Sanitize and Spring-clean the Workplace

The days are longer, the temperatures are warmer, and everyone is feeling more upbeat with the change in weather. However, your employees’ desks are covered in messy piles of papers and could be covered in germs too, especially if sicknesses spread through the workplace during winter. It’s time to spring-clean those workspaces to increase productivity…

10 Items That Have More Germs Than a Toilet Seat

Most people try their best not to touch anything when they use a public restroom, especially the toilet seat. While it has a germy reputation, it is not the only contaminated area in workplaces, schools, or public places. Studies have found that school toilet seats have an average of 3,200 colony-forming units (CFUs), office toilets…

ADA Compliance and Your Business

What ADA Compliance Is… “The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.” The act has been updated since then, with the greatest changes being made in 2010. Any buildings newly constructed after…

How to Maintain Fresh Scents in Large Spaces

Odor issues do not just occur in the restroom, they can crop up anywhere in a building. While consistent cleanings will help to reduce some unpleasant smells and maintain a neat appearance, they may not completely solve this problem. Having members of your cleaning staff manually spritz air fresheners throughout the day will not resolve…

Hygiene Tips for Your Community: Places of Worship

Churches, synagogues, mosques, and other various temples are all staples within their communities. Members of all ages, ranging from infants to senior citizens, gather regularly to pray and receive guidance for their daily lives. Places of worship keep their doors open to everyone and have evolved with the rest of society, as many offer more…

Prepare Your Facilities for 2017

A survey of facility managers across the United States deemed routine upkeep as one of the top twelve methods to reduce expenses. Maximizing the life of equipment with regular checkups, cleanings, and repairs will prevent earlier than expected replacements. As 2016 draws to a close and 2017 begins, it is common to look back on…

Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Supermarkets

People visit their local supermarkets weekly and sometimes even more frequently. Unfortunately, grocery stores can be havens for all kinds of bacteria, so protecting staff and customers and providing safe, healthy food should be a manager’s top priority. There are precautions that can be taken in order to avoid germs and foodborne illnesses. While shopping,…

Reduce Energy Bills in the Restroom

Sick days and spreading germs are not the only problems that winter brings along. Energy expenses for office buildings, schools, and hospitals can become quite costly. This necessity cannot be eliminated; however, replacing a few appliances with energy-efficient models can help to decrease overall energy usage and counteract heating costs. Listed below are the lowest…

Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Retail

December is here and it has brought on the most stressful shopping season of year. Shoppers are visiting multiple stores in hopes of finding that special gift and your employees have triple the work to do. During their brief moment of privacy – the bathroom break – none of them want to sit on the…

The Two Ways Cold Weather Makes People Sick

“Colds” are actually viruses that get their name from the seasonal conditions they accompany. As children, we were all told by our parents to bundle up in the winter to avoid catching a cold. Has this been an old wives that stuck around in order for parents to persuade their kids to put on coats,…