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  • Cleaning Resolutions for the New Year

    With all of the chaos over the holidays, from baking cookies and wrapping presidents, to entertaining guests, etc., your home is probably ready for a deep clean in the New Year. If you’re ready to take your home to the next level of cleanliness in 2019, we have a few tips to help get you on track. These tips may seem simple, but they can make a big difference! 

    Keep Carpets Spotless

    When was the last time your carpets got a good cleaning? Even if you vacuum regularly, you’d be surprised to find how much dirt, dust, and debris still live in your carpet. Start this year off right by giving your carpets the thorough cleaning they deserve, using our Majestic Encapsulation Carpet Cleaner. The advanced technology of this environmentally friendly cleaner will lift years worth of soil from your carpet. Once you have your carpets looking good as new, you may consider picking up a bottle of Majestic Triple Action to have in the house. Then if spills should occur, you can use this spot treater immediately to help prevent stains.

    Invest in Disinfectants

    When it comes to disinfectants, you can never have too many… Especially during flu season! Keep you and your family healthy this season by regularly using our Germicidal Cleaner. This antibacterial spray kills several viruses, in addition to kitchen germs.

    Change Your Sponge Often

    Did you know that some studies suggest you should be changing your sponge as frequently as once a week? While you may be able to go longer if you’re someone that uses their dishwasher for most dishes, you should still change it often to stay as sanitary as possible. Stock up on our Norton sponges, which come 40 in a case, and you should be set for the year!

    Shower Scum

    Rather than letting the shower scum and mildew accumulate and having to scrub it down a few times a month, recruit everyone in your house to do a quick spray of the shower daily. Doing this right after a shower allows you to wipe away mildew while the walls are still warm. Pick up a bottle of our Mild Acid Spray Bathroom Cleaner to efficiently clean your shower, and the rest of your bathroom, too!

    Contact Custodial Partners

    For all of your cleaning supplies and equipment that you’ll need in the New Year, you can count on Custodial Partners! We provide innovative, cost-effective products to keep your home sparkling all year long. Fill out an online contact form or give us a call today at 978-499-5400

  • What’s That Smell?

    The smell of your grandma’s fresh baked cookies… The aroma of fresh cut grass at your championship baseball game… The smell of hamburgers on the grill at your 4th of July cookout… There are certain scents that can instantly bring us back to some of our fondest memories, and stir up emotional experiences. The scents that we choose to have in our space tell a story about who we are, and make guests feel comfortable right at home. F-Matic takes pride in dispensing authentic fragrances that satisfy the senses without being overbearing. With over 35 years in the industry, we can confidently say that they are “scent experts.”

    The F-Matic Twist air freshener system provides sustained freshness to your room, with both elegance and efficiency. Fill your room of up to 6000 cubic feet with one of their signature scents, or customize your own.

    Signature Scents:

    • Orange Grove
    • Cherries Jubilee
    • Green Apple
    • Mountain Breeze
    • Spring Flowers
    • Mango Mystique
    • Naturally Clean
    • Tropical Paradise
    • Madagascar Vanilla
    • Lavender Morning

    Fresh scent cartridge

    • Spill-proof from start to finish
    • Fragrance cartridge fits competing dispensers
    • No batteries, fuel cells or electronics
    • Superior molecular odor counteractant
    • Simple twist-click activation for quick use
    • Designed using 100% recyclable materials and in turn, it is fully recyclable.

    Customization:

    If you want something a little more personal, F-Matic will gladly create a scent tailored just for your nose. They can also customize the dispenser with your company logo and color of your choosing. With their team of experts, the opportunities are endless!

    Contact Custodial Partners today to order your F-MATIC Twist air fresheners!

  • Cleaning Tips to Reduce Household Allergies This Spring

    The idea that your home is making your allergies work is depressing. However, it’s often true, especially in the springtime, when spring cleaning is in full effect in many households. Fortunately, there are quite a few steps you can take to make sure your spring allergies are kept at bay this year and in the years to come.

