Fight Flu Season: Special Pricing on Disinfectants, Hand Soaps & Sanitizers

This past weekend marked the official start to the Fall season, and along with the onset of cooler weather and changing scenery comes a less fortunate seasonal occurrence—flu season. According to the CDC, flu activity begins to increase in the months of October and November, and activity peaks typically between December and February. That said, there are preventative actions—and products—that can help you fight this flu season, and we’re here to help.

“Preventative actions to stop the spread of germs” is one of CDC’s “Take 3 Actions to Fight the Flu” in 2018. Some of those preventative actions include:

  • Washing your hands often with soap and water; and if soap and water are not available, using an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

In the context of work, what other preventative measures does the CDC recommend to stop the spread of germs, such as those that cause the flu? A few of those include:

  • Finding out about your employer’s plans if an outbreak of the flu or another illness occurs, as well as whether flu vaccinations are offered on-site.
  • Routinely cleaning objects and surfaces that are frequently touched, including doorknobs, keyboards, and phones, to help remove germs.
  • Making sure your workplace has an adequate supply of tissues, soap, paper towels, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and disposable wipes.

In line with these recommendations and in preparation for the upcoming flu season, we’re holding a special promotion on a variety of disinfectants, cleaners, hand soaps and sanitizers—all from trusted industry brands like Purell, Lysol, Dial, and Clorox!

BUT HURRY – Promotional pricing only lasts through September 30, 2018, so don’t miss your chance to stock up on these essentials to effectively fight the flu this season!

For more information on this special or to place an order, please call +(313)924-0696, email, or fill out the form below!

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Principles of Eliminating Odors

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Odor Control Process

There are many causes of odors, urine, floods, fires, garbage, grease, waste but each can be eliminated by following some simple steps.  Some may think that their odor problem is unique which you have never encountered.  Regardless their odor problems can be solved by following the basic 4 procedures listed below.

  1. Reduce or eliminate the source of the odor.  It would be a tremendous waste to try and cover up odors while leaving the cause in place.   The first step is to remove the contaminant that is causing the odor by destroying, killing, removing or cleaning the contaminant from the area.  Don’t deodorize unless you find and eliminate the source.  In some instances, source reduction or elimination are too costly and you may have to cover up the odor until there is sufficient budget to remove the source i.e. repair a drain.
  2. Clean the surface that was in contact with the contaminant.  Cleaning goes hand in hand with deodorizing.  Clean and dry surfaces do not product odors.  Residue from a fire will contaminate surrounding surfaces and until cleaned will liberate fire odors until removed.  Cleaning must be meticulous as in the case of protein contamination in a freezer.  Small amounts of protein residue can create significant odors. Further, contamination reduces the effect of cleaning chemicals which will prolong and make the cleaning process more difficult.
  3. Neutralize the Odor.  For example if a flood has caused the fowl odor then you must deodorize to the extent the flood affected all surrounding surfaces.  As in a fire you must deodorize by using deodorizing smoke like Ozone so your efforts impact all the surfaces affected by the smoke from the fire.  Effective deodorizing must always must reach the source of the odor which required recreating the conditions that existed when the odors were created.
  4. Seal the Surfaces.  This is not required in all circumstances and usually only involved with severe cases where complete contamination removal is impractical or not cost effective.  Highly porous surfaces are a good example when sealing is a practical solution where contamination penetrated deep into the surface.  Remember, to deodorize the deodorizing agent must get to all the contamination causing the odor and this may require many reapplication of cleaning or deodorizing.  The process is simple and involves sealing the malodor into the surface with oil based or alcohol based sealer.  Also remember, cleaning always precedes sealing, if at all practical, in order to remove loose or gross accumulations of contamination.  If gross amounts of contamination are left on the surface this may cause the sealer to fail and not adhere to the surface.  If the sealer can’t stick to the surface it cannot be effective.

Don’t take short cuts in the process otherwise you will compromise the result which will cause you to repeat the steps.  Go a little beyond what you think is necessary to ensure the process works.  Deodorizing is easy if you follow the simple steps; remove the cause, clean the surface, kill the odor and sealing porous or heavily contaminated surfaces.

Janitorial and Facility Supplies Michigan – Floating Degreaser

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Keeps lift station surfaces free of grease. As waste water levels rise and fall, heavy grease deposits are deposited on lift station walls. It coats the walls and surfaces of the lift station to remove heavy grease accumulations quickly and safely. The special non-emulsifying formula floats on the surface of the water, so it continues to remove deposits as the water level changes. Contains a soybean oil derivative which does not evaporate as fast as other solvents, so it remains on the surface of wastewater longer to penetrate fats, grease and dirt and strip them away from surfaces. Will not disrupt the natural biological digestion of bacteria in the lift station.

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Janitorial Supplies Michigan – Drain Cleaner


Drain Maintenance

Our new drain maintenance and cleaner is all natural product that is 100% biodegradeable.  It will keep you drains clean and odor free with periodic and regular use.  Don’t wait for a Drain Problem.  Maintain your drains with a regular dose of our Drain Maintainer and you will never have a drain odor or drain maintenance issue to deal with.  We have automatic dispensing machines that will ensure your drains are getting the proper dose of product to keep them flowing and odor free.

Click the below link to view a demonstration of our amazing drain cleaner and maintainer.

Drain Cleaner – Amazing Demo

Janitorial Supplies Michigan – Floor Neutralizer – Pearl

When you need to ensure your floor has a neutral PH, Pearl is the answer.  It is a concentrated advanced floor neutralizer designed to remove alkaline residue from resilient tile and other floor surfaces after stripping and from carpet after shampooing or extracting.  Removes ice melt/rock salt residue from floors and carpets.  Can be used on quarry tile floors to help restore slip resistance .


  • · Concentrate                 
  • · Removes Alkaline Residues            
  • · Residue-Free                         
  • · For Use on Hard Floors and Carpets                   
  • · Clear Liquid with Mild Acid Odor                                               


Dilution Ratio: 2-4 oz per gallon of water.  Mop floor area.  Change mopping solution frequently.  To remove ice melt or alkaline detergents from floors or carpets, use 4 oz per gallon in auto scrubbers or carpet extractors.

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