 99% solution is known as sanitization.

No doubt Hospitals use bleach to disinfect all surfaces.  You like most people might even consider bleach to be a clean smell.  In a subsequent blog I will talk about bleach and its perils.

For a deeper dive on this topic you can always ask me a question in person or check out our ask the expert section on our website.  www.corpfs.com

Clean Restrooms

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It was a rainy day.  My friends and I were out for a weekend stroll through the streets of Dublin.  OK it wasn’t rainy.

Just the same we went to a wonderful little pub in the city center.  Granted it was a Saturday morning and Saturdays in Dublin can be a bit hairy. Everyone was famished so we decided to go out for a bite to eat.  As I entered the establishment I decided why not visit the loo. As quick as I walked in I noticed that the air was polluted with days, if not weeks old odours.  More importantly the floors were filthy and the mirrors were coated in scuzz.  I am all about clean so I am hard to satisfy; but this place could have turned off anyone.  The moral of the story?

Clean restrooms save business. They certainly don’t create it…  I knew full well that if their restrooms were that dirty that their kitchen must be so too. Maybe only 15 or 20 dollars in lost revenue to that restaurant.  But multiply that times six.  It starts to make sense that clean restrooms pay back.  You can learn the details that matter here!

Green or Just Plain Safe

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What is “Green” all about?
Cleaning for Impression?
For whom? Clients? Friends? The Public at large?
It took more than just a 90 minute stand up act to impress me of the need to clean green. Former Vice-President Al Gore has done more things for the environment than any twelve Greenpeace activists can ever claim to do; regardless of what the masses may think. It took a study that showed me the impact on humans and wildlife. That study discussed the number one cleaning surfactant used for over seventy years.
It took the addition of children in my world.
I can continue to chat about my reasons for my shift in focus. But the truth is that the need to use products and processes that use less energy, fewer non-renewable resources, and safer end results comes from an obvious and extreme change in visible effects on the environment.
Green is not about catch-phrases. It is not about winning over customers. It is not about a picture of a waterfalls or the Amazon rain forest.
The truth is:
We have to make a change; that change is not all that painful. It’s amazing the advances that have been made in the direction of a safer and better end result.
I have just chosen the right way to arrive at it.
Tell me your opinion.

The Power of Oxygen

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The most essential element on the periodic table without a doubt is Oxygen.  Without it life fails to exist. Without it many cleaning processes don’t work as well.  For years, we have focused on using stronger chemicals to remove soils.  Recently we added a new product to our line- Stella Pot and Pan Soap.  We designed it with all the water conditioners that would make it an effective, lasting solution and remove soils quickly.

One thing was missing- Oxygen.  My testing team which mostly consists of family members helped me to quickly realize the stuff didn’t foam enough.  Ugh…  “True, I said but it removes grease from everything it touches”.  “It does they said… But the foam dies and it stops working”.  So why not try to boost the foam and see if it works better?  I did, and it does.  Lesson learned.  The power of oxygen in cleaning is every bit as essential as the wetter water that detergents bring to us.  Foam isn’t necessary in most cleaning processes; but when you clean things with lots of soil it sure helps.