    Preventing Household Allergies

    1. Vacuum at least once a week – This tip is especially important if your home is fully carpeted or you have a lot of area rugs. Allergens can “nest” in carpet and rug fibers, making you sick even when your home is clean. Frequent vacuuming removes them. Invest in a HEPA filter for your vacuum, though, a some allergen particles are so small they will pass through standard filters and contaminate the air in your house instead.
    2. Remove any mold from your bathrooms – Bathrooms are veritable breeding grounds for mold. Between leftover soap scum, damp air, and moist grout, the entire room is a mold spore’s paradise. To prevent allergy-inducing mold from forming, keep your bathrooms clean and scrub their surfaces daily!
    3. Don’t clean without a mask – If you suffer from household allergies in the spring, the worst thing you can do is clean your house without wearing a dust mask. As you clean, mold spores, dust, and other allergens will enter your mouth and nose, likely bringing on an allergy attack. Protecting yourself with a mask is key to preventing allergy symptoms from impacting your health.
    4. Avoid scented products – The ingredients that are used to add fragrances to various cleaning products can cause allergy flare-ups. To protect yourself, make a point of using fragrance-free options. This is especially important in regard to laundry detergents and fabric refreshers, as sheets, clothing, and other soft-goods will have direct contact with your skin.
    5. Use a damp cloth when you dust – Dusting can seem futile, as it always feels like half of the particles just end up back in the air anyway. This may not be far from the truth, actually, when you use a dry cloth. To cut down on the number of dust particles that just get relocated, dampen your rag to catch the dust, rather than merely moving it elsewhere in your house.
    6. Keep outside areas clean – When people enter your home, they probably walk up a path or across a porch. The cleaner these areas are, the less likely it is that outdoor allergens, such as pollen, will get tracked into your house. Sweep your porch, patio, and/or walkway on a daily basis for best results.
    7. Ask for help if you need it – Your family loves you and certainly doesn’t want you to be sick from allergies all spring! If you need assistance with a specific chore, like dusting, delegate it, at least for the season. If you live alone, you may want to consider hiring a housecleaner to do at least a few tasks per week for you. Don’t forget about the outside of your house as well. You’re windows need cleaning just as much as the inside of the house does! That’s why you should check out someone like this Toronto eavestrough cleaning company to help you with that, as window cleaning is hard if you don’t have the right equipment.

    To keep your home clean and allergen-free, it’s imperative to have the right tools for the job. Investing in high-quality cleaning supplies, such as mops, buckets, and brooms, and fragrance-free, natural cleaners is key to preventing allergy symptoms and having a happy, healthy spring this year and every year.

    Ready to kickstart your spring cleaning and fight off those pesky allergens? Contact Custodial Partners today to order cleaning supplies and cleaning equipment.

  • Spring Is In The Air With The F-MATIC TWIST

    Spring is on our doorstep here in Massachusetts and you’re probably gearing up for some serious spring cleaning of your location. One of the best ways to get your building feeling fresh is with the help of an inconspicuous air freshener. The F-MATIC Twist is an innovative air freshener that features scented liquid and a wick fragrance system in order to achieve prolonged freshness in a large space of up to 6,000 cubic feet.

    Benefits of the F-MATIC Twist

    • Spill Proof. No need to worry about scented fluid being leaked everywhere with this air freshener. The F-MATIC Twist is spill proof to ensure you get every last drop of scented liquid.
    • No Batteries. Don’t worry about having to purchase batteries for this air freshener. The Twist also doesn’t require fuel cells or electronics.
    • Quick Activation. Our patent-pending Twist-Click activation method works like a charm and the product immediately starts dispensing a light aroma of your chosen scent.
    • Variety of Scents. Choose from 10 different scents such as Madagascar Vanilla, Mountain Breeze, and Green Apple to awaken the senses. Can’t find anything you like? No worries — we can also create a custom scent just for you.
    • Environmentally Friendly. At Custodial Partners, you already know that we’re dedicated to providing our customers with environmentally friendly cleaning products. The F-MATIC Twist was designed using 100% recyclable materials and in turn it is fully recyclable.

