Cleaning And Disinfecting

Blog posts related to cleaning and disinfecting, especially in commercial facilities.

Concentrated Cleaner: Super Degreaser

By Cleaning And Disinfecting, Product Information
Aire-Master Super Degreaser

A powerful degreaser that works where others fail. This concentrated cleaner is a super-strength product formulated for extremely tough jobs. Instantly penetrates and emulsifies grease, oil, and a variety of soils.

Dilutable with up to 100 parts water for low end-use cost. Perfect for cleaning machinery, engines, factory floors, tools, trucks, and metal parts. Rust preventatives form a corrosion inhibiting coating when diluted degreaser is not rinsed from metal surfaces.

Use in automatic scrubers, pressure washers, dip tanks, or steam cleaners. Removes rubber tire marks and baked on carbon deposits. Contains no petroleum distillates, is nonflammable, noncor- rosive, and biodegradable.

Features & Uses

Quickly removes grease, oil, wax, tar and dirt. Great for cleaning a variety of water washable surfaces.

  • Spray on floors and concrete to remove soils
  • Spray on tools, metal, equipment and engines
  • Spray on ovens, stoves and grills
  • Pour into carpet and floor cleaning equipment
  • Use only on water washable surfaces
  • Highly concentrated, water dilutable

Usage Directions

General Maintenance

Floors, walls, machinery, engines, conveyors, ducts, kitchen ovens and grills, air filters, shower tile, concrete, terazzo, white side walls, etc. Dilute as follows:

Light soil 1oz. / gallon
Medium soil 3oz. / gallon
Heavy soil 5oz. / gallon
Very heavy soil 26oz. / gallon


Great for cleaning oil or grease soiled floors. Use 4 oz. to a gallon of water. Can be used in a floor scrubber. For light soiled floors use 1 oz. to a gallon of water.


Use to clean oil and gas off machinery. Good for cleaning oil filter in lawn mowers. Spray onto equipment with a 1 oz. to 16 oz. water dilution, then spray off with water hose or wipe off.


Spray on the vehicle with a 1 oz. to 16 oz. dilution. Scrub and rinse off.

Playground Equipment

Use to clean playground equipment by using a 1 oz. to 16 oz. water dilution. Spray on and wipe off.


Use as a spot remover for ink, crayon, oil, food or pop stains. Spray on and wipe off. Hard spots may need to be left to soak for a minute or two. A small brush may be used.


Use to clean ovens, grills, outside of stove, and any place where there is heavy grease build up. Use 2 – 3 oz. per 16 oz. of water. Spray on and wipe off. Use to clean grease off kitchen floors.

Shop Areas

Use to clean tools, shop floor, and walls.


Spray walls and floor using 1 oz. to 16 oz. water dilution. Use a horticulture sprayer for quick application.

Arenas, Gymnasiums

Spray seats, under seats, walk ways, walls, and vents. Use a horticulture sprayer for quick application. Use 1 oz. to 16 oz. water.

New: Enzyme Floor Cleaner for Tile and Grout

By Cleaning And Disinfecting, Product Information, Safety

Step Safe Enzymatic Floor CleanerAire-Master has just introduced Step Safe, a new enzyme floor cleaner for tile and grout. This concentrated cleaner breaks down grease that builds up on hard surfaces. It is especially effective in kitchen areas around stoves, grills, and fryers.

Step Safe requires no floor equipment to apply — just a mop bucket, a mop, a squeegee, and a stiff brush. This is a no-rinse product; its bio-enzymatic action continues to work long after the floor is dry.

Slips and Falls are Costly

As we have noted before, slips and falls cost US businesses billions of dollars annually. Greasy floors are slippery floors. Step Safe is designed to help restore traction to the greasiest floors and prevent costly accidents.

Keep Your Floors Safe — and Beautiful

When used in conjunction with a floor maintenance program, Step Safe breaks down and removes the toughest grease from tile and grout joints — helping to prolong the life and beauty of your floors. Step Safe is great for high-traffic areas such as lobbies and entryways.


Before use, make sure the floor is free of loose dirt and debris. Add 1–2 oz. per gallon
of cold or warm water and mix thoroughly in a mop bucket. (Do NOT dilute with hot water.) For heavily greasy floors, use 4 oz. per gallon. Mop and saturate floor with the mixture.

Let the cleaner dwell on the floor 15–30 minutes for penetration. Scrub the floor with a stiff, bristled brush. Squeegee the remaining water into the floor drain. DO NOT RINSE. Allow to air dry. No personal protective equipment (eyewear or gloves) is required to use Step Safe.


Step Safe is shipping now, so contact your local Aire-Master service representative, and give it a try! For more information, download the Step Safe flyer (PDF).

