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Re-opening Your Business After Covid-19: Preparedness

Small Business Cleaning and Paper Supplies

Reopening, Reinventing the Wheel, Safety and Customer Service

The time has come, that likely, has kept you awake nights. Re-opening your business, preparing for and addressing Covid-19 head-on when it comes to keeping your staff and customers safe while having to restructure (a little or a lot) your business model. Steady as she goes…

Across this Province, weeks after winding down business operations, companies of all sizes and means are being asked to restart and ‘re-invent the wheel’ as it were, at varying rates (depending upon where you are) shutdown rules are being gradually loosened. The challenge is complicated by uncertainties.

We have to look at this like it presents ‘an opportunity’ (and not a death nell) — for reemerging companies to build the competencies they wish they’d invested in before: to be more digital, data-driven, and in the cloud; to have more variable cost structures, agile operations and automation; to create stronger capabilities in e-commerce and security. This agility will be core to the long-term capabilities needed to meet and survive the coming months, possibly years ahead. Leaders should consider the steps they take to reopen as the first in a long journey of wider transformation and take advantage of any on-line training and incentives offered. Look to the local Chamber of Commerce for training, on-line round tables or BLOGS for any sound business leadership they may offer.

While you are doing that, prepare to with with the practical steps too. When stocking sanitary supplies, soaps and disinfectants, sanitizers, paper goods consider Maple Ridge Janitorial Supplies (MRJS) one of your trusted sources nearby for disposable gloves, sanitizer and cleaning supplies to help you through the pandemic.

Consider MRJS here to help. We will do the best we can through our Distributors to keep what you need in stock as best we can.

As it is said, we are all in this together! Like you, as small business owners, we all shall do what we can within our means to support each other and fight and ‘WIN’ against this pandemic.

Get up with us.

Fight it with us.

We promise you – MRJS stands with the business people of this community and together we can get through this challenge!

It is easy to order what you need. Just call our sales desk if there is a product you require. and you do not see it on our website, we will attempt to locate it for you or order it in for you.

Shopping is easy. Call in your order to the Sales – Order Desk at 604-463-2388 (open Monday to Thursday) – (Or, use the secure Shopping Cart after hours). Choose “pick-up” instead of ‘shipping’ and save a bundle. Your order will be available for ‘no-contact pick-up’ the next MRJS business day on the Pick-Up Desk. Slip in – Slip out.

We look forward to meeting your needs through this time of change.

Stay Well. Stay Safe and follow the guidelines for re-opening.

Cheers! Deborah S.

Maple Ridge Janitorial Supplies ‘On-Line’

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Disinfectants List Approved (EPA-USA)

Link: USA Today: (Article) These cleaners kill coronavirus: Lysol, Clorox, Purell products make EPA’s disinfectants list

Maple Ridge Janitorial Supplies carries disinfectants as often as Distributors restock after a shortage. We reorder as quickly as possible. Check with us: 604-463-2388 Mon to Thursday.

$$ Visa Mastercard – Accepted when you place your order.

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Don’t Forget Toilet Seat Covers…when you leave the house!


July 7, 2020

“Should I Use a Toilet Seat Cover?” you ask.

Disposable Toilet Seat Covers will have you ‘better safe than sorry’. The question really is…’Who knows’. However….they are easy to pocket when nature calls when you are not at home and cheap enough to afford the peace of mind.

Keep a pack in your car when traveling for use at rest stops, pocket a couple for going to a public place where you may have to use the facilities, etc. You can ‘grab-and-go’ a toilet Seat cover when not at home. Put a couple in a baggie for an emergency and never be with out them when leaving the house. They are lightweight and small enough to carry around in your backpack, handbag, purse, glove box, or diaper bag.

Available at Maple Ridge Janitorial ‘On-line’ by the single pack of 20 Hospeco Seat Covers….just “$9.29 Ea.” for your piece of mind. (Case of 250 $109.00). Fits Hospeco Dispensers (sold separately).

How/When to Use:

Disposable toilet seat covers allow for peace of mind when using a portable toilet (not included) at campgrounds, public events, and even just public toilets at malls and restaurants. Just flush when done, the water grabs it and whooosh! …gone. The cover fits most toilet seats and is eco-friendly – they break down quite easily once wet and are safe for most septic systems.

