Covid Defense Cleaners

Covid19 Defense Cleaners

Our Mike Hayes walks you through the products we have here at 4-State to help keep your facility and homes clean! View our Covid19 defense products here >>> https://catalog.4statemaintenance.com/default.aspx

Posted by 4-State Maintenance Supply on Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The current threat of coronavirus is causing more of our customers to question their cleaning and disinfecting practices. Let’s review a few products that will help you insure you are totally disinfecting all surfaces. This is a vital part of maintaining any public area at all times- not just during a global pandemic!

First, we want to address a couple of things:

  • No product can say that they can 100% for sure kill the coronavirus— it hasn’t been around long enough to be fully tested.
  • The EPA is advising us to use products that kill similar viruses, here are a few of our favorite products.
    1. Electrostatic Sprayer
    2. Pump Up Sprayer
    3. Vital Oxide
    4. Spray and go disinfectant
    5. Total solution tablets

Fill your pump-up sprayer with any EPA regulated disinfectant. The sprayer allows the disinfectant to be evenly spread across any surface. Wait the appropriate amount of time, and then wipe down the surface with a clean cloth or rag.

The electrostatic sprayer allows disinfectants to bind to surfaces, almost like a magnet. This ensures every inch of a surface will be covered with the disinfectant. You will want to stand about 16-18 inches away from your surface, then spray.

If you have any questions about sprayers or disinfectants, give us a call!

Bio-Fresh: Enzyme-Based Odor and Stain Remover

BioFresh is the safe, on-the-spot, enzyme-based odor and stain eliminator.

  • Made from plant and vegetable proteins. Rinse-free and biodegradable.
  • Enzyme-based formula is NOT a masking agent. Speeds up the natural biodegredation of odors and eliminates them.
  • Safe for use around people and animals.
  • NATURAL formula is safe for your family, dark colors, delicate fabrics, grey water and septic systems, and the environment.
  • Comes in an ultra-light Lemon Essence scent.
  • Gently and effectively removes organic stains — even on delicate fabrics.
  • Free from Phthalates, SLES, Parabens, Ammonia, Alcohol, Dyes, Solvents, Glycol Ethers & Formaldehyde.

Because of its natural formula, BioFresh is safe for use around children and animals. It is perfect for healthcare odors, body odors, perspiration, incontinenece, vomit, pet odors, food byproducts, mildew, tobacco smoke, sports equipment and more! Organic stains melt away within minutes. BioFresh destroys stains caused by food, bodily fluids, perspiration, pet accidents, grass, and even red wine! It is effective for treating stains on delicate fabrics and infant clothes.

Interested? Let your salesman know, or call us at 1-800-497-5707 for information on how to order today!

Clean Core , Oxygen-Powered Solutions

HOW DOES PURE AQUEOUS OZONE WORK

CleanCore’s™ patented technology creates a cleaning solution that contains a high concentration of dissolved ozone in the form of Nanobubbles. Our technology infuses cold tap water with ozone gas to create our Aqueous Ozone Solution. By eliminating the use of harsh chemicals, our solution delivers a simpler, HEALTHIER and more sustainable way to clean and sanitize all hard surfaces and equipment. Currently being used in industries including healthcare, food service, education and more, Cleancore will save you time and money by eliminating cleaning solutions that are harmful to you, your customers and the environment.

  • No storage, mixing, transporting
  • Cleaning and sanitizing with one application
  • Converts back to air and water, reducing your carbon footprint
  • A safer, healthier path to clean!
  • When sprayed onto a surface the CleanCore™ Nanobubble solution is attracted to soils, germs and other contaminants.
  • Once attached to the contaminants the ozone solution eliminates them; converting back to air and water
  • Nanobubbles increase the cleaning effectiveness by thoroughly covering a surface, as shown above.

Aqueous ozone is considered safe to use by the FDA, USDA, EPA, FIFRA, NSF and OSHA, and its cleaning potential is almost limitless.

650+

What’s in a number? Cleaning effectiveness. According to the World Health Organization, any solution with an ORP (oxidation reduction potential) above 650 millivolts oxidizes pathogens, including bacteria and viruses.¹ When properly installed and operated, the O-Z Tech Water system ranges from 670 to 900 ORP when tested with a calibrated ORP meter.

