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What is the maximum length of a discharge hose I can use on my Wall Mount Spray System (EQFSWMSS)? Food Service
Can I purchase products directly from Essential Industries? Essential General
What are the different floor care systems Essential Industries offers? Resilient Floor
How do I know when floor finish is dry enough to recoat? Resilient Floor
Why should I use a neutral cleaner for daily cleaning of my finished floors? Resilient Floor
What is the best restorer for a 1500 RPM machine? Resilient Floor
My facility contains VCT (vinyl composition tile) on the floors. Does this surface need to be sealed and finished or can finish just be applied? Resilient Floor
I need to strip an asbestos-containing tile floor. What are the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommended guidelines for stripping this type of floor? Resilient Floor
Having good information before you begin stripping a floor is critical. What questions should I ask when choosing a stripper? Resilient Floor
I've just applied an oil-modified seal/finish to my bare wood gymnasium. Can I apply Sport Kote® Water-Based Urethane Wood Finish (#222) on top of the oil-modified product? Wood Floor
My label says to pre-clean heavily soiled surfaces before applying a disinfectant. Is there a reason for this? Disinfectants
Why should I use a neutral cleaner for daily cleaning of my finished floors? General Cleaners
Does using a rinse additive in conjunction with a pre-treatment such as Carpet Prespray (#321) work better than just cleaning with an extraction detergent? Carpet Care
How many products are Green Seal Certified? Dilution Control
How does one bottle dispense at both high and low flow? Dilution Control
Is there any routine maintenance that should be done to System 2000™ dilution control units? Dilution Control
Are degreasers for food soils (animal fats and vegetable oils) and petroleum soils (grease and oil) chemically different? Industrial
I'm looking to replace my hydrochloric acid bowl cleaner with something a little safer. What do you recommend that is safer, yet works as well as hydrochloric acid? Restroom Care
Are there special tools I need for refinishing gym floors? Resilient Floor
Are there special tools I need for refinishing gym floors? Wood Floor
What are the benefits of using Handi-PAX compared to a regular dilution control system? Dilution Control
When using quat paper to test my sanitizer solution, I keep getting readings around 300 PPM instead of the required 200 PPM. Is there a reason for this? Food Service
What is your turnaround time for order shipments? Essential General
What are the benefits of each system? Resilient Floor
What is the advantage of using a urethane-fortified floor finish? Resilient Floor
I use Blue Concentrate (#2085) to clean the floors in my facility. Are there any surfaces I should not clean with Blue Concentrate? Resilient Floor
If my finish requires more repair, can I increase the amount of restorer? Resilient Floor
What about old VAT (vinyl asbestos tile)? Does this need to be sealed? Resilient Floor
I see that OMU Wood Seal (#230) works under Sport Kote (#222). Can I use a water-based sealer under Sport Kote? Wood Floor
How do quaternary disinfectants actually work? Disinfectants
I use Blue Concentrate (#2085) as a general cleaner in my facility. Are there any surfaces I should not clean with Blue Concentrate? General Cleaners
I've got pet stains on various areas of my carpet. The odor is foul. What do you recommend to eliminate this problem? Carpet Care
Why aren't all nine products Green Seal approved? Dilution Control
Where are the dilution tips installed? Dilution Control
I'm interested in a safe, highly effective and environmentally responsible water-based degreaser. What is your best product? Industrial
Is it necessary to clean toilet bowls with an EPA-registered bowl cleaner? Restroom Care
What water temperature is best for sanitizing with Quat Rinse (#2331)? Food Service
What type of liability/insurance can I expect from Essential? Essential General
How do I know what floor care system is best for my facility? Resilient Floor
Why does a finished floor lose its shine? Resilient Floor
Should I use hot or cold water for daily cleaning? Resilient Floor
Can I dilute my floor finish with water and use it as a mop on restorer? Resilient Floor
I notice that Acrylic Undercoater-Sealer (#272) is semi-permanent. How do you recommend stripping this product? Resilient Floor
Can I strip sensitive floors such as linoleum, rubber and marble? Resilient Floor
What game line paints work best with Sport Kote (#222)? Wood Floor
My floor is protected with an acrylic floor finish. Can I clean it with a quat-based disinfectant? Disinfectants
Should I use hot or cold water for general cleaning? General Cleaners
Does using Odor-Digestant (#365) without diluting it make it work better? Carpet Care
