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Commercial Cleaning Tips

Carpet Care

Proper carpet care is essential to maintaining your carpets and floor mats for many years to come. We'll help walk you through the details of caring for your floor mats and carpet.

  • To get the most out of your carpet it is important to vacuum it every day. In the below PDF we go over tips to vacuum efficiently and effectively.
  • Daily Vacuuming PDF

  • Every so often when carpet spotting isn't enough and larger sections of carpeting needs cleaning, extraction cleaning should be performed. In the below PDF we provide a step by step guide on carpet extraction.
  • Extraction Cleaning PDF

Floor Care Troubleshooting Guide

When caring for your floors, sometimes we find that the results aren't what we were looking for. We're here to help you troubleshoot your floor finish problem.

  • One of the most common problems our customers see with floor finishing is discoloration in the floor finish. In the below PDF we help solve that problem and offer steps to resolve it.
  • Problem: Discolored Floor Finish PDF

  • Is your floor finish still sticky or tacky? How much dry time is needed between finish coats? We help troubleshoot these problems in the PDF below for sticky and tacky floor finish.
  • Problem: Finish is too sticky or tacky PDF

Hard Floor Care

We are serious about hard floor care at Great Western Supply. Below are several PDFs detailing tips, tricks, and sound advice to maintain your hard floors all year long.

  • Regularly sweep, dust mop, or vacuum hard floors
  • Wipe up and dry spills immediately
  • Using hardwood cleaner, occasionally mop the hard floors.
  • Note: Do not steam or use water on hard floors, only approved cleaners.
  • Use protective mats made from natural materials outside entrances.
  • Minimize scratches and dents by keeping pet nails trimmed, removing shoes before walking on the hard floors, and using rubber furniture rollers.
  • Support furniture on the hard floors with flat floor protectors that are at least an inch in diameter.
  • Minimize direct sunlight on hard floors.
  • Do not use floor mats that consist of plastic, foam, or rubber as they can discolor and leave residue on hard floors.
  • Do not use bleach, abrasive cleaning soaps, ammonia-based cleaners, vinegar, or wax-based products to clean hard floors.

  • Stripping the finish off of a floor made simple with our step by step guide in the below PDF, demonstrating each step in completely stripping the finish off of a hard floor.
  • Stripping Floor Finish PDF

  • Applying floor finish can sometimes seem like a large undertaking, but with the proper supplies and preparation a new floor finish can be applied effectively. In the below PDF we detail the tools and steps needed to do just that.
  • Applying Floor Finish PDF

  • Utilizing the backpack procedure while applying a floor finish can simplify application of the finish on hard floors. We provide detailed steps on how to apply a floor finish using the backpack procedure in the PDF below.
  • Applying Floor Finish with Backpack Procedure PDF

  • Caring for your floors every day can go a long way in increasing their longevity and providing beautiful and well maintained floors for years to come. We cover a few simple steps to keep your floors beautiful day in and day out.
  • Daily Floor Maintenance PDF

  • The finish on hard floors will last longer with proper top scrubbing. Using this method, you can reduce the number of times your floors need to be stripped and refinished. We cover how to top scrub your floors in the below PDF and video.
  • Top Scrubbing Floors PDF
  • Top Scrubbing Video

Office Cleaning

Other Cleaning Resources

Floor care means to clean and care for many different types of floors and surfaces. We have a few more handy cleaning resources for some of the other tasks involved in cleaning your floors.

  • Ever wonder what the OSHA pictograms mean? We break down some of the most common pictograms used in OSHA materials to help you know just what you're looking at.
  • OSHA's GHS Pictograms PDF

  • Restrooms are always in need of extra care. Everyone uses them and everyone wants a clean experience. Here is a PDF with tips for proper restroom care.
  • Restroom Care PDF

  • ISSA's mission is advancing cleaning and driving innovation. In this video ISSA details the value of clean.
  • ISSA Value of Clean Video