  • Laboratory tested
  • Excellent antimicrobial control
  • Eliminates 100% of cleaning chemicals
  • Reduces up to 80% of energy use for hot water
  • 300%+ ROI / up to $2,700 in yearly savings
  • Save up to 50% on labor costs
  • 100% money-back guarantee

Contact your sales representative to discuss the right solution for you today!

Sand, Recoat…Repair?!?

Did you know that 4-State not only sands and recoats gym floors, but we also have the ability to repair them? Our talented gym floor crews have encountered and overcome obstacles such as water damage and cracked boards, leaving those specific customers satisfied with the work performed.

See the picture below for our repair at Fairland Schools!

New Product Line: PrairieKlean!

New to 4-State: PrairieKlean, a line of products that neutralizes odors by changing their perception and how they are recognized by your brain. Instead of simply masking, or fogging, over the foul odor molecules, PrairieKlean alters the shape of the molecules to rid the air of the undesirable smell. With products for airborne, surfaces and sub-surfaces, this new brand offers solutions for all of your odor-eliminating needs.

Products include:

  • Odor-Eliminating Spray (comparable to Febreze)
  • Bloodborne Kit
  • Scrub/Strip and Floor Gloss
  • Odor-Eliminating Blocks and Caps
  • Foam Cleaner
  • All-Purpose Cleaner

Super Summer Spectacular 2018

On May 31st and June 1st, Four State held its third-annual Super Summer Spectacular. A dozen vendors, along with approximately 75 attendees and numerous Four State staff members, were present for two days worth of presentations, equipment demos, consultations, and really good food. Multiple prizes were awarded in raffles during lunchtime, a warehouse tour was given, and budgeting software was presented to end the day.

The main goal of our show is to provide customers an outlet to acquire additional product knowledge, while having a chance to interact with our staff, as well as other customers who may share the same ideas and concerns relating to janitorial supplies and services.

We would like to thank USD 445 Coffeyville for allowing us to host our show at Community Elementary, our vendors for dedicating their time to assist us, and finally, our customers for attending as we hope to see even more attendees in the future!

Driving with Style!

Thanks to Designs Unlimited in Coffeyville, Four State is now driving in style! There’s no better way to advertise on the road than to drive a billboard around throughout the day, and we want to make sure everyone knows we do much more than sell janitorial supplies. Our company sells and services equipment, sands and refinishes gym floors, sells and installs flooring solutions (carpet, epoxy, LVT), services warewash and laundry machines, and much more!

Tomcat Sales Academy Completed!

On February 8th, 2018, three sales representatives from Four State completed the Tomcat Sales Academy. Paul Hurley, Terry Neal, and Rickey Walker were sent to Racine, Wisconsin, to learn how to create site surveys, perform basic service, navigate the website, and how to operate multiple types of equipment in real world scenarios by presenting in front of the class. Additionally, each sales rep had 4-6 hours of runtime on eight of Tomcat’s most popular machines, and had time to interact with the Tomcat staff throughout the evening.

Paul Hurley has been with Four State since August of 2014, and covers a significant amount of area in Northeast Oklahoma and Southeast Kansas. Terry Neal has nearly five years under his belt (June 2013), and has customers in Southwest Missouri and Northeast Oklahoma, while attempting to build territory in Arkansas. Rickey Walker arrived on the scene in April 2011, and services numerous customers in Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.

Tomcat and Four State developed a partnership in March 2016. In just two years, Four State has presented and sold over 115 pieces of equipment, projecting a great 2018 and many years to come.

The Ice and Snow is Here!

With the bitter cold winter weather blasting the Midwest, Four State has the ice melt options to keep you grounded and safe.

Arctic Blue is effective to -15°C, leaves no oily residue, and has a unique blue color to identify where it has been laid, as well as the amount.

Mountain Organic is effective to -23°C, clean to use, safe on concrete and vegetation, and fine to use around children and pets.

Finally, Liquid Green Fire is a product that can be used as both an ice melt (pre-treatment or to melt existing ice and snow) and for dust control (ex. in warmer weather, on gravel roads or in construction areas), effective to -51°C.

Our bags of ice melt are 44 pounds, and come 49 to a pallet (if ordering in bulk). Liquid Green Fire is available in gallons (four per case) or a 55-gallon drum.

Give us a call at 1-800-497-5707 to place an order today!