    How the F-MATIC Twist Works

    Compared to other leading brands, the F-MATIC Twist is the toughest air freshener product available when it comes to combating odors. With 60 days of continual use, this product doesn’t use any propellants and can even fit into competitor’s dispensers if you’re looking to make the switch to the Twist. To operate this air freshener, just twist the bottom of the product and insert it into the dispenser and forget about it for up to 60 days!

    Ready to make your building smell like spring? Contact Custodial Partners today to bulk order your F-MATIC Twist air fresheners!

     

  • Flu Season in Full Swing, Disinfectants Can Help Prevent Illness

    Confirmed flu cases in Massachusetts are up 228% since last year, experts concluded. With both influenza A and influenza B strains wrecking havoc in the state, it’s not “if” you get the flu, it’s “when”. Health officials as well as Custodial Partners highly recommend that you get vaccinated as soon as possible as well as don’t come in to work or school if you suspect you have the flu or any other type of illness.

    Who is at risk for the flu?

    The flu is highly contagious and mainly preys upon those with weakened or compromised immune systems, infants, and the elderly. The virus is spread easily through human contact as well as from infected surfaces such as doorknobs, keyboards and phones. It is recommended that to combat the flu virus this year, precautions need to be taken very seriously.

    Health professionals and Custodial Partners recommend the following preventative measures:

    • Cover your mouth when you cough
    • Wash your hands frequently, especially if you travel on public transit systems in the Greater Boston area
    • Get the recommended 2017/2018 flu shot
    • Maintain a healthy diet and drink plenty of water to continually flush your system
    • Get plenty of sleep. A good night’s sleep can boost your immune system
    • Purchase disinfectant sprays and disinfect surfaces such as counter tops, doorknobs, desks and other shared equipment

    Disinfectants that are effective against the flu virus

    Our janitorial equipment and cleaning supply company provides quality name brands that work to combat the flu virus. Using disinfectants in the form of sprays, wipes, liquid or foam help to decrease the number of flu cases in your home or building. Keep your employees, customers, and family safe by purchasing any of the following disinfectants:

    • Clorox BleachCustodial Partners offers Clorox Concentrated Germicidal Bleach in a 121 oz container. This highly concentrated disinfectant kills viruses and germs on contact.
    • Claire Disinfectant SprayThis 20 oz aerosol disinfectant is the perfect hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other institutions. It works to disinfect common viruses while also functioning as a deodorizer.
    • Clorox Disinfecting WipesThe #1 disinfecting wipe is now available at Custodial Partners. These wipes are great for having at the office, in a classroom, or at private residences. They kill 99.9% of germs, including staph, salmonella, e. coli, and cold and flu viruses on contact.
    • Brulin Maxima 256 Disinfectant CleanerAvailable in a massive 64 oz carton, the Brulin line of chemical disinfectant products is no match for this year’s flu virus. This disinfectant is hospital-grade and can be used on hard, non-porous surfaces. It’s Staphylocidal, Pseudomonacidal, Virucidal, Fungicidal and Mildewcidal.
    • Stearns QUART’R PACKS Powdered Detergent/Disinfectant. This handy product cleans, disinfects and deodorizes and is specifically engineered for hospitals and nursing homes. Effective against HIV-1 (AIDS virus), Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and Influenza A viruses.

    It’s time to take measures against this year’s flu virus. Contact Custodial Partners as soon as possible to order your disinfectants before the flu invades your establishment!

  • Split!’s Heavy-Duty Tile, Stone & Grout Cleaner

    Tile and stone are beautiful additions to any home or commercial space. There are hundreds of varieties, colors and design patterns to choose from to make your space unique. However, whenever tile or stone is involved, grout is likely used as well. Grout is used to hold the tiles and stones into place without the use of heavier materials such as cement. Unfortunately, grout can become weakened over time and peel away from the tile and stone which can lead to costly repairs. One of the best ways to prevent grout from weakening is by routinely cleaning it.

