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Posted by Chris Meyer on Aug 15, 2017 3:00:00 PM

4 Internet of Things Applications Changing the Cleaning Industry

If you’ve heard of a “Smart Home,” or ever worn a health and fitness tracker, you know what the "Internet of Things" is. But understanding how the Internet of Things (IoT) might apply to the cleaning industry may take a little more imagination. Fortunately, WAXIE has been hard at work with its vendors to provide IoT solution that help our customers keep their facilities cleaner, greener, healthier and safer.

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Topics: floor machines, cleaning, automatic scrubbers, internet of things, IoT

Posted by Briana Smith on Mar 13, 2014 12:30:00 PM

5 Places You Should be Cleaning, But Probably Aren’t

By: Briana Smith  |  March 13, 2014

Anything with a Button

Everyone likes to be a button pusher, but no one thinks about cleaning them. Think about all the buttons that you push daily, both at work and at home…

  • Microwaves in the break room or kitchen
  • Remote controls in hotel rooms
  • Vending machines in an office or...
  • Elevator buttons
  • Timer buttons, credit card machines, and cash registers
  • Calculators & computer keyboards
  • Gym equipment
  • Non-touchscreen telephones

Cleaning & disinfecting wipes work wonderfully for getting into those nooks and crannies that surround buttons.

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Topics: cleaning, disinfecting, touchscreen devices

Posted by Briana Smith on May 9, 2013 12:30:00 PM

PDIR: P is for Preventative (Cleaning)

From Windsor's Cleaning Tip of the Month eNewletter April 2013

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Topics: preventative, cleaning, Windsor

Posted by Briana Smith on Feb 14, 2013 12:29:00 PM

Computer Cleaning - Hotspots for Germs in the Office

Originally published on American Cleaning Institute® For Better Living

Think about all the "public" surfaces you touch on your way to work – railings, door handles, coins and tokens, cash machines, elevator buttons and more. Then, when you get to your destination, washing your hands probably isn't the first thing you do. Instead, you probably grab a cup of coffee and turn on your computer. If you power up before you clean up, all the germs and bacteria that commuted with you are transferred from your hands to your workstation. Ugh! And then, if someone else sits down at your computer, you've got all the germs that tagged along with them, too.

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Topics: workplace wellness, cleaning, computer, health

Posted by Briana Smith on Jan 17, 2013 12:30:00 AM

The Difficulty of Keeping Restrooms Clean

Six tips to efficiently sanitize restrooms, the locations of top priority in commercial facilities.

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Topics: Restroom, cleaning, cross-contamination, disinfecting

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

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

Guest Post  |  December 27, 2012

Your carpet cleaner with deep extraction!

Vacuuming and encapsulation are improtant 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, chem

ical, 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 such as the Windsor Dominator 17 (#573568) or for deep extraction, use a machine such as a Windsor Clipper 12 (#573565).

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

Posted by Briana Smith on Nov 1, 2012 12:30:00 PM

10 Questions: 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN Show Recap with Rick Hazard

Plus ISSA Innovation Award Winners!

Rick Hazard, VP of Marketing at WAXIE Sanitary Supply, gives us the down and dirty on the 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America Show in Chicago by recaping everything in 10 Questions.

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Topics: ISSA/INTERCLEAN, show, awards, Rick Hazard, reimagine, clean, MOD Dispensing System, ProTeam, Morris Wax, Harry Wax, Nilfisk-Advance, green, product, innovation, Kimberly-Clark Professional, cleaning, ISSA

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Sep 1, 2011 2:30:00 PM

Making the Connection – Green Cleaning and CIMS-GB

The Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS)

The ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) sets forth a management framework designed to assist building service contractors and in-house cleaning service providers develop quality, customer-centered organizations and is based on universally-accepted principles that have proved to be the hallmarks of well-managed, successful cleaning operations.

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Topics: green, cims, waxie, green partner support, LEED, Green Seal, Scientific Certification Systems, recycling, green cleaning, workplace wellness, cleaning, environmentally preferred purchasing, Executive Order 13101, Executive Order 13423, environment, green cleaning products, sustainable environment, ISSA, EcoLogo