Commercial Grade

— By Nelson Salas — Commercial vs. residential plumbing: A business owner’s guide to hiring the right professional.   Nowadays, navigating the plumbing world has become increasingly easy. Referral sites such as Angie’s List, Craigslist, Offerup and Thumbtack create numerous

Curtains Rise

— By Phil Thomas — Air curtains with COVID-19 disinfection: How to present stores and restaurants that customers are confident to enter during a pandemic.   Confidence is one game-changing factor restaurants and retailers must restore to regain patrons and

Clean Eating

— By John Goetz — Removing the fear from food: foodborne illness and prevention best practices.   Foodborne illnesses can wreak havoc on the foodservice industry and its patrons. One in 10 people fall ill every year from eating contaminated

Preparing for Two Storms

— By Steve Peldiak — Hurricane response during COVID-19.   This is one of the most active seasonal forecasts that NOAA has produced in its 22-year history of hurricane outlooks,” says U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “We encourage all

What to Know: On the Go

— By Michelle Egan — What you need to know when adding or updating curbside pickup service.   Prior to the pandemic, it could be argued that many (if not most) restaurants offered takeout while some actually had curbside pickup.

Common Area Costs During COVID

— By Dan Villalpando — Key retail lease provisions to revisit in light of COVID-19.   The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic forced many retailers to close their doors to customers beginning in March 2020, just as the overall economy

Clean Air Action

— By Doug Engel — Protecting guests from COVID-19 in restaurants and retail stores without breaking the bank.   Restaurants and retail stores have been hit hard by plummeting business and consumers shifting to buy goods online. Ensuring safe physical

Open For Business

— By A.J. Dilenno — The importance of your parking lot during and after COVID-19.   COVID-19 may have put dining out on hiatus in many areas, but that doesn’t mean customers have abandoned their favorite restaurants. To meet customer

Ready for a Restart?

— By David Ramirez and John Prall —   Have you disconnected your refrigeration equipment during quarantine? Check the measures to protect your equipment when turning it back on.   During these times of coronavirus pandemic, quarantine and lockdown procedures,

Surplus Store Management

— By Steve Peldiak — What to look for in a surplus property managing partner.   The safety of your families, workforce, partners and customers was understandably top of mind once COVID-19 emerged. Now we are all embracing the forthcoming

Touchless Tips

— By Jon Dommisse — Six ways the pandemic is transforming restroom design.   The global pandemic of COVID-19 is fast-tracking infection control technologies and products in public restrooms. While cleanliness has always been a goal in designing restrooms, coronavirus

Back to Service

— By Patricia Hottel — Managing pests during the pandemic.   Characterizing the effects of the pandemic on restaurant pests can be difficult due to the varied responses across the industry. Coping with COVID-19 challenges has resulted in varying degrees

Relevant Risk

— By Crystal Jacobs — Restaurant cybersecurity and cyber insurance are more relevant than ever as online orders boom amid COVID-19.   As the Covid-19 viral pandemic continues to cause major disruptions throughout the global economy, countless restaurants across the

Inspecting Disinfectants

— By Marc Ferguson — A closer look at electrostatic sprayers. Of all industries, COVID-19 has impacted the hospitality industry just about the hardest. Now, as restaurants around the country begin to reopen, most are taking several steps to ensure

Go the Extra Mile

— By Darren Waxman — Retail has changed forever. It’s time to make a pandemic pivot.   The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way American’s interact, communicate, work, shop, and mingle. Social distancing has instantly become the new normal,

Detecting Hotspots

— By Adam Walker — As the foodservice industry changes, fire protection technology offers smarter, more scalable solutions with electric detection for complex cooking environments.   Today’s commercial kitchens are evolving to meet consumer demands. Dining destinations throughout the world

Before the Snow

— By Trent Limban —   Snow season will sneak up on you! Now is the time to prepare.   Although it’s summertime and blazing hot in most of the country, now is the time when multi-site facility managers should

Beware the Pandemic Profiteer

— By Thomas Holland —   When you need disinfection and you need it fast, you have to be careful.   As restaurants, retailers and other businesses reopen across the country, they are doing everything in their power to help

All Hands On Deck

— By Fabio Vitali — Protecting your brand in a precarious time.   As businesses open their doors following COVID-19-related closures, they face a range of new challenges. From sourcing essential supplies and meeting the increased demand for cleaning to

Optimize Performance & Costs

— By Paul Bothner — Proper water heater selection impacts your restaurant’s bottom line.   As the restaurant industry reopens its doors after the national shutdown, owners are even more focused on improving operating profits. One area of evaluation needs

Shifting Priorities

— By Elizabeth Orlieb — HVAC systems are no longer an afterthought post COVID-19 lockdown.   Discussions on HVAC systems and maintenance best practices have become prominent amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With this development comes the recognition that HVAC in

Rise Above the Risk

— By Justin Kissinger — Why scissor lifts rise to the top in safety.   Whether young or old, short or tall, every employee has the right to be safe while performing tasks on the jobsite, and high-reach work in

Up to the Challenge

— By Beverly Raphael Altman —   At RCC Associates, we are not strangers to adversity or challenges facing our industry.   [EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was intended to run in May 2020 but was sidelined along with many other

Digital Signage as Customer Service

— By Garry Wicka — Giving peace of mind in uncertain times, digital signage displays help inform each and every customer and employee of store rules and government guidelines.   As retailers, restaurants and public-facing businesses of all kinds prepare