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How to Maintain Your Commercial Vacuums

Vacuum cleaners are often one of the most expensive purchases for any cleaning business. They’re often the one piece of equipment used daily or more frequently than other equipment. Depending on the environment the commercial vacuum is used, the vent can release musty smells because of the dust and debris it picks up over time. To extend the life of your commercial … Continue reading

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The Many Uses of Ammonia

Ammonia is a cheap cleaning agent that has many uses. This includes industries such as commercial cleaning, commercial kitchens, farming and other industrial facilities. Its pungent smell makes us not use it, but the smell dissipates in a short amount of time. Ammonia has gotten a bad rap, because it often does a better job than most cleaners, even when … Continue reading

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How to Train Your Employees to Save You Money

Most commercial, janitorial and house cleaning companies require employees to work at different clients’ sites. As the business owner, you or your managers can’t be at every client location at once. Worldwide Janitor’s library touches on topics such as “How to Use Dilution Ratios” and training employees. There are other ways to save your business time and money to ensure … Continue reading

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The Astonishing Benefits of Natural Pine Oil

Pine oil comes from pine tree needles, including the dwarf pine, long leaf pine, Scotch pine and Norway pine. The pine oil is extracted through steam distillation of the fresh needles from these trees. Pine oil has been known for centuries for its many uses. It can be used as a cleaner, disinfectant, air freshener and insect repellent. Some of … Continue reading

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How to Use Critical Cleaning Products

An increasing elderly population has led to a variety of new health care settings and growth in pharmaceutical manufacturing. It also increased the demand for those who do these types of jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As technology advances, it’s led to the opening of acute care, outpatient care, ambulatory and community-based care settings and an up-tick in the … Continue reading

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How to Use Dilution Ratios

Many businesses use too much of their cleaning products and supplies to do simple jobs. Products have dilution ratios, which clean a variety of surfaces using as little as one capfull per gallon. Properly cleaning using the manufacturer’s suggested dilution ratios saves you money. Employees don’t understand the dilution ratios and frequently use much more product than required, thinking it … Continue reading

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What is an MSDS Sheet?

An MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) provides the ingredients and toxicity of different products consumers and businesses purchase. This includes household, janitorial and industrial cleaning products. MSDS sheets also include information regarding storage and disposal of the products for safety and environmental reasons. Information regarding emergency and first-aid are also covered by MSDS sheets if someone is overly exposed to … Continue reading

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International Exporters for USA Laundry Detergent

At Worldwide Janitor, we have a few distinct advantages that make us an ideal exporter for international buyers of laundry detergent. We can ship 20′ and 40′ container loads of detergent to many different ports worldwide, and we have a few special characteristics that separate us from the very few companies who do this. Our close proximity to the Port … Continue reading

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Catering with Care: 5 Tips to Catering Success

With wedding season in full swing, many catering companies and facilities that offer refreshments will find themselves booked through the summer. Food safety is important during preparation and presentation in any catering situation. Using extra care in small areas can be the difference between a mostly-safe catered event and a perfectly-executed one. Below, we’ve rounded up 5 tips to make … Continue reading

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Keep Your Vehicle Fleet Sparking

Keeping your fleet vehicles well-maintained can be a daunting task. It may be tempting to leave them by the wayside and tend to other things at your facility. Even if your corporate vehicles aren’t used often, it’s still important to keep them gleaming and in good operational order. Why? Because when they’re in use, they serve as rolling advertisements for … Continue reading

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How to Care for your Dance Floor

Dance floors are a special part of many facilities. Wedding season has officially begun and glowing couples all over the country are looking forward to dancing their special night away. Dance studios may be seeing an influx of students enrolling as the school year comes to an end. Caring for dance floors can be a tricky business. Whether your facility … Continue reading

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4 Best Practices for Your Commercial Espresso Machine

In recent years, it has become increasingly popular for facilities to install commercial-grade espresso machines to serve their guests. From churches to exposition halls to hotel lobbies, it’s clear that the caffeine craze has expanded beyond the confines of the neighborhood coffee shops. Espresso machines (and the coffee stands that host them) are an excellent addition to any facility and, … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Cleaning Your Spa Areas During the Summer Months

Summer is upon us and thousands of families have started planning for their vacation time. They’re looking for great hotels to offer them stellar accommodation, community pools and water parks to keep their kids busy, and planning to take advantage of their apartment water amenities. Most likely, you get a heavy increase in your traffic during summer months. While this … Continue reading

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How to Deal With Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew are serious problems that need to be addressed and removed as quickly as possible from your facility. They are major concerns for any organization because of the health issues associated with their presence. Not only do they give the impression that your facility is not well taken care of, but they pose a real risk for anyone … Continue reading

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How to Remove Hard Water Deposits

We have all struggled with hard water deposits somewhere in our facility at one time or another. These nuisances are mineral deposits—calcium, lime, and other hard mineral buildup —left over when pure water evaporates. Hard water deposits can leave your surfaces looking dirty, dingy, and gross, giving visitors a poor impression of your organization or business. In some extreme cases, … Continue reading

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How to Clean an Industrial Oven

Your organization should strive to keep your kitchen area clean to cut down on pests and contamination. Part of that is keeping your ovens as clean as possible, checking them, wiping them down, and removing debris that may have accumulated. Adding these tasks to your janitorial routine is beneficial, as good maintenance and cleaning of your oven will help to … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Your Hotel Should Provide Amenities Soaps

When considering all of the things a business can provide its guests, hotel amenities soaps seem like small items that don’t make that much difference. After all, most people bring their own shampoos and conditioners when they travel. But people sometimes forget items they intended to bring.  Then after realizing that they have forgotten something important, these travelers are stuck … Continue reading

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How Much Detergent Should I Use in a Commercial Washing Machine?

I recently got asked a very difficult question by a customer of Worldwide Janitor. It didn’t sound difficult at first, but as I sat down to compute the results he wanted based on our product instruction labels, I realized that I was going to have some work to do! All he wanted to know, was “how many pounds of laundry … Continue reading

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Does Your Facility Need an Odor Makeover?

Bad smells can originate from many places in a building and are a common problem for many organizations. Every industry and every type of organization—hospitals, hotels, spas, restaurants, gyms, nursing homes, schools, churches, and more—deals with this issue. When not dealt with properly, bad smells can leave a poor impression of your organization with those visiting and can lead to … Continue reading

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12 Small Cleaning Tasks that Make a Big Difference

When you think about cleaning, most often you think about the big picture items that need done in a whole room—clean bathrooms, clean hallways, etc. These things need done, no question. But there are a few small tasks that you can do that make a huge difference in how others perceive your organization. Some of them are things that may be … Continue reading

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