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My Quest for a New Name

Wanted: A new name for our remodeled environmentally preferred degreaser.  We had Envirosolve. Which we still do. We had Purple J and Pink Lady. Which we no longer do. For mostly obvious reasons I decided that references to alcohol-based beverages no longer make sense. Yes, I did play a bit on words with Cling On […]

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Cha Cha Changes

Over the 28 years I have been in this industry, I have come to realize that it is an industry in a constant state of change. For me change is my whole mantra. I am a sales professional, so I continue to adapt myself and to push forward these changes to my clients. Some changes […]

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GHS Where are we now?

It came and went without so much as a blip on the radar. We all complied to get customers what they needed quickly. More importantly some of the challenges that the original world of WHMIS gave us were definitely subdued in WHMIS 2015. SDS sheets are no longer MSDS sheets and they don’t need to […]

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Square floor pads

It kind of makes sense doesn’t it? Most rooms are square and most surfaces are flat where we use scrubbers. Then why not? I, like many industry veterans, started off without automatic scrubbers in most locations. Nowadays almost every building with 5000 or more square feet of floor have an automatic floor scrubber. Makes sense […]

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Stealth Machines

This morning I read a great article about how amazing the new F35 fighter jet is. As much as I dislike a world without peace, I find it amazing how wonderful technology is. The Stealth like fighter jet can go undetected for miles. Until of course it is far too late to react. The Stealth […]

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Contact Time- Using Disinfectant

We all need a little love. Well all of us apart from microbes. Bacteria and viruses are the reason we live shorter lives, experience inconvenience through illness and experience general discomfort. They are not our friends in most cases. The invasive ones at least. I kinda fibbed there but it is all for the right […]

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What makes a good mop?

A great mop is made with a unique blend of special yarns that last. They maintain high absorbency while withstanding commercial laundering. Great mops have high resistance to chemicals and disinfectants. The also accept abrasion and don’t break down in the presence of uneven surfaces. Laundering of mops began some time back in the 70s […]

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Sink & Shower

The neatest product we have by far is Sink and Shower. Sort of. It is at least in the top ten. How can a non-acid bathroom cleaner give results as good as or better than the strongest of toilet bowl cleaners? It just does. Ready for an explanation? Maybe not but maybe you will learn […]

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Vinegar is for…

Yup here we are talking about the biggest misnomer in cleaning. “Is vinegar good for cleaning?” Without a doubt the answer is no. Vinegar serves a lot of purpose in cleaning process, it just doesn’t really clean. It neutralizes, it rinses and evaporates. Windows don’t really like vinegar either, the tolerate it. Glass cleaner is […]

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Cleaning Inspection

Tell me a few tricks! A few years back we showed the value of black light and phosphorescent markers. What else can I employ to make sure that my surfaces are spotless? We’ve shown you the ATP meter. The ATP meter is the bomb as far as I am concerned. Scientific and very accurate you […]

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Two Step Cleaning Noooooooo!

Two step cleaning,sometimes it’s necessary like it or not. Not always, but some tasks need two steps to get optimal results. For example: Toilets are not always the cleanest place wherever they might be housed; cleaning them is only half of the battle. We’ve all heard this one a zillion times- just because it looks […]

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UCT! What a Horrible Name

I did it.  I stepped over the line again.  Inappropriate Chris says Mrs. Rogers.  It sounds like you are swearing.  It wasn’t even on purpose and it wasn’t a terrible pun.  It was a bit of a goof up in label design and a whole bunch of me calling it what it is.  UCT is […]

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