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Eco-Friendly Take Out Containers: What’s the Best, Low Cost Option For Your Business

Consumers today are constantly on the move, and carry-out, delivery and third party delivery services have become the norm for many restaurants and other foodservice establishments. As a result, disposable take-out packaging has become an essential...

Carpet Extractor Repair: 6 Common Problems with Troubleshooting Solutions

Broken equipment is not only frustrating but delays worker productivity. Understanding when your equipment is in need of simple maintenance like tightening a loose hose or cleaning a filter can save you the extra time of bringing it in for professional...

How to Change a Floor Pad on a Floor Buffer or Burnisher [+Steps]

Commercial floor buffers and burnishers are used to improve floor appearance throughout your facility. To remain effective, floor pads need to be periodically replaced after wear, and they should be removed after each maintenance procedure to avoid...

Commercial Floor Mops 101: The Best Wet Mop for Every Application

Common in most facilities, wet mops are used to complete various cleaning procedures. Wet mops are the perfect tool to combat floor stains in entryways, maintain heavy traffic areas, clean spill-prone spots, or to perform floor disinfection. However,...

How Much Does a Commercial Carpet Extractor Cost? 10 Factors That Affect Price

If you’re asking the question, “How much does a carpet extractor cost?” you’re probably getting ready to invest in a commercial carpet extractor or replace your current machine.  Carpet extractors can be a critical component of your carpet care...

Which Common Food Packaging Products are Recyclable: A Business’ Guide

When it comes to product disposal, understanding what foodservice packaging products are recyclable can play a big role in satisfying your customers and lowering your environmental footprint. It is important to understand the disposal options of the...

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...

Winter Floor Maintenance Tips: 4 Tips to Protect Your Facility’s Floors

Winter is quickly approaching, bringing its own mix of harsh conditions and cleaning challenges. Now is the time to start preparing for the wet wintery effects that come with snow, ice, and slush. Soils, snow, and ice melt are abrasive and can cut...

Experience as Much as a 230% Increase in Productivity by Changing Your Vacuum [VIDEO]

In today’s competitive environment one of your primary concerns is likely finding ways to lower your cleaning costs. In the average facility, vacuuming can represent 15-25% of the total cost of cleaning your building, thus lowering the cost of vacuuming...

Commercial Floor Mats 101: What are the Different Types of Floor Mats & Where to Use Them

Commercial floor mats are placed both inside and outside of your facility to protect your floors and your occupants. Floor mats are used in many different types of facilities including schools, hospitals, and retail stores to prevent slip, trip, and...

6 Best Stand On and Ride On Automatic Floor Scrubbers of 2024

Automatic floor scrubbers can vary greatly in terms of types, sizes, features, and more. The wide variety of available brands and models can be confusing when trying to select which floor scrubber is best, but choosing the right one for your business...

5 Best Walk Behind Automatic Floor Scrubbers of 2024

Looking for the best walk-behind automatic floor scrubber for your facility? To help you narrow down the choices we created a list of the 5 top-rated walk-behind auto floor scrubbers of 2023. Read more to find out which will be the best fit for your...

Causes of the 6 Most Common Auto Floor Scrubber Problems & How to Solve

When working properly, auto floor scrubbers effectively scrub and dry floors in one pass, reducing labor and other costs. But, like any janitorial cleaning equipment they can experience issues that will cause them to break or stop working.  Broken...

Loose vs Dispensed Cutlery: How to Reduce Disposable Cutlery Usage By 29%

Popular in most cafeterias, breakrooms, office kitchens, and other eateries, bins or dispensers are filled with disposable cutlery for guests to take and use with their meal or snack. Often not considered as a large part of your foodservice operation,...

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...

What is Ice Melt? Selecting The Best Ice Melt For Your Facility

Winter months are quickly approaching and that means ice and snow are on the way,  and slick sidewalks and slippery parking lots are also on the horizon. As a business owner, you are likely familiar with the increased dangers of wintery weather...

5 Best Upright and Micro Auto Floor Scrubbers Of 2024

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...

The Best Alternatives To Single-Use Plastic Bags For Your Business

Single-use plastic bags have been the target of state bans and legislation as their impact becomes more and more realized. The amount of plastic bags in the environment has become a huge problem because Americans alone use approximately 100 billion...

How to Repair the Most Common Floor Burnisher Issues [VIDEO]

All janitorial cleaning equipment, including your floor burnishers, will break down at some point or another.  Some problems you will be able to fix yourself, while others will require expert help. If you can solve the problem yourself, you will...

Chemical Safety Tips For Reducing Insurance Costs & Workers’ Comp Claims

When a member of your janitorial staff is injured, it presents a problem for the employee and you. Not only will you incur increased costs from workers’ compensation claims, replacement labor, and insurance costs, but also the added costs from...

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,...

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...

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,...

MSDS vs SDS Explained: Where to Find, How to Read, & What to Look For

Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) can be intimidating to first time users, and even veterans, who may be using a new or different cleaning product for the first time. It is important for anyone handling or using commercial cleaning supplies to become familiarized...

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...

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