Picture of exterior of Tesla's new manufacturing plant in Grand Rapids Michigan that Enviro-Clean recently started cleaning

Tesla Teams with Enviro-Clean

When Tesla Motors recently acquired a Grand Rapids automotive stamping plant, Enviro-Clean was honored to be chosen to provide the cleaning services at their new facility. Tesla is a manufacturer of electric vehicles, electric vehicle powertrains, and batteries.  Tesla’s battery powered vehicles are an amazing feat with a 4 door model that can go 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and travel …

Cleaning Chemical Dilution

We all know that we should follow directions when using and diluting cleaning chemicals.  With that said, we all know that sometimes one might feel that having a stronger mixture of a chemical will do a better job. At Enviro-Clean, the vast majority of our cleaning chemicals are dispensed through meters that always give the proper dilution of a cleaning chemical.  …

EC Custodial Team Recognized

Each month Jackson Public Schools recognizes those who go above and beyond to serve the District.  In April, two of Enviro-Clean’s custodial team members were recognized by Jackson Public Schools for their commitment to the District.  What an honor! Write-ups Jackson Public Schools put together about our team: Rick Mead:  As an employee of Enviro-Clean, Rick Mead is committed to …

Custodial Trash Safety Tips

When performing custodial services many injuries occur while emptying trash. Use these procedures while working with trash to avoid injury: Carefully open the lid to the dumpster.  If opening the container is too far a reach or may cause you a strain use a broom handle to lift the cover. Lay trash containers on their side when emptying.  This relieves …

Don’t Take a Chance on Your Back

Back injuries account for almost 20% of workplace injuries or illnesses, and it is VERY preventable. When lifting or moving something, keep these safety tips in mind. Test the weight of what you are preparing to lift by pushing it with your hands or feet. If there is a question on an item being too heavy, ask for help. Keep …

Cleaning the Corners

When cleaning common areas such as entries, lobbies, reception areas and hallways, it is important to pay close attention where the floor meets the walls. Look for dust and dirt that tends to accumulate along the edges. Rather than using a dust mop or a broom, use a backpack vacuum, with a proper brush head, as this will make it …

Cleaning Textured Floors

Floors that have grout or are textured have a tendency to “collect” soil in these areas. It is important to flood mop this type of floor regularly, to remove the embedded soil. This is done by using extra water to float the soil and suspend it in the water, then remove excess water and soil. Mopping this type of floor …

The Satisfaction of a Job Well Done

Hall grounds covered with dirt and grime, desks full of fingerprints and coffee stains. Suddenly an amazing this happens, someone starts cleaning! “Who is this superhero?” you ask yourself; it’s me! To some cleaning is a chore. To me it is an enjoyable part of life. When I am cleaning I feel accomplished, helpful and enjoy humor found on the …

Staying Safe this Winter Season

Winter is coming and with that, brings snow. Ice, snow shoveling, and side walk salting all pose dangers during work. In Enviro-Clean’s effort to continue a safe work environment, here are some proactive setups to take during the winter months. Disposing of trash: Keep paths to dumpsters and vehicles clear of ice and snow. Salt icy areas before bringing trash …