Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Medical Offices

October 20, 2017

It is passed the halfway point for October, which means chillier weather, and of course, the upcoming cold and flu season. During the fall and winter seasons, doctors’ offices can see 3-4 times more people than usual, so germs spread quickly and easily. Maintaining sanitary conditions in waiting rooms for medical, dental, and outpatient offices is necessary to keep healthy patients and staff from becoming ill. The Waiting Room Walking…


Paper Towels: More Than Just a Restroom Fixture

August 3, 2017

Paper towels were initially invented in 1907 to cut down the spread of colds and other diseases. The shared hand-drying cloths in public bathrooms were suspected of making users sick.   Since then, they have become typical restroom fixtures; however, paper towels are good for more than just drying hands in the restroom. They are a convenient product to have in other places that may need a quick wipe to clean…


Stopping Odor Before it Starts

June 9, 2017

Odor is a common complaint users have about restrooms. So much so, that 66% of survey participants said they would avoid a business with this problem. Unfortunately, it is a difficult issue for establishments and their staff to solve, as 2 out of 3 of cleaners claim that removing urine stains and odors are the toughest parts of their jobs. The bacteria, scale formation, and organic buildup found in toilets,…


Create Green, Clean Air for Your Customers

May 9, 2017

Despite having top-quality products and services, patrons may not return to your establishment if there is an odor issue. A neat and tidy appearance does not always mean the air will smell fresh, especially in restrooms. Everyone is susceptible to catching an unpleasant scent, so no matter how large or small, all restrooms need an air care program.  Identifying Odor Problems According to Pamela Dalton, a cognitive psychologist, people often…


Celebrate Earth Day in Your Business

April 21, 2017

This Saturday, April 22, 2017, is Earth Day, a global celebration that is honored in 141 countries by millions of people. It was first celebrated on this day in 1970 as a way to bring attention to our greatest asset – the environment! How Can Your Business Get Involved? Each year, businesses and individuals are motivated by Earth Day to reduce their carbon footprint and lead greener lives.  Everyone is…


How to Solve Common Uric Acid Problems

February 27, 2017

Did You Know? Cleaners consider urine odors and stains to be some of the toughest problems to eliminate in restrooms. The uric acid crystals within urine are the main source of these issues. Once they seep into the floor and tile grout or pipes become blocked, removing the sights and smells can seem impossible. Stains are caused by urine that settles into porous surfaces and creates unsightly, off-colored blemishes.  Some…


How to Maintain Fresh Scents in Large Spaces

January 23, 2017

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 this either, especially in large spaces. The Workplace Essentials Ultraire is made to eliminate offensive…


Hygiene Tips for Your Community: Places of Worship

January 6, 2017

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 than just religious services. These establishments serve a large, diverse population, so it must accommodate…


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…


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…