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    Introducing the latest Bold Innovation from Windsor: the Taz with Orb Technology

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Cleans carpet, stone, tile & grout, wood, vinyl, concrete, epoxy, and other surfaces.

    The Taz is the only all-surface cleaning, scrubbing, sanding, polishing, extraction, interim, and grinding machine in the industry! It conquers carpet, stone, tile & grout, wood, vinyl, concrete, epoxy, and other surfaces. The Taz excels at chemical-free stripping, interim carpet encapsulation, tile & grout cleaning, and more!

    What is Orb Technology?

    Orb Technology is a superior patented orbital mechanics system. Unlike traditional machines, the Taz generates thousands of 3/8” orbit contact points that spin at 1725 revolutions per minute, while at the same time it spins within an 80 rpm rotational movement. These thousands of orbital drive contact points provide the highest level of mechanical action on the market today. It also allows it to be more versatile and work on eight different floor surfaces.

    Superior Orbital Mechanics

    • Orbital agitation requires less time, water, chemical, and heat
    • Designed so that the pad has 100% contact with the floor
    • Orbital technology reduces splash factor when compared to a rotary machine

    Productivity

    • Low-vibration design makes this machine easy to use and prevents operator fatigue
    • One cartridge bottle of chemical lasts 1000 sq. ft. on carpet and 3000-5000 sq. ft. on hard floor
    • One pad covers up to 700 sq. ft. depending upon the condition of the floor; pads can be machine washed

    Ease of Use

    • Ergonomic, vertical handle is adjustable for different operator heights and folds down for ease of transportation
    • No tools are needed for spray line replacement

    Cleaning Tip of the Month: PDIR Series—Interim

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Interim Cleaning is often the most overlooked step in the PDIR cleaning process. As a reminder, PDIR stands for Preventative, Daily, Interim, and Restorative cleaning processes. These cleaning processes form a cost-saving cleaning system for any facility.

    Why Interim cleaning?

    Interim cleaning will maintain the appearance of your floors with low moisture, low chemical encapsulation or targeted hard floor care methods. This increases productivity, creates almost no down-time, and is budget friendly. Interim cleaning reduces the frequency of the more time-consuming, more expensive, and more difficult restorative cleaning such as deep
    carpet extraction.

    What is Interim cleaning?

    Maintaining a consistent and high level of appearance with interim cleaning reduces the frequency of restorative cleaning needed. Encapsulation cleaning is for carpets while a top scrub and re-coat is for hard floors.

    What equipment is required for Interim cleaning?

    For interim carpet treatment a special encapsulation chemical is required. Windsor’s iCapsol encapsulation chemical is a low moisture system that isolates soils and allows them to be easily vacuumed away. The chemical needs to be worked into the carpet with a special machine such as a iCapsol Mini Deluxe or our new Taz with Orb Technology. The low moisture level of this cleaning method will leave the carpet ready to walk on again after approximately 20 minutes only. To make sure the encapsulated dirt particles are thoroughly removed, it is recommended to use a vacuum cleaner after the carpet has dried. Smaller spray extraction machines or carpet spotters will take care of spots in small carpeted or textile areas.

    For hard floors a single disc machines or an autoscrubber can be used. All these tasks need to be complemented with the matching and approved cleaning agents, as well as matching discs or brushes.

    Strip and Recoat Floors Less Often

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Originally Posted by Contracting Profits on CleanLink.com

    By Kassandra Kania

    Stripping and recoating hard floors is both costly and labor-intensive. With limited financial resources building owners and managers would prefer end users to develop daily floor maintenance programs that improve the floor’s appearance and keep it looking good for as long as possible.

     
    “For years, customers accepted the fact that floors had to be completely stripped and recoated after a certain period of time,” says Chris Martini, director of marketing and special projects for Central Sanitary Supply in Modesto, Calif. “The mentality is shifting toward a scrub and recoat process and a focus on how we maintain the floor in between, as well as how we prevent dirt from getting on that floor finish to begin with.”

    The daily grind
    According to jan/san distributors, an effective daily maintenance program is the first line of defense in reducing the frequency of stripping and recoating.
     

    The Importance of Keeping Your Restaurant Bathroom Clean

    Last updated 3 years ago

    The most personal — and most telling — moment that a customer experiences in a restaurant isn't typically at the table.

    It's in the restroom.

    Walk into a clean restaurant restroom, and all's good. Walk into a dirty one, and there's hell to pay. Some 50% of restaurant patrons who have a negative experience with a bathroom — from dirty toilets to grimy soap dispenses to bad odors — will blab about it to friends and family, according to a recent survey by Harris Interactive for SCA Tissue North America.

    Even more seriously, it's gonna cost business. Nearly 3 in 10 consumers surveyed said there are no second chances with dirty restrooms — and they would never return to the restaurant again.

    For the nation's 980,000 restaurants, whose sales are expected to top $660 billion this year, the costs, in image and bottom line, for yucky restrooms can be staggering. Consumers are increasingly posting descriptions and even photos of what they find on Facebook, in blogs and travel reviews and on other social-media sites.

    Clean restrooms are particularly important for parents who take their kids out to eat. And it's hard to undo a lousy image for bathroom upkeep.

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    Cleaning Tip of the Month: Stain removal—the faster, the better!

    Last updated 3 years ago

    There are spots, and then there are stains. Do you know the difference? The difference is time—the longer a spot sits somewhere, the more it becomes a stain. Removing an old stain is more time-consuming, it takes more effort, and it gets more expensive.

    You likely already have the tools that can support your efforts in eliminating stains. Most facilities have a steam cleaner, a great tool for tackling stains. Steam cleaners attack the stain on a microscopic level.

    Stain Removal Process:

    1) Determine what kind of stain you are dealing with—is it water soluble or not? Keep in mind most stains are often concentrated deposits of coffee, soda, ink, oil, milk, or fats.

    2) What is the surface: textile, upholstery, wood, stone, metal, glass, or other? Why check the surface? Because stain removal usually involves either water or cleaning agents, so you want to make sure that by removing a stain you do not damage the surface beneath it. For example: a wooden surface is very water sensitive, so you want to avoid using too much water in the stain removal process.

    3) Remove the stain with a steam cleaner. If your stain is water soluble no additional cleaning agent is required. Before starting the stain removal process with a steam cleaner, check the reaction on the surface in an inconspicuous spot. In general, textile surfaces (wool, silk, etc.) react sensitively to high temperatures, therefore working intervals need to be short, with very careful handling of the steam tool.

    4) Don’t overlook the importance of agitation. Adding an agitation step helps to release the dirt mechanically. If you are removing stains from upholstery or carpets, it is necessary to use a cloth to gather the dirt. Depending on the type of fabric you may want to use a cloth to avoid direct contact with the steam.

    5) Carefully work the stain from the outside in, using short steam intervals. Depending on the surface, gather the loosened dirt in the cloth-covered tool or in a separate cloth. Dab the stain carefully between steam intervals and repeat the procedure until the stain has vanished. If you work on tile you need to either remove the dirt that has been loosened with a clean cloth or you need to rinse it with water to flush the loosened dirt away.

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