    Issues with Using Detergent Cleaners

    The most common chemical cleaner for tile, stone and grout is a detergent cleaner. This type of cleaner works by attaching to any soil particles and other debris. While using a wet mop on the stone or tile surface, a thin layer of detergent and soil solution is left on the porous surface of the grout. Over time, this residue becomes sticky and can actually cause more soil, dirt, and odors to collect within the porous material, leading to the deterioration of the grout, stone, or tile.

    Make a Split! Second Decision to Use Non-Detergent Cleaner

    Split! non-detergent cleaner is a safer and more effective solution to cleaning tile, stone and grout. The product works by micro-splitting all organic non-solid molecules into its base material for easier removal without leaving detergent residue behind. The products work with regular mopping and will even remove the previous buildup of detergent cleaners and soil housed within the grout. The result is a clean, soil and detergent-free surface that looks and feels much cleaner.

    How to Use Split! Cleaning Products

    Before use, ensure that the surfaces you are about to clean are not sealed. If they are, use a wax or sealer stripper before cleaning occurs. Next, dilute the Split! Non-Detergent Cleaner at 16oz per one gallon of cold water in a mop bucket or floor machine tank. Apply the solution to the surface and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes in order for the cleaner to get between the tile or stone and into the grout. Next, use a floor scrubber or hand-held bristled brush for hard-to-reach places and scrub the area vigorously until visible soil and bubbles are released. Make sure that the solution does not dry by removing the liquid using a wet/dry vacuum, also provided by Custodial Partners.

    Interested in the Split! Non-Detergent Cleaner? Order today by contacting Custodial Partners at (978) 499-5400 or filling out our quick order form here.

  • How To Protect Wood Floors During Winter

    Winter is on its way into Massachusetts and homeowners and businesses throughout the state are bracing for yet another salty onslaught on their wood floors. Wood floors are a beautiful addition to any interior space and the installation isn’t cheap, so its important to know how to prevent your wood floors from damage this winter.

    What Causes Damage to Wood Floors

    Aside from the usual high traffic damage from people’s shoes, your floors have other enemies, including:

    • Pet’s claws
    • Dirt and dust
    • Water
    • and salt

    Salt is a major contributor to wood floor damage in Massachusetts because it is a corrosive material. Just as salt can ruin your car, it too can ruin the wood even though it may have a protective coating on it.

    Hardwood Floor Care Tips

    1. Use Rugs, Mats and Covers. Although floor runners and mats may not look appealing, they will end up saving you a lot of money in the end because they will be protecting your wood floors all winter long. Always make sure that guests either wipe their shoes or take them off before traveling elsewhere on the hardwood floor. Businesses should invest in long floor runner mats to ensure all the salt and moisture collects on the mat and not the floor.
    2. Sweep and Clean Weekly. Our janitorial equipment company recommends cleaning floors in high traffic areas at least once a week to remove salt and moisture from the floors. Don’t forget to stock up on wood floor care cleaner from Custodial Partners such as the MPC™ Prime Time WC Waterbased Wood Floor Cleaner or the MPC™ Crystal Cote 350 Polyurethane Wood Finish
    3. Maintain Correct Indoor Humidity and Temperature. This is one thing that many businesses and homeowners may not know affects wood floors. If you’ve ever seen wood floors that have split or have gaps between the planks, this is a flood that’s been subject to high levels of moisture and extreme temperatures. Wood floors do best in temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees at 35-55% humidity. Be sure to use either a dehumidifier or a fan to remove excess moisture and don’t forget to set that thermostat to a temperature within this range.

    Looking to prolong the life of your beautiful wood floors this season? Protect your property from the ruinous effects of salt by contacting Custodial Partners. Our janitorial equipment and custodial supply company is here to provide you with cleaning chemicals, cleaning supplies and cleaning equipment for any surface!