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Using the right product can make or break a contract. A better product allows building service contractors to clean faster or more effectively. It could mean the ability to offer a lower bid, helping to secure the business. But with so many products in the marketplace, how do BSCs know which products to trust?

The following 40 products were chosen by jan/san distributors to be among the best in the industry as part of the Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Choice Award program. These products are the ones distributors turn to most often when presented with a problem from customers.

If BSCs aren’t currently using these products, they should ask their distributors what makes them winners. Contractors may find that making a change improves their current service.

The award program is put together by Contracting Profits’ sister publication, Sanitary Maintenance. To be considered for the award, a product had to run in a 2018 issue of Sanitary Maintenance or on its website Magazine subscribers received an email ballot with the opportunity to pick up to five products considered to be the best in the industry. There were nearly 300 nominations; each ballot contained a randomized selection of products.

This year’s winners are (in alphabetical order by company name):

Scotch-Brite Clean & Shine by 3M Commercial Solutions Division

Floor Maintenance Pads by ACS Cleaning Products Group    

VaporJet 8000 by Advanced Vapor Technologies    

TrapEze Disposable Dusting Sheets by Americo Manufacturing Co. Inc.

Cleanser by Bar Keepers Friend    

Compass by Betco Corp.    

Tandem High-Capacity Bath Tissue X2 and X2S Dispensers by Cascades PRO
Clorox Total 360 System by CloroxPro    

Safewalk by Crown Matting Technologies
MoonBeam 3 by Diversey Inc.    

H2Orange2 Hyper-Concentrate 112 by EnvirOx LLC    

Tork PeakServe Continuous Towel System by Essity Professional Hygiene North America LLC
Baggy Floor Collection System by Filmop

myfresh by Fresh Products LLC    

PURELL Surface Disinfecting and Sanitizing Sprays by GOJO Industries Inc.    

enMotion Automated Touchless Counter Mount Soap System by GP PRO

KaiTutor by Kaivac Inc.    

KIRA B 50 by Karcher North America
Health Guard by Kutol Products Company Inc.    

MicroLuxx Mat by M+A Matting    

#200 Machine Dishwash Detergent by Meterpak    

Disposable Dust Mop and Pad by Nexstep Commercial Products (Exclusive Licensee of O-Cedar)    

Advance SC100 Upright Scrubber by Nilfisk

eForce Scrubber by NSS Enterprises    

FreeFlex Cordless Hybrid Upright Vacuum by ProTeam Inc.    

Spill Mop by Rubbermaid Commercial Products    

Livi VPG Select and Livi VPG by Solaris Paper    

Clean by Peroxy Multi Surface Wipes by Spartan Chemical Co. Inc.
DoodleScrub by Square Scrub    

Auto-Scrub Plus Floor Cleaner by Stearns Packaging Corp.    

Vital by Sunburst Chemicals Inc.    

T350 Stand-On Floor Scrubber by Tennant Company

Sonic Scrub by The Malish Corporation    

Stripper-Stop by Tolco Corp.    

HydroLink by Trojan Battery Co.
Unger Excella by Unger Enterprises LLC    

Pumie by United States Pumice Co.    

Professional Cordless Electrostatic Handheld Sprayer by Victory Innovations Co.

Blue Seal by Waterless Co. Inc.    

Splash Hog by WizKid Products