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  • 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!

     

  • How to Prevent Indents in Your Carpet Pile

    Normal wear and tear is expected and your carpeting will inevitably sustain some indents as time goes by. This is generally caused by placement of heavy furniture for a long period of time and high foot traffic. The Majestic Traffic & Bonnet Cleaner is the leading industry cleaner for treating areas of carpet with high foot traffic.

    Preventing Carpet Indents

    The most common cause of carpet indents or flat spots is due to heavy objects being placed on it for an extended period of time. You can remedy this by moving the furniture periodically by a few inches or rearranging the furniture in the room. When moving furniture, it is best to lift it from one spot to another instead of dragging it as this can worsen the flat spot.

    Vacuuming is an easy way to not only clean and remove dirt from the carpet but it also pulls the carpet fibers back up. Castor cups is another option to help prevent flat spots because it spreads the weight of each leg of the furniture over a larger area of the carpet. Although you will still need to eventually rearrange your furniture, you will not need to do so as frequently.

    It is best to treat any signs of flat spots as soon as you notice them to prevent them from becoming deeper or even permanent. One way you can treat these areas is by laying a damp towel over the flat spot and running an iron over the towel to steam the fibers. Perhaps the best option to clean and restore small to medium spots is the use of a carpet extractor, such as the NSS Stallion 818.

    If you are interested in learning more about how Custodial Partners can help with your carpet needs, please call us at (978) 499-5400 or contact us online.

  • Another Nor’easter Incoming, Prepare With Ice Melter

    Less than a week after another bomb cyclone rolled through the coastal areas of Massachusetts, more precipitation is on the way — this time in snowflake form.

    Massachusetts, particularly those in the central part of the state, are gearing up for anywhere from 2 to 12 inches of snow. Although most of the state has seen rain and scattered flurries, the majority of the snow is supposed to start piling up between the hours of 3 PM and Midnight on Wednesday. Scattered snow showers into early Thursday may also add another 1-2 inches to the total. Either way, the commute home for Massachusetts residents isn’t going to be a fun one.

    If your business, facility or establishment is determined to stick out the storm, we highly recommend preparing as quickly as possible. Make sure walkways are cleared of snow and parking lots are accessible for customers. Our janitorial supply company also recommends laying down Morgro SNO-PLOW Ice Melter to keep sidewalks, steps and ramps safe.

    The Morgro SNO-PLOW Ice Melter isn’t your average road salt. This product includes LIQUI-FIRE which helps prevent exposed metal from corroding. LIQUI-FIRE also helps the Ice Melter melt snow and ice 3 times faster than other brands — and with snow accumulating at 2-3 inches every hour, this is a huge time saver! The green-colored granules also prevent the applicator from over-applying the product. The best part about this ice melter is that it is safe on carpets and floors, which means your business can both stay open and look presentable during this blizzard.

    Depending on how the storm moves and what the temperatures are later in the day, this could be the difference between 2 and 12 inches of snow. So it’s best to plan for the worst and expect the best in this situation. Contact Custodial Partners today to order the Morgro SNO-PLOW Ice Melter!

  • Benefits of Using the BruTab 6S Sanitizer Tablet

    Brulin’s BruTab 6S Disinfectant and Sanitizer Tablet is the leading disinfectant tablet due to it’s safety and efficiency when in use. Your janitorial staff will love the results and you can rest assured that it is safer to use than your traditional bleach-based cleaning products.

    Although the sanitizer tablet does include chlorine, it is not the same hypochlorite that’s found in bleach. Sodium hypochlorite bleach has a pH of 11 or more, which is extremely toxic and harmful to the touch, when ingested, and when coming into contact with certain surfaces such as carpet. The BruTab on the other hand uses Free Available Agents which is the active ingredient during the disinfection process. The tablet also slowly releases it’s chlorine, which means you have more disinfecting and sanitizing power than bleach (which releases it’s chlorine immediately while in a water solution).

    With only a pH of about 6.5, the BruTab 6S hypochlorous acid disinfects more than 4 times better than traditional bleach solutions. Other benefits include:

    • Delivering a longer-lasting disinfecting power making this sanitizer tablet more cost effective for your business
    • Longer-lasting chlorine reserve for a more stable solution that lasts for a week in a closed container.
    • These BruTab 6S Sanitizer Tablets have a shelf life of 3 years whereas bleach concentrates only last around 6 months on the shelf.
    • The most important benefit is that these tablets are much less corrosive than your typical bleach solution, making it less harmful to your janitorial staff and the surfaces you’re cleaning.
    • The disinfectant tablet is also simple to use every time when following directions. Our tablet allows you to take the guesswork out of ratios and dilutions.

    Ready to disinfect more affordably and efficiently this season? Contact Custodial Partners today to order your Brulin BruTab 6S Disinfectant and Sanitizer Tablet or check out the product info pamphlet online now to learn more information.

  • 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 Your Commercial Carpets This Winter

    It wouldn’t be a northeastern winter without the weather we dread – numbing cold, coupled with icy rains and freezing snow.

    But these issues have simple solutions – dress warm, put salt down for the snow, cover every inch of your body, etc. What about some more underlying problems, with less-simple solutions? That’s right – I’m talking about your carpets.

    Carpet Issues During the Winter

    People often don’t take care of their carpets enough year-round, and especially overlook them during the winter season. It is assumed that a strategically placed piece of cardboard or thick rug will suffice to trap all outside material (salt, snow, rain, etc.). However, this assumption is false – there is no direct way to provide your carpet with 100% protection, unless you place a heavy sheet of plastic over the carpet (which defeats the purpose of the carpet in the first place).

    This assumption also has the ability to make the situation worse. Every time you step outdoors, your shoes and clothing gain fragments of whatever you’re exposed to, whether that be snow, rain, salt, or bacteria. When you return and unknowingly carry it with you, bits of material fall from your body and get stuck in your carpet. Upon turning your heating system on, the cold moisture of the substance in the carpet partnered with the blasting heat provides the perfect breeding grounds for bacteria, which can make you and your family ill or cause bad smells to emanate from the carpet. Stains can also result from complex chemical combinations, such as that of ice-melting salt and whichever household carpet cleaner you use. These stains solidify, and become much tougher to get out if not treated within a reasonable amount of time.

    Solutions for Clean Carpets this Winter

    So what can you do? Create a carpet cleaning schedule. Custodial Partners offers cleaning supplies to businesses that can protect your carpets in the harsh winter. Our janitorial supply and cleaning equipment company serves multiple areas of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, with background in winter-related issues and carpet concerns. Feel free to call 978-499-5400 for a free consultation, and to figure out how to protect your floors during this frosty season.