How are these products packaged? Dilution Control
Is the DCS a proprietary system and can it be private label protected? Dilution Control
I'm looking to replace my solvent-based degreasers with something that is more user-friendly and environmentally responsible. What do you recommend? Industrial
What are the most critical areas of a restroom to disinfect? Restroom Care
Is there any routine maintenance that needs to be done to the KaiMotion? Resilient Floor
Is there any routine maintenance that needs to be done to the KaiMotion? Wood Floor
How many pouches are in a case? Dilution Control
Are the floor care products I purchase under Essential Brand slip-resistant? Essential General
If I change to a new system that entails using a new Essential floor finish, should I strip the floor? Resilient Floor
I've just put down six coats of finish and my floor is marking excessively. What has happened? Resilient Floor
Several of my accounts have very hard water and get water spotting after cleaning. Is there a cleaner that will remove and/or prevent this spotting? Resilient Floor
How will floor pad selection affect the restoration process? Resilient Floor
How many coats of seal do you recommend I apply to a stripped floor? Resilient Floor
If my stripper isn't working at the recommended label dilution, should I increase the concentration? Resilient Floor
What is Essential's position on applying tape to gym floors? Wood Floor
Your disinfectant labels state to "apply solution with a mop, cloth or hand-pump trigger sprayer as to wet all surfaces thoroughly. Allow to remain wet for 10 minutes..." Why is the 10-minute contact time necessary? Disinfectants
Several of my accounts have very hard water and get water spotting after cleaning. Is there a cleaner that will remove and/or prevent this spotting? General Cleaners
I have spots of unknown origin all over my carpet. What product should I use to remove these spots? Carpet Care
Can these products be private branded? Dilution Control
I know bleach is very effective at killing most bacteria and viruses. What are the drawbacks of using bleach versus Quat Rinse (#2331) as a sanitizer? Food Service
When the DCS bottles are inverted, does chemical leak out? Dilution Control
My disinfectant states that it requires 10 minutes of contact time before it is wiped off. In order to do this, how do you recommend this product be applied? Restroom Care
The ergo handle is not swiveling like it should. Is there something wrong? Resilient Floor
The ergo handle is not swiveling like it should. Is there something wrong? Wood Floor
How many pouches of Neutral Cleaner Plus #46 and DFT #54 are required for an auto-scrubber? Dilution Control
Can you accommodate special product and/or packaging needs? Essential General
Are different products, such as brand X cleaner, compatible with Essential's floor finishes? Resilient Floor
What should I do to eliminate the problem of excessive marking? Resilient Floor
My employees sometimes mix several cleaners together. Will this practice hurt my floors? Resilient Floor
Can I remove the heavy soil and black marking in my finish without stripping? Resilient Floor
My facility contains brand new VCT. Does it require any special preparation before finishing? Resilient Floor
What water temperature should I use when diluting stripper solution? Resilient Floor
From time to time I hear complaints about slipperiness on my gym floor. What is the cause of this? Wood Floor
Some manufacturers and distributors claim that trigger spray bottles containing ready-to-use disinfectant solution should be changed daily. Is there any truth to this claim? Disinfectants
My employees sometimes mix several cleaners together. Will this practice leave a film or cause damage to the surfaces I clean? General Cleaners
I have heard that bonnet cleaning can actually be harmful to your carpet. Is this true? Carpet Care
As a private brander, can I claim Green Seal approval and use the Green Seal logo on my packaging and literature? Dilution Control
I've got hard water scale deposits on all of my food service equipment. Is there anything I can do about this? Food Service
Is there cross-contamination when switching from one product to the next? Dilution Control
What is scale? Restroom Care
The EPA's Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative is recognizing those who commit to reduce APEO's (Alkyl phenol ethoxylates) in their detergent formulations. What products of Essential are APEO-free? Essential General
What is the best way to clean and beautify rubber-studded flooring? Resilient Floor
The post office requires black floor finish for their plank asphalt floors. Does Essential supply such an item? Resilient Floor
I have used Essential Industries' floor finishes for years but have purchased a low cost cleaner from another source. Is there any harm in doing this? Resilient Floor
What is the best way to clean and polish rubber-studded flooring? Resilient Floor
