It may only be the end of September, but if you have heating or cooling loops, it’s time to start thinking about winterizing them.  One of the most common precautions taken in colder climates is the adding glycol to the system.  We wanted to get the scoop on what glycol is, why it works, and what else we can do to ensure our water treatment systems are properly protected when the cold weather s

Preventive Drain Care with Tammy Westerman

In our focus on the fire department market in recent years, we have come to find some surprising patterns in the way that fire departments procure their facility care products.  When we consult schools, healthcare, and many other institutional facilities we find that they generally tend to purchase institutional-grade products in an efficient manner.  However, our recent focus on fire and rescu

Guess what time it is?! Flu season! And this year, the cold and flu season is off to a strong and early start.  So far, the CDC estimates that this season’s flu outbreak will be up to five times more widespread than the 2011 strain.  And, while the season started early, it has yet to peak.  So far, nearly every state and province in North America has moderate to high flu activity.


So, you’re looking to choose a cleaner.  Often times, we all choose an all-purpose cleaner without really thinking what the task at hand entails.  The reality is that in all sorts of environments, from healthcare, industrial, to institutional, a variety of cleaners can be needed. 

In general, chemical cleaners can be divided into several categories: