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Removing Candle Wax from Upholstery, Carpets

Posted by Technical Service Department on Dec 14, 2017 4:12:44 PM

The holiday season is officially upon us! Homes will be lit by warming candles, while churches will be lit up with the soft flow of candle light services. However, the ambiance and comfort candles can offer to your home or gathering can quickly turn sour when candle wax is spilled onto your upholstery or carpet.

Don't panic if you find candle wax on your favorite couch or rug, just follow this procedure to resolve this holiday cleaning dilemma. 

Candle wax removal from upholstery and carpets can be accomplished by first letting the candle wax completely harden. Do not try to wipe the wax while it is still soft, this will only spread the spilled wax. 

Once the wax is dry, scrape or chip away at the wax using a bone knife or credit card to remove excess surface wax. Then use a vacuum to pick up the loose fragments of wax. If the wax is still soft, use Hillyard Quick & Clean Gum-Go to quickly harden the soft wax. 

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Topics: Blog, candle wax removal

Prepare for Winter with Fall Cleaning

Posted by Technical Service Department on Nov 15, 2017 9:32:14 AM

We've all heard of Spring Cleaning, but what about Fall Cleaning? The turn of the calendar to the fall season marks a time of the year we tend to spend more time indoors. So it makes perfect sense to clean up our environment this time of year to ensure good health in the upcoming months.

Nicer weather conditions in late spring and summer months means windows and doors tend to be open more often, which in turn equates to more outside pollutants finding their way to the indoors. Fall cleaning will help rid our facilities of these contaminates. 

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Topics: Dust, Blog, Cleaning

Prepare for Flu Season Before It Begins

Posted by Technical Service Department on Sep 28, 2017 2:02:09 PM

The month of October marks the beginning of flu season, which hospitalizes up to 300,000 people each year in the United States. This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates influenza season will be above average in the number of confirmed influenza A (H1N1) infections. 

Before flu season even begins, it's a good time for us to review how we can combat the spread of infection.

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Topics: Blog, Q.T. 3, Influenza, QT-TB

Wet or Dry Scrubbing - Which is Preferred When It Comes to Your Gym Floor?

Posted by Technical Service Department on Jul 17, 2017 10:48:11 AM

At Hillyard, summer months mean its gym floor season. Every year we receive one question in particular when it comes to gym floors: is it better to scrub a wood gym floor wet or dry? The quick and easy answer is that wet scrubbing is preferred because of the advantages it offers. When wet scrubbing a gym floor with Hillyard Pre-Game®, the floor will obtain an overall deeper level of clean; body oils and other contaminates that may remain after a dry scrubbing procedure are easily removed. The wet method also prevents dust from becoming airborne, which can resettle back onto the floor, getting into the finish at application.

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

Get Rid of Toilet Ring Stains

Posted by Technical Service Department on Apr 25, 2017 9:31:35 AM

Rings around the toilet bowl are always a sight for sore eyes. Lack of cleaning or improper cleaning of your toilet or urinal can leave a ring of discoloration at the water level. This typically happens when the water in the unit diluates the bowl cleaner, preventing it from providing optiminal cleaning power. 

To utilize the full cleaning power of a bowl cleaner, the water level in the unit must be lowered before cleaning. To do so, use the toilet brush or bowl cleaner applicator to push water over the trap, lowering the level of water in the bathroom fixture. 

To gain the most from a toilet bowl cleaner, use the following procedure: 

Secure and use personal protection equipment: rubber or latex gloves should always be worn, as well as eye protection. Eye protection is important when working with acid-based bowl cleaners. Remove water from the bowl or urinal by forcing water over the trap with the toilet brush or bowl cleaner applicator. Remove excess water from the applicator by pressing it against the side of the bowl. 

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Topics: Restroom Cleaning, Blog, Toilet Bowl Cleaning

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

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