Monday, September 24, 2012

Tips & Tricks: Preventative Carpet Care

The key to effective, cost-efficient floor care is preventative maintenance. City Wide recommends a long-term care plan for all the floors in your facility. Keep in mind that natural and specialty floors may require more specialized care.

Here are some quick tips on how to get the most life out of your carpeting.
Vacuum regularly: Frequent vacuuming essential to keeping carpet protected, but also to reducing the dirt level in your building. Vacuum frequently, and vacuum high-traffic areas daily.
Matting: Most dirt is brought into buildings on our feet. Entryway matting captures dirt as it is walked in. Put mats at every entryway, and vacuum them frequently if not daily.
Shampooing: Did you know that dirt particles left deep into carpeting can significantly reduce carpet life? Periodic shampooing lifts dirt particles that vacuums can’t reach. To maximize the life of your carpets, have carpeted areas shampooed every 3-6 months.
Remember, daily vacuuming is essential to extending carpet life, and commercial matting programs are an inexpensive way to extend carpet life and keep dirt out of your buildings!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tips & Tricks: Back To School Disinfecting

Back to school season has us thinking about cold and flu, and how to keep our families and coworkers safe from the spread of germs. In this month’s Tips and Tricks, Abby Nicholl will show you a few simple steps you can take to make sure your building remains a healthful work environment.

The key to controlling the spread of the germs in the workplace is to disinfect high-touch areas around the facility as a part of your regular cleaning process. These “hot spots” include light switches, door handles, telephones, railings and fixtures we touch repeatedly throughout the day.
Simply cleaning a surface with standard cleaning chemicals removes dirt, but not germs. Following up with a disinfectant that is the right strength and formula for the surface with kill germs that linger after a conventional clean.
Contact City Wide for more information about incorporating hot-spot disinfection into your regular cleaning plan.