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Cleaning tips to keep people healthy during cold and flu season

One of the highest profile examples of how sanitation impacts business is the recent outrbreak of e-coli and norovirus illnesses at a major restaurant chain. The public company, valued at more than $20 billion, lost over a third of its value since the outbreaks were publicized. As cle

Is Your Disinfectant effective against Norovirus?

Illnesses related to the Norovirus are all too common.  When someone indicates they have the “stomach flu” or “food poisoning”, the illness is usually related to Noroviruses.  This contagious illness is spread a number of ways including touching an infected per

You can’t clean with just water! Here’s why.

How do cleaning products work? Every day, people use cleaning chemicals to remove dirt and unwanted contaminants from surfaces.  Through the use of cleaning chemicals, surfaces are made more hygienic and the indoor environment is made safer for people.  Cleaning chemicals are similar 

Graffiti Got You Down? Here’s how to remove it

A common frustration for every cleaning professional is tackling indoor graffiti problems. The graffiti found in restrooms and other areas often includes foul language, personally degrading messages, racist messages and other unsightly and unsavory messaging that needs to be removed q

Got Norovirus? Highly contagious virus shuts down schools in GA

Recently, the school system in Laurens County Georgia made the decision to close schools on a Friday because more than 100 students became ill.  The culprit believed to have caused the illness is the Norovirus, a highly contagious virus that causes acute gastrointestinal illnesses inc

Is Bleach Safe?

On the April 3, 2015 edition of the Today Show, a piece aired about an observational study conducted that raised questions about bleach use in the home and how it might be linked to certain respiratory illnesses in children. The study titled ‘Domestic use of bleach and infections in c

To Disinfect or Not to Disinfect?

Disinfectants can promote a healthy environment The use of disinfectant products is increasing because of public concerns with germs. News stories about Norovirus, MRSA, EBOLA, Enterovirus D68, and other pathogenic bacteria and viruses helps stoke the concern. While using disinfectant

Got Norovirus? It’s a bigger problem than you might think

When you hear someone say they have the “stomach flu” , its really not caused by the Influenza Virus.  The illness, which  includes nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, is often related to a highly contagious virus called the “Norovirus“.  This virus is often called