Here’s How to Keep Ice Melt From Harming Floors and Carpet

Covering many streets and walkways during the winter season is ice melt.  Just in case you are unsure of what ice melt is or how it works, here are the basics. The key ingredient in ice melt is salt, otherwise known as sodium chloride. However, it may also contain calcium chloride and magnesium chloride, which are also salt products. When it mixes with water, it becomes a liquid chemical solution.  This chemical solution now has the ability to lower the freezing [...]

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What You Need to Know about UL410 Certified Floorcare Products

Earlier this year, Avmor announced that four of its most popular floorcare products had been UL410 Certified.  Those products are: Avmor’s EP80, a concentrated floor sealer/finish. EP82, an ultra-high-speed (UHS) floor finish that provides high-gloss retention. PREMIERE, a high-gloss floor finish designed for low to heavily trafficked areas. DISTANCE, a UHS floor finish designed for large floor areas such as malls and airports. Since then, we have received a number of questions from end-customers, asking what UL410 certification means and why it is so [...]

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“Green” Winter Floor Care

If you are a steadfast believer in the Farmer’s Almanac, get ready now for the coming winter. According to the 2018 Canadian Farmer’s Almanac, here is what you can expect: “Anticipate a return to a colder, more normal winter from Quebec east into the Maritimes, with many locations experiencing above-normal precipitation. From the Great Lakes going east across Quebec, and into the Maritimes, snowier-than-normal conditions are expected. Winter temps should also be 1–2°C below normal over the eastern two-thirds of the [...]

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Rubber Floor Conditioner, Cleaner and Care

We don’t hear a lot about the care of rubber floors or rubber flooring tiles for a variety of reasons. First, while these floors are becoming more popular, they are typically just used in “utility” areas of a facility. In other words, the glossy stone floors proudly on display in the facility’s lobby get all the praise and attention while the rubber floors installed in the secondary staircases, mailroom or warehouse get all the heavy-duty traffic & limited care. Another reason we [...]

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Stop Snow in its Tracks

It’s possible to safeguard floors from seasonal damage by taking steps to restore, protect and maintain hard surfaces before, during and after harsh weather arrives. A cleaning solutions expert explains how North Americans spend more than $1 billion annually on hard-surface floor care products. And if facility managers don’t take preventive measures, especially before and during the harsh winter months, they may pay more than necessary to keep floors clean and safe. Download: Stop Snow in its Tracks

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Winter conditions challenge facility maintenance

Snow and ice removal practices to prevent slip-and-falls and preserve flooring Wednesday, February 15, 2017 By Robert Kravitz With seasonal elements such as powerful blizzards and record-breaking snowfalls, ice melt should be applied to key walkways around facilities as part of a complete snow removal plan. According to a report released by the Toronto Public Health Department, from 2006 to 2015, 30,000 people in Toronto went to an emergency room as a result of a slip-and-fall accident due to ice and snow [...]

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Salt and Calcium Removal to Prepare for the Winter Season

Winter is here! Rather than dreading the winter weather that can wreck our facility floors, taking a proactive approach and preparing for inevitable salt and calcium stains can go a long way in facilitating the cleaning process. Conquer the winter challenges effectively. Be sure NOT to overlook the following areas: FLOORS To combat the build-up of salt and calcium during the winter months, implement a floor care program that focuses on deep cleaning, protecting, and maintaining floor surfaces. According to OSH (Occupational Health [...]

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Effective Carpet Care Program

According to the Canadian Lung Association, carpets act as a «sink» for chemical and biologic irritants. Carpets collect airborne pollutants and substances that may be tracked in from the outdoors. Carpets need to be kept clean to maintain good indoor air quality. Indoor air quality, due to its important health ramifications is a crucial component of an efficient business. Protecting and maintaining it is in your business’ best interest to remain cost effective while ensuring the aesthetic appearance levels [...]

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Floor Care Results – Guaranteed

Cleaning is an important aspect for all facilities and businesses. It can create a lasting positive impression for everyone who enters your facility, promising their return visit and maintaining your reputation. One vital aspect is floor cleaning. Floor cleaning needs to be addressed according to your facility and business’ needs. Choosing the right floor care program is therefore an integral component for the successful upkeep of your building and brand image. The ideal floor care program is chosen according [...]

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Floor Care Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks

With so much emphasis on the importance of first impressions and the value of maintaining clean floors, imperfections can seem like a significant set back from meeting your appearance goals and standards. Common problems include poor after gloss and loss of gloss, black heel marks and scuffs, discoloured floor finish, and streaks in the floor finish. Fortunately, with these trouble shooting tips, causes of these imperfections are easily identified and with solutions close at hand, attaining your high standards [...]

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HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR FLOORS

HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR FLOORS With warmer weather looming in our calendars we have to prepare to welcome slush! It’s the time of year that custodians may not look forward to, where muddy snow from people’s boots gets tracked in from the outside and leave their traces on clean facility floors. Not only is it important to maintain the look of clean floors in order to maintain high appearance standards to provide a positive impression of your facilities but tracking allergens [...]

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