We’ve all seen them. Unmarked plastic containers. Mystery foil-wrapped packets. Old bottles of condiments that no one claims ownership. Ah, the saga of many an office refrigerator: The Land of the Forgotten Food. Food left in fridge not only takes up valuable space, but can turn into health hazard. Refrigerators that are overstuffed can cause ..
October 2nd marks National Custodial Workers Recognition Day! While not an official holiday, it is a good opportunity to take a moment and give a big THANK YOU to the independently owned and operated franchised commercial cleaning companies that provide professional cleaning services every day (and night), year ’round, to keep your facility clean. If ..
Businesses are all different. Even if it they offer the same service or product, that doesn’t mean they’re the same. This is why it’s important, when shopping for cleaning services and price quotes, the price you pay reflects your unique needs. For example, one office may get lots of customer, employee and visitor traffic in ..
Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), also called nosocomial infections or Hospital-Acquired Infections, are as bad as they sound – infections that a patient gets while receiving care in a healthcare setting (hospital, clinic, ambulance, etc.). Pneumonia, surgical-site infections, and gastrointestinal illnesses are among the most common HAIs. The CDC estimates that 1 in 25 hospital patients ..
Got 30 minutes? What could you clean if you had 30 minutes to spare? An organization called ISSA publishes a booklet of cleaning times – how long it should take to clean various things. We decided to have some fun with it to celebrate Coverall’s 30th birthday this month. If you didn’t have to prepare ..
Commercial cleaning isn’t only about the appearance, it’s also about the right tools. With tons to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the long list of things you need to keep your building clean. But, here’s a good starting point. Facility Cleaning Decisions Magazine polled facility managers about what cleaning supplies they consistently ..
91 million workdays are lost due to slip and fall injuries each year. With all those slip and falls, about 90% happen when the person encounters a wet surface. That’s a huge number of accidents that could be prevented. Besides tip-toeing across the wet area (which doesn’t work, although it looks funny) here are some ..
In some regions of the country, winter already arrived earlier than usual. But as we all know by now, nature tends to surprise us every year. To avoid nasty surprises after the snow melts, here are a few important tips on carpet and floor care during the snowy, chilly months. Are you ready for floor ..