Our floor; nine weeks after applying Husky 1026


9 weeks after initial application of 2 coats of Husky 1026

This is our floor nine weeks after applying Husky 1026 floor finish. It’s the same original 2 coats, damp mopped and buffed. No spray buff or recoat!


The first coat dried in about 15 minutes, the second in about 20 minutes.  Very low odor, high shine and holds up to major traffic.



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Fact or Myth: Are Jet Hand Dryers More Sanitary than Paper Towels?

Fact or Myth: Are Jet Hand Dryers More Sanitary than Paper Towels?

Danica Collins |As written in the “Underground Health Reporter”.

This is a MYTH.

After washing your hands in a public restroom, you are likely to find one or both of 2 options: the paper towel dispenser and the automatic air or jet hand dryer. Jet dryers were originally intended to cut down on the amount of paper used in restrooms.

Jet dryers were also heralded as a more sanitary alternative to paper towels. In truth, however, these machines have their own problems—and old-fashioned paper towels (used sparingly!) may be the better health option despite environmental concerns.

Jet Hand Dryers Spew Germs 6 Feet or More! washing-your-hands-300x236

Molecular biologist Keith Redway, of the University of Westminster, conducted a series of experiments to determine which method of hand drying was more germ-free.

Surprisingly, Redway found that jet dryers actually increase the amount of bacteria on users’ hands after washing your hands. That’s because the air inside of the jet dryers is not sterile…in fact, far from it. Worse yet, jet dryers also contribute to a dirtier bathroom overall. The machines actually spew germs more than 6 feet!

According to the article, “The Disadvantages of Hand Dryers,” by Lee Morgan:

The hygienic claims of air dryer manufacturers have often been that the absence of paper towels and use of air drying dries the hands more thoroughly and eliminates the amount of bacteria on the hands. However, a research paper from scientists at the University of Westminster was cited in The Times Online as suggesting that the high-powered jet air dryers actually do more harm than good in the bacteria category.

With blasts of warm air up to 400 miles per hour, the research suggests that bacteria can be blown about the room and spread from hands to other people and surfaces. This theory has been debated, and the true advantages and disadvantage of hand dryers with regard airborne bacteria is not a settled issue.
In addition, it’s easy to under-dry your hands with jet dryers. Even newer, jet-style hand dryers can’t dry your hands as quickly as a paper towel. Too often, you may wipe your hands on your clothes or just leave the restroom with damp hands—neither of which are particularly sanitary options!


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How to care for your mop heads

Let’s talk about traditional string mops and how to care for them.  Not all traditional string mops can be washed. Cotton mops are inexpensive and considered almost disposable after a period of time.  You can hand wash them in the sink or a bucket with a bit of laundry detergent, rinse well and hang to dry.

Cotton Mop Head

Cotton Mop Head

Blend Mop Heads

Blend mops are more costly but last longer and perform better. They are typically a blend of several if not all of the following: cotton, rayon, polyester and nylon.  You can wash these in the washer….we recommend a laundry bag or lingerie bag but make sure it’s a sturdy one.  You can also soak them in a bucket with a bit of laundry detergent, agitate them, then soak.  Rinse them very well.  You do not want traces of soap left in your mophead…that could cause streaking.  No bleach, no fabric softener, hang to dry in a well ventilated area.  Spread it out to ensure good drying speed.

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Yes you can kill mold and control the future growth of it.

Husky 416 Mildew Stain Remover cleans and removes unsightly mold stains and mildew stains. This ready-to-use spray product combines powerful cleaning action with a stain remover to clean  and whiten even the most difficult mold and mildew stains.  Use anywhere mold is a problem including tile, grout, shower doors, vinyl shower curtains, counters and sinks.


Remove tough mold and mildew stains, brightens as it cleans, fresh clean scent, deodorizes.

After properly using Husky 416 to remove mold stains and mildew stains, Husky 418 Mold Control can be applied to inhibit future mold growth.


Husky 418 Mold Control is a ready-to-use spray cleaner that crushes mold spores at the roots and leaves an invisible barrier on the surface that provides protection against future growth. It is ideal for mold remediation and mold prevention following flooding and water damage cleanup.  It can also be used to pre-treat building materials to provide mold resistance.  Made of non-toxic ingredients, Husky 418 is safe to use on hard and soft surfaces including wallboard and fabric upholstery.

An EPA Registered Solution that eliminates and stops molds without any harmful chemicals.  The odorless solution is used for mold clean-up and prevention, disaster restoration, pre-treatment of building materials, and mold control.  This product dries to form an invisible shield that encapsulates and physically crushes mold spores.  The anti-microbial barrier remains on surfaces to provide continued protection against further mold growth.  Use on virtually all surfaces including wallboard, wood, plaster, metal, tile, grout, upholstery and fabric.




