(800) 995-4466

Subscribe Here!

Posted by Briana Smith on Dec 18, 2020 1:10:48 PM

The Forgotten Cleaning Step: Interim Maintenance

By: Briana Smith  |  December 18, 2020

Winter break is typically the time of year that many custodial staffs have some time to do some extra cleaning with so many people out of the building or off campus for several weeks on holiday.

While it may be tempting to spend the time on restorative or deep cleaning procedures, you’re better off holding off until after all of the inclement winter and spring weather has passed. A combination of ice melt, excess water from snow and rain, and mud being dragged in really does a number on a facility’s flooring!

Instead, it’s better to focus on interim cleaning procedures, which allow you to clean more extensively than daily routine but is less intensive and time consuming than deep cleaning.

Read More

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

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Jan 17, 2020 1:33:44 PM

Carpet Cleaning Basics: Routine Maintenance to Restoration

By: WAXIE Editorial Staff  |  January 17, 2020

Carpeting is probably the most common type of floor covering in commercial buildings. It can add an attractive appearance and a warm, soft feel to a facility while reducing noise. But because dirt is often hidden in the carpet, proper maintenance can be neglected until the carpet "uglys out," and expensive restoration or replacement is needed.

Read More

Topics: carpet, flooring, cleaning tips

Posted by Briana Smith on Apr 7, 2017 8:25:00 AM

Let's Do This! Tackling Your Facility Maintenance Spring Cleaning To-Do List

By: Briana Smith  |  April 7, 2017

Now that spring is officially here, and most of the nasty winter weather is behind us, it’s time to tackle some of those tasks that come with the changing of the seasons. 

Oftentimes, the brutal winter rains and snowfall leave buildings quite beat up (as evidenced by the accumulation of ice melt and dirt that get tracked across floors and thrashed entrance floor matting). Afterwards the advent of spring brings more pollen into the air, not to mention the build-up of any dust that staff wasn’t able to get to during the winter, causing heightened indoor air allergy issues.

Here are a few things that should be part of your facility’s spring cleaning to-do list:

Read More

Topics: carpet, indoor air quality, workplace wellness, cleaning procedures, flooring

Posted by Briana Smith on Jun 7, 2016 7:45:00 AM

WAXIE Santa Ana Gives Back to Local Nonprofit!

Helping Working Wardrobes Get Ready to Move Into Their New Facility

By: Nicholas Yuan

On May 26th, 2016, members of Team WAXIE Santa Ana went to help Working Wardrobes prepare to move into their new facility out in Irvine, none of which would have been possible without the special contributions from John Levulis, John Berry, and Oscar Alvarez. The leadership in attendance included Alice Sawaya, Michael Gould, John Torgerson, and Erik Chantarapan. 

Read More

Topics: community involvement, carpet, hard floor care

Posted by Briana Smith on Jan 23, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Tucson Carpet Care and Maintenance – January 16, 2014

By: Barbara Shapiro, Sales Administrator, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

Read More

Topics: carpet, online training program, Tucson

Posted by Briana Smith on Sep 5, 2013 12:30:00 PM

PDIR: I is for Interim (Cleaning)

Republished with permission from Windsor's Cleaning Tip of the Month eNewletter August 2013

Interim cleaning is often the most overlooked step in the PDIR cleaning process. As a reminder, PDIR stands for Preventative, Daily, Interim, and Restorative cleaning processes. These cleaning processes form a cost-saving cleaning system for any facility.

Read More

Topics: carpet, flooring, machines & equipment, cleaning tips

Posted by Briana Smith on Feb 28, 2013 12:30:00 PM

The 10 Commandments of Carpet Care During Winter Months

By: WAXIE Editorial Staff  |  February 28, 2013

Having a maintenance program in place for taking care of your carpets is important in all weather conditions, not just winter, but some seasons need more attention than others. During the winter months we see a lot more rain, snow, dirt and debris entering our buildings and carpets can take a beating. Having an effective plan for daily/interim/deep cleaning is half the battle, but proper staff training is just as important for keeping your carpets in good shape.

Read More

Topics: carpet, floor matting, machines & equipment, cleaning tips

Posted by Briana Smith on Dec 27, 2012 12:30:00 PM

Windsor's Cleaning Tip of the Month: Carpet Deep Extraction Procedure

Guest Article By: Windsor Equipment |  December 27, 2012

Get your carpet cleaner with deep extraction!

Vacuuming and encapsulation are important in keeping your carpet looking good and preserving your investment as long as possible. Ultimately the day will come when you will clean even deeper that that; thorough wet cleaning is an important step to consider when taking care of carpets.

Why is it even necessary to take on challenge like that? Are vacuuming and encapsulation not enough? The answer: no, they are not. Even doing them regularly will not eliminate the need for a deep, restorative cleaning. Luckily extraction is not as difficult as it sounds. Using the right methods and machines will minimize the down-time of the area as much as possible.

To really get down into the carpet structure, you need water, chemical, and a machine that will work the above mentioned items into the carpet as well as get them out of the carpet again! There are two options for this: Use a spray-extraction cleaner or for deep extraction use a carpet extractor.

Read More

Topics: extraction, procedure, Dominator, Clipper, carpet, cleaning, Windsor

Posted by Briana Smith on Sep 13, 2012 1:41:00 PM

Ask Sadie: Treating Carpet Stains Tips & Techniques


Ask Sadie: A Cleaning Q&A Column  |  September 13, 2012

Q: I have coffee stains on my lobby carpet. Do you have any tips or techniques for getting rid of it? I don’t want to have to replace our carpet. 

A: Treating spills on carpets can be a tricky business, especially without knowing what type of carpet you have, as certain carpet types/coloring can react to carpet spotters. Always remember to check for colorfastness before using any carpet spotter. I am going to answer as if it’s a general spot or spill on a fairly easy to clean carpet.

Read More

Topics: carpet, Ask Sadie, cleaning tips