Top Restroom Complaint: Bad Odor

By Cleaning And Disinfecting, Odor Control

Man with clothespin on noxeIn a recent survey, Americans listed bad odor as their top complaint regarding unpleasant experiences in public restrooms. The survey, conducted by The Bradly Corporation, noted that “nearly 60% of Americans say they’ve had a particularly unpleasant experience in a public restroom due to the condition of the facilities. The top complaints are: a really bad smell (80% of respondents cited odors); toilets that are clogged or not flushed (78% have encountered toilet troubles); and an overall appearance that’s dirty, unkempt or old (72% noted this).” [Emphasis ours.]

The survey also revealed that people do not want to touch anything in the restroom. They will use their feet, hips, and elbows to avoid touching flushers and door handles with their hands.

A restroom that doesn’t look — and smell — clean really does make a bad impression on customers.

Work Smarter (March 11, 2015)

By Business, Cleaning And Disinfecting, Work Smarter

Eiffel Tower construction

When you endeavor to work smarter, you can finish what you start, perhaps faster than you expect. But don’t believe everything you read, and beware of false assumptions and public dangers. Trust your friends, though, and be friendly toward others.

Protect Your Company From Resume Fraud

“Sadly, statistics reveal that up to 50 percent of resumes contain one or more major misrepresentations. When reviewing resumes, don’t proceed with blinders on. You must protect you company from unscrupulous people who falsify their accomplishments.”

Survey Reveals the Truth Behind Restroom Cleaning

“Most cleaning professionals believe that restroom handles harbor the most illness-causing germs and bacteria, particularly restroom door handles, faucet handles, and toilet or urinal handles. However, secondary research shows that this is false and that door handles pose the least risk for germs.”

The 10-Minute Rule: It Seems Crazy, But it Will Revolutionize Your Productivity

“Every task on your to-do list should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. If it takes longer than 10 minutes, then you should have broken it down into smaller tasks or delegated it to someone else.”

Why You Need to Have Friends at Work

“Having friends at work is beneficial both for the employer and you, the employee. Many of you work at least 8 hours a day and see the same people every day. Therefore, having friends at work gives you an incentive to come to work every morning.”

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

“In a study conducted at UCLA, subjects rated over 500 adjectives based on their perceived significance to likeability. The top-rated adjectives had nothing to do with being gregarious, intelligent, or attractive (innate characteristics). Instead, the top adjectives were sincerity, transparency, and capacity for understanding (another person).”


“Community-acquired infections — such as Ebola, Enterovirus D68, colds, and flu — are increasing every day. This spike in public health concerns means it’s more important than ever to educate your customers and decision-makers about the critical role cleaning plays in keeping building occupants safe and healthy.”

Quote of the Day

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” — David Brinkley

Work Smarter (January 26, 2015)

By Business, Cleaning And Disinfecting, Work Smarter

Seagull starting to take off

If you want to work smarter, you have to start somewhere. Make a list and keep it simple. Focus on the things that matter and don’t make excuses for the things that don’t. Enjoy yourself while you’re working and clean up when you’re done.

Why You Should Set Up Your To-Do List in a Plain Text File (and How to Do It)

“Here’s why a simple text file will make your to-do lists fast, easy to manage, and seamlessly integrate with everything else you use.”

Skip the Excuses: This Is What Your Boss Wants to Hear

“If you want to get ahead, the old adage still holds true: ‘No’ shouldn’t be a part of your vocabulary. Instead of ‘I can’t,’ make one — or all — of these your new go-to.”

Where to Start

“Begin with the smallest possible project in which someone will pay you money to solve a problem they know they have. Charge less than it’s worth and more than it costs you.”

Laughter: The Ultimate Workplace Prescription

“[P]erhaps the most laudable effect of laughter is that it helps build relationships with people around us. So if laughter is in fact the best medicine, how do we apply it in the workplace?”

Decoding leadership: What really matters

“New research suggests that the secret to developing effective leaders is to encourage four types of behavior.”

Value of Clean Infographic

“Cleaning is an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Discover more about the Value of Clean® in this new animated infographic from ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and learn how a modest investment in cleaning can help facilities reap big savings.”

Quote of the Day

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Slips and Falls Cost US Businesses $15 Billion

By Business, Cleaning And Disinfecting, Safety

Slips and Falls Cause Workplace Injuries in 2011
According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, workers’ compensation costs to US businesses involving trips, slips, and falls totaled 15.6 billion dollars in 2011. This amounts to 28% of all workers’ compensation costs for the year.

SlipperyBusinesses must make employee safety a top priority. Greasy, dirty, slippery floors are a serious workplace hazard. Clean, dry floors can help prevent slips and falls. Daily mopping may not be enough to remove built-up, ground-in soil. Aire-Master Floor and Wall cleaning service removes these soils and leaves your floors clean, dry, and safe.

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