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How to kill germs

In this age of MRSA, C. difficile and other penicillin family resistant organisms, there seems to be a societal trend towards disinfecting everything.  I submit that this may not be a good thing unless you use the proper chemicals properly. The problem is that incorrect cleaning procedures and use of disinfectants may in fact increase the presence of harmful bacteria on a surface.  Disinfectants are good at what they are made for, that is, killing “bacteria” on a surface given the appropriate procedures, dwell time and concentration ratios.  However, they are not good cleaners. Read more ...

Doesn’t our English slate in the entryway look beautiful? Can you put something on it to make it shiny though?

The answer is “NO, I can’t, why didn’t you think of that when you bought the flooring?”  As professionals in the cleaning industry, we have to start saying no to what we know are “bad” requests.  You just don’t put finish “ON TOP OF” natural stone.  Notice that I said “ON TOP OF”.  There are materials that impregnate, (that’s why they call them impregnators), the porous nature of the stone and protect it against staining.  These materials are not a topical finish and won’t walk off.  However, this is material for another story. Read more ...