6 Common Handwashing Mistakes

March 29, 2018

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…


How to Choose Between Fragrances and Fragrance-Free

March 23, 2018

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,…


How to Make Your Business More Family-Friendly

February 20, 2018

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…


Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Airports

January 5, 2018

Each year, over 3 billion people worldwide take flights. A 2014 survey conducted by Trip Advisor found that 79% of its 2,600 participants were “traveling in winter for leisure.” Between holidays and escaping the cold, airports are popular places during this season. Travelers are usually concerned with packing everything they will need for their trips, getting through the long security lines, and trying not to catch any sicknesses from the…


Improve Your Building with Floor Mats

October 27, 2017

Buildings need floor mats in several different locations in order to maintain a safe environment. Falls are the second most common workplace accident and can be caused by many factors such as cluttered walkways, wet or uneven surfaces, distractions, and poor housekeeping practices. Floor mats at entrances and other problem areas can reduce the risk of these mishaps and keep employees and customers within your building safer. Consequences of Slip-and-Fall…


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…