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

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

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

ServiceMaster Launches New Anti-Microbial Service

Memphis, Tenn. — ServiceMaster Brands, a leading provider of essential cleaning and disinfecting services to homes and businesses, has entered into an exclusive agreement with Goldshield Technologies, maker of proprietary antiseptic and anti-microbial products that actively kill microorganisms on surfaces

How to Reopen Safely

— By Mark Beeston —   Why UV-C sanitizing solutions will save stores and restaurants as they reopen.   COVID-19 has impacted every industry, especially restaurants and retail stores. In March, 44% of U.S. restaurants were temporarily closed and the

Is Your Restaurant Ready?

— By Peter Teska — With heightened expectations around hygiene, consider these best practices when you reopen.   In many countries, restaurants were among the first to feel the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Bookings disappeared almost overnight, followed

Finding the Right Fit

— By Kyle Orlowski —   Top 5 questions retailers should ask when evaluating janitorial vendors.   A spotless facility shows employees and customers that you take pride in your business and are committed to providing an outstanding customer experience.

At Your Service

— By William Gagnon —   Hand dryers and restroom maintenance work well together.   These days, it’s increasingly uncommon to walk into a commercial restroom and find paper towels as the sole option for drying hands after washing. Especially

NFMT Baltimore & Clean Buildings Expo Shows Have Been Rescheduled

Milwaukee — The National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference and Expo and Clean Buildings Expo (CBE) show management team wishes to express its deepest concerns for everyone impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus. The show management team has monitored the

Pathogen Problem

— By Robert Kravitz — What if electric hand dryers sometimes do more harm than good?   The men’s room in a Chicago restaurant included a sign many of us have seen before in other restaurants, movie theaters and similar

Bacteria is Bad for Business

— By Flavia Da Silva-Benson —   Disrupting facility cleaning traditions.   The public places a great deal of trust in the restaurants and retailers they patronize. They feel safe in the assumption that these facilities maintain clean and hygienic

Maintaining 4 Floors

— By Aaron Hartung — Developing a maintenance plan for your facility’s carpet, LVT, VCT and ceramic floors.   Flooring maintenance protects your initial investment, paying dividends when compared to ripping and replacing every 5 years. And here’s an insider

No Pests, More Guests

— By Mike Watt —   How to get rid of the frequent diners you do NOT want.   There is no privacy anymore, and no privacy can often turn into terrible publicity for restaurants. For instance, go to YouTube

‘Air’ Apparent

— By William Gagnon — High-speed hand dryers offer total solution for retail restroom challenges. Cleanliness and general appearance are top concerns for successful retail and restaurant establishments, which often rely on positive brand reputation and word-of-mouth advertising to keep

Safety First

— By John Goetz — Establishing a food safety culture with chemical dispensers.   In a 2017 study published by Kline & Company, food safety compliance in commercial kitchens and food preparation areas was rated as the Number 1 emerging

PRSM Association Releases ‘Best of Janitorial’ Best Practices

Dallas — The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM), the authority on retail, multi-site facilities management, has released its newest publication, Best Practices: Janitorial, a collection of PRSM’s most actionable and dependable case studies that support facilities management professionals as

Hygiene Critical

Partnering with grocery distributors to improve hygiene, reduce costs.

Hands Free

Why new generation hand dryers have a direct impact on your bottom line.