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Bin Cleaning

CMM Bin Cleaning One More Thing to Clean As we know, there is a lot of discontent today among American travelers regarding many of the U.S. airline carriers.  And there is another problem that has been brewing for some time, but now coming to the surface: more and more people are concerned about getting sick, not when they travel, but when they get on the plane. As a result, two reporters from the Today Show decided to test for contaminants on just about [...]

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Rubber Floor Conditioner, Cleaner and Care

We don’t hear a lot about the care of rubber floors or rubber flooring tiles for a variety of reasons. First, while these floors are becoming more popular, they are typically just used in “utility” areas of a facility. In other words, the glossy stone floors proudly on display in the facility’s lobby get all the praise and attention while the rubber floors installed in the secondary staircases, mailroom or warehouse get all the heavy-duty traffic & limited care. Another reason we [...]

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Winter conditions challenge facility maintenance

Snow and ice removal practices to prevent slip-and-falls and preserve flooring Wednesday, February 15, 2017 By Robert KravitzPowerful blizzards and record-breaking snowfalls are hitting provinces across Canada this winter. This week, a heavy winter storm hit the Maritimes, while about 30 centimetres of snow fell in the greater Montreal area. With these seasonal elements, ice melt should be applied to key walkways around facilities as part of a complete snow removal plan. According to a report released by the Toronto Public Health [...]

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Keeping Senior Living Facilities Healthy and Clean

Canadians are living increasingly longer lives which means that senior living facilities are welcoming larger numbers of seniors into their buildings. Operating a healthy senior living facility is therefore not only beneficial for your business but helps optimize health care workers who are flooded with patients who acquire healthcare associate infections (HAI) resulting in an estimate of $1 billion each year. Protecting your facility does not only mean maintaining its infrastructure but also necessarily includes protecting those who reside within [...]

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Benefits of Healthy Indoor Air Quality

  Study indicates the benefits of healthy indoor air quality in improving cognitive functioning by reducing VOCs and CO2.   A study published in 2015 from Harvard University about the benefit of healthy indoor air quality appears to say it all. According to the study, “people who work in well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide have significantly higher cognitive functioning scores—in such crucial areas as responding to a crisis or developing strategy—than those that work in [...]

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Reduce Germs this Summer with a Proper Handwashing Routine

Summer vacation is already well underway, and with it comes exciting activities, family vacations, summer camp, sports, swimming… you name it! While the heat brings lots of fun and a much needed rest from the school year’s everyday routine, it is very important not to neglect hand hygiene. It might seem like the chances of catching the flu or transferring germs are lower during the summer, but that is not the case. Reminding children about the importance of handwashing [...]

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Keeping Restaurants Clean and Healthy

Keeping Restaurants Clean and Healthy Using Sustainable Products Food safety is a restaurant owner’s first priority as it enables the business to function according to the Restaurant Food and Safety Inspection Standards and preserves the health and safety of customers. However, food safety and a clean, healthy environment is not solely beneficial for the customer. Improving the indoor environment by using environmentally preferable solutions, or green chemicals, has benefits for the restaurant itself. Becoming familiar with how switching to green [...]

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Shaking Things up for Spring

Shaking Things Up for Spring If you look up the origins of the term “spring cleaning,” you’ll find that it actually dates back thousands of years and is shared by major religions that all honored the tradition at about the same time each year. In what is now March and April, these faiths instructed their followers that this was the time of year for “shaking the house,” as one religion called it, and getting everything thoroughly cleaned.  The underlying message of [...]

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Protecting yourself against the Flu

Protecting your facility against the flu requires implementation of the right cleaning and disinfection procedures as well as clear and effective training programs. Healthy employees are conducive to a healthier and more productive work environment. While employees frequent your facility, make sure to communicate with employees about the importance of flu vaccines and daily steps to help reduce chances of contracting the virus. Naturally, extra precautions should be implemented for children under six months as well as the elderly [...]

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Top 7 Countdown to Staying Healthy During the Holiday Season

When snow starts falling and jingles start playing, it is important to take the right steps to make sure the holiday cheer is the only contagious thing going around. Keeping everyone happy, safe, and healthy during the holidays should not be overlooked. Follow a seven day countdown to help keep you and your facility healthy so that the celebrations can continue without a hiccup, sneeze or cough! #1: Hand Hygiene With all the hand shaking during the holiday season, germs and [...]

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