Wood and Moisture

For centuries wood has been used in buildings as structural materials, for frames, floors, trim moldings and furniture. Wood has always been moisture sensitive. It absorbs moisture and looses moisture until equilibrium with the surrounding air has been reached. Fungi...

Green Paper ?

The recession has affected the spending and savings habits of American consumers. So it should come as no surprise to anyone in the cleaning industry that the economic downturn has also changed the purchasing habits of businesses, institutions and facilities as well;...

Defining Green- Sustainable

Based on Executive Order 13423 (which has superseded EO 13101 and 12873), green or environmentally preferable, which can be used interchangeably is defined as “products or services that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when...

Green Cleaning / Oxygenated Cleaners

Oxygenated Cleaners use one of three possible active ingredients: hydrogen peroxide, sodium per carbonate and sodium perborate. The latter two are powders, frequently used in laundry and dishwashing products. Hydrogen peroxide based oxygen cleaners, however, can...

Sustainability

Over the past decade, “green” has taken my industry (Facility Maintenance/ Janitorial) by storm, helping to transform images and attitudes about cleaning and those who perform it, resulting in an invigorating makeover for an industry many perceived as...

Wash you’re hands

It’s the biggest thing you can do to stay healthy.   Washing you’re hands. I will say it again.  Hand washing, hand washing and hand washing.  It’s a very simple thing that we all can help promote.  We still get feed back today on how pandemic...

Carpet Maintenance – The Fundamentals

Facility managers should work with carpet care experts, distributors, carpet manufactures and cleaning crews to develop formal carpet maintenance program. This means the specification program is written down (formalized) and covers what maintenance is needed, when and...

CLEAN GREEN WITH MICROFIBER SMART TWIST MOP

SwedeClean is introducing Microfiber Smart Twist Mop making cleaning of restroom floors an easy breeze. The microfiber smart twist mop is a new tool to the janitorial industry utilizing the cleaning power of microfiber and the smart concept of wringing out the mop. No...

Hand dryer 3 times faster

New hand dryers like the eXtreme Air dries hands in 10-15 seconds. That’s three times faster than conventional hand dryers. A powerful blast of WARM air quickly breaks up the layer of surface water on a users hands for quick removal and evaporation. The patent...

Outsource Facility Services and Save 15 to 20 %

The recent economic downturn has forced companies to reassess their operating models in unprecedented detail. As revenue and profitability vanished overnight with almost no visibility as to when normalized levels world return, management teams examined the cost...