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How to Prevent Empty Commercial Soap Dispensers

How to Prevent Empty Commercial Soap Dispensers

Did you know that your guests can leave your restroom with twice the amount of germs on their hands than when they entered? Using the restroom requires the people in your building to touch multiple surfaces and objects. Whether they’re touching the doors, toilet flush valves, or faucets, there’s a high risk of spreading germs …

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What Causes Restroom Odors?: 3 Common Sources

What Causes Restroom Odors?: 3 Common Sources

Keeping your commercial restroom looking and smelling its best is an important part of maintaining a positive perception of your facility among guests. If your guests notice a foul odor while they’re in your restroom, it’s possible that you and your janitorial team will have to clean your restroom more often to address complaints and …

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How To Start A School Recycling Program in 6 Steps

How To Start A School Recycling Program in 6 Steps

Did you know that up to 80% of the waste produced in schools could actually be recycled? A majority of the waste produced in schools isn’t disposed of properly leading to excessive trash and large disposal costs. In many cases, large amounts of paper, food packaging products, commercial cleaning supplies, and other waste that is …

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5 Tips to Safely Strip and Wax Floors

5 Tips to Safely Strip and Wax Floors

Floor maintenance procedures of any kind can pose a safety risk to your staff and the people in your building. Risks include slips, falls, chemical exposure, and more. However, if performed correctly, these risks can be greatly reduced or even eliminated.  One of the most necessary, yet accident-prone maintenance procedures performed by you and your …

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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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What is an Orbital Scrubber? 3 Key Benefits

What is an Orbital Scrubber? 3 Key Benefits

If you’ve been looking for a way to make your cleaning program safer, more efficient, and more sustainable, an orbital floor scrubber may be a good investment for your facility. Orbital scrubbers use advanced technology to make the process of cleaning your facility’s floors easier than with a mop and bucket or a traditional disc …

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4 Ways To Keep Your Floors Looking Their Best This Winter

4 Ways To Keep Your Floors Looking Their Best This Winter

Winter can be harsh on your facility’s hard floors so it’s important to take a different approach in the winter to account for increased soils and winter weather. The processes that would typically work during the summer or other seasons may not work now to keep your floors protected.  As winter approaches, you may be …

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5 Benefits of Autonomous Vacuums

5 Benefits of Autonomous Vacuums

Businesses in every market are faced with increased and more intensive cleaning requirements today. As a facility manager, you are likely challenged to find new ways to meet these demands without adding more cleaning staff. This calls for innovative solutions. One way to help your staff meet these new expectations is with the addition of …

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7 Best Commercial Skincare Dispensing Systems of 2022

7 Best Commercial Skincare Dispensing Systems of 2022

Commercial skincare dispensers come in various sizes, materials, colors, and finishes. Some have manual pumps, while others are no-touch and automatically dispense soap into the user’s hand.  There are wall-mounted, counter-mounted, and freestanding units. Finding the right one for your facility might seem like a daunting task when there are so many different types and …

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How to Choose the Right Soap or Sanitizer Dispenser for your Campus: 7 Considerations

How to Choose the Right Soap or Sanitizer Dispenser for your Campus: 7 Considerations

College and university campuses are at an increased risk of germ spread and illness because students often spend most of their time in dorms, classrooms, and other shared spaces like cafeterias, restrooms, and recreational centers. Illness-causing germs, bacteria, and viruses are easily transmitted directly through contact between people, and indirectly via surfaces such as door …

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5 Common Hand Hygiene Dispenser Problems & How to Solve Them

5 Common Hand Hygiene Dispenser Problems & How to Solve Them

Are you having trouble with the hand soap or sanitizer dispensers in your facility? Don’t worry, many facilities experience problems with their dispensers at one time or another. Depending on the system, your soap or sanitizer dispenser could be affected by a variety of issues causing it to malfunction.  Luckily, there are several simple ways …

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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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Commercial Soap Dispensers: How to Select the Right System For Your Business

Commercial Soap Dispensers: How to Select the Right System For Your Business

Modern commercial skincare dispensing systems can enhance your facility’s hand hygiene program in several ways including reduced germ spread, limited risk of cross-contamination, and improved sustainability. As you search for a new skincare system, you’ve likely realized there are many new, innovative soap and sanitizer dispensing options on the market today, and narrowing down the …

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2 Best Low Maintenance Floor Finishes of 2022

2 Best Low Maintenance Floor Finishes of 2022

Finding the time and money to maintain your resilient hard floors can be challenging, especially in a time where staff is already stretched thin. To maintain soft, or high maintenance floor finishes you’ll likely need to burnish them 2-3 times a week, or more, depending on foot traffic and desired look. However, this may not …

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6 Expert Tips to Strip and Wax Commercial Hard Floors

6 Expert Tips to Strip and Wax Commercial Hard Floors

Floorcare can be challenging, especially when performing a strip and wax. There are several steps as well as various mistakes that are common which can affect the outcome of the procedure. Performing this restorative procedure is also time-consuming and expensive, so it is important to get it right the first time. However, given the time …

