Hand Hygiene Tips for Back to School

Hand Hygiene KCSchool season is quickly approaching, and as children return to the classroom, parents and teachers can’t help but worry about the surfaces they are constantly interacting with.  According to an infographic from Kimberly-Clark Professional, surfaces that teachers and students touch have 10 times more bacteria per square inch than in any other profession. With so many people coming together in the school setting, it’s easy to see how classrooms can become ‘hot spots’ for germs and bacteria.  Continue reading

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Top Tips for Sun Safety

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For most people, summer is considered their favourite season of the year. For others, such as those who work outdoors all day, the summer can be a cause for discomfort. Why? – You might ask. Well, most outdoor workers are exposed to the elements of the sun for a significant amount of time each day.  As Deb Group explains, ultraviolet (UV) rays are invisible rays that come from the sun and when they reach the earth’s surface they are strong enough to damage the skin. Thus, leaving outdoor workers at risk most. Continue reading

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How to Pick an Effective Bio-Enzymatic Cleaner

ES200_FULLYou may be asking, ‘What is a Bio-Enzymatic Cleaner?’ If so, you’re not the first. Let’s take a closer look at what these products are and how they perform. BIO Cleaners are formulated specifically to dispose of soils safely, economically and rapidly. They contain the necessary quality and quantity of specific non-pathogenic enzyme systems, both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, and microbial nutrients. BIO Cleaners work quickly and efficiently to digest chemical and organic waste with no odor or noxious gas. Continue reading

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Reduce Your Floor Cleaning Cost by Thousands

Karcher Outside SweeperDid you know that it costs $600-$700 to remove 1 pound of dirt once it’s entered your facility? That’s a substantial amount of money and it might surprise you how quickly it can add up. As ISSA explains, 24 pounds of dirt can be tracked into a facility by only 1,000 people coming through an entrance in a 20-day work month. That quickly adds up to more than $14,400 to remove! Now, imagine if there was a way to reduce the amount of dirt entering your facility… Continue reading

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Improving Air Quality for Health and Wellness

Business People in HallwaysAir quality is important to everyone’s health and wellness. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks indoor air pollution among the top 5 environmental risks to public health.  Causes include residual odours, bacteria or viruses, allergens and volatile organic compounds, especially in the hot, humid, summer months. Each of these factors can impact the air quality that your company’s patrons and employees breathe. Continue reading

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Swish Winnipeg’s Grand Opening Celebrations

IMG_0010It’s been a successful month of new beginnings and improved surroundings at Swish Maintenance in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Our staff worked hard to complete the move to the new distribution and Clean-It® Centre at #2-1576 Inkster Boulevard. Grand Opening Celebrations took place the afternoon of Friday, June 10th welcoming over 150 people to the new location, indulging in great food and great deals!  Continue reading

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Cleaning BIG

powerboss2When it comes to cleaning large facilities and manufacturing plants, we know it’s not an easy job. Cleaning a large area in a consistent manner is even harder. What you need is a BIG, powerful machine to complete the job. Minuteman explains that ride-on cleaning equipment provides a significant boost to cleaning efficiency, by as much as 60%. Continue reading

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