Tag Archives: Healthy Cleaning

BCWG S3:E24 Bill Fellows talks about chemicals, safety, and his life’s motivation.

Patty and Bill Fellows

Bill Fellows is on the show for the first time, and it won’t be the last as he has signed up to be on the show every month in 2020.  

Bill Fellows started his career in the cleaning industry over 53 years ago, February 1966.  Bill’s experience includes working as a custodian, business owner, multi-site manager, international support person, ISO auditor, and consultant.  He is currently an assessor for ISSA – CIMS & CIMS-GB certification, a verifier for CMI training courses and training centers, and a third-party custodial effectiveness auditor of buildings applying for or being re-certified in the LEED standard through USGBC.  Along with his wife Patty, they operate Fellows Custodial Consulting, LLC, providing training and consulting services for existing cleaning organizations and assists individuals in starting new custodial businesses.

Patty & Bill Fellows

Making Cleaning Organizations and Their People Better!

615.606.6056 Patty

410.530.8545 Bill

Bill@BillFellows.com

www.BillFellows.com

You can watch the video of this podcast on YouTube

bill_e24.png

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/

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.

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.

<<<<<To take the complete FREE COURSE from the Academy, CLICK HERE>>>>

Certified Environmental Services Technician

One professionally educated, properly equipped
housekeeper or custodian
can prevent more infections
than a room full of doctors can cure!

To be proactive in the face of illnesses, the staff must know how to;

  • Recognize the symptoms, and then take steps to contain the issue.
  • Remove the potentially infected person from contact with others.
  • Once it is recognized to be an outbreak of a threatening infection, insure that proper steps are taken according to established protocol.

#AcademyofCleaning

Find your certification course here.  https://classes.academyofcleaning.com/p/infection-prevention
Use coupon code, BUFFER, for 50% off.

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

Click Here for a FREE tool for you to use and see if your facility is healthy.  ENJOY!

 

ISSA/CITS Certificates Earned by EVS Staff

Enviro Resources ll, Inc. hosted an on-site education class for 10 of their employees at their location in Naperville, IL.  The class was instructed by Darrel Hicks, EVS Director for GCI.  The class was held this Tuesday, where all 10 individuals earned, ISSA CITS verified certifications as Environmental Health Services Technicians.

IMG_20170502_144439961

ERI services a number of metropolitan Chicago’s leading healthcare providers and sought out this certification education from the Green Clean Institute to broaden the knowledge of their management staff.  For more than 10 years, their mantra, ” Your Environment Handled with Care” has been driving their actions, and this proactive move is evidence of that fact.  You can find them at: Enviro Recourses ll, Inc. 

Darrel Hicks will be instructing his EVS Leadership course during a LIVE event in Orlando this summer at the A.C.E. Academy of Cleaning Excellence.  Don’t miss this one-off chance to gain valuable knowledge, meet with others in Environmental Services and earn your ISSA/CITS certification.  Follow this link to register and get an early discount on the session.