How do Solvents Clean?

Yup another run down the path of the high-tech world of cleaning chemistry.  What are solvents?  Do you think of turpentine when you hear the word solvent?  I do.  That said I obviously wouldn’t be writing this if I was here to talk about the virtues of hydrocarbon cleaning products.  We are edging our way […]

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How to Remove Smoke and Soot Stains

From time to time we all find soot or smoke damage on your prized surfaces. Most smoke damage is easily removed with a bit of soap and water… right? No not always, and especially on a grand scale. What’s the story then, how do you clean smoke damage easily, quickly and without breaking your back? […]

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How Wanted Do You Feel?

   We’ve all felt a little alone out there!  In our personal and work life we’ve all felt like we aren’t really valued from time to time.  This isn’t always about someone making a conscious decision to make us feel that way.  Sometimes we aren’t the only one out there,  surprise!  That said…  Does your […]

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Toilet Paper-Where Quality Matters

Why do people take toilet paper so seriously?  I’m not talking about the bears dancing around on your TV screen caressing the roll of the softest stuff you can find.  I’m simply talking about why do you stick so closely to the vendor you deal with?  Twenty-five years of spending every single moment of time […]

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Stretching the Almighty Dollar

Systems, systems, systems.  A market analyst suggested to us as sales reps that we need to use systems to sell in the 90’s.  Something in this speech hit home with me, but I lost track along the way.  Not so much the repetition to drive things home; as much as I hear it works!  Consistency […]

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How do I Clean up a Blood Spill?

This one is easy but it’s kind of hard….universal precautions are essential when it comes to any bodily fluid spill. What are universal precautions you ask?  Follow the link at the bottom to reach what I feel is one of the best explanations, but gloves, goggles, face mask and common sense for short. I was […]

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2 B-E or not 2B-E

2 B-E what is it? Also known as butyl cellosolve, 2 B-E is formally known as 2-Butoxy Ethanol. As the name suggests with ethanol being a petroleum derivative, 2B-E is a very effective solvent. I can remember when it was the active ingredient in almost half of our 12 cleaning products back in the late […]

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Why do Garbage Bags Leak?

Retail commercials don’t do garbage bags justice.  Having recently been called upon by a prospective client, I have become far more sensitized to the reality of bad garbage bags.  She asked me ‘why haven’t you caught up with the technology of (insert most recognized brand here), these I bought from (insert competitor name here) bags […]

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Absorbents: What do you Need to Know?

Spills happen. Far more often than you might expect in fact. So what do you need to know for your workplace? A spill kit is helpful no matter where you work. If you do nothing but shuffle paper I guess you can be exempt; but obviously you wouldn’t have made it this far would you? […]

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Polishing Stone

It sounds like I am talking about a geologist taking a piece of meteorite and putting a smooth edge on it with a beautiful gloss.  I guess I am, but we are talking on a grander scale of course.  How is stone polished you ask?  Kind of like wood it is abraded until it is […]

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Stone floors and what cleaning mistakes you can make

Let’s start the discussion with the reality.  In spite what many of us may think,  stone is made from metals.  That is of course according to the periodic table.  In the strictest sense of the word metals are elements that are ductile, malleable and of course conductive as well as most of the time, when […]

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The coolest new technology I have seen for disinfection.

For years we have experienced challenges with airborne pathogens.  Tuberculosis has definitely been held at bay but just the same, like most people in our industry I am always looking over my shoulder for the next strain or unknown virus.  Recently the sanitation industry has focused on new ways to clean and disinfect healthcare facilities.  […]

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