• 6 Common Handwashing Mistakes
  • How to Choose Between Fragrances and Fragrance-Free
  • Bed Bugs 101
  • International Women’s Day and Citron Hygiene
  • 3 Key Factors to Consider for Warewashing Machines

6 Common Handwashing Mistakes

How are people washing their hands incorrectly and what can public restrooms do to encourage better habits? If asked, most people will say they wash their hands after using public restrooms.  There are many who make the effort, but not everyone does this properly. In 2009, a study was conducted in the United Kingdom by tracking entry and soap use in men’s and women’s rooms.  Only 65% of women and…

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How to Choose Between Fragrances and Fragrance-Free

When facilities choose a fragrance-free option to prevent odor, they are selecting an option that is just as effective as one with fragrance. What matters is that the air care system is one that neutralizes odor instead of simply providing a mask to cover it up. Every building and its occupants are different, so some will require a fragrance-free solution while others will fair better with scents. In the end,…

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Bed Bugs 101

No one wants to find a family of tiny bugs, roughly the size of apple seeds, in his/her bed. Unfortunately, bed bug infestations have been on the rise since about 2000. One of the reasons for this sudden uptick is the increase in air travel that started in the 1980s; these bugs began to move more as humans did. Now, as there are no signs of travel slowing down and…

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International Women’s Day and Citron Hygiene

International Women’s Day was first recognized in 1909, with the first annual celebration happening in 1911. It was initially created when women were rallying for the right to vote, hold public office, and gain employment rights equal to men. Since then, it has evolved into a world holiday that highlights the achievements of women throughout history and today, while also bringing attention to current issues. Citron Hygiene supports women in…

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3 Key Factors to Consider for Warewashing Machines

Kitchen staff work tirelessly to ensure that there are always clean dishes, utensils, and glasses available. Without these, the dinner rush would be impossible. One way that restaurant managers and owners, and anyone else who oversees a foodservice operation, can ensure that this vital aspect of the business is always being performed efficiently is by having a good warewashing machine in place. When selecting one, there are a few major…

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Why Good Restrooms Mean Good Business

People have strong feelings about restrooms. On average, they take trips 6-8 times per day, which makes it easy for them to become all too familiar with the best and worst qualities of their usual bathrooms, especially when the ones at work or in businesses they visit regularly. Restrooms account for about 5% of building square footage and 50% of the complaints. Despite it being such a physically small portion…

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How to Make Your Business More Family-Friendly

Parents will go to great lengths to address their babies’ needs wherever they are.   They pack strollers full of toys, bottles, blankets and anything else an infant may need while away from home. There is one thing they have to rely on businesses to provide: a safe place to change and dispose of diapers. While families are out, changing a diaper can be tricky if the facility lacks the resources…

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Heads Up! Watch Out for These Workplace Hazards

In 2015 and 2016, there were over 1.1 million claims made due to work-related injuries and illnesses in the United States and Canada. There is even a chance that this number could be higher, as not all claims are approved. According to the American Society of Safety Engineers, workplace injuries could be reduced by 50% with the implementation of a safety program. By including a few extra preventative measures, you…

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Protect Your Facility from the Flu

This year’s flu has received a plenty of attention from local and major news networks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other health and wellness organizations. The H3N2 virus (influenza A) is this year’s most common strain in both the U.S and Canada. The vaccine is much less effective against this strain compared to its performance in the previous season. Currently, researchers say it is only 10-20% effective,…

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Prevent Rodent Problems This Winter

In winter, business owners have more than just heating costs, wet floors, and icy walkways to worry about, they also need to be ready for winter pests. Rodents are one of the most common ones to encounter, as the cold air, wind, and snow drive them into buildings and homes. According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), about 45% of rodent issues occur during fall and winter. How Do…

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