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CAN I USE COMMERCIAL CLEANING PRODUCTS AT HOME?

We were asked these questions recently:

Can I use commercial cleaning products at home? It seems to make more sense to buy the larger volume at a reduced price and I understand the commercial cleaning products are stronger so would be more effective. Is this true?

It is true that “commercial” cleaning chemicals often stronger than their residential, or non-commercial counterparts. That said, however, many commercial cleaners contain the same or similar chemicals consumer products, but in higher concentrations.

For example, “spray and wipe” commercial cleaners are commonly made with a high percentage of citrus oils for heavy-duty cleaning. Most have to be diluted before use, with dilution rates ranging from 1 ounce per gallon of water to 12 ounces per gallon (for extreme cleaning). Improper dilution can cause damage to certain surfaces to be cleaned and create a perfect environment VOC.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are vapors and gases that are emitted from certain solids or liquids. VOCs can include a variety of chemicals some of which may have adverse health effects. As one might expect, VOCs tend to be higher in an enclosed space than outside. In a very large building, these can dissipate, but in smaller, particularly residential spaces, the fumes can gather and become a health risk.

Reputable cleaning companies such as NKeepers ensure that their staff is trained in the proper use of commercial products. We would strongly advise against using commercial cleaning products without proper training in their use.

By law, commercial cleaning chemicals are sold with an MSDA, a Material Safety Data Sheet, that includes important information such as

  • Composition and Information on Ingredients
  • Hazards Identification
  • First Aid Measures
  • Fire Fighting Measures
  • Accidental Release Measures
  • Handling and Storage
  • Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
  • Physical and Chemical Properties
  • Toxicological Information
  • Ecological Information
  • Disposal Considerations

The above list is just a sample of the information required by law to accompany commercial chemicals, which we hope would be intimidating enough to require anyone to get the proper training before handling them. While it may seem that commercial cleaning products might be a bigger “bang for the buck”, there are a lot of overhead, safety and other important considerations. Our advice is to stay with products you buy at the store, or call us for any commercial or residential cleaning you may need.

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The Arizona Rattlers and N Keepers Cleaning Systems: A Winning Combination

February 22, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona: N Keepers Cleaning Systems, Arizona’s most trusted, Office Cleaning and Commercial Janitorial Building Maintenance Experts,  has just become the official custodial services provider for the Arizona Rattlers, one of the best teams in the AFL. The announcement was made by N Keepers Operations Manager, Rick Eastman today.

“We’re delighted to be affiliated with the Rattlers,” Eastman said in an interview. “We’re big supporters and now part of the family.” N Keepers will be providing a range of commercial cleaning services for the team at Rattlers training camp. Zach Truty, Director of Player Personnel/Public Relations said the team was “very pleased with the new relationship”. He complimented N Keepers, “they have a great reputation and have done a fantastic job. We are looking forward to seeing our relationship develop in the months to come.”

N Keepers Cleaning Systems now provides commercial janitorial services to more than 1.8 million square feet of  customers from, government agencies,  commercial offices, venue and entertainment, retail cleaning, medical offices, health care clinics, doctors’ offices, restaurants and bars, data centers, schools, banks and financial centers, manufacturing and industrial facility’s.  The commercial cleaning leader has always and will continue to donate to Arizona’s charities including International Rescue Committee, Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development and the organization founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower, People to People Student Ambassadors.

N Keepers Cleaning Systems philanthropic efforts are about making a difference in the community. To that end people who otherwise would not be able to attend an Arizona Rattlers game will be, courtesy of N Keepers Cleaning Systems.

For more information, please contact N Keepers Cleaning Systems at 602-454-9804 or info@nkeepers.com.

To learn more about money saving opportunities for your company please visit http://www.nkeepers.com

To get a free, No Obligation custodial quote, that could possibly save your company thousands, please visit www.phoenixjanitorial.net or www.janitorialestimate.com.

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