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Dirty Restroom Experiences Impact Your Business

If you don’t think social media impacts your business, think again. A recent article in USA Today asks the question, “Would you eat in a restaurant with a dirty bathroom?” It turns out, customers aren’t only commenting online about your food. They’re talking about your restrooms. And if that restroom isn’t clean, it takes only […]

Surprising Germ Spots

Germy Handbags and How to Sanitize Them

Ladies: your handbag might be germier than your toilet seat. That’s according to research from Initial Washroom Hygiene, a washroom services company based in the UK. The company discovered that bacteria thrive on handles and inside your purse. According to the research, one in five handbag handles contained dangerous levels of bacteria that can cause […]

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Germy Places You Might Overlook When Cleaning

When it comes to cleaning, most of us are really good about getting rid of obvious dirt: trash, tracked-in mud, food that has fallen on the floor. However, cleaning away dirt and debris is only half of the battle. It doesn’t matter whether you’re cleaning your home, a restaurant or any other type of business; […]

4 steps to reducing cross contamination

Bad Handwashing and How to Improve

Most of us don’t wash our hands properly. In fact, a survey discovered that 95% of people are not washing their hands long enough to kill harmful bacteria. That doesn’t even take into account the people who use the restroom and walk out without washing their hands. Gross! Researchers at Michigan State University observed handwashing […]

Improve Hand Hygiene With A Hand & Nail Brush

How Using a Hand and Nail Brush Reduces the Risk of Foodborne Illnesses

Foodborne illnesses are a problem for restaurants and home cooks alike. It doesn’t take much for a small mistake or oversight to become a big problem and cause someone to get sick. We blog a lot about how proper handwashing is the top way to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria that cause foodborne […]

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Restroom Germ Myths

An article recently made the rounds on the internet and in the news talking about restroom germ myths. The article looked at seven common restroom germ beliefs and dissected which ones were true and which weren’t. You can read the full article and myth information here. This post will only cover a few of those […]

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Toilet Paper Dispenser Safety

Toilet paper dispensers can be dangerous. It might sound humorous, but it’s true. There have been several lawsuits over the past couple of years about stainless steel dispensers falling and injuring restaurant customers. Other lawsuits involve dispensers popping open because someone didn’t lock them when replacing the toilet paper. Those injuries and lawsuits cause a […]

Dust in Restaurants

Five Dirtiest Areas in Your Restaurant and How to Clean Them

Restaurant cleanliness is one of the top factors in whether a customer sits down at your restaurant or quickly escapes out the door. Dining out is an experience. Customers expect a clean, welcoming environment. And they should. Restaurants are part of the hospitality industry and as owners, operators and employees, it’s vital to take every […]

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance for your Restroom

Proper placement of your paper towel and toilet paper dispensers doesn’t only make your business’s restroom look nice, it’s the law. The Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA requires businesses to make public places, including restrooms, easily accessible for all users. The ADA dictates the types of dispensers businesses can use to meet these standards […]

Dirty Restrooms Result in Fewer Customers for your Business

Dirty Restrooms Result in Fewer Customers for your Business

Public restrooms can be gross. In fact, they’re a top reason why Americans will leave your business. Simply put, dirty restrooms result in fewer customers for your business. Clean restrooms are an indicator of your cleanliness program and whether the rest of your business is also clean. And the surveys continue to back up the need […]