Believe It or Not, How Personnel Cares for Equipment WILL Affect Its Lifespan

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018 in Floor Polishers | 0 comments

Looking back over the budget for the past couple of decades may need a relatively new commercial manager or supervisor to question why the equipment the facility uses has had to be repaired or replaced so frequently. When you’re talking about commercial floor maintenance, buffers, polishers, waxes, and scrubbers can all wear out quickly, but every couple of years? They should last a lot longer than that. One of the most important factors in determining longevity for any type of commercial floor cleaning machine is the quality of the...

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The Cold, Hard Truth: When to Know If a Commercial Floor Needs to Be Replaced, or Can Be Cleaned Effectively

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Replacing a commercial floor can be a significant expense. This is one reason why so many commercial property managers or supervisors put off this monumental task for as long as possible. It may become clear that linoleum tiles are beginning to crack, separate, and have to be replaced constantly. It could even demand hundreds upon hundreds of extra hours every year on the part of the maintenance personnel just to keep up with cleanliness and those spot repairs. At some point in time, a decision needs to be made. Every floor surface is going to...

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With the Sun Higher in the Sky, the Shine of That Commercial Floor Surface Could Become a Bit of a Liability (and There Is Something You Can Do About It)

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

As a commercial facility supervisor, you have invested quite a bit of time, money, and energy into making sure everything looks great. The commercial floor surfaces shine. Your maintenance personnel are doing a great job. Now, though, as we head out of winter and into spring, you’re noticing an issue. Maybe you don’t have complaints yet, but they might be coming soon. Those complaints might involve visibility issues inside the building. That’s right, if the sun is shining through and the floors are polished extremely well, that can cause...

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Shh! The Noise from a Floor Cleaning Machine Could Be Detrimental to Daily Operations at a Commercial Facility

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

When Roger was hired to be responsible for commercial floor maintenance at an office complex, he had plenty of experience in the past, but not in a specific office environment. He wasn’t prepared for the kind of comments, frustrations, and mistakes he was about to make and face. One of the key complaints involved noise. There were dozens upon dozens of small businesses in this facility. Most of them did not have customers coming onto the premises directly, but there were some that did. Many of these businesses had clients, partners, and...

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Sure, Using Those Crevice Attachments on the Commercial Floor Cleaning Machines Can Be Tedious, but Do They Actually Matter?

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Crevice attachments. These are those small little devices that can be attached to the hoses on various vacuum cleaners and other floor cleaning machines. When commercial facilities have the right equipment, they will likely have the option of various attachments, which can include crevice attachments. While these are not often used, even in a residential setting, they are effective. But, how can they be that effective for a commercial facility? After all, there aren’t going to be many areas throughout the facility that requires this, will...

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The Incredible Truth About Using the RIGHT Chemicals (ie. Cleaning Solutions) for Very Specific Jobs

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Keeping commercial floor surfaces clean and safe for clients and others can sometimes feel like a full-time job. Using the right cleaning solutions, also commonly referred to as chemicals, can be frustrating, especially when you have certain forces from within and without the company placing pressure on you to use ‘environmentally safe’ and sound solutions. The ‘right’ cleaning solutions for any commercial facility are the ones that are going to first make sure everyone is safe when using the facility, but also be effective at not just...

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Do You Know Just How Much Money Your Commercial Facility Could Save with the RIGHT Floor Cleaning Machines?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Floor Polishers | 0 comments

How much money is your commercial facility spending on maintenance, a new floor, or even machines and repairs? Not enough commercial facilities pay attention to these bits of data. They make assumptions and hope for the best. In truth, when it comes to commercial floor maintenance and maintenance of other issues throughout the facility, what is commonly be referred to as ‘big data’ can pay incredible dividends to those who have to keep a tight rein on finances. What is ‘big data?’ This basically refers to a wealth of information that a...

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With Winter on the Way Out, It’s Not Yet Time to Put Away Those Invaluable Walk-Off Mats!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s almost an incredible relief for many individuals when winter finally relaxes its grip on the region. This winter has been no different than previous years, with incredible amounts of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and extremely cold temperatures. As spring continues to bring in warmer air, there’s this false sense of security, as though all winter precipitation has finally ceased. That can cause some commercial facilities to plan accordingly. Using walkoff and scraper mats is a great way to help reduce the amount of road salt, sand, and...

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The Incredible (and Sometimes Hidden) Value Wet/Dry Vacuums Can Offer Commercial Facilities

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

A wet/dry vacuum cleaner may be most commonly thought of for warehouse style facilities or a regular house, especially one with the basement or garage work area, but they can also be invaluable assets for some commercial facilities. These wet/dry vacuum cleaners can be used to pick up a great deal of debris, including nails, coins, paperclips, nuts and bolts, sawdust, and even water and other moisture that gets spilled onto various floor surfaces. While these machines are not commonly used to maintain a basic office floor surface, they can be...

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Checking Out the ‘Competition’ Could Give You Valuable Insight on What Is (Or Isn’t) Working for Commercial Maintenance Projects

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

There’s something to be said about checking out the competition. After all, even though you are in direct competition with other businesses, the way they do things, the way they go about various processes, can provide you some valuable insight into what works and what might not work. Some companies invest a great deal in their general maintenance department. A commercial facility that might be 20 years old, for example, on the outside may be showing some signs of age and fatigue, but when you step inside, it looks almost new. Sure, they may...

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