Available through Champion Janitorial Supply 480-632-7105 or our website www.ChampionJanitorialSupply.com






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Stripping and waxing your floor – not so easy

We have a lot of people that come in and want to know how to strip and wax their floors. After we give them a quick “how to” most of them reconsider this messy, time consuming job. We also tell them….”Once you coat a floor with wax/finish, you have to maintain it. It’s not just something you do every five years.”

Stripping a floor involves a chemical solution~ stripper. You slop it down, let it sit, agitate it, then mop it up. Then you rinse, rinse, rinse. If you don’t get all the stripper up, your floor finish will not adhere or perform like it should.

The floor finish comes next. You need to put very thin coats and depending on the floor, somewhere between 3-5 coats.

For the determined peeps, we can instruct you step by step. Don’t try to do this in a hurry or skip steps because it won’t pay off in the end. You will be disappointed in your results and mad at yourself for wasting a day or whole weekend.

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Preventing cross contamination

Fill a bucket or wash basin with your disinfecting cleaning solution and put as many cloths in it that you will need to clean the area you’re working in.  This cleaning method will result in less water usage which is always desirable. 

Always start with a clean cloth when you wipe or disinfect a surface.  Fold the cloth in half and half again, this provides you with eight fresh clean unused portions of cloth.   Add more clean cloths as necessary to complete cleaning area.   Never put the dirty used cloth back into the bucket/wash basin, this will result in cross contaminating the other cloths.  Start a pile or bag of dirty used cloths.

Dirty cloths should always be laundered in hot water to kill germs and bacteria.  Allow to thoroughly dry before re-use.

The number of times a surface is wiped is more important than the type of disinfectant used.  For best results, wipe the surface three times before moving on to another section or the next item to be wiped. The mechanical action of wiping the surface three times removes soil and keeps the surface damp which is important because most disinfectants need dwell time to kill the germs and bacteria.

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Oven Rack Cleaning

It Really Works! I did it! Here’s how to clean your oven racks with very little effort. 

Dirty oven rack

Racks in the bottom of the tub




Run really hot water in your bathtub then lay a towel in the bottom of the tub.  Stack your racks on top of the towel making sure they are all covered by water.  Sprinkle ONE cup of POWDERED dishwasher detergent….NOT dishwashing liquid.  You want to use the stuff you put in your dishwasher and it has to be powdered, not gel and not tabs.


Leave them soak for several hours or even overnight.  You will be amazed at what you find in the morning…….bright, clean, shiny oven racks.  Sure, you have to wipe away a little gunk, but I’m telling you, there’s no scrubbing, no steel wool pads and practically no effort.  Rinse, wipe and then dry.


The end result ~ almost brand new oven racks!

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Gum in carpets and furniture

Oh boy, you’ve got chewing gum stuck to your carpet.   Instead of cutting it out you can freeze it and then just pick it out.  You can rub ice cubes on it til it freezes, but you end up with a watery mess.   How then? 

Use what the professionals use-Chewing Gum and Candle Wax Remover.  It freezes the gum or wax and then you simply pick it off. 

You can also use this product on hard surfaces such as desks, floors and even clothing.  As you can imagine, this product is  loved by schools, day cares, community centers, movie theatres, and many more places that gum can be a problem.








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Fire, smoking and cooking odors

There are different ways to control odors and there are two methods – instant and continuous.

Instant odor control would include sprays and liquids.  Continuous would include solids and automatic sprays to name a few.

If you”ve had a fire or smokers in your home, you know how difficult it is to get the smoke smell out…but you can!  It is done with an micro-encapsulating odor control product.  Deodorizers simply cover up the smell temporarily and then the smoke smell is still there in the background.

ProSmoke is a micro-encapsulating odor control liquid.  It can be added to mop water for floors, cleaning water for cabinets and walls, extractor solution for cleaning carpets, and can be sprayed or fogged for thorough odor elimination in draperies, vents, furniture, etc.

Pro-Smoke™- Malodor Encapsulant & Odor Neutralizer
Pro-Smoke works by micro encapsulation and is not an odor mask or covering agent. Simply speaking, this product “coats” or “encapsulates” foul-smelling matter, seals the contamination and keeps the odor molecules from entering our airspace. It effectively neutralizes odors in carpets, fabrics, cars, boats, bathrooms, kitchens, garbage bins, dumpster, etc.

     •Can be used in a ULV fogger
•Safe for use on stain resistant carpet

Appearance: Clear liquid with super fresh odor 
7 to 8    

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Rinsing your carpet

Has it been suggested to you that you rinse your carpet? It’s not a bad idea. After all the years of extraction soap or shampooing buildup, it could do the carpet a lot of good. If you’ve been cleaning your carpet year after year with either extraction, bonnet, or dry shampoo, you’ve probably got residue buildup which can raise the pH of your carpet. By using a carpet rinse agent you can remove detergent buildup and control browning of the carpet due to high pH. 


It will return the softness and brightness back to your carpet.

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