Go Green! Use Ecofont!

Cultural awareness of the environmental impact humans have has become extremely prevalent in our society with new programs and innovative undertakings constantly changing our lives to help the world become greener. Ironically, in the ‘digital age’ we still consume enormous amounts of mashed up, bleached tree pulp, most of which gets used once or twice and then tossed or recycled. Environment Canada has stated that “paper and paper products accounts for more than one third of all Canada’s waste” [...]

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Effective Carpet Care Program

According to the Canadian Lung Association, carpets act as a «sink» for chemical and biologic irritants. Carpets collect airborne pollutants and substances that may be tracked in from the outdoors. Carpets need to be kept clean to maintain good indoor air quality. Indoor air quality, due to its important health ramifications is a crucial component of an efficient business. Protecting and maintaining it is in your business’ best interest to remain cost effective while ensuring the aesthetic appearance levels [...]

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Effective cleaner for ovens, grills, and fryers

While front of house cleanliness is important to maintain a positive impression and reputation among customers, back of house cleanliness is equally as important. Proper cleaners for back of house helps prevent the breakout and spread of foodborne illnesses. A clean kitchen will also contribute to the best tasting food to contribute to an overall pleasant dining experience. Areas to watch out for in particular include ovens, grills, and fryers. Toasters The exterior of the toaster must first be wiped [...]

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Moving Day is Almost Here!

Anyone who has lived through a move knows that sometimes, the details we neglect to consider are the ones that throw us over the edge on what is one of the most stressful days of the year! July first, in Quebec, is known as Moving Day. Across the province, people, couples, families’ box-up and move out. When the U-Haul arrives and everything is seemingly good to go- walls painted and all, we might want to take a bit of [...]

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How To Get Rid of Fruit Flies – 5 Tips for Restaurants

Warm weather and longer days is the perfect formula for restaurants, especially those that offer patio dining. However, it’s not all sunshine and roses when the fruit flies invade. This time of year is the most common time for fruit flies to make their move in our favourite restaurants. THE PROBLEM Not only do fruit flies compromise the appearance of your restaurant cleanliness, but they could be extremely dangerous. Greg Baumann, chemist and pest management professional, states in his article, How [...]

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Canada’s Environment Week

Canada’s Environment week is taking place from June 1st to 7th with the theme “Strengthening our Environment Today for Tomorrow”. It is composed of individual days dedicated to call others to action on certain areas of the environment. These specific days include Clean Air Day and World Oceans Day. The goal is for grass roots organizations to run activities that inform the public in order to preserve, protect, and restore our environment. In the spirit of creating a better tomorrow, [...]

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Urine Odour Elimination and Stains

Odours and stains that result from urine can quickly deter potential customers from staying or coming back to visit your business or facility. Therefore, it is extremely important to be diligent when it comes to the cleaning and removal of the evidence leftover by urine. In a poll conducted by CleanLink in 2014, “94 percent of adults aged 55 and older indicated that odour contributed to their perception of a dirty restroom. In restaurants, according to the poll, unpleasant [...]

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Effective Odour Control

Odours can make or break a customer’s experience. It is an undeniable sensory experience that can either encourage their return or ensure they will avoid your facility at all costs. When one aspect has such a drastic effect on a customers’ impression of your business, how could it not be an integral component of your cleaning program? Odour control solutions are essential for creating a clean and healthy indoor environment that demonstrates the priority of cleanliness within your facility. Look [...]

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Camp Season is Almost Here

It will not be long before schools will be out for the summer and children will inundate the camps all around the city, trying to squeeze every last drop of summer before the dreaded back to school date. With all the healthy vitamin D kids are exposed to on sun-filled days, it may seem like the only ailment we have to worry about are sun burns. Unfortunately, because children spend so much time in close contact with one another, [...]

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Mobile Food Trucks

As the sun comes out and the snow finally melts away, food trucks roll onto the streets. While this is an amazing opportunity to increase sales or to jump start your culinary dreams, operating a food truck requires serious health and safety considerations that can make or break your business. It is important to keep in mind that Health Inspectors are looking for all of the same food safety features in a mobile food truck as they would in a [...]

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The Importance of Hand Care

We hear it at the beginning and end of every season: “everyone at work is sick!” and we always cringe as we say it, hoping that by some miracle, we won’t be stricken with this years’ bug. Fortunately, there is more than just hope to get us through these dark, Kleenex-filled times. Taking the steps to ensure your employees are healthy can be as simple as emphasizing the importance of hand care in your facility. In fact, hand care [...]

