Tile and grout are commercial restroom floor staples for good reason. These robust materials perform well, look great, and contribute to floor safety. The combination holds up under heavy foot traffic and is designed to last for decades. Maintaining...
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Grocery store professionals know spills on grocery store floors can cause slip and fall accidents. Very often, these spills result when breakable containers fall and splash their wet and liquid contents onto the floor. However, there are several other ways moisture...
Using the right restroom cleaner chemicals from the start combats hard water stains, mineral deposits and soap scum build up.
Battery-powered cleaning technology offers a lot of benefits over plug-in choices. Cords, after all, are a hassle, particularly when attached to equipment used to clean a large or crowded facility. Cords pose tripping hazards to employees, get tangled in furniture and...
The KaiVac® 1750 No-Touch Cleaning® system received a 2021 Distributor Choice Award as one of the top products of the year. Every year, jan/san distributors decide on their favorite products by voting in the Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Choice Awards in four...
The Kaivac UniVac™ and AutoVac Stretch ™ cleaning systems have earned Green Seal’s Certification of Environmental Innovation. Green Seal awarded certification based on reduced environmental toxicity, waste minimization, use of verified environmentally-preferable...
Implementing a green cleaning program brings many benefits to your facility. Expect healthier interiors, happier employees and a better protected environment, along with chemical savings and a reputation boost that will enhance your bottom line. Green cleaning has...
Think of your commercial floors as your facility’s calling card, a giant canvas that reflects your institution’s culture, principals and goals. Your floor maintenance program can reflect your attention to details. A shiny surface, free of dirt and debris, projects...
In March 2021, with one year of Covid behind us, we asked the Kaivac sales team to tell us about how the pandemic changed life in the last year. As each team member weighed in, themes emerged: the importance of cleaning, the bravery of the frontline cleaner, and the...
When Steve Sweney, owner of Patriot Carpet Cleaning LLC, expanded into facilities cleaning, and landed his first big client, he knew it was time to invest in some new equipment. His company was already cleaning commercial and residential carpets, but the Saginaw...
Here's a primer on why cleaning works, where to focus cleaning efforts and what to use when combating viruses.
Recently, New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells took a bold stance with this headline: “From Toxic Chefs to Covid, Restaurant Workers Deserve Better.” In the article, he discusses high-profile toxic workplaces and the intense demands of the work in the...
Winter is particularly hard on floors. Dripping umbrellas, tracked in grit and melting snow create slip and fall hazards. Add road salt and ice melt to the mix and you have a corrosive combination. Get on top of the issue before it becomes a problem.
Cleanliness is key to any hotel’s success. No matter the size of the establishment or economic challenges thrown at the hospitality industry, hotel and resort cleanliness remains a huge factor in attracting and delighting guests. Now with infection control at the...
Traditional mops and buckets can’t cut through the grease but they can spread it around the rest or your facility. Kaivac’s OmniFlex™ Dispense-and-Vac used with KaiPow™ degreaser gets rid of grease and saves time an
Introducing the Kaivac Quick-Change Power Pack, offering cordless capabilities across all Kaivac cleaning systems.
Resource Roundup: School Reopening With a new year in full swing, schools and universities all over the country are working to establish a new normal for maintaining school facilities. Information is changing daily, creating a logistical nightmare for administrators,...
Cleaning public toilets has never been more important to human health and economic stability.
Everyone is eager to restart sports, but no one wants to endanger health. Cleaning to protect athletes may let us get back to normal faster and that’s something to cheer about.
Pool locker room cleaning is essential for a safer summer, especially in the midst of a pandemic.
Pouring disinfectant on a dirty surface is a waste of time, money and effort. To get optimal results you must clean before you disinfect.
Now that counties in every state are slowly opening up, going to the vet’s office now will look quite a bit different as new protocols have been announced.
As administrators, teachers and maintenance staff adjust to new protocols, here are cleaning tips to keep everyone safe as schools reopen.
