Recently, the media has brought attention to an increase in food package tampering, heightening concerns among food service providers and their customers. As a result, tamper-evident packaging is more important than ever. In June of 2019, a woman filmed herself removing a tub of ice cream from her local Walmart’s freezer, opening it, licking the top of the ice cream, and then closing the lid and putting the ice cream back on the shelf. The video was then shared to her instagram account. Soon after, the video went viral and news of this event caused a string of copycat offenses. To further grow consumer concerns, just a few days after the initial ice cream incident, news outlets shared more food tampering cases in which people were opening liquid product containers, gargling some of it, spitting it back into the container, and returning them to the shelf. As a result, many consumers questioned why the products were not packaged with greater protective features to reduce the risk of product tampering.
The cost of an automatic floor scrubber is a large factor you have to consider when choosing a scrubber for your facility. The best autoscrubber for your facility will match your business’ needs and budget. Auto floor scrubbers, or autoscrubbers, remove soil and stains from hard floors better and faster than the traditional mop and bucket. They are also a more hygienic alternative to the traditional cleaning methods. Investing in an autoscrubber can seem expensive, but integrating an autoscrubber into your floor care program will save you time, labor, and other cleaning costs. Automatic floor scrubbers perform three cleaning procedures in one pass, removing the manual labor from cleaning a floor. In one pass over the floor, an autoscrubber will dispense cleaning solution, agitate the solution with a floor pad or scrub brush, then vacuum it all up with an autoscrubber squeegee attachment.
Floor buffers are one of the most versatile pieces of janitorial cleaning equipment used to maintain your floors. Selecting the right one for your facility will make sure that you are getting the best results. If you’re thinking about investing in a floor buffer, the Viper Venom™, is one of our top rated commercial floor buffers of 2020. The Viper Venom™ offers some key features and upgrades that set it apart from other floor buffers.
Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) can be intimidating to first time users, and even veterans, who may be using a new or different cleaning product for the first time. It is important for anyone handling or using commercial cleaning supplies to become familiarized with SDSs. Understanding how to read and apply the information on a Safety Data Sheet will allow you to work more safely and to do your job better. This article will clarify the sections of a safety data sheet and allow you to become more familiar with the format and contents of one.
In recent years, the demand for more sustainable packaging has been growing steadily. As a result, many companies have adopted the use of molded fiber and bagasse food packaging. Molded fiber and bagasse are considered some of the most environmentally friendly food packaging options because they “close the loop”. Molded fiber is constructed from post-consumer content, and bagasse is made from renewable resources like sugarcane or wheatgrass. When they are discarded, the majority of these products can be commercially composted, breaking down and leaving a smaller footprint on the earth. Molded fiber and bagasse became a signal to consumers that a food establishment cares about the environment. Many health-conscious establishments like healthcare facilities, fast-casual dining, and farm-to-table restaurants use this as their food packaging of choice. But a recent article by the New Food Economy has alerted consumers and foodservice operators of the use of PFAS in molded fiber and bagasse food packaging.
When equipment breaks, it leads to equipment downtime. Without janitorial cleaning equipment, your janitorial cleaning team will have to spend more time completing each task, leading lower worker productivity and higher labor costs. Knowing the problem affecting your commercial floor buffer can help you better understand whether your buffer requires professional repair or if it is a simple fix. Some of the most common causes of broken equipment can be fixed by you. Not having to bring your buffer in for service for something that could have been easily fixed will save you time and money, and allow your cleaning team to get back on track faster.
BelyFloor burnishers are an important component of a complete floor care program in any facility with hard floors. Burnishers are high-speed floor machines used to polish or burnish hard floors, bringing back the floor’s original shine. Keeping your facility’s floors in top condition and looking great relies on a quality floor burnisher.
Whether it is in the office, bathroom, kitchen, classroom, or elsewhere, selecting the right can liner for your trash receptacles will cut your costs and save resources. Often little thought is given to the best trash can liner size, material, or seal. But, failure to have the right can liner will result in wasted money, torn bags, and spills. The wide variety of can liner types and sizes can make finding the right one challenging. Below we will walk you through the best way to select your can liner.
The demand for more sustainable buildings is growing. The combined effects from growth in environmental legislation and the demand from tenants and shareholders to reduce environmental impacts are requiring property managers to both understand and take responsibility for the environmental performance of their facility. The best way to benchmark and report your building’s sustainability performance is through LEED Certification. In this article, we define LEED Certification, review the benefits of LEED Certification, and go over how to achieve LEED certification.
As summer comes to an end, college students will be moving into their dorms for the new school year. Students, as well as their parents, are excited and expecting a clean dorm room with minimal dirt, odors, or stains. This means you’re likely preparing your custodial staff or contracted cleaning crew to do a deep clean of the campus dorm facilities. The impression your facility leaves on students and parents is critical to ensuring they have a positive first night on campus and are satisfied with their new “home away from home”. Parents and students invest a lot of time and money deciding on the best college for them. If they arrive to a dirty dorm, this will lead to unhappy students and can even cause students to transfer. The few weeks before school starts are likely one of the only times, if not the only time, dorm rooms can be deep cleaned.
Almost all commercial facilities have carpeted floors somewhere in the building that will be affected by dirt and stubborn stains. Even with the best entry matting system and routine vacuuming schedule, your facility's carpet will need to be spot cleaned and restored. The best way to perform periodic spot cleaning and remove deeply embedded dirt is with a carpet extractor. Using a carpet extractor to perform periodic spot cleaning or deep cleaning will save you time and money.