Flu and Illness Prevention Procedures (CDC)

Cleaning and disinfecting are part of a broad approach to preventing infectious diseases in schools. To help slow the spread of influenza (flu), the first line of defense is getting vaccinated. Other measures include covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands, and keeping sick people away from others. Below are tips on how to slow the spread of flu specifically through cleaning and disinfecting.

1. Know the difference between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing
Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to physically remove germs from surfaces. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.

Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces or objects. Disinfecting works by using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces or objects. This process does not necessarily clean dirty surfaces or remove germs, but by killing germs on a surface after cleaning, it can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.

2. Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are touched often
Follow your school’s standard procedures for routine cleaning and disinfecting. Typically, this means daily sanitizing surfaces and objects that are touched often, such as desks, countertops, doorknobs, computer keyboards, hands-on learning items, faucet handles, phones, and toys. Some schools may also require daily disinfecting these items. Standard procedures often call for disinfecting specific areas of the school, like bathrooms.

Immediately clean surfaces and objects that are visibly soiled. If surfaces or objects are soiled with body fluids or blood, use gloves and other standard precautions to avoid coming into contact with the fluid. Remove the spill, and then clean and disinfect the surface.

3. Simply do routine cleaning and disinfecting
It’s important to match your cleaning and disinfecting activities to the types of germs you want to remove or kill. Most studies have shown that the flu virus can live and potentially infect a person for only 2 to 8 hours after being deposited on a surface. Therefore, it is not necessary to close schools to clean or disinfect every surface in the building to slow the spread of flu. Also, if students and staff are dismissed because the school cannot function normally (e.g., high absenteeism during a flu outbreak), it is not necessary to do extra cleaning and disinfecting.

Flu viruses are relatively fragile, so standard cleaning and disinfecting practices are sufficient to remove or kill them. Special cleaning and disinfecting processes, including wiping down walls and ceilings, frequently using room air deodorizers, and fumigating, are not necessary or recommended. These processes can irritate eyes, noses, throats, and skin; aggravate asthma; and cause other serious side effects.

4. Clean and disinfect correctly
Always follow label directions on cleaning products and disinfectants. Wash surfaces with a general household cleaner to remove germs. Rinse with water, and follow with an EPA-registered disinfectant to kill germs. Read the label to make sure it states that EPA has approved the product for effectiveness against influenza A virus.

If a surface is not visibly dirty, you can clean it with an EPA-registered product that both cleans (removes germs) and disinfects (kills germs) instead. Be sure to read the label directions carefully, as there may be a separate procedure for using the product as a cleaner or as a disinfectant. Disinfection usually requires the product to remain on the surface for a certain period of time.

Use disinfecting wipes on electronic items that are touched often, such as phones and computers. Pay close attention to the directions for using disinfecting wipes. It may be necessary to use more than one wipe to keep the surface wet for the stated length of contact time. Make sure that the electronics can withstand the use of liquids for cleaning and disinfecting.

Routinely wash eating utensils in a dishwasher or by hand with soap and water. Wash and dry bed sheets, towels, and other linens as you normally do with household laundry soap, according to the fabric labels. Eating utensils, dishes, and linens used by sick persons do not need to be cleaned separately, but they should not be shared unless they’ve been washed thoroughly. Wash your hands with soap and water after handling soiled dishes and laundry items.

5. Use products safely
Pay close attention to hazard warnings and directions on product labels. Cleaning products and disinfectants often call for the use of gloves or eye protection. For example, gloves should always be worn to protect your hands when working with bleach solutions.

Do not mix cleaners and disinfectants unless the labels indicate it is safe to do so. Combining certain products (such as chlorine bleach and ammonia cleaners) can result in serious injury or death.

Ensure that custodial staff, teachers, and others who use cleaners and disinfectants read and understand all instruction labels and understand safe and appropriate use. This might require that instructional materials and training be provided in other languages.

6. Handle waste properly
Follow your school’s standard procedures for handling waste, which may include wearing gloves. Place no-touch waste baskets where they are easy to use. Throw disposable items used to clean surfaces and items in the trash immediately after use. Avoid touching used tissues and other waste when emptying waste baskets. Wash your hands with soap and water after emptying waste baskets and touching used tissues and similar waste.

Article courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/school/cleaning.htm