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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

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 Nov 22, 2011 12:26:00 PM

Manage moisture with focused air movement and dehumidifiers

When moisture is not managed properly, people can see the result –
Mold, mildew and unpleasant odors. Many businesses are challenged by problems caused by excess moisture. Hospital and healthcare environments seek to control humidity to meet air quality standards. Universities, schools, and airports have moisture-related issues in dorms, locker rooms and public areas. Light industrial, food processing and many other manufacturing settings need to keep the humidity at certain levels for both the production process and the comfort of workers. Hospitality facilities, such as hotels and casinos, have guests that accidentally flood rooms, as well as other damp conditions that can lead to mold and mildew.

The fastest way to manage excess moisture or to dry areas that have been soaked by water is to use generous amounts of focused air movement teamed with powerful commercial dehumidifiers. Dri-Eaz offers portable solutions that deliver results.

The basics of drying…Wh en an area is flooded by clean water from a sink, tub or pipe leak, first you have to remove all standing water as quickly as possible (24-48 hours). Then employ a two-pronged drying approach comprised of ample air movement focused on wet floors plus walls to promote evaporation and powerful commercial dehumidifiers to capture the water vapo r created through the evaporation process. Commercial dehumidifiers reduce humidity rapidly and efficiently, but need air movement to do their job effectively. With adequate dehumidification and sufficient air movement, most environments can be dried successfully back to their original condition - fast. And time is critical, because of how quickly mold and mildew grow.

Manage excess moisture for a better work environment

Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air to mitigate the problems that excess moisture and humidity cause:
  • Condensation
  • Mold & mildew growth
  • Indoor air quality issues
  • Worker fatigue
  • Slip and fall hazards

A dehumidifier is typically a household or commercial appliance that reduces the level of humidity in the air, usually for health reasons. Humid air can cause mold and mildew to grow inside homes, which pose various health risks. Very humid climates or air make some people extremely uncomfortable, causing excessive sweating that can't evaporate in the already-moisture-saturated air. It can also cause condensation that can disrupt sleeping, or prevent laundry from drying thoroughly enough to prevent mustiness. Higher humidity is also preferred by most pests, including clothes moths, fleas, cockroaches, Woodlice and dust mites. Relative humidity in dwellings is preferably 30 to 50 percent.

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Topics: cleaning equipment, hard floor care products, high performance cleaning