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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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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Daily Office Cleaning: Is It Necessary?

Maybe it is, if you have expectations above and beyond that of all sensibility.  Last week I visited a ‘Class A’ office building to chat with the Building Manager.  Of course my priority is a little different than his, but I have learned that the meeting of expectations for a group of people can end with […]

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Cleaning Windows Part 2

The best high-rise window system I have ever had my hands on, is Unger’s Hydropower system.  If you have to clean windows over 10 feet up, you must see this system.  We have had 100% success with this system. Better yet the process is quick, the clean-up is easy, and the results are off the […]

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Cleaning Windows Part 1

No not the software… Yes, people actually clean windows once in a while. Do you? It has gotten so much easier to clean windows than it used to be. The reason? Better chemistry and less of it and…. microfiber. Despite what they tell you at home parties, you do need to use a bit of […]

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Safety, Health and Cleaning Supplies

This chemical is caustic says a client, as I review the Safety Data patch on the WHMIS 2015 ready label. Knowing full well that bathroom cleaners are very rarely alkaline, I asked her what the issue was. She said to me that she had inhaled fumes from the shower cleaner and couldn’t breathe properly for […]

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What is an IK Pen?

The technology around the IK Pen has existed for years but has it been available to everyone as readily as it is now?  The IK Pen uses phosphorescent ink to identify if a surface has been cleaned properly. How? As you may be aware most living matter tends to glow in the dark when exposed […]

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The ATP Meter

What is an ATP meter all about? In fact what is an ATP meter and what does it do? In the world of healthcare and education ATP meters have generated a buzz for the last 10 or 12 years because  they find the building blocks of life. How is that useful to cleaners? We learn […]

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Inspection Equipment Software and Toys

Have you ever wondered if your staff are cleaning the toilets? Or better yet the sinks? We can tell you and it won’t cost a fortune either. Better yet, if you have a food service environment ask us how we can assure you that your staff are giving you the results you need. This is […]

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iBet: The Future of Cleaning

iBet. I’m sure you do bet. Most of us do from time to time, if you don’t bet then you’re a better person that me! All kidding aside, what is iBet about? It is without a doubt the most underused resource we have. Surprise! An underused resource. We have for years and years tried to […]

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Easy Online Shopping…No Problem!

Quick and easy! It’s every marketing person’s dream. Create that simple experience like Amazon or Staples, but before you go pressing the easy button consider your time and your energy. If you know exactly what you want from an online retailer and you type in “exactly what you want”, why do you get 342 other […]

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Why Are We Here?

We have been here for nearly forty years.  That alone says something, but the reality is that many things change and a lot more stay the same.  Having been a second-generation company for ten years we realize that something is working for us.  Especially in this era of constant improvement and change.  What is it […]

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