How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality with Vacuuming
June 29, 2014
The primary reason Building Service Contractors (BSC) clean is to protect the health and safety of their clients’ clients – aka – the building occupants. Protecting health and safety should include careful chemical selection and usage, non-skid floor finish, restroom disinfection, touch point sanitation and prompt removal of trash to avoid attracting pests. read more…
When Are Disinfectants “GREEN”?
June 21, 2014
According to one expert, Rebecca S. Kaufold, Chemist at Spartan Chemical Company in Maume, Ohio: “Disinfectants are designed to kill, hence, they are not considered ‘green.’ Disinfectatnts, however, are necessary in specific applications, such as in an operating room. This is where product usage and facility priorities come into play. The Building Service Contractor (BSC) needs to work with the facility to identify what kill claims are necessary and determine what types of products carry those claims. From there, the BSC can try to find the ‘greenest’ product.
Achoo! What Your Floors Are Doing to Your Allergies
June 6, 2014
Ever heard the statement that people with asthma should remove their carpets to reduce allergens in their environment? Well, this may not necessarily be true. It would seem logical that carpets can trap and carry more dust, dander, pollen, mites, and other allergens than a hardwood floor. But a recent study suggests that homes with carpets and homes with other flooring are essentially equal in terms of allergen control.