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Is To Much Ice Melt A Bad Thing?

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Is to much ice melt a bad thing?  Wait, there are at least FOUR types you can purchases?!  Wait, you can purchase two types of ice melt and mix them together to form the ultimate ice and snow melting mixture?!

First you have to know the four different types of ice melt prevalent in New Hampshire.  Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA) and Potassium Chloride.


Calcium chloride: It is a hygroscopic compound that absorbs moisture and then starts to dissolve ice.  This is an exothermic reaction that generates heat up to 60 degrees Celsius which then melts the ice.  This means that if it is super cold out it doesn't work as it should because ice once melted forms... water, which in turn freezes to form ice.  This leads people using more of it and eventually sand because its not working as they read on the label.Magnesium chloride: This can be used in heavily vegetated areas and is less corrosive.  It is hygroscpic in nature so it works similarly to calciu…

Best And Fastest Way To Clean Bathroom Tile In Shower

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Soap Scum Yuck!

When tile first gets put in place it looks amazing.  The tile is shiny and the grout is clean.  At first you may scrub these clean every week if not every day but as time goes on less areas get scrubbed.  Once soap scum starts to build up normal cleaning products and techniques may not work.

Photos to the left:
These photos show areas that get attention all the time and other areas that get passed over.


ZEP mold and mildew stain removal will work extremely well.  The down side to using this product is the intense smell and harsh chemicals.  You will want to wear gloves and a mask because of this.  If you want to clean the tile fast then this is the BEST way to accomplish that goal.

When using Zep AVOID using water.  Use a microfiber cloth and apply liberally.  Allow the product to sit for 5 to 10 minutes before cleaning it off.  To clean off the product use a clean microfiber cloth and spray it with Windex.  Windex has ammonia which helps to remove Zep better than wat…

The Best Way To Grow A Small Business

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People starting a small business are told that they need to be passionate about what they do and be willing to work hard to succeed.  be willing to work long hours...  That's 50% true but at what point to small business owners decide enough is enough?  To be successful means to be willing to accomplish your goal no matter what.   You need to look around at your competition and other small businesses not related to yours and take notes.  You should note what seems to be working well, what doesn't work well and how they can improve.  Answer those questions and consistently follow your answers to those questions and you will have the other 50% you need to be successful.  Certainly a little start up cash doesn't hurt either.
How many times will you walk by a store that has new businesses it every other year?  The worst thing is when they are basically the same business that already failed.  You must be passionate about what you do because when the hard work starts to defeat y…

Best ways to clean office spaces and commercial buildings

This is the best time of year to review your businesses existing and potentially new cleaning needs. Office moral can be boosted when certain trouble areas are tended to more frequently.  We are often asked to bid on cleaning offices bathrooms, kitchen areas, light dust and vacuum. Usually every office wants the same things cleaned.  A suggestion we have would be to send an email to employees asking what they may like done in addition to what is already being cleaned.  Also, what do they notice doesn't get cleaned or keeps getting missed by the current cleaning company.  This email can then be used to address your current cleaning company on what they can do better and potentially what they could add additionally when they come to clean.  Typically vacuuming under the desk is often on the list of employee complaints but you may be surprised what else shows up.  Employees that enjoy coffee may enjoy having a really clean and organized coffee areas.  Others may enjoy a better dustin…