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Easy Maintenance Can Extend Vacuum Life

Extend Vacuum Life with Easy Maintenance

Vacuum cleaners may not be the most expensive piece of equipment in your closet, but for many it is the most used and abused. Operators tend to run over the power cords, forget to change filters and bags and even run them into walls and down stairs. These kinds of neglect can lead to maintenance problems later and can shorten the vacuum’s life.

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Betco is Better: Scuff Resistant Technology (SRT)

We took on the competition in our latest study to find which products provide the best resistance to black heel marks (BHMs). Using side-by-side industry specific test methods, white tiles were subjected to repeated impacts from numerous black heels. The results were analyzed and reported as a percent of BHM’s. The results above tell all. Not only do Betco products with SRT exhibit less BHM’s, it is also easier to remove the ones that do appear. The best choice is Betco SRT every time. Click here for more information.

Effective Floor Care Starts with Daily Maintenance

Effective Floor Care Starts with Daily Maintenance

The Betco U Certification Program offers three important components to floor care: daily maintenance, interim care, and restorative care. Of the three, daily maintenance is the most important. Not only does daily maintenance help keep the floor looking its very best every day, but properly performed, it can delay interim and restorative floor care, which are typically more costly and more labor intensive.

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You asked for a new and improved solution to manually wash pot and pans … We answered with the Symplicity™ pot and pan products:


In-Sync, premium pot and pan detergent has the same great performance you have come to know and love while getting a new clean fresh fragrance and gorgeous blue color.

Citrusuds™, Citrus pot and pan detergent has an improved performance, fragrance and vibrant yellow color.

Tilly®, Pink lotion pot and pan detergent has been reformulated to a higher sudsing formula at a greater value.

NEW CREWMAN™ ORBITAL HITS THE MARKET WITH OVERWHELMING SUCCESS! The recently launched Crewman Orbital Strip Machine has proven to be superior in both value and performance.

·         Greatest available head pressure for maximum productivity.

·         Four times longer bearing life compared to competitive models.

·         Industry leading three year warranty covering parts and labor.

·         Rugged 1.5 horsepower motor and 3,400 RPM orbit speed tackles the toughest coatings.

Join the customers that have already realized the benefits of using the Crewman Orbital Strip Machine.  Contact us today for a demonstration! You can also watch our new demonstration videos.

Restorative - Tile Clean        Betco, ultra 2000, restorative grout cleaning, grout        Betco, Mad, Restorative, Grout, Cleaning        Betco, Oxyfect G, Restorative, Grout, Cleaning
     Tile Clean                   Ultra 2000                         MAD                       Oxyfect G

Betco Corporation® is introducing BetONE® ! The BetONE RTU and Wipes at Betco Corporation will leave your surfaces germ free in just ONE minute! BetONE Wipes or RTU spray to easily clean and disinfect  a variety of hard surfaces. There is now No more guessing if you need to let dwell one time for one pathogen and a different time for another. BetONE will Kill 25 of the top healthcare pathogens.

Stay tuned for more events to come at ISSA Interclean 2013!


Please see the attached flyer for a special Presale Offer!

On behalf of Betco Corporation®, thank you for your support in 2013! We wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season and a safe and prosperous 2014!

How To Properly Wipe Clean a Surface

If there is a mess, your first thought is to grab a cleaner and a rag to clean it up, but did you know that when you spray chemicals onto a surface and proceed to wipe the area down with a rag, you are emitting harmful chemicals and V.O.C.’s into the air. V.O.C.s are volatile organic compounds. VOC’s are emitted gases into the air from liquid and aerosol products. These harmful gases can cause short-term and long term health effects. However, there is a way to prevent this issue. By changing your cleaning routine, you can clean your surfaces in an efficient and safe way. Damp wiping is a procedure that involves spraying the sponge or cloth with your desired cleaning chemical and wipe in a consistent pattern; up and down or back and forth. A microfiber cloth will give you the best results for this process. This will ensure that you cover the entire area. Damp wiping is the most effective solution for surfaces need a light cleaning such as a desktop or countertop. Damp wiping is also is a great option when chemical residue should be limited such as phone and drinking fountains.

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What’s the Stink all About?

