Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Bring The Shine Back- No Refinishing Required!

Not sure how your floors are looking, but winter has got us like ARGH!  The ice melt and gravel tracking in along with the boot traffic can be hard on floors. Extra matting can help, but it doesn’t stop everything. I guess we will just have to strip and refinish them…but WAIT! There’s Spraybuff to the rescue!  

Cleans AND shines all at one time!
Spraybuff uses a floor finish polymer blended with a high-quality detergent- great for removing scuffs, black heel marks, and scratches without disturbing the finish on the floor.
Minimize maintenance costs!
Spraybuff minimizes floor care maintenance expenditures by reducing the amount of dollars and labor spent stripping, sealing, and refinishing. Spray buffing provides important preventive maintenance. You can use it to restore traffic lanes, remove scratches, or add a high gloss to an already waxed or finished floor.
How to use it:
IMPORTANT: Before use, read product label and SD sheet. Wet floors may be slippery. Prevent pedestrian traffic with signs or barricades.
1. Dust and damp mop floor
2. Spray Spraybuff lightly over a 4 ft. square area near the floor machine. Just mist the area.
3. Start buffing the Spraybuff area immediately, moving the machine left to right or back and forth. When floors have been buffed dry, turn pad over and buff to a high gloss. Spraybuff can be used with floor machines of all speeds.
Need help with your floors? Call AMS at 815-547-7952

Monday, December 11, 2017

What You May Be Missing When Washing Your Hands

This shows the most frequently missed areas (pink) and the generally missed areas (purple) 
Good hand hygiene practices can reduce illness, absence due to illness and the associated costs by up to 40%. However, numerous studies continue to demonstrate that the correct procedure of hand washing is not adhered to.
Separate washroom studies from around the world show that only 70% of people wash their hands and only 30% of people actually use soap when washing their hands!
Now, the people that DO wash their hands usually don’t wash long enough. It is recommended that you scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds when washing. Attention should be paid to the backs of the hands and fingertips as these are frequently missed.
Get your hand washing chart here.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Stop Splash Back With These Urinal Screens

Urine splatter can be a real problem- on clothes, floors and walls. It's probably the #1 cause of men's restroom odor, but it's also very destructive to finishes on floors and walls. 
ProLink Premium Urinal Screens have a great feature that make them more effective than standard screens. It's an innovative anti-splash texture that helps keep your restroom - and Men's clothes- looking better between cleanings.
They also feature:
-A disposable glove and built in handle to make replacing easy and more hygienic
-Anti-slip rubber grip strips to help hold it in place
-A malodor eliminating substance and a pleasant fragrance to help combat odors for 30 days
-Anti-splash texture (Yes, I already said that, but it's worth repeating)

Call AMS for more information on these great urinal screens! 815-547-7952

Monday, October 2, 2017

Ice Melt 101

OK yes, it’s only October and hopefully our first snowfall is a couple months away yet- but it’s always good to be prepared! Ice melt choices can be confusing but AMS is here to help.

Rock Salt or Sodium Chloride is economical and is mostly used on large areas, such as parking lots. The bad news about Rock Salt is it is only effective to around 5 degrees Fahrenheit AND it tracks everywhere. It will stick to shoes and end up in your building and vehicles. Be sure to have adequate matting outside and inside your building.

Calcium Chloride can be used to melt ice in extremely low temperatures- down to minus 25 degrees Fahrenheit to be exact. This option is not safe for animals and can leave behind an oily film on floors if it is tracked into your building.

Calcium Magnesium Acetate or CMA is a safer option for animals, vegetation, concrete and metals. It can also melt ice down to minus 6 degrees Fahrenheit. AMS carries the CMA product ‘Super Melt Plus’ which is also blue in color so the granules are easily visible, reducing the amount of product spread.

Things to remember-

  •  Ice melt is meant to be used to help break up the ice to make it easier to shovel away.  
  •  It is best to spread ice melt right before a storm, that way it will melt the snow on contact.
  •  Be sure to have 30-60 feet of matting in place (outside and inside) of your building to help reduce tracking.

Call AMS for more questions or to purchase your ice melt! 815-547-7952

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Back To Germs! Protect Your Employees AND Your Bottom Line

According to the CDC, many studies have shown that a large percentage of infections come from improper hand hygiene. A sick employee that comes to work is generally less productive…and they can spread illness to others! Clean hands are KEY to prevent the spread of germs in your workplace.

Now it’s easier than ever to give employees a second option (after hand washing) to kill germs- hand sanitizer! OK, hand sanitizer is nothing new, but now we have some great options in foam! Everyone loves foam, right?!
·         Foam is more economical. You generally use less product.
·         There’s no dripping or splashing. Foam stays put!

AMS carries Deb InstantFOAM® Hand Sanitizers-

Deb InstantFOAM® Alcohol kills 99.999% of germs in 15 seconds!
·         Perfume-free and dye-free - helps reduce potential for allergic reaction and skin irritation
·         Clinically proven skin friendly formula - independently tested and proven to prevent skin dryness even after frequent use
·         Non-tainting, HACCP assessed and NSF E3 rated - suitable for use in food production and preparation areas
·         Contains moisturizers - to help prevent skin dryness

Deb InstantFOAM® Non-Alcohol kills up to 99.99% of many common germs in 30 seconds!
·         Non-alcohol based foam hand sanitizer -  Ideal for areas where alcohol-based/flammable products are a concern such as schools, prisons, health institutions
·         Clinically proven skin friendly formula - independently tested and proven to prevent skin dryness even after frequent use
·         Contains moisturizers - to help prevent skin dryness

Contact AMS today about the Deb line of InstantFoam Hand Sanitizers. Be sure to ask how you can get FREE DISPENSERS! 815-547-7952