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Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Mar 21, 2012 10:31:00 AM

Matting's Role in Proper Floor Maintenance

Controlling dirt and debris will help maintain the look of floors

By Corinne Zudonyi, Editor, Trade Press Media - Housekeeping Solutions magazine and CleanLink.com

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Topics: cleaning equipment, carpet, hard floor care, floor matting

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Jan 27, 2012 1:50:00 PM

Need Cleaning Equipment To Clean Both Hard And Soft Floor Surfaces?

The NSS Surge CXC 1200 11-Gallon Dual Surface Cleaner provides the deep cleaning power of a truck mount extraction system at significantly less cost with the versatility of a portable unit that can be easily transported to your different job sites.

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Topics: cleaning equipment, carpet, hard floor care

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Jan 24, 2012 2:16:00 PM

Are You Looking For A Total Carpet Care Solution?

One machine does it all, faster.

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Topics: carpet, machines & equipment

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Dec 15, 2011 2:52:00 PM

WARNING!!! Year-End Tax Savings for Purchasing Cleaning Equipment

Temporary Law Means HUGE Savings

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Topics: carpet, flooring, machines & equipment

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Sep 14, 2011 12:23:00 PM

Why do I need an Orbot?

The Orbot is the most compact, versatile commercial and residential orbital floor machine on the market today. The Orbot has been engineered to offer 3 machine sizes all in one 17”, 19”, and 21”. In one single machine, the Orbot’s cleaning path can transform from 17 inches up to 21 inches by simply changing out the driver to the required size. This unique driver system also mounts to an assortment of pads and brushes to clean, scrub, sand, strip, and polish any carpet and hard floor.

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Topics: carpet, flooring, machines & equipment

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Aug 3, 2011 2:46:00 PM

When Is Floor Matting Essential?

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. A scraper mat that has aggressive scraping action should be placed outside the entrance to remove heavy soil. A wiper/scraper mat combining scraper bristles with softer, more absorbent wiping fibers should be placed inside the entrance to begin to dry the shoe. Lastly, a wiper mat to absorb moisture from shoes and reduce slips and falls should be placed further into the entrance. These three different mats should total 30 linear feet of matting in order to remove nearly 100% of incoming dirt and moisture.
 
Nearly 70-80% of the dirt, grime and dust in your facility comes in through entrance doors damaging your floors and carpets. One square yard of carpet can accumulate one pound of dirt in a week, and twice that in inclement weather. It is estimated that the cost to remove a single pound of dirt from a facility is in excess of $750. Approximately 42% of a floor’s finish can be removed within the first six feet of an entrance after only 1,500 people have entered.

You can capture, hold and hide incoming dirt with an effective entrance matting program. Your floors and carpets will look better and be protected from damage due to tracked-in soil and other debris. Maintenance time, labor costs, and slips and falls can be reduced and your facility will be cleaner with an enhanced appearance.

It is reported that 83% of industrial workers suffer from foot, leg and back pain at one time or another. Anti-fatigue matting has been proven to actually change the chemistry of the lower body, reducing lactic acid buildup by keeping muscles active. This translates into less strain and pain, better employee morale and attendance, and lower workers’ compensation claims.
 
Slips and falls are the #1 cause of injury in almost every setting. Slip-resistant surfaces, bright colors, beveled edges and static dissipation improve safety, saving you money and trouble.


Mat Placement Guide


WAXIE stocks a large variety of different styles and colors of mats including WAXIE-Green Eco-Mats. A WAXIE Sanitary Maintenance Consultant can help you put together a matting system. Contact us today (800) 995-4466.

 
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Topics: carpet, indoor air quality, workplace safety, floor matting

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Jul 14, 2011 3:18:00 PM

Carpet Care - Why Encapsulation?

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

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Jul 12, 2011 1:51:00 PM

Carpet Care Surface vs. Deep Extraction - What's The Difference?

Surface Extraction
New technologies have made soil extraction the preferred method for both interim carpet maintenance and restorative cleaning. There are three basic types of extractors: truck-mounted units with long hoses and a carpet wand or tool; portable tank-style or “box” units with hoses and a wand or tool; and portable, self-contained units.

An extractor sprays cleaning solution into the carpet. Normally the solution is worked in with a rotating brush to dislodge dirt. Then dirt and solution are lifted out through a vacuum head. This method is very effective and leaves little residue. An operator with a modern extractor can clean up to 18,500 square feet per hour in the low-moisture mode, or up to 8,000 square feet per hour in the restoration mode.

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Topics: carpet, flooring, cleaning tips

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Jul 7, 2011 3:48:00 PM

Carpet Care Interim Maintenance - Is Vacuuming Enough?

So now that you have your preventive carpet care maintenance plan in place, what about interim maintenance? Here are a few things you should know.

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