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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

Are Your Basketball Courts Ready for Prime Time?

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Oct 30, 2017 9:25:33 AM

Basketball season is here, but is your court ready for prime time?  

In the past, recoating your hardwoods right before the season started was impossible, maybe even a little crazy! Recoating takes a lot of time, money, skills, and the floor would be out of service for days. Where will the teams go to practice?

There’s a new option for a quick coat and refresher – Hillyard Recon™ is the revolutionary system that requires little prep and dries quickly, so the gym can be back open and ready for play the next day.

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Topics: Wood Sports Floor Care, Blog, Recon

Matting That Makes A Difference - Clean-In-Place Matting

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Oct 13, 2017 3:18:30 PM

It's always a fight to keep soils at bay before it gets tracked into your building. If you're using traditional “throw-down" mats, maybe it’s time to look at a better solution! A solution that stops soils and improves cleaning results and lowers your total cost to clean.

Custom, clean-in-place matting systems offer a host of advantages over traditional “throw-down” mats, but what makes clean-in-place matting the smart business solution?

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Topics: Blog, Gator Matting by Hillyard

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

Hillyard- Over 100 Years of Milestones

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Sep 21, 2017 9:48:10 AM

The U.S. Patent system is one of our most important indicators of economic growth as a nation.

Topping the list of companies with the most patents is IBM, which received 4,914 patents in 2009 alone. General Electric, Texas Instruments, and Hewlett-Packard follow shortly on Forbes’ list.

Ranking among these household names is Hillyard, Inc., an equally successful yet often-forgotten contemporary. It is rare that one comes across a company with a history as rich and consistent in invention as Hillyard’s.

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Topics: Blog, Hillyard

Top 5 Healthcare High-Touch Surface Areas - Protect with Q.T.® 3

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Sep 7, 2017 9:21:19 AM

When it comes to cleaning and disinfecting, preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is the top priority. Focusing on high-touch surfaces can help stop the spread of infection, and prevent HAIs.

Researchers conducted an 18-month study to determine what constitutes as high-touch surfaces in healthcare environments. The top five high-touch surfaces are:

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Topics: Blog, Q.T. 3, Healthcare-Associated Infections

High-Touch Surface Disinfection - 3 Steps to Success

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Aug 25, 2017 9:09:58 AM

Keeping our students and staff healthy can be tough when they are in school. Schools and universities are hot spots for germs, and germs spread quickly when people are in close contact with each other.

“Most infectious diseases are transmitted by direct contact, either by touching an infected person or by touching surfaces contaminated with pathogens,” says Charles Gerba, environmental microbiologist and professor at the University of Arizona's Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science. "The crowded classrooms, cafeterias and gyms in schools can be a breeding ground for a variety of diseases including colds, influenza, norovirus and staph infections such as MSRA.” 

Here’s what you need to know about the high-touch areas, and the steps you should take as a facility manager to protect your students.

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Topics: Blog, Q.T. 3, High-Touch Surfaces, Disinfectants

Hillyard to Close for Total Solar Eclipse

Posted by Lauren Catron on Aug 11, 2017 8:45:19 AM

 

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the Total Solar Eclipse is set to bring "once-in-a-lifetime" traffic to the St. Joseph, Missouri area, as people from around the globe descend upon the area. St. Joseph is one of the fifth largest cities along the path of totality, and the third best city for viewing the eclipse. The amount of people on the roads and in our city will not only impact our employees heading to work, but also our trucks moving in and out of our distribution center. As a result, the Hillyard St. Joseph corporate office will be closed. 

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Topics: Blog, St. Joseph, Total Solar Eclipse

Hand Defense Skin Moisturizer is Now Available!

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Aug 7, 2017 9:21:55 AM

Hillyard's Hand Defense Skin Moisturizer is now available, completing our clean, protect and restore regimen approach that is critical for keeping skin healthy - especially in industrial settings. 

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Topics: Blog, Industrial Degreasing and Cleaning, Hand Defense

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