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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Oct 30, 2019 11:05:00 AM

Why Vaporization Is Better Than Other Odor Control Methods

Guest Blog By: Fresh Wave IAQ  |  October 30, 2019

The Safer Alternative to Ozone, Hydroxyl, and Fragrances

There are many techniques and technologies for removing commercial odors – each with its pros and cons. The range of methods span from:

  • inexpensive but less effective (masking fragrances)
    to
  • potent but dangerous (ozone machines)
    to
  • powerful but time consuming (hydroxyl machines)

When it comes to the best of all factors, nothing compares to vaporization of plant-based products for safe, fast, effective, and efficient odor elimination.

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Topics: indoor air quality, healthcare, odor control, hospitality

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Oct 16, 2019 12:15:00 PM

Business Downtime Due to Odors

Guest Blog By: Fresh Wave IAQ  |  October 16, 2019

Calculating the Cost (And Solving the Problem) of Smelly Rooms

Whether it’s a hospital or hotel, resort or senior living community, no one wants to stay in a smelly room. Tobacco smoke, food, even bodily fluids (vomit or urine) can leave behind traces of the previous visitor and create a reputation for uncleanliness at an establishment.

Hospitality and healthcare facilities can’t afford to offer a room with lingering odors. In hotel rooms, specifically, two-thirds of travelers have complained, asked for a different room, requested a discount or refund, or cancelled their reservations if confronted with room odors, according to a Hampton Hotels survey. After a visit, one bad review can mean a loss of untold future customers.

In addition to discounts, refunds, or lost business, the odor removal process can make a big impact to the bottom line. Some odor-eliminating techniques (like masking fragrances) do not completely remove odors, risking future complaints or “one star” reviews. Others (like ozone generators) are expensive and unsafe—requiring a room to be closed off while being treated—meaning it cannot generate revenue.

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Topics: indoor air quality, healthcare, odor control, hospitality

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Sep 25, 2019 10:45:00 AM

Light Up Your Life: Retrofitting Your Lighting with Energy-Efficient LEDs

By: WAXIE Editorial Staff  |  September 25, 2019

In today’s age it is almost impossible not to see LED lighting at every turn. From streetlights and parking lots – to department stores and hotels – LED is everywhere.

In the past, darkness prevailed. Car dealers were turning off their lot lighting at midnight in an effort to save money, and the energy crunch resulted in reduced lighting in offices and businesses alike. Some stores appeared closed as the lights were so low.

Back then, energy saving solutions required reducing your light output because a lower wattage lamp was also a lower lumen lamp. These days the lights are on! Auto dealerships are brightly lit throughout the night, and supermarkets are back to enticing their customers with bright sparkling stores. A car dealership can now replace a 1000 watt high intensity fixture with a 300 Watt LED fixture, resulting in a 70% operating cost reduction.

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Topics: facility maintenance, lighting

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Aug 14, 2019 3:34:03 PM

These Boots Are Made for Walking...on Floor Mats

By: WAXIE Editorial Staff  |  August 14, 2019

Every facility, no matter the weather, should have a matting program. When planning a mat program, high traffic areas should be pinpointed and consideration should be given to environmental exposure. Strategic placement of mats is essential for maximum effectiveness.

Entrance matting can improve air quality, protect floors and carpets, prevent slips and falls, and save you money and time. Each mat is designed to stop dirt and moisture by performing a specific job to keep your facility clean.

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Topics: hard floor care, flooring, floor matting

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Jul 31, 2019 2:10:00 PM

IoT and the Future of Commercial Cleaning

By: Andrea Gomes  |  July 31, 2019
Reprinted with permission from OctoClean

With each breakthrough in product and technology development, our industry becomes better equipped to manage infection control and create new standards that reflect what we've learned.

One leader in improving commercial cleaning is the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices found in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data.

IoT technology has become increasingly popular in homes with the use of devices like Nest thermostats and surveillance systems, Google Home, and other app controlled devices. As businesses begin to also implement IoT in their facilities, it impacts the commercial cleaning industry for the better.

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Topics: IoT, industry news, cleaning tips

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Jul 17, 2019 1:35:00 PM

How to Choose, Use & Care for a Dust Mop

By: WAXIE Editorial Staff  |  July 17, 2019

On Dust Mops…

Dust mopping is the second line of defense for protecting your investment (after entrance matting) in hard floors and hard floor care programs. When performed regularly and thoroughly with the right tools, dust mopping saves time and money. It helps maintain high gloss while extending the life of your floor program, since proper dust mopping will remove the fine abrasive soils that grind and wear on your floor finish.

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Topics: hard floor care, mops, flooring, cleaning tips

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Jun 19, 2019 12:46:00 PM

Gym Floor Maintenance Schedule: Routine Cleaning to Refinishing

By: WAXIE Editorial Staff  |  June 19, 2019

As with anything, if you routinely take care of something it will last a long time, and it's no different when it comes to gym floors.

Gymnasiums are often the “showcase” of a school or athletic club. Good looking, shiny floors convey a positive image to the public, school officials and athletic teams that use these facilities. Sports floors need specific, proven maintenance systems that will enhance their natural beauty and protect their substantial investment. 

Wood floor care can be divided into two main systems:

  • Water-Based (recommended)
  • Solvent-Based (oil-modified) and Epoxy
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Topics: wood floors, hard floor care, flooring, gym floors

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on May 8, 2019 3:22:36 PM

SustainOne, American Paper Converting & WAXIE Honored by the Seattle Mariners


Pictured from left:
Paul Trimberger, Seattle Sales Manager, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; Brian Work, Sales Manager, APC; Paul Rebner, Account Consultant, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; The Mariner Moose; Lydia Work, President & Owner of SustainOne/APC; Jeff Roberts, President & COO, WAXIE Sanitary Supply; and Rick Jones, Seattle General Manager, WAXIE Sanitary Supply. Photo courtesy of the Seattle Mariners.

Hard Work and Exceptional Dedication Displayed by Diverse Suppliers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWS PROVIDED BY: WAXIE Sanitary Supply
May 6, 2019

SEATTLE, WA, May 6, 2019 – On Monday, April 15, 2019, the Seattle Mariners recognized Lydia Work and her company SustainOne, along with Paul Rebner of WAXIE Sanitary Supply for their combined support of the Seattle Mariners and Major League Baseball’s Supplier Diversity Program.

The Seattle Mariners have established diversity goals that align with the Supplier Diversity Program of Major League Baseball (MLB) in their purchasing practices. SustainOne is a Woman-Owned Small Business as well as a Minority-Owned Business that partnered with WAXIE to help the Mariners exceed their goals.

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Topics: press release, company news

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Apr 19, 2019 1:16:10 PM

WAXIE Sanitary Supply’s Utah Facility Earns Local & Regional 2019 TOBY Award

The Award Recognizes Quality in Commercial Buildings and Rewards Excellence 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWS PROVIDED BY: WAXIE Sanitary Supply, written by Chris Meyer
April 18, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – WAXIE Sanitary Supply’s Inventory Center in Salt Lake City earned The 2019 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) award in the Industrial Office Building category in March.

The award, which recognizes quality in commercial buildings and rewards excellence in building management, was presented to WAXIE by the Utah Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).

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Topics: sustainability, press release, company news