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Preventing Slip-and-Fall Accidents - Assessing floors for safety

There are several factors cleaning professionals and property managers must consider when assessing the safety of their floors and their ability to help prevent a slip-and-fall accident. The fact is different floors have different needs when it comes to slip resistance, and what might be satisfactory for one type of floor in one setting, may prove quite dangerous and unsafe in another.

Published in Sep/Oct 2014
Where's the Money? Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Can Boost Revenue

Carpet and upholstery cleaning can provide many possibilities for added revenue, and offering an array of quality services may increase a BSC’s appeal.

Published in Jul/Aug 2013
The Evolution of Green Floor Care: Eco-Friendly Floor Cleaning on the Rise

Paying a visit to my old elementary school, the school’s custodian showed me how using a magic marker he placed colored dots between each coat of floor finish as it was applied in certain hallways. If I remember correctly, he used a red dot after the second coat of finish, a blue dot after the third, and a yellow dot after the fourth. As time went on and the finish wore away, the dots told him how many coats of finish were still left on the floor.

Published in May/Jun 2013
The Latest Innovations and Sustainability in Floor Pads

“How long will this job take?” “How can I continue to provide my customers with a quality service but still reduce my costs?” These are two very common questions in the mind of nearly every BSC, and floor care is no exception.

Published in Sep/Oct 2012
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 15:16

An Effective Alternative to Bonnet Cleaning

An Effective Alternative to Bonnet Cleaning

For many years one of the most widely used solutions for interim carpet care has been the bonnet cleaning method. Bonnet cleaning is the process of applying a cleaning agent to a cloth disc, called a “bonnet,” and using a 175 RPM lowspeed machine to spin the bonnet over the carpet.

Published in Technology
Healthy Cost-Efficient Solutions for Commercial Hardwood Floors

Hardwood is the floor covering of choice for warmth, upscale image and an enhanced environment in commercial settings. In addition to the wide choice of colors, grain patterns and widths of available wood species, hardwood flooring is one of the most environmentally responsible and cost-efficient flooring choices you can make.

Published in Sustainability
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