Emblem for product award

The cleaning industry is flooded with thousands of products. In order for a building service contractor to know which vacuum, disinfectant, mop or other product to purchase, he or she can either take a stab in the dark, or use insight from a trusted distributor.

Jan/san distributors have direct access to manufacturers and they are careful in which suppliers they work with. The products they sell and recommend to customers work and work well — because they have to. If distributors offer poor products, they won’t be in business for long.

Every year, Contracting Profits’ sister publication Sanitary Maintenance awards 40 products as the best in the industry. To qualify for the award, a product had to run in either a 2017 issue of Sanitary Maintenance magazine or on CleanLink.com. To determine the winners, ballots were emailed to Sanitary Maintenance subscribers earlier this year.

These winners are chosen by distributors for a variety of reasons: best selling, most preferred, most recommended, most innovative, etc. If building service contractors currently aren’t using these products, they should talk to their distributors about them. It may be worth making a change.

The 2018 Distributor Choice Award winning products are:

Easy Trap Duster by 3M Commercial Solutions Division   

Floor Maintenance Pads by ACS Cleaning Products Group   

SC2000 Micro-Rider by Advance

Full Cycle Floor Pads by Americo Manufacturing Co. Inc.   

Banana Cone 36inH by Banana Products, LLC   

Fitness Wipe by Berk International LLC   

Crete Rx by Betco Corp.   

Tuff Job DRC by Cascades PRO     

CleanWalls 3-in-1 Tool by Chomp Solutions

CleanCore 3.0 Fill Station by CleanCore Technologies   

Clorox Total 360 System by Clorox Professional Products Company   

Safewalk by Crown Matting Technologies   

Deb InstantFOAM Complete by Deb Group

MoonBeam 3 by Diversey   

NexSys Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) Batteries by EnerSys

Tork Stainless Washroom Upgrade Solutions by Essity Professional Hygiene North America LLC

Linen Hamper by Geerpres Inc.
PURELL Surface Disinfecting and Sanitizing Sprays by GOJO Industries Inc.   

enMotion Flex Paper Towel System by GP PRO   

Gator Compact Janitorial Cart by Impact Products LLC   

CT80 by IPC Eagle   

PS 4/7 Bp Mister by Karcher North America   

Sno-Plow by Morgro   

Mold & Mildew Stain Remover by Nilodor Inc.   

ProBlade Floor Tool by ProTeam Inc.
Slim Jim Step-On by Rubbermaid Commercial Products   

QuietClean HEPA BackPack SC535A by Sanitaire

Chlorinated Disinfecting Tablets by SOP Green Klean   

CompuClean Custodial Management Software Upgrade by Spartan Chemical Co. Inc.

DoodleScrub by Square Scrub   

Concept "915" by Stearns Packaging Corp.   

IRIS Asset Manager by Tennant Company   

Anchor Safe by The Andersen Company   

Sonic Scrub by The Malish Corporation
HydroLink by Trojan Battery Co.   

Hoover Commercial Hushtone 6Q Cordless Backpack Vacuum by TTI Floor Care   

Stingray by Unger Enterprises   

Pumie by United States Pumice Co.   

Splash Hog by WizKid Products   

BBL Line by Zephyr Manufacturing Co. Inc.