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Disinfectants and Your Infection Protection

Disinfectants Promote a Healthy Environment Lately, there has been an increase in public concern over germs such as pathogenic bacteria and viruses. With this high concern, disinfectants have become a critical part of people’s cleaning routine. When used correctly, disinfectants can l

Cleaning Supplies Need Cleaning Too

Just like surfaces your cleaning products contain bacteria and require cleaning. Taking care of your cleaning supplies will prevent their replacement and lead to better overall cleaning. All cleaning supplies require a unique cleaning process dependent on its manufacturer and type. Fo

Bleach: Common User Misconceptions

Consumers look at bleach as a great cleaner and disinfectant. Unfortunately, customers are often misinformed about its potential. Professionally we can educate our customers on better and safer cleaning and disinfecting habits. “Bleach Kills Germs” As customers, we think b

Approaching GHS Deadline for Manufacturers & Distributors

GHS stands for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. It is a set of guidelines that provides specific criteria for two processes: hazard classification and hazard communication. GHS is not an organization; it is a system that countries around the

Disinfecting Veterinary Facilities

Animal care facilities, much like our hospitals and healthcare facilities, face challenges of preventing the spread of disease within the hospital, shelter, or clinic. Keeping an animal hospital clean and sanitized is essential to preventing the spread of infections and keeping both a

Canine Influenza

Canine influenza, or dog flu, is a highly contagious respiratory virus caused by Influenza A H3N8. This virus does not affect humans, but can be spread between dogs. Canine influenza is spread through the air, touching contaminated surfaces, or by humans moving between infected and un

EV-D68 Update: Prevention & Infection Control

Enteroviruses are common viruses that usually cause mild symptoms, such as the common cold. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is an enterovirus that reportedly infected children in 49 states in 2014, causing hospitalization in many cases. EV-D68 causes respiratory symptoms such as sneezing, co

Infection Control: Bloodborne Pathogens

A bloodborne pathogen refers to a germ that is spread through contact with contaminated blood and other body fluids and that causes disease in humans. The most common bloodborne pathogens are HIV, Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV). Bloodborne pathogen infections are of the great

What’s in my floor stripper?

Floor strippers can be some of the most hazardous chemicals that a cleaning professional uses, and the reason why shouldn’t come as a surprise. Floor strippers need to literally strip floor finish from the floor, which often involves removing layers and layers of wax. To do this

CRE: Facts, Infection, & Prevention

Enterobacteriaceae are a group of bacteria that include Salmonella, E. coli, Klebsiella, and Enterobacter. These kinds of bacteria often can live inside the body as a normal part of the intestines. However, when they become resistant to certain antibiotics, they can cause serious infe