Category Archives: Janitorial and Maintenance

Maintenance and upkeep is important to help your business run smoothly and avoid the high cost that comes with repairs. Deelat Industrial offers a wide selection of ladders to help you clean or build in hard to reach places as well as sweeping brooms and wet/dry vacuums for floor care. Our Janitorial and Maintenance items will help you clean, organize, and maintain your home or working environment.

Top Tips For Bathroom Renovations

Renovating your bathroom can be a costly and problematic process, but it can be hugely rewarding, leaving you with a luxurious and relaxing space that you will cherish once it’s complete. However, you need to take the right preparatory steps and have the right equipment. The latter is particularly crucial when it comes to bathroom renovations.

 

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Here’s our top list of tips when it comes to bathroom renovation:

Know what you’re doing!

This is probably the most important. There’s so much that can go wrong with bathroom renovations, so you need to know what you’re doing and also know your limits. There are some aspects, like waterproofing, that you will need a professional to do, otherwise you’ll end up paying more down the line. You should also check your insurance details to find out what you might do that would invalidate your policy before you start tooling up to do it yourself.

Reflect on what’s important

One of the most crucial aspects of any great bathroom is the mirror, which acts as a focal point that says a lot about how you feel about yourself as well as the room. Get it right, and you’ll be reflecting light and beauty throughout the room, and there are many great designs out there. If you can afford an anti-fog LED mirror, they always add some class and style, while a mirror with a black border is a bold and striking addition if it fits your theme.

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Shower yourself with something special

When you’re looking to renovate, you have to think of style and function and this comes first and foremost with the shower. There are many different types of shower designs, coming in at a wide range of prices, including different features. Fancy a massage while you shower? Try one of the Glass Shower Panels with 3 Piece Massage Jets or go for the full luxury of the 8 Piece Massage Jets. These are also very stylishly designed to give a contemporary feel to your bathroom.

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Find a real statement piece

Of course, as important as mirrors and showers are, there’s only one thing that will really take your bathroom renovations to the next level and that is a great bath tub. It’s the biggest thing in the room and offers the most potential to really create a stunning look and provide real luxury, so why not go for a Freestanding Acrylic Tub? They offer contemporary style with a simple white finish and come in a variety of different appearances for you to choose from. Choose wisely!

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Getting Ready for Overnight Guests

Summer is fast approaching and many kids will be getting out of school soon. As a result, this is the time when many families will take a much needed vacation. It could also mean a trip for the kids to visit their grandparents or another relative’s house.

If you are expecting visitors this summer, make sure you’re prepared! Here is an easy to follow checklist that will help you organize and plan for an enjoyable time with your overnight guests.

 

  • Begin planning by cleaning. Pay special attention to the bathroom ensuring the shower, tub, sink and toilets are clean.

 

  • Figure out sleeping arrangements. If you don’t have a guest room, consider having guests sleep in your office or family room. Make space by storing office supplies and other items away in a closet. You might also wish to invest in an inflatable air mattress or cot, to help make your guests feel more comfortable.

 

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  • Change sheets on the bed or have them readily available. Don’t forget about extra blankets and pillows.

 

  • Pamper your guests with great smelling toiletries including shampoos, soaps and lotions.

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  • Place towels on beds for guests.

 

  • Spruce up the room with fresh flowers.

 

  • Stock your refrigerator and cupboards with many staples and popular, convenient foods such as cereal, milk, fruit, yogurt and items for quick meals like chips and sandwiches.

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  • Consider purchasing disposable paper products for added convenience.

 

  • Plan activities for the time they will be visiting but make sure to also allow for some downtime and rest as well.

 

  • You will have extra people in the house. So make sure to have plenty of laundry detergent, hand soap, toilet tissue and other personal items available.

 

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Backyard Spring Clean-Up Tips

Spring is here! It’s time to get your backyard ready for some outdoor fun. Although it may seem like a daunting task, it is necessary, and at the end you will be rewarded with an outdoor space you and your family can enjoy. The following tips will make the process much easier.

