Category Archives: “Green” Sustainable Cleaning Methods and products

Saturday – Cleaning Tech 101

You Asked…We Listened

SATURDAY CLASS

On May 18th, 2019 from 8 AM – 3 PM, we will be instructing our Cleaning Technician 101 course.  This day will be filled with classroom education and hands-on time with equipment and tools basic to our industry.

CLICK HERE to get more information and sign up.  Seats are limited for this special engagement so sign up early.

 

ISSA/CMI Master Technician

On November 5th, 2019 we had the pleasure to present to Pete Lostraglio, from the St. Petersburg Police Dept, the ISSA/CMI Master certificate which he earned.

He was sent to the Academy to learn about healthy and progressive processes in preparation for the new Green/LEED Certified building due to be completed in March. Peter is seen here with his two supervisors.

Their team will be receiving new, ongoing education as well.

CONTRATS TO PETER; a new Master Technician in the city of St. Petersburg, Florida

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Raging Against the Status Quo

Published in the October 2018 issue of American Cleaning and Hygiene Magazine

Recently an article was published that stated, “Green Cleaning is Mainstream.” This might be true if you are only talking with a select group of followers who have changed their mindset, however, in the real world of cleaning, Green Cleaning is anything but mainstream.

If Green Cleaning was mainstream, then why does customer after customer still purchase single hole mop buckets and vacuums with no filters? Chemicals which have high pH factors, fragrances and color fly off the shelves daily of JanSan distributors. Look at any online catalog and try and find Green or Healthy products for the consumer to purchase.

Daily, customers purchase mop handles that are non-adjustable and use cotton mops by the case. If Green Cleaning were really mainstream, then these items would not be even manufactured as there would be no call for them.

There needs to be a reality check here about what Green Cleaning really is and what it is not. Green Cleaning is not about purchasing these items, but it is the mentality of those still mandating their use.

Read the complete article here in the American Cleaning and Hygiene Magazine;

https://www.americancleaningandhygiene.com/raging-status-quo/

Principles and Use Tips for the Clean Core Fill Station

Do you currently use Clean Core technology?

NO, well then this will help you with some basic principles of the system.

If you have a system, this will help to make sure you know the tips of using the Filling Station.

Here is a link to the education/training course from the Academy of Cleaning Excellence for those currently using the Fill Station.  The course is FREE.  Use to educate “New Hires” before they ask you the questions.

https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/clean-core-fill-station-principles-and-use-tips

 

Last Chance Classes for 2018

Last Classes of This Kind in 2018.


November 8

How to Make Money Cleaning & Polishing Concrete/Terrazzo

Find out how to use standard floor care equipment you have to pick up dollars you are walking over. Learn how to pick up small jobs and add income to your budget.

By only adding a few drivers to you floor machine, you too can clean and polish concrete/terrazzo like the pros.

Big companies can’t set up for less than a $5000. YOU CAN! Come to this one-off, concrete cleaning/grinding/densifying and polishing class, conducted by WCPFS Facility Services and Diambrush, and see how to put more $$$$ in your pocket… THAT NO ONE IS GETTING NOW!!!


November 12

ISSA/CMI Master Certification Course

This ISSA/CMI Masters certification class is designed for frontline staff and middle management.  Whether you are new to the industry or a veteran, these sessions are full of up to date techniques and technology. 

Be ready to change your mindset!   Have you found yourself in charge of a department you know nothing about?  Just moved into a position where the staff know more than you?

Are you now inspecting work and have no idea as to the “how’s” and “why’s”?


November 27

Luxury Vinyl Flooring – Everything You Need to Know

Your Instructor is Sean DeVore,

District Manager for Mannington Commercial

This class will explore everything you need to know about this flooring material, how it’s made, proper care and what NOT to do.

Flooring materials are changing, are you changing your programs, tools and equipment to meet the demands of these new materials?

Do you know how to tell what type of floor material you are maintaining?

This 3 hour class will put you and your program ahead of others in how to deal with the issues, solutions and program when dealing with Luxury Vinyl flooring materials.


December 6

How to Clean, Polish & Restore Stone Flooring Surfaces (Hands-On)

This one day class will teach the essentials of stone floor care. Including, but not limited to, a brief geology lesson explaining how to identify different types of stones, such as igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary stones and the proper maintenance of each.

During this hands-on class, you will learn to repair and remove stains from natural stone, Terrazzo and Travertine.  Learn how to bring back the natural beauty by removing etching and stains, then polishing them back to the desired luster.


December 12

How to Make Money Coating Tile & Grout (Hands-On)

 

This two day class will educate and train you on how to make money cleaning, restoring and installing a long-lasting, clear, protective coating on most tile & grout, terrazzo and concrete floor surfaces.

  •  Prevent grout staining

  •  Prevent urine staining

  •  Improve traction


December 18

ACE & EMist Introduce Electrostatic Certification Classes

 

This introductory session will give you basic information as to the ins and outs of electrostatic spraying units. There are choices to be made and you need to make the right ones, for the right reasons.

This one hour FREE presentation is to introduce the partnership between the Academy of Cleaning Excellence (ACE) and EMist and upcoming VIRTUAL certification classes which have been verified by ISSA/CMI.

