Hillyard News and Blog

Hillyard Gym Finishes - Choice of Champions®

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Mar 17, 2017 7:04:00 AM

March 17, 2017

Good luck to the 64 schools participating in the biggest tournament of college basketball! 

As the Choice of Champions®, Hillyard gym finishes are on over half of the home courts of competing teams. 

"We're proud to be a part of basketball by having our gym finish protect student-athletes and the courts they play on across the nation," said President of Hillyard Jim Carolus. 

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Topics: Gym Floor Finish, Blog, First in Gym Finishes

Hillyard's SureFoot® Game Day Mop, Protecting Student-Athletes during March Madness as the Official Floor Mop of NCAA® Basketball

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Mar 16, 2017 9:08:34 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) - Hillyard, the Official Floor Mop of NCAA Basketball since 2013, will be providing SureFoot® Game Day Mops for all 2017 NCAA® Division I, II, and III Men's and Women's Championship games. 

When there's a stop in the action on the court during March Madness, look closely and you'll see Hillyard's SureFoot Game Day Mop at work, silently ensuring the safety for players on the court. 

The SureFoot Game Day Mop is a large articulating mop designed to quickly and completely remove sweat and moisture from playing surfaces. When sweat and moisture create slick spots on the court, players can be exposed to potentially dangerous situations where they can slip and get injured. SureFoot quickly removes the moisture, enhancing safety on the court. 

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Topics: Official Floor Mop of the NCAA, SureFoot, Press Release

Prevent Waste Line Buildup with Liquid Enzyme II

Posted by Technical Service Department on Mar 14, 2017 10:53:28 AM

March 14, 2017

Out of sight, out of mind, an old saying that is all too true, especially when it comes to facility waste lines. However once there's a problem, then they are on everybody's minds. It is important to take measures to prevent an unseen buildup of material in a waste line from becoming a clog that could cause sewage to backup into a facility. 

A periodic application of Hillyard's Liquid Enzyme II will help remove the buildup of biological sludge that can accumulate in a waste removal system. For best results, Liquid Enzyme II should be added to the waste system when it can be allowed maximum contact time. For example, if a facility is not used during the weekend, then adding Liquid Enzyme II to the waste system at the end of the cleaning shift on Friday night would be ideal. 

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Topics: Restroom Cleaning, Blog, Liquid Enzyme II

Tournament Ready: Floors in Two Hours - A Reality with Recon™

Posted by Lauren Catron on Mar 2, 2017 1:26:54 PM

Nowadays, gyms have become 24/7 community centers with meetings, assemblies and ceremonies that wear on a sports floor finish. Even with the best coating and maintenance program, gym floors will take a beating, and can lose their high-gloss appearance as the season wears on. Come tournament time, you’d never think to take on a scrub and recoat project, but with Recon™ you can!

Recon is a revolutionary, two-component, micro-layer sports floor coating system that takes very little effort to get exceptional new floor looks and performance, any time you need it, like a mid-season tune-up right before a tournament!

Recon has the performance characteristics of a true sports floor coating, and is applied more like a resilient floor finish. The process is quick and easy. If in-house staff can run an autoscrubber and flat mop finish, they can use Recon! For the gym floor in these photos, it took two men about an hour and a half to complete.

The great thing about Recon is its easy prep, how quickly it dries, and how fast you can return to play. Traditional recoating takes sports floors out of service for four or five days at a time. However, Recon’s quick drying solution means that the gym can be back open and ready for full play 12 hours later!

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Topics: Sports Floor, Gym Floor Finish, Wood Sports Floor Care, Blog, Recon

Clean Equipment Leads to Effective Cleaning

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Feb 16, 2017 4:12:48 PM


February 16, 2017

What would you say is the most overlooked surface or object when it comes to cleaning a facility? Most likely it's the cleaning equipment. Often the equipment so vital in keeping a building clean is never properly cleaned itself. When not properly cared for, the equipment needed to remove soil from buildings can spread soil, thus decreasing the ability to clean effectively. 

Two pieces of equipment that can be quickly cleaned are dust mops and autoscrubber squeegees. 

