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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 86 million people in the US get sick from foodborne illnesses yearly.  Most people know that mishandling and improper food storage can spread foodborne illnesses. Many people don’t realize that insects, like fruit flies, are another big contributor to the spread of foodborne illnesses.  Fruit flies […]

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How to Prevent HAIs: 3 Tips to Keep Your Patients Healthy

How to Prevent HAIs: 3 Tips to Keep Your Patients Healthy

A 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs, affect approximately 633,000 patients annually. That’s 1 of every 31 hospitalized patients in the United States.  Tens of thousands of those patients will die of complications related to their healthcare-associated infection.  HAIs put a massive burden on the healthcare system, […]

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How to Use a Dilution Control System in 4 Easy Steps

How to Use a Dilution Control System in 4 Easy Steps

Are you looking for a way to reduce product waste? Or, maybe you’re looking to reduce the hazards that come with handling concentrated chemicals?  Eliminate the hassle and guesswork involved with diluting chemicals by hand, all while cutting costs and increasing worker safety, by investing in a chemical dilution control system. In this comprehensive article, […]

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How Does a Chemical Management System Increase Workplace Safety?

How Does a Chemical Management System Increase Workplace Safety?

In 2021, over 400,000 workplace injuries were caused by exposure to harmful chemicals. This figure reminds us how important it is to manage chemicals properly in commercial settings.   One way businesses have been curbing the number of workplace injuries from chemical exposure is to adopt a chemical management system. Chemical management systems are meticulously designed […]

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Are Paper Towels More Sanitary Than Hand Dryers?

Are Paper Towels More Sanitary Than Hand Dryers?

Hand dryers are a popular replacement for paper towel dispensers, but are they more sanitary? Hand dryers promote cross contamination by spreading germs from the air, to your hands, and eventually to other surfaces. Here are a few reasons why paper towels are more sanitary than hand dryers.

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Electrostatic Disinfection: 3 Ways to Get The Most Out of Your Sprayer

Electrostatic Disinfection: 3 Ways to Get The Most Out of Your Sprayer

As the need for frequent disinfection grows, high volume disinfection is becoming increasingly popular. The most popular and effective high-volume disinfection method is electrostatic technology. Electrostatic sprayer technology applies an electric charge to a disinfectant chemical. The charge allows the disinfectant droplets to evenly and completely coat surfaces and objects.

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Best Practices For Restroom Disinfection: 5 Tips For Maximum Efficacy

Best Practices For Restroom Disinfection: 5 Tips For Maximum Efficacy

The surfaces in your commercial restroom are covered with illness-causing germs and bacteria. To keep your occupants safe against an outbreak, it’s imperative that your cleaning team frequently and thoroughly cleans and disinfects the restroom. With proper disinfection in your restroom, 100% of germs, bacteria, and viruses listed on your chosen disinfectant’s product label are […]

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Food Grade Sanitizer: What are Approved Sanitizers for Food Service?

Food Grade Sanitizer: What are Approved Sanitizers for Food Service?

Keeping any area clean and free of illness-causing germs and bacteria is important for businesses of all types, but it is especially critical in foodservice operations and other businesses that serve food. Businesses serving food must lower the risk of cross-contamination and foodborne illness to keep guests protected from sickness. Cleaning and sanitizing are essential […]

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Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 by Cleaning, Sanitizing, & Disinfecting Touchpoints & Other Surfaces

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 by Cleaning, Sanitizing, & Disinfecting Touchpoints & Other Surfaces

COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that has been devastating countries worldwide. Its most common symptoms include dry cough, high fever, and shortness of breath. As of this posting, all 50 states have confirmed cases of COVID-19 and many states, especially Washington, New York, and California, have been hard […]

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5 Cold and Flu Prevention Tips For the Workplace [VIDEO]

5 Cold and Flu Prevention Tips For the Workplace [VIDEO]

The flu causes U.S. employees to miss approximately 17 million workdays a year, in turn costing employers, like you, about $7 billion annually in sick days and lost productivity. Each year the seasonal flu peaks between December and February, but preparing for cold and flu season should start in late October. Prevention begins with encouraging […]

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6 Steps to Reduce Foodborne Illness and Cross-Contamination

6 Steps to Reduce Foodborne Illness and Cross-Contamination

Without proper cleaning and sanitization procedures, foodservice operators are putting their customers at increased risk of foodborne illness. A food poisoning outbreak will negatively affect customer’s perception and satisfaction with your business, giving your business a bad reputation. A bad reputation can mean lost sales and may even put you out of business.

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What is Quat Binding? (Definition, Dangers, & Prevention)

What is Quat Binding? (Definition, Dangers, & Prevention)

Quat-based disinfectants are popular cleaning and disinfecting solutions used to kill bacteria, mold, and viruses. When used properly quats are highly effective. When used with the wrong cleaning tools, quat disinfectants become less effective and the disinfecting that you think is killing bacteria is not actually happening, even when you’re using the right dilution ratio.

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