How do you clean for a cancer patient?

Cleaning for a cancer patient is especially important because their immune system is suppressed. We should clean for health first and appearance second. How do you clean for a cancer patient? This question came up recently at Castle Keepers House Cleaning and we were surprised by the lack of detailed advice on the [...]

By |2020-06-08T09:21:06-05:00May 16th, 2018|Cleaning for Health, Cleaning Science, Cleaning Tips|

Disinfectants – Are we doing more harm than good?

In most residential cleaning scenarios there are less toxic and problematic ways to achieve a sanitary home. It’s a common belief that in order to have a clean and healthy home every surface must be disinfected. In fact, one cleaning company has advertised that they will fog your whole home with a disinfectant to [...]

Reclassifying hospital floors as “critical” areas when it comes to cleaning

"Floors do harbor dangerous germs and should be reclassified as "critical" areas requiring more thorough cleaning and disinfecting" Hamilton, OH - For many years, hospitals considered floors "non-critical" areas when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting. This means floors were considered an unlikely source for the spread of infection in a hospital setting. However, [...]

By |2020-07-30T11:26:57-05:00June 15th, 2017|Cleaning Science, Hotel/Housekeeping, Safety and Health|

Mold prevention in the home: DIY vs Pros

How does professional containment work? Find out with this infographic. Mold can grow in a variety of locations around the home and be treated in a range of ways. This means it’s important for you to have a basic level of knowledge of which mold you may find in your property, and when professionals [...]

Five things managers should know about sewer odors

The most common way sewer odors get into buildings is through floor and fixture drains. Vista, CA - Many schools and commercial facilities are impacted by what is typically known as sewer odors. This is an odor problem that can be worse in areas of a facility that are used infrequently. However, many building [...]

By |2020-07-31T12:42:40-05:00March 13th, 2017|Cleaning Procedure, Cleaning Science|

Bona ® Launches Commercial System Suite of Products

New maintenance and cleaning products developed specifically for cleaning professionals Aurora, Colo., March 7, 2017 – – Bona US, the world leader in hardwood floor care and maintenance since 1919, announced today a new line of floor care and maintenance products developed specifically for the unique needs of cleaning professionals, the Bona Commercial System for Hardwood [...]

By |2020-08-03T13:38:50-05:00March 7th, 2017|Cleaning Procedure, Cleaning Science|

Scientists conduct bug census using dust DNA

Researchers have created a map of the creepy crawlies in American homes. By examining the DNA in dust, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and North Carolina State University have created a sort of bug census for the United States. They were able to create maps visualizing the range of such pests as [...]

By |2020-08-03T14:19:15-05:00February 8th, 2017|Cleaning Science|

Consumer cleaning product ingredient safety website completed for ACI

ACI Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative Available at www.cleaninginstitute.org/cpisi Washington, D.C. – January 25, 2017 – Safety data on hundreds of chemicals in the U.S. consumer cleaning product supply chain have been collected and are now available through the website for the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative (CPISI). ACI announced [...]

By |2020-08-03T15:20:05-05:00January 31st, 2017|Cleaning Science, Cleaning Tips|

ProTeam introduces new ProBlade floor tools and wand

Available for both carpet and hard surfaces, the ProBlade floor tool distributes suction evenly across its width for more efficient debris pickup. (ST. LOUIS, MO.) ProTeam® introduces a new backpack vacuum accessory kit - the ProBlade™ floor tools and straight telescoping wand. Intuitive and easy to use, the new kit simplifies setup and training [...]

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