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Gather Supplies

Get your supplies together before beginning to clean. Who wants to have to stop and make a run to the store for garbage bags or other tools? For your spring clean-up, you will need the following:

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Steps for Clean-Up

  1. Begin by removing debris from the yard. This includes large sticks, twigs and any rubbish.
  2. Next, you’ll want to pick up any leaves that may have been left over from the fall.
  3. Clean lawn furniture that may have been left outside. Wash down with soapy water and then rinse with the water hose.
  4. Clear away backyard paths or walkways with a pressure washer.
  5. Trim overgrown bushes and hedges. Remove flowers that may have wilted during the winter.
  6. Do a little landscaping. Plant flowers and beautify your lawn with accent lighting, planters or a water fountain to create a peaceful backyard retreat.

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Tips For Painting a Room in Your Home

A fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference in the appearance of a room. Along with adding color, painting a room can also add brightness or cheer to your space.

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Before beginning the painting process, you’ll need the following equipment:

Once you have all of your equipment in place, now you’re ready to prep your room. Without proper preparation, your paint job will look unprofessional and you’ll be disappointed with its outcome.

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To prepare, you’ll want to take the following steps:

  1. Spread a drop cloth over your floor for protection.
  2. Repair nail holes or cracks with spackle. Sand until even.
  3. Remove spots and dirt from the walls with soap, water and a sponge.
  4. Remove covers from light and electrical switches. Cover with tape for safety.
  5. Tape off areas such as baseboards, edging or doors to avoid painting mistakes.
  6. Line paint bucket with a liner or plastic bag for easy clean up.

Use the following steps to help you create a professional looking paint job.

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  1. Cut in corners and edges using a thin paint brush starting with the ceiling.
  2. Paint the ceiling using a roller if needed.
  3. Begin with a damp roller. Next dip the roller in your paint and use the grid to get rid of excess and even out the paint.
  4. Apply paint to walls using a roller and a zig-zag, up and down motion.
  5. Take a step back to see areas you may have missed.
  6. Let dry and apply a second coat.
  7. Lastly, pull out your brush again to paint the trim.
  8. Remove the tape midway through the drying process.

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Janitorial Equipment: Tips for Buying a Wet/Dry Vacuum

Wet/Dry vacuums are one of the most in-demand pieces of janitorial equipment. These machines do double duty. First, much like a standard vacuum, they can quickly sweep up dry spills, like dirt or dust. But they also perform the unique duty of sweeping up liquid spills as well, which are very common in commercial and industrial spaces.

 

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As a maintenance manager, you’ll likely be tasked with picking out a wet/dry vacuum. Fortunately, choosing the proper wet/dry vacuum is a fairly straight-forward decision. The key is sizing the machine properly and choosing the features you will need. If you do that, you’ll have a machine that will help you perform essential tasks that will last you for many years. Here are some tips for people considering to buy a wet/dry vacuum:

  1. Is The Tank the Proper Size?

All wet/dry vacs are built with a tank to hold suctioned materials. These tanks are available in a variety of sizes, but it’s important to choose a tank size that will match your needs. For example, large tanks – which are necessary in industrial and large commercial spaces – average about 100 liters, or 26 gallons. Small- and mid-sized tanks average about 25 to 50 L.

  1. Suction Power

Suction is determined by a number of measures. Most commonly, though, the vacuum’s motor wattage can help you determine which model has the best suction. For example, a wet/dry vac with a 3600-watt motor will have a greater suction power, compared to a model with a 1600-watt motor. Suction is important depending on the materials that you will be using the vac for. For example, some people use vacs to suck debris out of gutters, which requires greater suction than would sucking dusts or smaller particles.

  1. Drain for Liquids

Does the tank have a drain near the bottom so that you can quickly dispense liquids? This is an important feature. Vacuums without one require the tank to be removed and tilted to remove the water or liquid. A drain, on the other hand, makes it easy to place the vacuum near an exit drain and eliminate the liquids from the tank.

  1. Easy-to-Replace Filter

Dusts and fine particles pass through a filter, and over time, these filters must be replaced. Choose a model with high filter accuracy. This means more particles are trapped by the filter and dropped into the tank. Additionally, make sure you’re using the right filter – there are many different types designed for different materials, i.e. fine particle filters and HEPA filters. Finally, these filters should be cleaned regularly to avoid clogging. A model that offers easy access to the filter will enable faster cleaning.

  1. What Accessories Are Included?

Your vacuum will likely be included with a number of accessories, including a hose and various heads. Yet, you might need additional accessories. For example, an extra-long hose might not be included, or you might need a specific head for a certain type of work. Be sure you know what accessories are included.

 

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