February 13, 2019
Equipment, Contract Cleaners, Hard Floor Care

Ask Professor Sparklestein: How do I select the right floor pads for a job?

Professor Sparklestein is the Maintex "Dean of Clean," here to answer all of your cleaning questions.

There are many kinds of floor pads. Different floor pads are designed for different flooring types and floor care tasks. Some of these include cleaning, deep scrubbing, stripping, burnishing, and polishing.

February 5, 2019
News, Health & Hygiene

5 ways to protect yourself during flu season

Flu season occurs from October to April, but February is the peak. Do you know how to protect yourself? Today, we're sharing our top five tips for protecting yourself from the flu.

February 1, 2019
News

The History of Maintex

Maintex was founded in 1960 by Ralph Silverman. In the past 6 decades, the company has grown to support two offices, three warehouses, and over 100 employees.

Our Founder

Ralph Silverman grew up in New York and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. After he graduated from Indiana University, he was trained as a chemist. In 1960, he drove across the country from New York to to Southern California with his wife and two young children to pursue an opportunity to start a business on the West Coast. That's the year he founded Maintex. 

January 23, 2019
Contract Cleaners, News, Regulatory, Training

The Maintex Cleaning Academy is the high-quality employee training you need

If you run a contract cleaning business, meet your new favorite website!

The Maintex Cleaning Academy is an industry-leading online training toolkit. It's powerful, easy-to-use, and completely free.

Watch this one minute video tour to see how it works:

 

January 17, 2019
Education

Need Help With Your Child's College Tuition? ISSA & Maintex Can Help!

Did you know that the ISSA Foundation has an annual scholarship program for employees of ISSA member companies and their family members? Every year since 1988, the ISSA Foundation has awarded more than 50 different scholarships totaling more than $150,000 per year. (That's more than 3 million dollars total!) Even more exciting - one of these scholarships is exclusive to Maintex employees and their family members.

Want to find out how to apply for and ISSA Foundation scholarship? Read on for more information.