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Academy of Cleaning has a new podcast channel

The Academy has a new outlet for its’ podcasts, Beyond Clean With ACE.

We have been on the air taping different messages from people around the country who have something to say.  As the Academy moves through the third season, we have found it beneficial for all if we have our own podcast channel.
This new channel is devoted to engaging, inspiring and motivation of people within the cleaning industry.
Enjoy, engage and share these podcasts.

Beyond Clean With ACE

 

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.

Any Recent Changes?

3. Are there recent changes with the staff?
When new team member comes on board, it can be threatening to someone who has been there for a while.
Keep people informed ahead of time and it will likely be better for everyone.  There usually is not a sign telling us what is ahead, make one!
Ask your supervisor to intervene and support you.
Discipline issues only when the supervisor intercedes.
Next month you can see this complete presentation at the FSPMA conference in Orlando.
You can view the first session FREE here.

Personal Issues in Your Staff?

2. Is the employee experiencing personal problems?
If an employee is experiencing personal problems, make sure your source of this information ONLY comes from the employee.
Do NOT use gossip or hearsay when dealing with these situations.
If they just want you to know that they are going through
a tough time with a spouse, then you should recommend counseling or an Employee Assistance Program, if one is provided.
Next month you can see this complete presentation at the FSPMA conference in Orlando.
You can view the first session FREE here.

Beyond Clean Podcast – English/Spanish

You asked for a Podcast version of our show,

so here it is.

Over the last few weeks, you might have listened to some of them.

This week, Angel Cruz, Academy Bilingual instructor,  and Everett Johnson ll , Beyond Clean editor are talking to you about the programs and options available here.

Take a listen.

English  

Spanish

 

 

Microfiber Cleaning Wipers – How to Choose?

Microfiber is available in several different forms. The most common forms are the “Terry Style” and the “Suede Style.” The terry style is best suited for all general cleaning purposes, both domestic and industrial.

Suede works best in any “polishing” application, such as eye glasses, sun-glasses (except transitional A/R), all optics and lenses, CD’s, computer screens, TV screens, jewelry, coins, leather, and even as a replacement for a chamois to dry off your car.

Both of these styles can be used wet or dry, without soap or chemicals (chemicals CAN be used with microfiber, but usually they are not needed!)

Unlike ordinary cleaning towels that only move or push the dirt and dust from one point to another, microfiber actually “scrapes” the dirt or stain from the surface, and then stores the dirt particles in the towel, until it is washed.

Most of the time, it is best to use the suede towel dry, however, it will never harm the towel if you want to wet it. With both of these towel styles, when using wet, it is very important to always wring the towel as dry as possible. If a microfiber towel is dripping water, it is too wet and will leave streaks on the surface you are cleaning.

REMEMBER: WET IT—WRING IT—CLEAN IT!

 

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Split Microfiber

The technology was first developed commercially in Japan in the mid to late 1960’s for synthetic suede fabrics. Staple fibers were spun from two polymers, a polyester and polyamide of 0.1 denier or less.

If the microfiber is not split the cloth, pad or mop will tend not to be very effective. How many times a single strand of 1 denier microfiber is split, will make a tremendous difference in the performance of the tool.

Be advised there are 4, 8, 16 split and this will also have bearing on the initial investment as well. It is during this process the percentage blend of polyester and polyamide will show up. Always look for a processed microfiber wiper or pad to improve performance.

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Microfiber – Polyester – Really?

Now that you know a microfiber is simply a nano sized fiber, what is that nanofiber made of?
Microfiber is a man-made product combining two basic fibers, Polyester and Polyamide (a nylon by-product.)
These fibers are then “split” and formed into a blend of
  • 80% Polyester (the scrubbing and cleaning fiber), and
  • 20% Polyamide (the holding and quick drying fiber.)
In written form, this blend is expressed as “80/20.”
There are approximately 200,000 microfibers in one square inch of a microfiber towel. A single strand of microfiber is so small that it is almost invisible to the naked eye.
These ultra-small fibers give the material the ability to clean surfaces and remove dust and dirt without scratching. You can often detect a microfiber cloth because it clings to your skin as you rub it.
Consider the fact that one square yard of a microfiber cleaning towel, if torn apart and the fibers laid end-to-end, would reach from Miami, FL to Minneapolis, MN!

 

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Microfibers are Measured in Deniers

Denier is the unit used for measuring the fineness of fabric. Microfiber is incredibly fine with a denier of approximately 0.01 to 0.02.

 

Compare this against the denier of a single strand of silk at 8, or a human hair at 20!

We would also caution you to

 

examine the denier of the microfiber your are using, as the market is flooded with product claiming to be microfiber and the denier is OVER 1.

  • <1 denier = microfiber
  • ( 1mt/gram = 9000yards )
  • Finer than 1/100 of human hair
  • Triangular section filaments

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