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Posted by Caitlin Dimalanta on Sep 28, 2022 12:45:00 PM

Reduce Indoor Air Pollution and Increase Health with the Benefits of Clean Air


By: Caitlin Dimalanta  |  September 28, 2022 

As October swiftly approaches, so does the need to adapt to the change that is in the air…literally! With the autumn chill in the atmosphere and cold and flu season lingering around the corner, it is important to keep our health and the health of our buildings a top priority. Acclimating to the changing of the seasons can pose a real challenge for any facility manager, but with these tips to improve indoor air quality, we are here to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

October is nationally recognized as Healthy Lung Month, which is a great reminder of one of the best things a facility manager can clean and maintain—the air we breathe. Throughout this blog, we will be going over why air purification is integral to building maintenance and how you and your facility maintenance team can achieve cleaner air.

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Topics: cleaning equipment, Indoor Air Quality, facility maintenance

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Oct 21, 2021 9:35:00 AM

Boost Productivity and Improve Cleanliness with Sanitaire’s HydroClean

Guest Post By: Sanitaire  |  October 21, 2021

Choosing the right equipment impacts your bottom line beyond the product acquisition cost. Choosing equipment that boosts productivity, reduces labor costs and delivers an exceptional clean are all factors to consider.

The cost of janitorial wages alone can be as high as 75 to 80 percent of budgets. Eliminating time-consuming, multi-step cleaning processes can improve employee productivity during their scheduled shift.

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Topics: cleaning equipment, Hard Floor Care, flooring

Posted by Briana Smith on May 27, 2021 9:15:56 AM

Green Cleaning Tools, Equipment & Technology for Healthier Indoor Environments

By: Briana Smith | May 27, 2021

Part two of an ongoing series guiding you on the path to creating a cleaner, healthier, greener and safer building for re-entry and beyond.

In this blog series, we’re breaking down this overall process into eight steps, as reflected in our WAXIE GPS® (Green Partner Support™) Program, which progresses from easier to adopt green cleaning procedures and techniques to higher level strategies and stewardship.

Part one discussed Green Chemistry.

The next step builds onto and works in combination with your green cleaners and dispensing systems. Green cleaning involves more than just the cleaning chemicals themselves. The tools, equipment and actual cleaning processes play an integral role in increasing efficiency and reducing your overall environmental impact to keep your building and those that use it clean and healthy.

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Topics: cleaning equipment, microfiber, Green Cleaning, Sustainability, machines & equipment, facility maintenance

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Sep 24, 2020 11:00:53 AM

Cleaning Public Toilets: COVID-19 Edition

Guest Post By: Amy Milshtein from Kaivac  |  September 24, 2020

Cleaning public restrooms remains one of the most important jobs for maintenance workers. There's plenty of research about the benefits, both real and perceived, of a clean, fresh-smelling public bathroom. Past studies show that unpleasant restroom experiences creates negative perceptions and a potential loss of customers and sales. And bathroom dangers, like contracting streptococcus, staphylococcus, E. coli and hepatitis A, present real public health risks.

Now add the threat of contracting COVID-19 to the mix and cleaning public toilets has never been more important to human health and economic stability.

Here's what to consider when looking at your restroom cleaning schedule in the age of Coronavirus.

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Topics: cleaning equipment, dilution control, Restroom Care, versa

Posted by Chris Meyer on Sep 12, 2019 11:15:00 AM

You Can’t Touch This! The Benefits of No-Touch Cleaning Caddies

By: Chris Meyer  |  September 12, 2019

A Harris Interactive Survey found that 94% of adults surveyed would avoid a business in the future if they encountered a dirty restroom.

So if you want to prevent customers from walking out the door, you shouldn’t be relying on outdated equipment like string or flat mops to keep your restrooms clean.

Modern, no-touch cleaning caddies are far more efficient and hygienic. In fact, here are a few of the no-touch cleaning caddy’s most significant benefits compared to traditional equipment.

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Topics: cleaning equipment, Restroom Care, workplace wellness, versa

Posted by Briana Smith on Mar 6, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Tucson Restroom Care Seminar - February 27, 2014

By: Barbara Shapiro, Sales Administrator; Lea Pein, WAXIE Sanitary Maintenance Consultant; Briana Smith, Graphic Designer – WAXIE Sanitary Supply

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Topics: cleaning equipment, restroom cleaning procedures, tile & grout maintenance, Tucson, odor control

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

Modern Day Cleaning Equipment and 16th Century Natural Stone Floors

The interior of the Basilica di Sant-Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy with it's 16th century marble floor tiles

By: Briana Smith  |  January 30, 2014

As I stuffed my stamped entrance ticket into my pocket and pulled open the wooden door, I was temporarily blinded by going from the bright sunlight outside to the darkness inside.

I stepped further into the musty building, the room brightening considerably from the light that gently filtered into the nave from the plain glass clerestory windows. My boot heals clicked as I walked across the marble floor tiles, gazing in wonder at the scenes in front of me. A glittering array of gold, carmine, lapis lazuli, jade, black, white (and everything in between) tiles decorated the walls forming breathtaking mosaic frescos that depicted early Christian motifs. Amazing! How on earth has all of it survived intact for this long?

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Topics: cleaning equipment, Ravenna mosaics, natural stone flooring

Posted by Briana Smith on May 17, 2013 2:42:00 PM

WAXIE Mesa Equipment Rodeo & BBQ - May 15th, 2013

Here are several pictures from WAXIE Mesa's Equipment Rodeo & BBQ event. Thanks to all those customers who came up from Tucson to join us. It was great having you all at the Rodeo. Customers had a great opportunity to check out demos of various cleaning equipment from Windsor, ProTeam Vacuums, Advance, NSS, and more, plus an occasional autoscrubber joust.

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Topics: event, cleaning equipment, Mesa

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