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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Commercial versus Residential Cleaning Equipment

        If you’re like me and you like to save money, you obviously understand where I’m coming from when I say this. Just like anything else you purchase, a vacuum needs some consideration before you buy. When you visited a local retailer looking for a vacuum for home, you obviously realized there’s […]

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What is the Real Benefit of a Sustainability Initiative?

What is sustainability all about?  Is it about the David Suzukis of our world?  Is it about ego?  Is it just another fad?  Why should you consider changing your facility to meet these rigid standards?  Is there a cost savings when you choose to buy green? Why do you want to benefit from this (more […]

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What has happened to LEED?

“LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.” Let me start by saying that I’m a huge fan of LEED.  LEED offers building inhabitants and visitors a safer structure with greater sustainability practices and better standards for overall operation.  Why then have commercial […]

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What difference has the $14.00 minimum wage made in Ontario?

January 2018 spelled a massive increase in wage minimum from $11.60 to $14.00 per hour. This of course caused a massive outcry from the public business community. What has changed since that increase? Are we better off or are we worse off? Has lifestyle for those most affected been changed? Have the cost of building […]

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Fly and The Shotgun: A Story of Degreasers

Fly and The Shotgun: A Story of Degreasers

Let’s take the discussion back to 10 years ago.  When a client with a greasy mess came in to see us they often asked for the strongest cleaning product we had.  Without a doubt we answered the question exactly the same as we do now.  The interesting thing is, over the past 10 years we’ve […]

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