At a minimum, a dust mop should be thoroughly shaken out after each use, and then properly retreated with Hillyard Super Hil-Tone® dust mop treatment. Either brushing or vacuuming the dust mop will also remove excess soil, improving its cleaning ability. In heavy-use situations, a dust mop should be switched out or laundered at least once a week. 

Autoscrubber squeegees tend to collect a lot of soil and debris that tend to go unnoticed, even after the autoscrubber's cleaning efficiency starts to diminish. A build-up of soil in the squeegee will not only lead to streaking on the floor, but the autoscrubber will no longer be able to pick up the cleaning solution completely. 

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Topics: Blog, Equipment Cleaning

10 Things You Should Know About Mold

Posted by Lauren Catron on Feb 1, 2017 1:02:00 PM

February 1, 2017

Mold can be found almost anywhere: from schools and commercial buildings, to hospitals and even our homes. In most cases, molds are harmless. But when mold continues to grow and grow, it can cause serious health issues such as allergic reactions and asthma attacks. 

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) came up with this list of ten things you should know about mold. 

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Topics: EPA-Registered Disinfectants, Q.T. Plus, Mold, Preventing Mold Growth, Re-Juv-Nal

Is Your Employee Productivity "Sick"? It could be Dust

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Jan 30, 2017 2:02:00 PM

January 30, 2017

Everyone knows a pleasant work environment makes happy, productive employees. But nice pictures on the wall and some pretty flowers aren't going to smooth over the impact of the real saboteurs of productivity. Sometimes the physical work environment conceals health threats that crush efficiency and drive up absenteeism. 

One of the major culprits contributing to health issues in the workplace is excess dust. Combating dust can be a real challenge, especially in large commercial or medical buildings. Dust mites are distributed through ducts, after which they linger on work surfaces and upholstery. These are the critters responsible for allergies, asthma, and eczema. Dust mites are one of the factors that make a building succumb to "sick building syndrome." 

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Topics: Employee Productivity, Combating Dust, Dust, Sick Building Syndrome, Poor Air Quality

Serving Clean Food - 3 Places Bacteria Hides

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Jan 18, 2017 2:02:00 PM

January 18, 2017

The number of foodborne illness outbreaks in the past year should be a wakeup call for everyone working in the food service industry. By the time outbreaks make the news, it is too late for the customer AND the establishment that served them!

E. coli at Chipotle, salmonella at Tarheel Q, and staphylococcus at the Sunnyside Child Care Center all made waves across media channels. After dozens of children became ill at Sunnyside, the kitchen was closed for investigation. 

To save your business's reputation, and protect your clients from food poisoning, you need to regularly monitor these three areas where bacteria loves to breed!

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Topics: Food Service Industry, Salmonella, E. Coli, Foodborne Illnesses, Blog

Tackle Tough Industrial Jobs with Defcon-2D - Eliminate the Need for Drums

Posted by Lauren Catron on Jan 5, 2017 2:01:00 PM

January 5, 2017

There's a better way to tackle tough industrial degreasing and cleaning jobs, all while eliminating the hazards associated with chemical drum packaging. Defcon®-2D is a super-concentrated cleaning system that provides safe, closed-loop dispensing of high-performance degreaser.

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Topics: Defcon-2D, Blog, Industrial Degreasing and Cleaning

Hillyard and Golden Star Team Up with Second Harvest to Support Louisiana Flood Relief Efforts

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Sep 7, 2016 1:01:00 PM

September 7, 2016

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) - Hillyard, a leading manufacturer and distributor of institutional cleaning products and Golden Star, a leading manufacturer of professional mopping equipment have combined efforts to provide cleaning supplies and equipment for the Louisiana flood relief effort. In addition to mopping supplies and equipment being provided by Golden Star, Hillyard is sending disinfectants, cleaning solutions, hand sanitizers, and squeegees to Louisiana.

The donation is part of a larger relief effort being coordinated by Second Harvest, an organization dedicated to its vision of providing a hunger-free Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas.

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Topics: Flood Support Efforts, Hillyard Partners, Community Relations, Press Release

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