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VCT Tile Floor in Activity Center

Scrub n Shine Uses Anti Slip Floor Finish

Our Floor Care and Maintenance Programs Dramatically Improve the Safety of Your Floors ASTM Procedures C-1028-1894 In accordance with ASTM Procedures C-1028-1894, Scrub-n-Shine’s anti slip floor finish create a safe surface on VCT floor tile, resilient fl…

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Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points HACCP

How is Your HACCP Program Going?

What is HACCP? Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) is a comprehensive program to identify and document the control of food processing areas where contamination can occur.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture mandates a HACCP program for all U.S…

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Image is EVERYTHING at Fitness Centers

Higher Solids in Floor Finish Do NOT Equal Higher Quality

Shopping For the Best Floor Finish is a Bit Like Shopping for Trash Can Liners In the old days, it was always believed that the thicker the trash bag, the better it was. Similarly, it was also believed that a high solids floor finish, was better.  New tec…

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Goodyear Service Sales Floor - BEFORE

Grit Destroys Carpet and Floors

Grit From Dirt Destroys Carpet and Floors Foot Traffic Grinds the Grit, Tearing Apart Carpet Fibers and Floor Finish The concept is simple (but easier said than done), just keep your floors and carpet clean at all times. Sweeping is Quick, Cheap and Easy…

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Floors are the Foundation of Building Maintenance

A Good Floor Maintenance Plan Involves a Financial Commitment You can hang chandeliers or play classical music, but if your floors look bad, the rest of your efforts are meaningless.  Management needs to realize the importance of contracting great floor m…

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damaged swimming pool

Muriatic Acid is NOT Recommended for Pool Cleaning

Too Many People Use Muriatic Acid to “Clean” Their Pools Harsh Acids Destroy Pools This extremely harsh chemical, simply burns everything that it comes in contact with, including the pool surface, pipes, heat exchanger and filters!  Whatever soils remain…

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DON'T-REPLACE - Restore Your Old Floor Instead!

Don’t Let Winter Weather Destroy Your Floors

Don’t Let Rain, Snow, Sleet, Salt and Grit Destroy Your Floors! Weather conditions compound floor care problems.  A regular maintenance program is critical to extend the life and appearance of your floors. Control Grit By Using High Quality Industrial Mat…

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polished concrete floor

Creating a Successful Floor Care Maintenance Program

Floors Play a Key Role in Presenting the “Right” Image for Your Facility Floors are usually the first thing that people notice when entering a building.  This also applies to restrooms, food courts, stairwells, fitness rooms and other areas within a facil…

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salt truck

Cheap Ice Melters are Destructive

When it Comes to Ice Melters, it’s Amazing How Many People Think That “Salt is Salt” Some facility managers buy the cheapest so-called ice melting products they can find, then wonder why their sidewalks, entrance mats, carpets and floor finishes are break…

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ADA Standards for Accessible Design

State and Local Government Facilities Must Follow the Requirements of the 2010 ADA Standards All State and Federal government facilities must follow the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 2010, including both the Title II regulations a…

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1912 floor machine

The History of Floor Machines

Electric-Powered Floor Machines Date Back to the Early 1900s Coincidentally, this was the same time vacuum cleaners were introduced that were light enough and inexpensive enough for professional cleaners to consider buying. Pushing and Pulling First Floor…

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Scrub n Shine Cleans Government Facilities

Apples and Oranges

There is No Janitorial Industry-Wide Uniformity Unsubstantiated claims are being made on just about everything, while construction quality, packaging sizes, and workmanship quality continue to go down. “Race to Zero” Product Packaging Continues to Shrink…

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