Should I use vinegar to rinse the floor after stripping? Resilient Floor
What should I do if my floor is slippery? Wood Floor
What is the difference between disinfecting and sanitizing? Disinfectants
I have carpet that is extremely soiled and dull looking. What procedures do you recommend to give new life to the carpeting? Carpet Care
Are these products available in standard packaging? Dilution Control
Where can I find proof of Essential's Green Seal approval? Dilution Control
I've been thinking about installing a pressure washer in my Meat Department. Is this a good idea? Food Service
What configurations are available for the equipment? Dilution Control
The green finish pad seems to drag and takes too much effort. Why is this? Resilient Floor
The green finish pad seems to drag and takes too much effort. Why is this? Wood Floor
Is Handi-PAX available for private branding? Dilution Control
From time to time I have had complaints from end-users about static electricity sparks. Why do they occur and what can be done about them? Resilient Floor
What cleaner works best for removing ice-melter residue? Resilient Floor
What coverage rate should I expect from a stripper? Resilient Floor
I am not sure how to handle ventilation when refinishing. What are the best procedures to follow? Wood Floor
I want to make sure my disinfectant performs as it should. What factors affect how well a disinfectant works? Disinfectants
To save labor after I've foamed and scrubbed my equipment and tabletops in the Meat Department, I skip the rinse process and just sanitize. Is this a good idea? Food Service
Are the units easy to install? Dilution Control
Sometimes after my first or second coat of finish has been applied, I notice hazing under my bead of finish. Why does this occur? Resilient Floor
Sometimes after my first or second coat of finish has been applied, I notice hazing under my bead of finish. Why does this occur? Wood Floor
Why aren’t the Handi-PAX products Green Seal Certified? Dilution Control
Do high solids floor finishes perform better than standard solids finishes? Resilient Floor
How does a stripper actually remove floor finish? Resilient Floor
I've got a big basketball tournament next week in my gym. I don't have the time or money to recoat the floor. Is there anything I can do to bring Sport Kote (#222) back to "like new"? Wood Floor
How can I calculate active parts per million (PPM) of the disinfectant I'm using? Disinfectants
I've got tremendous carbon and grease buildup in my oven. What is the best way to use Oven & Grill Cleaner? Food Service
What routine maintenance is required for the DCS? Dilution Control
Why do some floors turn yellow? Resilient Floor
What are the main causes of flaking or peeling finish from a wood floor? Wood Floor
From time-to-time I hear references to "quat generations". Can you tell me what they are? Disinfectants
I would like to test various food contact surfaces for cleanliness. Are there test kits available that do this? Food Service
Can the 2-liter DCS chemicals be used with the System 2000™ Compact? Dilution Control
How do I clean my pads once they have been soiled? Resilient Floor
How do I clean my pads once they have been soiled? Wood Floor
Since Neutral Germicidal Cleaner #49 is an EPA-registered product, how did Essential handle the fact that the pouches have partial labels? Dilution Control
Why does my floor "grey out" in the winter but not in the summer? Resilient Floor
How do I figure the film thickness of a coating? Wood Floor
I understand that the USDA no longer approves cleaning products for use in food processing establishments. Are any of Essential's products NSF approved? Food Service
What are the physical properties of disinfectants, including Quats, Chlorine, Iodine and Phenolics? Disinfectants
Can the DCS system use 1900 ml bottles from the System 2000? Dilution Control
Do I need to dust mop prior to using the KaiMotion to clean? Resilient Floor
Do I need to dust mop prior to using the KaiMotion to clean? Wood Floor
What is the minimum temperature that I can apply finish at? Resilient Floor
Keeping a floor well finished and maintained is the best defense against costly floor replacement or sanding. If my floor does need replacement or sanding, what would the average cost be? Wood Floor
Is there a specific process I should follow for finishing portable wood floors? Wood Floor
How often do I need to change the blue cleaning pads? Resilient Floor
How often do I need to change the blue cleaning pads? Wood Floor
Can Sport Kote® be applied to wood floors that have radiant heat below them? Wood Floor
How much cleaning solution will I use and what is the productivity rate? Resilient Floor
How much cleaning solution will I use and what is the productivity rate? Wood Floor
What are the current federal and state VOC regulations for wood floor coatings? Wood Floor
What products does Essential carry that meet the various regulations? Wood Floor