Friday, June 15, 2018

Toilet Seats - Thrones of Disease?

Toilets. We use them daily.  With that said, can we get sick or can we get some disease from sitting on a toilet seat, especially one that is not our own? Three separate microbioligists/immunologists answered that question in response to a query from gizmodo.com. Basically, the answer is maybe, but not likely. Check out gizmodo's article for a more in-depth answer to this concern.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

His Toilet Goes Wherever He "Goes"

Kim Jong Un has a personal toilet and it goes with him wherever he goes. Whether the mountains, the plains, the city or meetings, he has a variety of toilets that tag along just for his use.  The reason?  Wipe any ideas from your mind.  It's more than just convencience. It's to prevent anyone from taking his waste and examining it to see what his state of health is.  It's a national security issue.  Check out the full article as posted on taskandpurpose.com

Sunday, June 10, 2018

IICRC

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification was the correct answer from our latest poll when queried as to what the acronym IICRC stood for. Wikipedia defines the IICRC as follows.  

"The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, more commonly known as the IICRC, is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspectioncleaning,[1] and restoration industries.[2] It is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV, United States, and has offices in the United Kingdom and Australia. The organization formulates health and safety related industry standards for built environment. As an American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited standard-development organization (SDO), the IICRC works with international trade associations such as the International Sanitary Supply Association(ISSA) and the Restoration Industry Association(RIA)[3] to develop consensus-based standards." 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Cleaning Windows Almost a Mile Above the Ground!

How do you clean the underside of the Grand Canyon's Skywalk which is 4,000 feet above the floor of the canyon. With ropes, safety harnesses, cleaning equipment, and lots of planning.  Check out the article, with pictures, of this adrenaline-pumping job.  Would you like to help them?

Monday, June 4, 2018

Drain Death

According to wlns.com, a Mount Haley Township, Michigan man died while cleaning a sewer drain at a church.  The article read as follows:

"Authorities say a man has died after he apparently passed while cleaning a sewer drain at a church in mid-Michigan and got stuck in the drain.
The Midland County sheriff's department says the 66-year-old Freeland man went to Mount Haley Church of God on Wednesday to clean leaves from the drain. A church secretary checked on him about 15-20 minutes later and found him head-first in the drain, which is located in a hole on church property.
The department says it's believed that the man likely died due to lack of fresh air. His name wasn't immediately released and the death is being investigated as an accident. The church is located about 100 miles (161 kilometers) northwest of Detroit."

Saturday, June 2, 2018

A Pain of Ash

With the recent eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, schools within a few miles of the eruption are experienceing massive cleaning challenges in trying to keep the schools free of ash.  The ash is coating everything in the buildings and custodians are constantly cleaning and dusting to keep up.  Some schools shut down due to the ash and others are open and closed depending on the level of pollution from the fallout.  ABCnews.go.com reported on these conditions and the difficulties involved.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Be Moved While You Watch TV or Use Wi-Fi

China has taken the lead again with new high-tech restrooms. These restrooms have Wi-Fi, ATM's TV's and they use facial recognition which is used to dispense toilet paper and to control theft. So, sit down, relax and be moved!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

A Crappy Way to Start the Day

In Holmdel, New Jersey, no time was "wasted" in searching for the culprit.  The slate needed to be "wiped" clean of possible suspects.  No "paper trail" led to the perpetrator. Any guesses as to who it might be were "flushed away" when he was seen on camera.  Who was this bizarre person who was leaving human feces on or near the school track every day? A disgruntled parent?  A student prankster?  An upset parent?  You'd never guess unless you read the news release from Q13 news. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

This Would Save Time!

Check out 3M's new 2-1 Clean & Shine pad.  Reduces burnishing, useable on multiple surface types, simple. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Sealed Soap Dispensers - Safe, Savings and Streamlined Maintenance

Once upon a time a bar of soap sufficed to clean your hands.  Then it was discovered that this was not always preventing the spread of bacteria, but actually aiding in it.  Thus the advent of the refillable soap dispenser.  But it too did not work as promised.  Bacteria can accumulate inside of these containers and even mold can grow inside of them despite the contents being soap.  Now the safest way to go is to use sealed soap cartridges. 

Sealed soap cartridges cannot be contaminated, dispense better, especially the foaming type and are recyclable when empty.  They are easy to store, easy to install and not that expensive.  Studies have shown that using sealed soap cartridges are 100% bacteria free and when hands are washed, they really are clean.  Bacteria is not being passed on to the next user.  An article from cmmonline.com goes into more detail on these sealed systems and even how the military benefited from installing them in their facilities.