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Advertisement Marion Janitorial Supply Co. makes spring cleaning easy
by DJ Kauffman Correspondent · April 6th, 2017


"We sell to everyone," said Marion Janitorial Supply Co. owners Janet and Brett Steffen. The business, located at 1685 7th Ave. Ste. 100, Marion, is open to the public from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and offers many specialized products in professional strengths and quality. "We had a customer stop in with a vehicle wash brush that he purchased from us approximately twenty years ago - it was still in great shape and still worked like a charm."

"We also have a product with enzymes that works amazing on getting pet urine smells out of carpets." And eliminating the need for elbow grease can be accomplished if one "uses the right tools and products for the task. Our products are designed to work well and last. We are also an authorized warranty service center on the machines that we sell."

Their products include the following: cleaning chemicals/disinfectants, carpet shampoo, floor finishes/strippers, odor control/eliminators, gloves, and paper products (towels, toilet tissue, napkins, cups, plates, forks/knives/spoons, trash liners). They also have push brooms, floor mats, floor squeegees, and window washing equipment. "The list is long," Steffen said.

According to their Facebook page, they are now selling microfiber wet mops - stocked in large and medium - blue color. "Deep cleaning action of microfiber has less shrinkage compared to other microfiber string-style wet mops, excellent absorbency, can be used for all general cleaning applications, provides ease of use/glides across the floor easily, and is launderable."

Also on Facebook, Marion Janitorial displays a new, battery-operated, 360 degree floor drying product. The Hurricone greatly speeds up drying time and the "8 -hour run time will keep your floors dry during inclement weather or after mopping."

In addition, they also make deliveries twice a week to area businesses, churches, schools, and day cares. They do not, however, offer cleaning services.

The Steffens purchased the business from Gary Bolden in October of 2013. According to Janet, Bolden divided his concrete finish brushes and janitorial business so he could concentrate solely on his finish brushes business. Janet worked for Bolden for 13 years before buying the janitorial side, she said. "I did the majority of the day-to-day tasks - everything from helping customers at the counter to financial statements. It was a natural move into ownership."

Marion Janitorial is a Fountain sponsor for the upcoming Cedar Rapids, Flood the Run, on August 12, 2017, at Ellis Park. The event benefits Matthew 25 and The Salvation Army.

Spring Cleaning made easy. Tips from thespruce.com:

1. First, gather your supplies together.

2. Create a checklist for each room.

3. Get rid of clutter by having a garage sale, store winter items, or donate unused items. "Take advantage of the natural urge that comes each spring to get rid of items that are weighing you down, and begin fresh with a more streamlined lifestyle. While we may have a tendency to hoard and hold on to items in the winter, we generally are more ready to let go of clutter when spring arrives. Trust me. Cleaning will be a lot easier when the clutter is gone."

4. Clean Patio Furniture.

5. Clean a grill.

6. Clean blinds.

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