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My Child Is Playing In What?

They kick off their shoes, climb ladders, peek through window bubbles and rocket down slides. Your kids are having a blast on the restaurant play equipment, but it could make them sick. I previously wrote about cleaning play area germs and the tools designed to make cleaning them easier. Now, it looks like lawmakers in […]


How Clean Is That Restaurant? Take A Peek Inside An Open Kitchen

Cleanliness is one of the most important things for restaurants. A good presentation, both on the plate and in the business itself will keep customers coming back for more. I have written several times about restaurant cleanliness, from restrooms to floors and even entryways. What I haven’t written much about is the kitchen, the most […]

Cleaning Outdoor Areas

Four Steps For Keeping Outdoor Areas Spotless

You know that first impressions matter. If your home or business isn’t clean, people aren’t going to come back. First impressions don’t wait until someone enters your home or business, they start the minute that person can first see your building. The problem is that with all of the sweeping, scrubbing and mopping insides, many […]

Clean Your Cleaning Supplies

Clean Your Cleaning Supplies

You’ve finished scrubbing, sweeping, mopping and cleaning. But are you cleaning your cleaning supplies? Your mops, brooms, brushes and other cleaning supplies are filled with all the dirt you just cleaned up.  If you put them back in storage right away, the dirt will stick around and your cleaning products will grow mold, mildew and […]


Three Ways To Tell If A Restaurant Is Clean

When you go out to eat, you are looking for a pleasant experience. Whether you’re eating fast food or fine dining, you expect cleanliness in the kitchen, a nice atmosphere, a bright dining area, clean floors. You assume that restaurant employees are following hygiene rules, like wearing gloves to touch food and washing their hands […]

Cleaning Impossible

A Dirty Floor Can Keep Customers Away

I once tried out a restaurant that had great reviews and local recognition. When I went in, the floors were dingy, the walls were covered in dirt and the service was horrendous. The food was only mediocre. I should have walked out. I never went back. And I shared my experience. Word-of-mouth works for both […]

4 steps to reducing cross contamination

Color Coded Cleaning

When you think about your cleaning supplies, color is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Red, yellow, blue – what’s the difference? Why does color even matter when you’re cleaning? It’s simple: color coding leads to cleanliness. Really. Just think about it. You don’t want someone to clean the bathroom, then take […]