If used correctly, microfiber towels really can clean surfaces faster, better and more completely than cotton cloths.
While the bulk of the nation is sheltering in place, essential custodial workers are still out there deep cleaning grocery stores, warehouses, hospitals and more.
Executive Overview The overall goal of green cleaning is to protect the health and safety of a building’s occupants and workers without harming the environment. This extends well beyond the realm of chemicals to include issues related to cleaning effectiveness, IEQ...
Nursing home cleaning has always been the first line of defense for the health and well-being of residents and staff alike. Now, the emergence of Coronavirus COVID-19 makes those cleaning protoco
Transit agencies and airlines are stepping up their maintenance protocols to help protect their riders, employees and the general population. Here’s the best tips when cleaning public transportation for health.
Floors can harbor dangerous pathogens. Learn how to clean floors for health and help prevent the spread of disease.
Follow these tips to prevent the spread of germs in school and keep your students, teachers and staff safe and healthy.
The KaiTutor Personal Video trainer uses a Play-Pause-Practice method to make training easy, accessible and inexpensive.
Restroom cleaning is vital but it doesn’t have to be expensive, difficult or time consuming if you use the right equipment.
Nasty restroom smells come from a variety of sources. Some are the usual suspects, other may surprise you. No matter the source, malodorous restrooms make a bad impression.
Learn about tools and techniques to boost your grocery store spill response time.
Customers judge the quality of a pet care facility with their nose first. A fresh smelling facility, however, signals a well-run business and trustworthy employees.
Maintaining wide-area, hard surface floors can be fast, simple and efficient. Learn how to stretch your cleaning resources without losing any cleaning effectiveness with the Kaivac AutoVac Stretch.
Some tools, while not new, present opportunities for success not immediately apparent to the casual observer. An excellent example is the spray-and-vac machine―a popular tool for restroom care in schools and universities―pioneered and made famous by Kaiva
Grocery store cleaning isn't easy. Stores are big, employees are busy and outside contractors are expensive. But with the right tools and techniques, grocery story cleaning can be quick, easy and effective.
Regular cooler case maintenance saves money in multiple ways, from extending equipment life to lowering power bills to cutting down on expensive, outside contractor costs.
Adhering to a classroom cleaning checklist will ensure that schools remain clean and fresh-smelling and help keep students, faculty and staff healthy into cold and flu season.
A kennel cleaning checklist can make, or break, your boarding business. Far from the most thrilling part of caring for dogs, cats and other pets, kennel cleaning is the most important.
Well-cared for tools work better, clean faster and last longer. Kaivac designs state-of-the-art cleaning machines for simple, in-house maintenance so your equipment is always up and running at its peak.
Restaurant floor cleaning is necessary but it doesn’t have to be hard. Read on for a list of common restaurant flooring types and cleaning methods.
Knowing how to clean refrigerated display cases, and doing the work in-house, can give managers a leg up on their competition and boost the bottom line.
Cleaning an industrial facility is no small feat. These buildings are large with a diversity of spaces and functions.
Biohazard cleaning professionals step in after the police, investigators and forensic specialists leave. Their job is to put the scene back to its original state by cleaning and sanitizing the home, business or vehicle.
Elementary school cleaning is a challenge. The buildings contain different hard and soft surfaces, lots of restrooms, tons of touchpoints and plenty of little kids coughing, sneezing, spilling and tracking in dirt, grit and microbes. As a result, elementa
Poor custodial training or the lack of adequate cleaning tools and equipment has been a problem for decades throughout the professional cleaning industry, so to see it showing up in correctional facilities is no surprise.
Cleaning an office sounds pretty straightforward, but it’s not. There’s a variety of spaces with different uses, finishes, furnishings and fixtures to consider.
Clean airport restrooms are a huge part of traveler satisfaction and one of the biggest challenges to your maintenance staff.