Get Your Facilities Ready, the Freshmen are Coming!

During the summer, colleges and universities hold multiple, mandatory orientations for incoming first-year undergraduates. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 13.2 million college freshmen entered a four-year institution in 2015. Each class size can vary from less than 2,000 to over 9,000 individuals. Thus, each session may host at least a few…

Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Hair and Nail Salons

Customers enjoy visiting the salon so they can sit back and relax while professionals take care of their nails and style their hair. Many see this as a time to unwind and treat themselves to a little luxury. However, clients and employees can acquire infections and viruses from dirty tools, unwashed hands, and contaminated equipment…

Music Festivals: So Many People, So Many Germs

They’re loud, sweaty, fun, hot, dirty, and a dream come true for those in their teens and beyond. Summer is the season for music festivals and unlike your average concert, these can last several days and host hundreds of bands all in one place. They are wildly popular too, with Coachella seeing 99,000 attendees per day,…

Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Health and Country Clubs

Summer is the season to spend more time outside. Those with club memberships will find themselves out at the pool or on the golf course more often for the next few months. Both the golf and health club industries are vast, with around 29 million golfers in the United States and 55 million members of…

How to Keep Your Restrooms Current to Meet Everyone’s Needs

The transgender bathroom debate has consistently been in the news and on social media. In the last year, it is reported that 59% of transgender people have avoided restrooms in fear of confrontation. On July 8, 2016, Massachusetts passed a law to protect the transgender population from discrimination in public places, including restrooms. Businesses that…

Hygiene Tips For Your Business: Transporation

Buses, subways, and trains receive many visitors every day.   According to the American Public Transportation Association, “35 million times each weekday, commuters board public transportation.” With all of these people, plenty of germs are inevitably spread. Subway cars tend to be crowded, with closed windows and minimal air circulation, so there is always a chance…

How to Effortlessly Clean Your Toilets

One of the reasons people prefer to use their own bathrooms is because they know how often they are cleaned. Walking into a public restroom free of odor and seeing a spotless, white toilet can put a customer’s mind at ease, but a discolored bowl and urine smell can cause anyone to believe that an…

Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Entertainment

Museums, movie theaters, and performing arts centers have guests ranging from small children to senior citizens.   In summer, more people take advantage of their vacation time and go out to visit these places. The increased attendance means that these attractions need to work harder to maintain their restrooms and provide customers with opportunities to practice…

Prevent the Summer Stink

Summer is not only the hottest season; it can also be the smelliest.  You may notice nastier odors, or you may overhear your staff and customers saying that your facilities and bathrooms smell worse than usual. Heat and humidity intensify all scents, meaning that your cleaning staff is not to blame.  However, odors can be…

Safety Month Spotlight: Bloodborne Pathogens and Your Business

June is Safety Month, which makes it a great time of year for companies to review and update their safety programs.  Bloodborne pathogens are a threat to staff and customers, even in businesses outside of the healthcare field. Fortunately, there are ways to protect everyone. Bloodborne pathogens, like the hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency…

Springtime Allergies Keep the Germs Spreading

Allergy season is here. It can start as early as February depending on the weather and is caused by pollen from a variety of trees, grasses, weeds, and flowers. You will know it has arrived when your staff and coworkers are sneezing often and have itchy, watery eyes. Seasonal allergies should be treated like they…