Pro's Corner

Liquids Versus Powders

The three primary building blocks of cleaning formulations are solvents, surfactants, and builders (acidic or alkaline). All solvents are in liquid…

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Chemistry

Will Raising Prices Help Your Bottom Line?

I frequently hear from owner/operators who say they hear of other cleaners charging $ .50 or even $1 per sq. ft. and are sure they could never charge…

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Business

Curry and Cooking Odors

Homemade cookies. Baking bread. Mom’s spaghetti sauce. We can all recall enjoyable fragrances from the kitchen. Just writing this is making me…

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deodorization

Enzymes and Bacteria

There is much confusion in our industry between enzymes and bacteria. For example, products use enzyme in the name when the product actually contains…

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deodorization Chemistry

Water Quality

The differences between hard and soft water have long been discussed for all sorts of applications.  Hard water in the professional cleaning industry…

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Water Quality

The Power of Boosters

I have heard it said often that any cleaning agent which needs “boosting” — or increasing the original strength of a product — is not a good cleaning…

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Boosters Chemistry

Surface Tension

The properties of water are amazing. A simple mixture of hydrogen and oxygen, yet without some of the unusual properties of water, life on earth…

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carpet protector

Let the Government Send You Cash – Fuel Tax Credit

You’ve seen the sticker on gas pumps when you were filling your tank. It tells you how much of the price each gallon goes for taxes. Those taxes go…

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Business Equipment

How to Repair Concrete Cracks, Cost-Effectively

Tips for Contractors Repairing Cracks The following images, video, and text are a real-life example of crack repair work. Aramsco provided the right…

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Concrete

What is Concrete Surface Preparation?

Concrete Surface Preparation: An Overview Are you a contractor looking to diversify into other service offerings? Concrete maintenance and…

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Concrete