How to clean hard to remove water stains from bathroom surfaces

Despite regular and serious cleaning of your bathrooms, you may notice that hard water stains develop fairly quickly and are hard stains (no pun intended) to remove. These stains can throw off the entire look of a freshly cleaned bathroom in your apartment complexes, hotels and businesses. We understand your possible frustration with dealing with hard stains and are providing you with instructions on how the specialty chemical, Vivid, can help.

Vivid is a viscous clinging bowl cleaner. In addition to treating hard water stains, it can also be used on rust, discoloration and calcium stains.  Although it is a clinging bowl cleaner, it can be used on urinals, ceramic tiles and shower stalls all the same.

Following are the features of Vivid:

  • Will not harm skin
  • No acidic fumes
  • Will not damage floors
  • Pleasant aroma

Now that you know what Vivid is and does, following are the step by step instructions on how to use it to treat hard to remove water stains from bathroom surfaces:

 

  1. Apply full strength directly to bowl
  2. Mop or swab inside of bowl and flush

Note: Stubborn stains may require a second application

  1. After bowl has been cleaned thoroughly and flushed, a solution of 2 or 3 ounces of Vivid poured into bowl may be used to clean toilet seats, hold bolts, outside of fixture, and floor area directly in front of fixture
  2. Rinse thoroughly after use

 

Atlantic Solutions Vivid product demonstration:

 

Are you trying to prevent a Norovirus outbreak at your facility?

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In early June 2014, the public was informed about a Norovirus outbreak around the Chapel Hill, NC area. Several students attending a local instiution were showing the following Norovirus symptons:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea

Unfortunately, the Noro virus spreads quickly and it may continue to spread even when the vius signs are not present. Following are ways that the Norovisu spreads:

  • Contact with a person with the illness
  • Touching a contaminated surface
  • Sharing food that has been handled by a person suffering from the illness

According to the Center of Disease Control, the Norovirus is the number 1 foodbourne illness!

The Norovirus appears to be an illness that could unsuspectingly outbreak in cafeterias, schools, hospitals, campuses, workplaces, retirement communities, apartments, hotels and so many other common areas. I think we all know at least one person that will never eat at a certain place again because of that one time the food made them sick, or the people that will not go on cruises because they’re afraid they’ll get sick because of the confined areas or the people that are hurt because they must miss work due to outbreaks.

Sadly, this current Norovirus problem isn’t the first time that North Carolina has had to deal with it in the last few months.  In December 2013, the North Carolina Health & Human’s Department advised the public of an outbreak of the Norovirus. Considering that there isn’t a vacination to date, it appears that this virus could become a patterned problem that affects your business and leisure. However,  we are providing the following prevention tips for you to help attempt to prevent outbreaks:

HAND WASHING: Use actual soap for hand cleaning as opposed to hand sanitizers. If you are limited to a hand sanitizer, use an alcohol based product.

CLEAN SURFACES: Clean surfaces thoroughly, espeically those that have been potentially contaimnated. Bleach is a suggested cleaning product.

Feel free to view http://www.atlanticsolutionsnc.com/housekeeping to explore our available cleaning products.

Also, ultilize this FREE “Preventing Norovirus Outbreak” bullentin prepared by the Center of Disease Control!

 

Swimming Pool Electrical Inspections

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Atlantic Solutions, based in Chapel Hill, NC, is now offering electrical system inspection services!

Following are the features and services:

  • The inspections are conducted by an NC licensed electrician
  • Code compliance & proper operation of your swimming pool electrical system is ensured
  • Electrical repair services are also available

We are available to provide quotes! We look forward to hearing from you!

Safety Hand Sanitizer Questions Answered

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Safety hand sanitizer may be used as a hand washing substitute preferably when there isn’t a sink, soap and water immediately available. It may also be considered as a complement to hand washing.  Using Safety hand sanitizer routinely reduces the need of frequent hand washing.

Following are a few Safety hand sanitizer questions and answers:

ARE THERE ANY NOTIABLE BENEFITS?

Safety hand sanitizer assists with maintaining a natural protective barrier by keeping your skin intact, free from chapping and free from cracking.  It also reduces the drying which is caused by regular contact with water and towels.

YOU MENTIONED THAT THE PRODUCT WILL REDUCE DRYING CAUSED BY REGULAR CONTACT WITH WATER AND TOWELS. DOES THIS MEAN THAT I WILL NOT NEED WATER WITH THE PRODUCT?

It does. Safety hand sanitizer can be used without water or towels providing convenient use.

ARE THERE ANY PRODUCT FEATURES THAT I SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?

The product has a pleasant fragrance, it’s cost effective and it’s non-irritating.

TO BE CLEAR, COULD I REPLACE HAND WASHING WITH THIS PRODUCT ALTOGETHER?

Safety hand sanitizer does not remove soil or grease from the hands. Considering this, you should still wash your hands with soap and water at the beginning of work and on a regular basis, prior to invasive procedures, when your hands are visibly soiled, after 10-15 uses.