Health & Sanitation

Everlast Epoxy Floor – A Public Restroom Superhero

Public bathrooms. The very thought makes you shudder. You think: grimy sinks, stained tiles, rusty hand-dryers. And a smell to wake the dead. Is there any way to keep your company bathroom looking fresh and smelling clean, without paying an arm and a leg for…

Pet Care Facility Cleanliness

Pet owners understand how difficult it is to clean up after a pet – just one animal is enough to require the constant attention of a conscientious caretaker. Imagine that animal and on a scale of 1 to 10, rate the difficulty of caring for…

Janitors and Public Restrooms: The Art of Safe Cleaning

A janitor’s job is widely considered as one of the most difficult in the world. A janitor that has to clean public restrooms all day needs all the protective gear and safety equipment they can get from the facility owner. Their uniform needs to be…

Uniforms for Employee Safety

The Ideology Behind Uniform Safety: Three Rules Safety and security in the workplace contributes to the overall health and hygiene of your facility, which is a major benefit to your customers. Uniforms and safety equipment need to be reviewed to ensure that your facility is…

How-To Handle Money and Engage With Customers

You may have heard this before, but money is a dirty thing! To control infections and keep your customers free from hygiene risks, knowing how to handle money—especially in a food environment—is important to maintaining high standards of cleanliness. Think about it for a second….

The Benefits of Personal Protective Equipment

Occupational safety also extends to the hygiene – protection from disease spread and from chemical burns It is just as important to protect yourself or your cleaning crew from strong disinfectant cleaners and chemicals as it would be for a cook to protect themselves from…

How-To Help Keep Swimmers Safe

What does the CDC say about pool area health and safety? Americans make more than 300 million trips to the pool or other swimming areas each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It warns that, in some places, swimming “and…

Cleaning Walk-In Cooler Boxes and Freezers

Serving your customers from clean foodservice areas is priority number one. Your walk-in cooler, grill, fryer, and sundry equipment used for service need to be cleaned periodically. This will ensure that no bacteria or harmful chemicals find their way into your customers’ food. Some insects…

How-To Handle Pets in a Veterinary Clinic

Understanding how to handle pets in a clinic environment is a major health issue.  The pet in question is almost certainly ill or injured, and this means that hygiene moves to the top of the list so that germs and bacteria do not spread to…

Commercial Oven, Grill, and Fryer Maintenance

Cleaning these items correctly also increases their lifespan. Your commercial oven, grill, and fryer are where the food prep magic happens. Keeping these areas clean will ensure that your food tastes good, is safe to consume for your customers, and is ready for a close-up…

How-To Handle and Store Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment is usually disposable, but it can also be reusable. One of the most important jobs on your cleaning team then becomes creating a personal protective gear program that outlines how to effectively clean and wash the gear. For an elastomeric respirator, for…

Danger! Not Cleaning Soft Serve and Ice Machines

Two of the most neglected food service areas are the soft serve machine and the restaurant ice machine. It is not uncommon to find pest debris in both of them, which can cause major health issues for your customers. Cleaning these needs to be a…

How-To Build Your Business Facility Maintenance Team

Working together to make your building’s cleanliness and sanitation priority #1 A business facility maintenance team exists to ensure that the facility that you are in is always in optimum shape—whether that means adding a bit of paint, fixing a broken stove, repairing electrical issues,…

Facility Hygiene Management & Maintenance Book

Discover the fastest way to a 5-star rating and create raving fans for your business: (Download for FREE below) Many books about growing a business only cover the sales, marketing and advertising aspects. This book lays out a proven step-by-step system to beat the competition…

How-To Handle Food In a Restaurant

Handle food like a professional and customers will never stop coming back Handling food is a hygiene issue in many facilities such as restaurants or any businesses that handle food. Contact with anything that can directly impact the health of your customer is of vital…

10 Methods For Keeping a Restroom Clean

94% Of U.S. Adults Would Actively Avoid Your Business If You Have Dirty Restrooms  There are only two ways of cleaning a restroom in your business: properly or inadequately—cleaning for show or cleaning for health. Here are 10 methods that will help you keep your…

How-To Clean a Fridge Like a Pro

Clean Method: Four steps to a long-lasting clean Black mold found in fridges can also cause illness in your client base. How precisely do you ensure that your fridge is ultimately clean? How To Clean A Fridge Like A Pro: there are four steps to…

Employee Break Room Cleanliness & Maintenance

The Importance of Cleaning Employee Ovens & Fridges Once your team has been assembled, you are free to begin tackling the most important parts of getting your facility into shape. A key area needs to be dealt with first: employee break room cleanliness and maintenance,…

The Importance of Facility Hygiene: The Stats

Customers have become less forgiving about hygiene Facility hygiene has a lot going for it right now. Facility hygiene statistical research has linked a company’s cleanliness with its ability to attract new customers. A recent retail consumer study by MARC Research and National In-Store has…

Bringing In Repeat Business: Facility Management Rules

Repeat business happens when there is an overall impression of professionalism  Larger brands have been through the process of mapping out their teams, the tools and equipment they need, and how often they will have to replace the consumables that will keep these teams stocked…

How-To Clean An Oven Like a Pro

Four Steps To Cleaning An Oven Lack of regular cleaning exposes your staff to harmful chemicals or bacteria that may be lurking in the nooks and crannies unseen. How exactly do you clean an oven from top to bottom? Expected time: 1 hour   Step…

Clean Money: How Keeping it Clean Brings In The Business

Cleanliness scores higher than atmosphere, food quality, and customer service As it turns out, cleanliness is harshly evaluated by customers nearly all the time. It helps them organize their priorities, directs where they spend their money, changes their perceptions about a brand nearly instantly, and…

The Restroom Chronicles: Why Cleaning Matters

Your restroom is more important than you know.  Perhaps the most important task of all is cleaning public restrooms. On review sites, unclean restroom complaints make up a huge percentage of why customers do not return to a facility they have visited. Here is why…

Your Facility Management Checklist: Getting Ahead

Ensuring you cover all your essential bases with a facilities management checklist What are the main areas a facility management checklist will need to focus on when training a new position with your family-owned brand? Use this checklist to help determine how you are going…

Poor Building Maintenance Pitfalls

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR FACILITY DOES NOT GET IT RIGHT? There is an impact or consequence for your facility if you wrongly believe that poor building maintenance pitfalls are “okay.” In fact, the repercussions of that opinion are probably what led you to conduct more…

Why Focus On Adequate Preventive Facility Maintenance

Without Adequate Preventive Facility Maintenance your entire business can and will fall to pieces. Adequate Preventive facility maintenance and management are measures that your family-owned brand needs to consider investing in to keep up with larger brands and eventually learn how to outdo them. This…

What Are the Best Restroom Disinfectant Cleaners?

How often should you be cleaning and disinfecting your public restrooms? And does it really matter what you choose to clean and disinfect your public restrooms with? First of all, cleaning product selection does actually matter. Proper cleaning goes hand in hand with adequate disinfecting…

7 Facility Maintenance Mistakes To Avoid

Create the environment you want for your company It is true that even the owners with the best intentions sometimes make the worst mistakes when trying to cut corners with cleaning and maintenance teams. This can be downright dangerous, and steps need to be taken…

Facility Décor Maintenance

Keep your décor functional, beautiful, and readily available for your target customer, patient, or client A crucial part of the cleanliness of your facility extends to your décor and staff too. If your décor is old and outdated and your staff are not focused on…

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