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Friday, November 27, 2009
Gym Floor Refinishing
Monday, November 23, 2009
Preparing for Winter
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Stripping and Waxing
Scrub and Recoat with General Purpose Cleaner
· Read MSDS sheets prior to begin work and follow all protective measures.
· Read the labels on the bottles as required by the manufacturer.
· Place Wet floor signs in all entrances and traffic areas as required.
· Make sure you have all the equipment and supplies required to start the job.
· Check the equipment reliability including its electric cables.
· Place opened carton boxes at the end of door ways to protect the floor in adjacent rooms
· Dust mops the room thoroughly and scrape off any gum or other sticky residual.
· Fill mop bucket with cool water – 5 gallons.
· Add 16 oz of General Purpose Cleaner concentrate detergent – mixing ration of .
· Close the bottle containing the detergent.
· Liberally apply solution covering a 10 feet by 10 feet section.
· Make sure you have full coverage.
· Place the pad under the swing machine. Use red to remove one coat and blue to remove two coats.
· Work swing machine with a natural motion, back and forth overlapping and covering the whole area.
· Using the doodlebug, agitate the edges at the room perimeter.
· Thoroughly pick up with a wet vacuum and the squeegee. Make sure that no residue is let behind.
· Let the floor dry before applying a new coat of finish.
· Place a garbage bag in the mop bucket as a liner
· Pour only needed amount of finish into the mop bucket
· Use a clean damp finishing mop
· Saturate finishing mop in the finish solution.
· Gently wring lower two thirds of mop
· Starting at the mop bucket, cut in an area of approximately 6 feet by 10 feet section.
· Remember to stop 6 inches from the wall edge when applying multiple coats.
· Use figure eight motion to fill in the cut in area.
· Make sure you are covering the whole area. Flip the mop when it starts to drag.
· Allow proper dry time between coats. (30 minutes is the average time)
· Wait five minutes before using any type of fan.
· Test the area finished for tackiness before applying the next coat.
· Remove the unused finish if required and the bag liner.
· Rinse wringer and mop bucket.
· Wipe bucket down with a warm cloth for heavy build up spots.
· Rinse out completely all finish mops and hand to dry.
· Rinse mop handle and place in storage.
· Seal all containers for storage and make sure they are all properly identified.
· Dispose of any garbage, and empty containers into the trashcan.
· Do not remove wet floor signs until the floor is completely dry.
· Time for a break!!!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Floor finish 101
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Cleaning with Charged Water
Monday, July 27, 2009
Choosing the Right Disinfectant
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Fastest-Moving Flu Pandemic May Strike U.S. Early (Update1)
By Tom Randall
July 17 (Bloomberg) -- Swine flu has taken root across the globe faster than any previous influenza pandemic, and its full force may strike the U.S. earlier than the typical flu season, health officials said.
Vaccine production is on schedule to combat the pandemic in October, and the difficulty some drug companies are facing with manufacturing is accounted for in the timetable, Anne Schuchat, director of the Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said today in a conference call.
The World Health Organization said yesterday that the H1N1 influenza was moving with “unprecedented speed.” The flu has spread farther globally in less than six weeks than previous pandemics have in more than six months, the Geneva-based agency said on itsWeb site. The virus has moved unpredictably, in a “popcorn pattern,” and communication among scientists has enabled a swift response to the disease, Schuchat said.
“We’re taking this virus very seriously, and I think it’s very important for the public to be thinking ahead,” Schuchat said today. “We do expect there to be an increase this fall. Influenza is unpredictable, and we don’t know the extent of the challenges that we’re going to face in the weeks and months ahead.”
The WHO scrapped its method of reporting numbers of confirmed cases and deaths, saying yesterday the system was too much of a burden on health-care workers and didn’t accurately represent infections because most people don’t get tested.
Schuchat today said the CDC may also stop reporting its counts of laboratory-confirmed cases. The most recent U.S. tally lists 263 deaths and 40,617 infections, though health officials have said more than 1 million Americans have been sickened by swine flu.
Baxter International Inc., Sanofi-Aventis SA and Novartis AG said yesterday that the flu virus being used to make a vaccine against the pandemic isn’t yielding much of the antigen needed to protect people.
Robert Parkinson Jr., chief executive officer of Deerfield, Illinois-based Baxter, said companies are rejecting orders and will be able to sell as much vaccine as they can produce.
Lab workers are harvesting one dose or less of the component they need from each egg in which the virus is grown, said Eric Althoff, a spokesman for Novartis, based in Basel, Switzerland. That’s from one-third to one-half of the typical yield for a seasonal flu vaccine, he said.
Lower yields are accounted for in the CDC’s plans to get a vaccine ready for the flu season in October, Schuchat said. The seasonal flu typically begins in late September in the northern hemisphere, according to the CDC. Schuchat didn’t say how preparations would be affected by the early onset of a fall outbreak.
“This virus is continuing to cause illness and outbreaks in the summer months, in temperature and humidity conditions that are typically unfavorable” for the seasonal flu, Schuchat said. “We are expecting an increase in influenza or respiratory illness earlier than we typically see.”
Clinical trials for the vaccine are expected to begin in early August, and it may be two months before they are completed and analyzed,Jesse Goodman, chief scientist and deputy commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said today on the conference call. Liability for any side effects from the vaccine will probably be covered by the U.S. government, not the vaccine makers, Schuchat said.
The pandemic has continued to infect a younger population than most influenza outbreaks, with children being hospitalized at elevated rates, Schuchat said.
In the southern hemisphere, “we’ve heard of intensive care units with many people, younger people, who have the H1N1 virus,” she said.
Pregnant women and people with underlying health risks such as asthma also are at higher risk of severe disease and complications, she said. Scientists also are studying whether obese people also are at an elevated risk of H1N1. There are unusually few infections among the elderly.
To contact the reporter on this story: Tom Randall in New York at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
your time stripping and waxing year after year. Try 3M or Continental
Diamond Polishing pads. These floor pads are manufactured with
industrial diamonds and polish the floor every time you wash them.
Your floors will not have the gloss of the day after you wax them but
will however look fresh and shine day after day year after year.
One thing you do need to make sure of is that you use a stone floor
impregnator. Once applied this product will last 3-5 years and make no
visual difference to the floor. A company called Enviro Solutions has
just released an impregnator called ES99, highly recommended and quite
a bit cheaper than its competitive counterparts.