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What is Earth Day?

April 22nd marks the 45th annual Earth Day the first of which significantly changed the way global citizens related to the environment. The first Earth Day was followed by environmental laws including Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and many more. The Earth Day Network strive to “inform and energize populations so they will act to secure a healthy future for themselves and their children”. Essentially, Earth Day strives to bring awareness to individuals all over the world about the [...]

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Spring Cleaning with Avmor

With warmer weather approaching, soggy boots and dirt get tracked into the entrance ways of facilities. Now is the ideal time to take advantage of the pleasant season and start it off with a spring cleaning. Here are some helpful tips to get you back into the swing of things for a clean and healthy season! In order to ensure your facility is cleaned to its full potential, use sustainable cleaning solutions that are both safer to use and safer [...]

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Floor Care Results – Guaranteed

Cleaning is an important aspect for all facilities and businesses. It can create a lasting positive impression for everyone who enters your facility, promising their return visit and maintaining your reputation. One vital aspect is floor cleaning. Floor cleaning needs to be addressed according to your facility and business’ needs. Choosing the right floor care program is therefore an integral component for the successful upkeep of your building and brand image. The ideal floor care program is chosen according [...]

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Floor Care Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks

With so much emphasis on the importance of first impressions and the value of maintaining clean floors, imperfections can seem like a significant set back from meeting your appearance goals and standards. Common problems include poor after gloss and loss of gloss, black heel marks and scuffs, discoloured floor finish, and streaks in the floor finish. Fortunately, with these trouble shooting tips, causes of these imperfections are easily identified and with solutions close at hand, attaining your high standards [...]

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HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR FLOORS

HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR FLOORS With warmer weather looming in our calendars we have to prepare to welcome slush! It’s the time of year that custodians may not look forward to, where muddy snow from people’s boots gets tracked in from the outside and leave their traces on clean facility floors. Not only is it important to maintain the look of clean floors in order to maintain high appearance standards to provide a positive impression of your facilities but tracking allergens [...]

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The Importance of Sustainability

The Importance of Sustainability Sustainability might manifest itself in several different ways within your business and facility. Ultimately sustainability entails constant adherence to commitments to endured practices. Green cleaning is a fundamental component of a sustainable business model that will positively impact your facility and everyone within it whether it be for property managers, building service contractors, senior living facilities, educational facilities or food service establishments. WHAT IS GREEN CLEANING? Green cleaning refers to using cleaning procedures and products with environmentally friendly [...]

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The Importance of Clean

Maintaining a Clean Environment is Vital There’s a reason why every generation is subjected to the same dreaded “clean your room” maternal slogan: cleanliness matters! In fact, maintaining a clean environment is vital to ensuring full productivity, health, safety, sustainability, reputation, and overall success in all aspects of our lives. Pre-assessment A great place to start when evaluating your buildings cleanliness is to take proactive strategies and use methods that provide an accurate evaluation of the level of cleanliness in your [...]

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PREVENTING SLIPS AND FALLS

Winter is here! With slush-covered boots, salt, snow, calcium and dirt are quickly invading our facilities! An ice storm brings in the New Year and, the better part of 2015, for most of us, has been spent by avoiding ice-rink sidewalks on our slippery commutes. With so much focus on not tripping over on our way to work, it’s easy to forget the hazards that await us upon our arrival. In fact, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety [...]

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2015 Industry Trends

2015 Industry Trends 2014 had its share of disconcerting health and wellness headlines, need I mention Ebola? With predictions of what lies ahead in 2015, how can we best prepare ourselves for the upcoming year in order to be able to forge some 2015 memories without getting bogged down in concerns for our wellbeing? Using preventative versus reactive measures is at the heart of taking your health and wellness, and that of those around you, into your own hands! Personal Hygiene [...]

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FLU SEASON IS HERE!

H3N2 is the flu strain of the year, meeting its predicted expectations of causing infection rates to rise. In fact, by the end of 2014, 166 outbreaks were reported in 8 provinces, 122 of which were in long term care facilities. This has caused overcrowding for some emergency rooms. With numbers still on the rise, what can we do to prevent contracting the contagious virus while health officials cope with this new strain? Simple preventative measures such as practicing [...]

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