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Grout and Tile Cleaning Tools and Tips

This blog covers a lot about proper floor care when it comes to mopping and sweeping. Those floor care techniques aren’t always enough to clean tile flooring. Cleaning tile and grout poses a unique challenge, as it is not an even surface and dirt can get stuck in and even stain your grout. That can […]

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Dirty Ice Machines and How to Clean and Sanitize Them

A recent study out of England found more bacteria in restaurant ice machines than in the toilet bowl water. Experts say that’s because toilets get cleaned more often than the ice machines. Many of us know that mold and bacteria thrive in moist, warm environments, and don’t think about them growing in icy cold situations. […]

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Cleaning and Sanitizing to Reduce Cross-Contamination

No matter how much care you take when cooking your food, there is no way to avoid foodborne illnesses if you don’t properly clean and sanitize your preparation and cooking surfaces. You must clean any surface that comes in contact with food in between each task. That includes prep tables, knives, cutting boards, pots and […]

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Food Safety to Prevent Foodborne Illnesses

More than 1,000 foodborne illness outbreaks occur each year in restaurants. Sources include everything from salmonella to Norovirus and other dangerous germs. Those germs can come from almost any type of food, most commonly poultry, meat, greens and dairy. Those foodborne illnesses can send your customers to the doctor’s office or hospital. Some could even […]

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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 […]

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Gym/Fitness Center Cleaning for Health and Hygiene

Good gym hygiene can be the difference between getting in a good workout and getting sick. Gyms can spread germs that can cause colds, the flu, Norovirus, athlete’s foot and staph infections including MRSA. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to make your gym experience cleaner and more hygienic. […]

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Safety First: Slip and Fall Myths

Slips and falls are a major source of liability in any business. They can cost businesses thousands of dollars and ruin that business’s reputation. There are many steps to avoid slips and falls at your business, including using proper floor cleaning and maintenance techniques. However, there are also a lot of misconceptions about what cause […]

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Reusable vs. Disposable Cleaning Products

Going green is the hot way to do everything right now. It’s good for the environment and your bottom line because you won’t need to replace items as frequently. That includes within the cleaning industry. There are a growing number of machine washable, reusable products like dusters and mops on the market. The problem for […]

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 […]

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Cleaning Soda Machines to Reduce Bacteria

The battle over what’s in your drink usually centers on things like sugar, corn syrup and calories. However, a recent investigation by a Kansas television station found that the soda dispensers in fast food restaurants, convenience stores and cafés harbor bacteria. The investigation found microorganisms including mold, E. Coli, staph and coliform, which can cause […]