What Is Clean Enough?

Suppliers of cleaning chemistry or cleaning equipment may claim their product “successfully cleans” heavy greases, particles, fluxes, and other soils. Private companies, military, and governmental agencies […]

Travels: The Future of Critical cleaning

Last year, our vacation was a day and an evening in Cleveland. Cleveland has much to offer – the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, innovative […]

Supply Chains and Critical Cleaning

If you are involved in manufacturing, if you are part of a supply chain, rugged critical cleaning processes will improve your productivity and profitability. You may […]

Ultrasonics – Be a little like Ferris Bueller

Adapted and updated from: Steve Norris, Barbara Kanegsberg, and Ed Kanegsberg, “Ferris and Ultrasonics,” SPRAYTIME Magazine, 2014 Remember the classic ‘80’s movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”? […]

Fire and Water – Acetone

I was in the middle of my program “Cleaning Catastrophes” at the Parts Cleaning Expo (PCx) in Columbus. The sea of faces in the audience brightened […]

Procrastination and Critical Cleaning

It was back! The all-too-familiar multi-colored, cycling globe of doom dominated the screen. My lovable old computer and I waited patiently for it to go away. […]

Forceful

For better or worse, it is human nature to resort to offensive or defensive force when the going gets tough. In manufacturing, if the soil sticks […]

Handling Chemicals Safely

Most manufactured objects require chemicals during build and assembly processes. In nearly all instances, workers handle chemicals. As critical cleaning consultants, we frequently observe chemical use […]

The value of educated employees

Education is essential for your business. Training workers to follow instructions for the cleaning process is not enough. Employees from technicians to supervisors to middle and […]

The Future of Green, Safe, and Sustainable Cleaning

Ask someone involved in manufacturing, particularly a person involved in critical cleaning, about regulatory trends. The responses are apt to be strong and impassioned. Regardless of […]