Odor Control is a significant issue in long-term care facilities because it can be a deal maker or breaker in your client’s mind. Too much odor control gives the impression that you are trying to cover something up; on the other hand, not enough odor control can potentially let those bad odors creep in and turn your potential customers off. So, how do you find the right balance? First, you need to understand where the odors are coming from and then attack those lingering odors.
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What to Look for in a Linoleum Floor Care Program

How do you take care of linoleum flooring? This question surfaces frequently and the first step Linoleum Floor Carebefore implementing a program is to identify if you actually have linoleum flooring. Names are often interchangeably used to describe linoleum. Linoleum can look like vinyl flooring and vinyl flooring may be called sheet vinyl, and sheet vinyl may be referred to as linoleum and so forth. Are you confused yet?

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Washing Hands

Get the Facts on Hand Hygiene

Did You Know …

  • We have between 2 and 10 million bacteria between our fingertips and elbows (not all bad!)
  • Damp hands spread 1,000 times more germs than dry hands
  • The number of germs on your fingertips double after you use the rest room
  • Germs can stay alive on hands for up to three hours
  • Millions of germs hide under watches, rings and bracelets

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Care and Maintenance of Luxury Vinyl Tile

One of the fastest growing floor surfaces being installed in North America is Luxury Vinyl TileLuxury Vinyl Tile (LVT). We have all seen it, synthetic vinyl surfaces manufactured to look like natural stone, marble, wood, or other exotic ceramic tiles. The possibilities are endless when it comes to LVT.  As these floor surfaces continue to gain popularity in the institutional market, facility managers struggle to develop the proper care and maintenance procedures to ensure their LVT floors look as good in year five as they did on day one.
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The 5 Factors of Clean

When it comes to dish machine operation in a Dietary Department of a Long Term Care Facility, there are many variables that dictate how efficient your warewashing operation is. In my world, all of these variables fall into one of five categories called the 5 Factors of Clean. They include Time, Temperature, Chemical Action, Mechanical Action and Procedures.
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Liquid vs. Solid Laundry and Warewashing Products

Ever since the dawn of the Commercial Laundry and Warewashing industry, liquids and powders Betco-Warewashinghave been the only options for cleaning and sanitizing in a facility that housed a commercial laundry or warewashing operation. It was not until 1981 that solid technology was introduced to the industry – and it took some time for the concept to catch on.

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The Life Cycle of Floor Care, Phase 2: Interim Maintenance

Phase two of the Life Cycle of Floor Care is interim maintenance, or commonly referred to as top Floor-Care-Equipmentscrub and re-coat. The top scrub and re-coat procedure is employed when routine maintenance no longer produces the desired appearance levels you demand, and if further deterioration occurred, the floor would require more expensive stripping. During the top scrub and re-coat process, the top, dirty layers of the floor finish are removed. Two or more coats of finish are then applied to restore the original shine of the floor. This allows the floor care program to start over with phase one of the life cycle, Routine maintenance. Read part one in this series on routine maintenance here.

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The Life Cycle of Floor Care, Phase 1: Routine Maintenance

The life cycle of floor care consists of three stages of maintenance processes that a typical floor Routine-Floor-Maintenanceundergoes as the floor is stripped, coated, maintained, and then eventually stripped again. A properly coated and maintained floor can essentially last indefinitely, avoiding costly stripping procedures. Most floors are often subjected to large amounts of traffic and soils, and a subpar maintenance program causes the life of the floor finish to diminish quickly.

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Is Your Clean Really Clean?

If you have a loved one residing in a long term care facility, one of the first things you want to be Getting the cleanest cleanassured of is that they are residing in facility that is clean and comfortable. When your loved one arrives at their table for a meal, one of the first things they may notice is how clean the china, glassware and silverware appear to be. I emphasize the phrase; appear to be, because it is one thing to notice with the naked eye the appearance of the tableware, but is another thing to really know if the items that you are eating off of are truly clean.

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Commercial vs. Homestyle Laundry Machines

When it comes to Long Term Care – Which should you choose?

In an effort to reduce capital expenditures in institutions like Long Term Care facilities, many Laundry for Healthcare Facilitiesdecision makers are turning to purchasing smaller homestyle laundry machines, as opposed to the larger commercial type machines. Facilities of this type are constantly working toward cost savings and have made the move to these smaller machines, with the thought that they are less expensive, and can still accommodate the needs of a long term care environment. But they may not be considering all of the costs involved, from a long term overall standpoint.

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4 Benefits to Chemical Management Systems

Controlling Chemical Cleaning Costs

Chemical manufacturers have created more concentrated chemicals over the past couple decades.  While this is a good sign to help reduce cost, it also creates challenges for janitorial staff to properly dispense, dilute and use these chemicals. Mixing concentrated chemicals isn’t as easy as one might think. In fact, chemical injury often occurs with end users.
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