Oh yah!… and don’t forget the Diversey Soft Care handy ‘travel size’ hand sanitizer! Busy people love this perfect, handy sized out-and-about accessory. No bulky large bottles to carry around! Use after dining out, at the lake, keeping handy in your gym bag, in backpacks, the school locker and in your pocket just walking the dog or getting the mail at the corner!

‘Call us for more information’, to Order a pack of 20 (also sold by the case of 250 for Hospeco Dispensers), or about anything you need anytime 10 am to 5:30 pm Mon to Friday at 604-463-2388.

And the Diversey Soft Care pocket, personal size instant foam hand sanitizer with cap just $4.99 Ea. 50 mL

Shop on-line at 24/7 and order on-line. Before finalizing your purchase choose (next business day) ‘Pick-up’ option.

Thank you for supporting local businesses in your community!

Maple Ridge Janitorial Supplies ‘On-Line’

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Supply Strain Easing

Good news!…Finally!…and we all need some.

Supply chain easing, showing returns to retail in late May 2020

Stock on many ‘scarce products’ during the pandemic are once again returning to store shelves. It would appear the government has filled their emergency coffers to their satisfaction in preparedness for the expected fall flare-up of Covid-19.

Prices are coming down at last on scarce commodities and the strain is easing on everybodies pocketbook. Will prices return to pre-pandemic prices? That remains to be seen.

You will see prices falling on certain stock as fresh stock replaces the pandemic-era obtained stock. Distributor’s prices are falling as the Manufacturers begin to again supply them. We are going the right direction!

In this together! Have a great ‘re-opening’ or happy ‘back-to-work’ month come June. The summer shall be interesting and still challenging with the heat and some of the recreational sites and facilities being off-linits.

Happy shopping!

Deborah S.

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Supply Chain Impact of Coronavirus Covid-19

Supply Chain During Covid-19

Thank you for your continued business. We, at Maple Ridge Janitorial Supplies value your trust in us.

We continue to work with all distributors in our retail supply chain to ensure the best flow of product possible, and in turn we are assured, our distributors also with the manufacturers.

MRJS continue to be advised by our domestic suppliers that the health care and emergency medical system and first responders are the highest priority and we are next in terms of the industrial chain. Therefore they are not able to provide us any lead times on the items that are affected by the COVID-19 escalation.

Our sourcing efforts continue to manage the best possible supply chain and flow of goods over the coming weeks and possibly months ahead.

We thank you for your business and will continue to provide the best support possible. If you do however decide to cancel your order, please reply to this by e-Mail: ATTN.: Sales.

We thank you for your business and will continue to provide the best support possible during this trying time.


Shelly Ruthven, Owner, and

Deborah S., Customer Service – Order Desk

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What are the benefits of using microfibre?

Microfibre Cloths  Yellow   Pro 10 pack

The Benefits of Microfiber are significant

Why is microfibre preferred by professionals? …Better Cleaning. Microfiber towels contain more than 200,000 fibers per inch of fabric and can absorb more than seven times their weight in water, making them much more effective than traditional cleaning cloths, and they are also…

Environmentally Friendly. …

Cost Savings. …

Improved Safety. …

Promote Better Health…to name a few.

Commercial cleaning pros prefer microfibre over cotton for cleaning jobs.

Cotton sheets are more breathable than microfiber and won’t trap heat as easily, providing a more comfortable sleep. However…and that’s a BIG however…as microfiber sheets can be more durable than cotton sheets, as natural fibers–particularly less expensive cotton options–can break down more easily with frequent washes.

For more information, or to order micro-fire cloths to enhance your cleaning just give our consultant, Shelly Ruthven a call (free) at 604-460-2097 (Monday thru Friday) a pro-Consultant at Jani-Clean Janitorial Services and make an appointment to come in and she will see you get what you need, information or product for any job. *


Maple Ridge Janitorial Supplies

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Microfibers are densely constructed polyester and polyamide (nylon) fibers that are approximately 1/16th the thickness of a human hair. When woven together, these fibers create a net-like surface area covered with millions of spaces to trap moisture, dirt and debris. The micro fibers are able to get into tiny nooks and crevices whereas the traditional cotton cloth and mop fibers are not.
The nylon component of the fiber also produces a static charge that attracts dirt, pulling it in and trapping it until the cloth or pad is washed.
 ~ Shelly Ruthven   
of Jani-Clean Janitorial Services, Maple Ridge