Friday, January 28, 2011

Scrub and Wax

It's mid winter and our floors are looking rough. Here's a little tip to get them to last through to April. Give them a light scrub and wax.

Many contractors have told me how they use stripper in a lesser dilution to do this, but consider. Stripper is designed to work a certain dilutions so diluting it lighter will work But could also damage your floor. Stripper is designed to breakdown the metal interlock in the finish. I would recommend not introducing stripper to your floors unless you are ready to strip your floors. Now a days every manufacturer makes a GP cleaner for scrubbing floors plus the dilution ratio is manufactured to be light and effective for removal of soil and wax from your floors. You will also save money as these cleaners are usually cheaper than strippers.

After scrubbing your apply 1 to 2 coats of finish and you will protect your investment for another 3-4 months.

"Nothings too filthy for Phil-T"

Friday, January 21, 2011

My New Favorite Product

I've taken my customary winter break and now I'm back. I thought I'd tell you about my favorite vac available on the market. As I've mentioned before upright vacuums really don't work and what you want to look for is a good quality canister with a high efficiency filter or as some call it HEPA, though that term is thrown around way to freely. Well I have a new option for you.

Meet the Gladiator. This 26" sweeper will do everything any upright can do and it works. Since the hooper opening is so wide it will fully pick up everything on the carpet even larger items that would get stuck in the hose of a regular vac. Since this unit is battery powered there are no cords to trip you or slow you down so not only are you getting a better job but you are increasing your productivity. Example I have a client that owns a high rise and it use to take 20 minutes to vacuum a floor and with the Gladiator he cut it down to 11 mins per floor. Not only that but the residents are saying that the carpets look better than ever. Because of how the brush turns it lifts the carpet giving new life.

Not only does the gladiator clean carpets but you can use it on Hard surfaces such as concrete, VCT, and those hard to clean Gym rubber floors. Yes if you need to save time and replace some old vacs consider the Gladiator.

Want to try before you buy I would be more than happy to show you.

Phil T
"Nothings too filthy for Phil-T"