Over the past several years, the idea of “Green Cleaning” has become an important concept in our marketplace. “Green Cleaning” refers to the use of cleaning products and services that reduce the overall health and environmental impact compared to similar products and services used for the same purpose. A green approach to cleaning has not […]Read more "How Green is Your Laundry?"
When we attend facilities maintenance conferences, we hear the same question: “How do we keep our clients’ buildings clean when we are faced with rising costs, dwindling budgets, and typically high personnel turnover rates associated with our industry?” Whether it’s a school district, healthcare chain, or building services contractor, the laments indicate managers are behind […]Read more "Behind the Eight Ball: Can We Afford Not to Document and Measure?"
I have been in this business for over 30 years and have seen a lot of things come and go. Being an old timer I thought the Green movement was going to be a passing fad. The usual rebuttals end-users voiced were: “Green chemicals don’t work” and “They don’t smell strong so they can never […]Read more "How Green Do You Want To Be? Understanding the Green Puzzle"
Craft breweries are becoming more and more popular and this year the growth rate of craft breweries actually outpaced that of commercial breweries. According to FastCasual magazine, it was estimated that craft beer revenue has grown at an annualized rate of 19 percent to $4.2 billion over the last five years and forecasts put the […]Read more "We All Love Great Tasting Beer!"
According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Hand hygiene is the first line of defense for the prevention of illnesses and spread of infection to others.” We should all know this. We should all be taught at home, in school, and at work how important this seemingly simple activity is. We need to have confidence […]Read more "Hand Hygiene: Compliance Reduces Spread of Disease"
Providing a clean, healthy and safe environment presents challenges where large groups of people are living in confined spaces, especially in jails and prisons. Not only is there a greater potential for spreading infection, but also for other types of contamination as well. That’s why facility managers need to be vigilant when it comes to […]Read more "Keeping Correctional Facilities Sanitary, Safe and Secure"
Recycling, cleaning, and reusing water in today’s commercial car wash facilities solves the problem of operating under water restriction laws and makes financial sense for both commercial and fleet car and truck wash facilities. Today, legislation mandates lower water use, and some state laws require new car washes to reuse fifty percent of their water […]Read more "Water Reuse, Odor Control, and Compliance for Today’s Car Washes"
Two focus points of food sanitation are protecting your brand and controlling the perpetual concerns of biofilm, listeria, and now drain maintenance. According to a 2016 article published in Time, the FDA recalled more than 300-million total food items, and USDA issued recalls for more than 60-million pounds of food. In many of these instances, […]Read more "Public Enemy Number One"
A problem once thought mostly eradicated in the United States has been on the rise over the past several decades: bed bugs are back. Increased travel from foreign countries is thought to be one major reason since bed bugs tag along in luggage and on clothing. A Pennsylvania State University study points to the ban […]Read more "Taking Care of Those Small, Unwanted Guests!"
The World Health Organization, also referred to as WHO, released its list of priority drug resistant organisms that pose a great threat to human health around the globe. The intent of this list is to promote research and development of new drugs and help develop better strategies to prevent infections of these organisms. This list […]Read more "Best Practices for Cleaning & Disinfection"