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Best Vacuums for Commercial Carpet: A Comprehensive Review

Best Vacuums for Commercial Carpet: A Comprehensive Review

Commercial carpeting is popular in many facilities because of its ability to hide dirt and soils. Unfortunately, this same quality makes it hard to clean – unless you have the right commercial vacuum cleaner. There are hundreds of vacuums available on the market today and each is built to tackle unique surface cleaning challenges. Carpet …

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How to Remove Ice Melt and Salt Stains From Carpet in 6 Steps

How to Remove Ice Melt and Salt Stains From Carpet in 6 Steps

During the winter months, ice melt and salts are used to keep sidewalks and entryways from getting slippery, helping to protect the safety of building occupants. While protecting people from injury, ice melt creates a range of cleaning challenges inside the building. Although ice melt is applied outside in parking lots, on sidewalks, and near …

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Oven-Safe Disposable Food Containers 101: What Containers Can Be Used in the Oven?

Oven-Safe Disposable Food Containers 101: What Containers Can Be Used in the Oven?

In the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic, take-out, delivery, and home-meal replacement options have never been more popular. Take-out and delivery skyrocketed when dine-in and social distancing restrictions were put into place at the beginning of the pandemic. However, even now, as restrictions have since loosened, off-premise dining options remain in high demand. In some …

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How Much Does A Commercial Vacuum Cost: 9 Factors That Affect Price

How Much Does A Commercial Vacuum Cost: 9 Factors That Affect Price

If you’re asking the question, “How much does a commercial vacuum cost?” you’re probably getting ready to invest in a new vacuum. Commercial vacuums are a critical component of your floor maintenance program, and selecting the right vacuum(s) for your facility can positively impact your cleaning results, worker productivity, labor costs, and your bottom line. …

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Commercial Wet Mops: How to Use a Mop & The Best Way to Clean a Mop

Commercial Wet Mops: How to Use a Mop & The Best Way to Clean a Mop

Commercial wet mops are an important tool in most every facility. They are the traditional, go-to tool for cleaning spill prone spots, periodically maintaining heavy traffic areas, and several other floor cleaning procedures. With the right mopping technique, they can be effective in removing soils from hard floor surfaces. It’s important to use the right …

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How to Strip a Floor Without Chemicals: 5 Major Benefits

How to Strip a Floor Without Chemicals: 5 Major Benefits

As the demand for more sustainable buildings continues to grow, the importance of green cleaning and maintenance procedures have never been more important. In nearly every market, including healthcare, education, hospitality, and elsewhere, more sustainable practices have become a main focus. Whether you are looking to achieve LEED certification or meet rising demand, finding ways …

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How Much Does it Cost to Strip and Wax Floors: 5 Factors

How Much Does it Cost to Strip and Wax Floors: 5 Factors

Over time it is inevitable that your resilient hard floor will begin to experience wear and tear from everyday foot traffic. The top of your floor is covered with a finish to protect against the accumulation of dirt, scratches, spills, and other effects of foot traffic. When that finish becomes scratched, scuffed, or damaged it …

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3 Ways to Maximize Your Facility’s Disinfectant Supply During a Shortage [VIDEO]

3 Ways to Maximize Your Facility’s Disinfectant Supply During a Shortage [VIDEO]

Implementing an effective cleaning and disinfecting process is important to protecting your facility against Coronavirus.  However, as the situation regarding the novel Coronavirus outbreak continues there is a high demand for infection control products. Facilities are more aware of their cleaning and disinfection protocols, and are requiring additional product for more frequent disinfection processes. Orders …

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How to Safely Disinfect With Bleach

How to Safely Disinfect With Bleach

Orders for infection control products like disinfectants and other related items have increased across the nation as Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) continues to spread. Manufacturers of these products are having difficulty keeping up with demand, and your current disinfectant may be temporarily unavailable. If you can’t get the disinfectant you regularly use, other disinfectants, like bleach, can …

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8 Alternatives For Plastic Straws: What’s Right For Your Business

8 Alternatives For Plastic Straws: What’s Right For Your Business

As the trend toward sustainability grows, and plastic straws become the target of increasing government regulations, businesses are looking for alternatives for the traditional plastic straw.  There are several available alternatives, and selecting the best one for your foodservice program can be confusing. Some options are more sustainable while others are more durable, but all …

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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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5 Best Upright and Micro Auto Floor Scrubbers Of 2023

5 Best Upright and Micro Auto Floor Scrubbers Of 2023

Looking for the best upright or micro auto floor scrubber for your facility? To help you narrow down the choices we created a list of the 5 top-rated upright and micro auto floor scrubbers of 2023. Read more to find out which will be the best fit for your business based on your facility’s size, needs, and budget.

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How Much Does An Automatic Floor Scrubber Cost?

How Much Does An Automatic Floor Scrubber Cost?

The cost of an automatic floor scrubber is a large factor you have to consider when choosing a scrubber for your facility. The best auto scrubber for your facility will match your business’ needs and budget. Auto floor scrubbers, or auto scrubbers, remove soil and stains from hard floors better and faster than the traditional …

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