Help Guests and Pets Enjoy Their Stay with Sanitaire

Selecting the right vacuums can make a significant difference on your guests’ stay, especially for those who suffer from allergies or asthma. According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, as many as 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children suffer from some form of respiratory allergies and asthma.

That means three of every 10 guests who check into your hotel may be susceptible to dust, dust mites, breathable irritants or pet dander at a time when hotels are rapidly embracing pet-friendly accommodations. Susan Smith, the founder of Pet Travel, Inc., estimates there are more than 35,000 hotels, bed and breakfasts and other lodging facilities in the U.S. that accept pets.

Fortunately, there are programs that can help guide vacuum selection that rates vacuums on the basis of soil removal and dust retention. The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Seal of Approval program offers three levels of certification for vacuums — Gold, Silver and Bronze, with each level determined by third-party test results for soil removal, dust containment and carpet preservation capabilities. A CRI Gold certified machine removes more than 55 percent of soil from carpet and emits less than 35 micrograms of dust per cubic meter of air. A CRI silver-rated vacuum removes 50 percent or more of soil and emits less than 100 micrograms per cubic meter. To earn a Bronze rating, a vacuum must remove 40 to 49 percent of soil and emit less than 100 micrograms of particles per cubic meter.

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) also sets a limit of 70 decibels for operating sound and a CRI Gold rating for vacuums to be approved for LEED Green Cleaning.

The Sanitaire® EON™ QuietClean® is a reliable, durable vacuum that meets both CRI Gold and LEED standards, delivering an exceptional clean without disturbing guests. It includes a top-mounted, easy-access, washable HEPA filter and numerous user-friendly features, like side-mounted compartments for easy, tool-free removal of clogs and replacement of brushrolls. A quick-change pigtail power cord prevents downtime and repair costs for power cord replacement, ensuring a low cost of ownership.

Operating at just 68 decibels, the CRI Gold certified Sanitaire® EON™ ALLERGEN upright also allows for quiet daytime cleaning that meets LEED standards. In addition, this machine is the first commercial vacuum to be certified asthma & allergy friendly® by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, which means it’s been scientifically proven to reduce exposure to allergens and irritants, including pet hair in pet-friendly lodgings.

For cleaning stairs, elevators, window coverings, vents, upholstery and other above-the-floor surfaces, consider Sanitaire’s QuietClean® HEPA backpack vacuum. It includes a sealed HEPA filtration system and holds a CRI Gold rating. Its 63 decibels of operating sound also meet LEED standards for day cleaning. Together, these products can help you deliver a pleasant experience for your guests.

Visit sanitairecommercial.com/eon to learn more about the EON™ QuietClean® and EON™ ALLERGEN.

 

All information listed in this section was submitted by Sanitaire®.

How Does Electrostatic Spraying Disinfect?

An electrostatic unit does not “disinfect” anything.

These systems are simply the means to apply disinfectants uniformly and comprehensively, meeting the EPA registered disinfectant requirements for dwell times and pathogen kill claims.

Chemical disinfectants can achieve 99.999% efficacy rate with the proper dwell times. By delivering disinfectants via this method, adherence to EPA chemical recommendations can be achieved.

 

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Using Electrostatics in Disinfection Processes

By utilizing electrostatic technology and induction charging of liquid droplets to produce precise, controlled, high performance liquid disinfectant application, management capabilities for treatment of surface environments is achieved.

Electrostatic application for surface disinfection is a method of applying EPA-registered disinfectants to a target surface area by utilizing electrostatic force of attraction.

Simply put, the electrostatic system places an electrical charge on the surface of the droplets and disperses them across a target surface area, providing a comprehensive, even coverage.

Consistent and uniform coverage of critical disinfectants is achieved. Disinfectant droplets adhere to vertical, horizontal, and three-dimensional surfaces, places where trigger sprayers alone could never deliver product.

Watch this clip from Beyond Clean with Dave to understand more about how electrostatics work.

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What is Electrostatics in Cleaning?

Electrostatics: is a branch of physics that deal with the phenomena and properties of stationary or slow-moving electric charge.

Electrostatics involves the buildup of charge on the surface of objects due to contact with other surfaces.

·      Induction Charging: Electrostatic induction is a method to create or generate static electricity in a material by bringing an electrically charged object near it. This causes the electrical charges to be redistributed in the material, resulting in one side having an excess of either positive (+) or negative (-) charges.

·      Coulombs Law: opposite electrical charges attract and like charges repel. First published in 1783.

Most electrostatic application systems create an opposite electrostatic charge on the surface of the liquid droplets versus their targeted surfaces, thus create a super attraction, “Wrapping Effect”.

 

Click here to go to the complete FREE course from the Academy.

Lead – Don’t Follow! ISSA/CMI Master Certification

“The future is won by those creating the future…and not the ones trying to maintain the status quo.”

Professional Development Education for the Cleaning Industry

Certifying All Levels of Employment

Empowering Staff to Earn Respect

 

Listen to “The Value of a Master Certification with Jason Moore”

 

Register NOW for your $300 discount.