Prepare Your Facilities for 2017

December 29, 2016

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 the past year to see if one’s 2016 resolutions were achieved and to plan for…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Supermarkets

December 22, 2016

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, consumers will likely come into contact with these commonly contaminated hot-spots: Shopping cart handles Basket…

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Reduce Energy Bills in the Restroom

December 16, 2016

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 and highest amounts of energy that each type of institution devotes to heating their buildings…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Retail

December 9, 2016

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 toilet seat only to realize it is wet, or encounter an empty soap dispenser when they…

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The Two Ways Cold Weather Makes People Sick

December 1, 2016

“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, hats, and gloves? Or can frigid, winter weather actually make you sick? The answer is…

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