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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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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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How to Fix Foam in Your Commercial Carpet Extractor

How to Fix Foam in Your Commercial Carpet Extractor

Carpet extractors are a powerful tool for cleaning and maintaining the carpets in your facility. Like with any janitorial equipment, there may be some issues that require extra attention from you and your cleaning staff. One of the most common and easily preventable issues you may encounter with your carpet extractor is foaming in the …

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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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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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5 Best High Shine Floor Finishes of 2022

5 Best High Shine Floor Finishes of 2022

Are you searching for the best high shine floor finish? Selecting the right floor finish for your commercial hard floors can be challenging. While there are hundreds of floor finishes on the market, they can generally be segmented into two groups: high maintenance and low maintenance. 

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How to Strip and Wax Commercial Hard Floors [+ Key Benefits]

How to Strip and Wax Commercial Hard Floors [+ Key Benefits]

our floors are the very first thing people notice when entering a building. Keeping them looking their best is important. However, this can be challenging. Everyday soils are tracked inside, and as a result, floors get worn. They get discolored, scratched, and damaged as occupants track dirt and other abrasive soils inside. Additionally, the winter …

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Best Take Out Packaging For Third Party Delivery

Best Take Out Packaging For Third Party Delivery

The use of third-party delivery services like UberEats, DoorDash, and GrubHub are at an all time high. While third party delivery services were gaining popularity before the Coronavirus Pandemic, the outbreak created increased demand and sped up adoption. Pre-pandemic, third party delivery services were growing rapidly given that people loved the convenience. What’s easier than …

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6 Innovative Ways to Boost Food Sales in 2022 [VIDEO]

6 Innovative Ways to Boost Food Sales in 2022 [VIDEO]

It has been over a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and businesses are still struggling to adapt to new market demands and recoup losses.  Restaurants and foodservice operations were some of the most impacted. Initial lockdowns and regulations made it nearly impossible to make profits.  Now that there are promising vaccines in …

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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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Where Are The Germiest Areas in Your Facility?

Where Are The Germiest Areas in Your Facility?

Germs are everywhere. They are a part of everyday life and are found in and on people, in the air, in the soil, and in water. Some germs are not harmful but others can lead to serious illness and infections, reiterating the importance of cleaning to reduce germs. The germiest parts in any facility are …

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Microwave Safe Containers: A Business’ Guide [VIDEO]

Microwave Safe Containers: A Business’ Guide [VIDEO]

Takeout and delivery services have been a lifeline for many foodservice operations as we continue to deal with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. There seems to be no end in sight for the increasing popularity even as the economy begins to reopen in many areas. We can assume takeout and delivery will remain the …

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How to Disinfect Carpet in Your Facility

How to Disinfect Carpet in Your Facility

Cleaning and disinfecting is the best way to remove germs from surfaces and to prevent illness from occurring in your facility. In any facility, the two main types of surfaces are hard and soft surfaces. Most EPA-registered disinfectants clearly state their ability to be used on “hard, nonporous surfaces.” This leaves many questioning how to …

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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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Dirty Restrooms in Restaurants: How They Impact Your Business

Dirty Restrooms in Restaurants: How They Impact Your Business

Great tasting, good quality food and a pleasant dining experience is not enough to satisfy customers and encourage repeat visits. Customers desire a complete dining experience including everything from polite and attentive staff and short wait times to spotless dishes and clean restrooms. For many restaurant owners, the impact of long lines and spotless dishes …

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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 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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3 Major Benefits of Tamper-Evident Food Packaging

3 Major Benefits of Tamper-Evident Food Packaging

Recently, the media has brought attention to an increase in food package tampering, heightening concerns among food service providers and their customers. As a result, tamper-evident packaging is more important than ever.  In June of 2019, a woman filmed herself removing a tub of ice cream from her local Walmart’s freezer, opening it, licking the …

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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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Molded Fiber Food Packaging with PFAS: Is It Safe and Compostable?

Molded Fiber Food Packaging with PFAS: Is It Safe and Compostable?

In recent years, the demand for more sustainable packaging has been growing steadily. As a result, many companies have adopted the use of molded fiber and bagasse food packaging. Molded fiber and bagasse are considered some of the most environmentally friendly food packaging options because they “close the loop”. Molded fiber is constructed from post-consumer …

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Top 4 Most Common Floor Buffer Problems

Top 4 Most Common Floor Buffer Problems

When equipment breaks, it leads to equipment downtime. Without janitorial cleaning equipment, your janitorial cleaning team will have to spend more time completing each task, leading lower worker productivity and higher labor costs.  Knowing the problem affecting your commercial floor buffer can help you better understand whether your buffer requires professional repair or if it …

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How Much Does a Floor Burnisher Cost?

How Much Does a Floor Burnisher Cost?

Floor burnishers are an important addition to any facility’s floor maintenance program. They are used to polish or burnish a floor to bring out its original shine. Shiny floors lead to a great looking facility and happy guests.  Like any purchase, you are likely curious how much one is going to cost you.  Depending on …

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Top 6 Styrofoam Alternatives (Advantages & Disadvantages)

Top 6 Styrofoam Alternatives (Advantages & Disadvantages)

Plastic foam or polystyrene is one of the most widely used types of plastics due to its low cost, moldable qualities, and its capability to generate its lightweight counterpart EPS (Styrofoam).  Its various desirable performance attributes such as heat tolerance and retention and it’s low-cost, have made it the preferred takeout container for many restaurants …

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Dumpster Odor Control: How to Eliminate Dumpster Odor

Dumpster Odor Control: How to Eliminate Dumpster Odor

Foul odors from dumpsters or compactors can turn a tenant or guest’s good experience into an unpleasant one. Offensive odors will create the wrong image of your facility, leaving guests with a negative impression of your business’ cleanliness. Any facility that is discarding waste in a dumpster or compactor is going to experience foul odors …

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5 Tips to Increase Your Grab and Go Food Sales [VIDEO]

5 Tips to Increase Your Grab and Go Food Sales [VIDEO]

In today’s fast-paced world, consumers are busier than ever and are increasingly influenced by convenience and the need to make quick decisions. As a result, consumers require food options they can consume while on-the-go. The increased demand has caused continued increases in grab-and-go food sales in recent years. In the following, we will go over …

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How Will The Plastic Bag Ban Affect Your Business?

How Will The Plastic Bag Ban Affect Your Business?

Throughout the United States, state regulation on plastic bags is increasing. Some states are focusing on implementing effective recycling programs, while others are imposing bans or fees to discourage the use of plastic bags altogether. Recent bans and regulations may have you wondering if your business is going to be affected.

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Comparing Different Types of Disposable Cutlery

Comparing Different Types of Disposable Cutlery

Choosing the right type of cutlery is important whether you are looking to make a positive impression on your guests or are trying to make a difference in the environment. Disposable cutlery is available in several different material types. Selecting the cutlery to best fit your business will depend on the food you are serving, …

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