Cleaning News

Tackling Handwashing Hurdles

01 October 2019

We all know that washing our hands is key in stopping the spread of disease, but the real dilemma facing our society is how to make handwashing compliance a habit. Despite ongoing efforts aimed at changing behavior, handwashing compliance remains a constant problem. According to the CDC on average, healthcare providers perform hand hygiene less than half of the times they should.


A Local Solution for Floor Care

04 September 2019

Your floors say a lot about your facility. Keeping them looking their best is an important part of any cleaning program. Great Western Supply Co. is proud to make products to help your floors shine. We commissioned an experienced chemist to come up with cleaning formulas that work great and are cost effective. Made from scratch right here in the Quad Cities, Great Western brand products are available in 5 and 55 gallon containers.


Keep Custodial Staff Safe and on the Ground

07 August 2019

With our SpaceVac and Unger nLite Carbon Pole System needing a ladder isn't always necessary anymore! These cleaning systems offer the extended reach that we often need, providing safe and effective cleaning solutions to an often overlooked concern - safety with heights. Read more here on how to stay safe and clean those hard to reach spaces.


Getting Prepared for Snow and Ice

As these hot summer months fly by us, we'll soon be greeted with the cold winds of winter. Last winter brought us more snow than we've seen in a number of years, with this next year projected to be just as intense. According to the National Weather Service, last year’s Iowa winter brought 35 measurable snow events, including 9 that brought 2” or more. Don't let this coming winter find you unprepared for the challenges of snow and ice covered walks, drives, and parking lots. Read more about getting prepared.


A Winning Combination

It has been said that microfiber technology is arguably the most significant product innovation to the cleaning industry in the last century. Not only has microfiber proven to reduce time and energy on certain tasks, it is environmentally friendly. Now that microfiber has been firmly established in the United States, its use is expanding beyond hospitals, which were the first adopters, to schools, hotels, food service and more. Continue reading to find out more.