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Chemicals are used in food processes for production, maintenance, and sanitation, so it’s important that you ensure the chemicals that will contact food or food contact surfaces are in compliance with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Due to the potential hazards of improperly handled chemicals, it’s important to develop a chemical control program to ensure chemicals do not pose a risk to the product or employees. Effectively controlling chemicals that are essential and routinely used manages this risk! If you can successfully maintain high standards of food processing cleaning, it can reduce the risks from food hazards. The Chemicals Used... READ MORE

During the cold and flu season each year, millions of Americans face illness and the financial consequences of having to take sick days from work. For employers, this generates additional health care expenses and a decrease in productivity. A study created by the Integrated Benefits Institute found that for every dollar spent on healthcare benefits, another $0.61 of productivity is lost to illness and injury. One way to minimize the cost of a decrease in productivity due to employee illness is to implement routine commercial cleanings. Cleaning and disinfecting the workplace becomes especially important during the cold and flu season when viruses can spread through surface contact. Routine... READ MORE

When you walk into a commercial facility, you expect it to be organized and clean. Streaky floors, strange odors, and a cluttered mess everywhere can negatively affect customer perception and demonstrate a lack of proper training of cleaning staff. Commercial cleaning can be quite complex and it is important to have a team with the skills, talent, and knowledge to do the job right. Properly training your cleaning staff will not only improve customer perception but ensure that the health of customers and cleaning staff is a top business priority. A Safer Environment for Everyone Covid-19 is still affecting employees and workplaces, so... READ MORE

When used properly, cleaning chemicals are relatively safe. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and there are several precautions and things to keep in mind in terms of proper handling of cleaning solutions. This is a reason why the U.S. Department of Labor continues to list “cleaning and custodial work” as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country, and this is mainly due to the several accidents involving chemicals that occur each year. Maintaining a clean and hygienic workplace is incredibly important, and safety is at the top of the priorities list. The Best Tips For Maintaining Safety When Using... READ MORE

Restrooms in middle and high schools across the country have been the target of the recent TikTok bathroom challenge, "Devious Licks". Some restrooms are being sprayed with chocolate milk and fake blood. Soap and paper towel dispensers, sinks, and toilets are being destroyed by students who film themselves as they vandalize the restrooms and post the video content on TikTok.  Principals and school faculty are calling for an end to this destructive behavior, as the result has been a major disruption and cost for the schools. Arrests have been made, and TikTok has since been trying to shut down the... READ MORE

The type of cleaning equipment greatly depends on the location or environment you are intending to clean. It’s important to use different methods, strategies, and products for different situations and locations, such as restaurants, offices, schools, and factories. However, it’s always important to remember to use equipment that is professional and effective! The Different Places to Use Professional Equipment Restaurants, Kitchens, and Cafeterias Restaurants need deep cleaning and sanitization, which therefore requires the best professional equipment to help get this done. From dishwashers to sinks and floors, companies such as Lavo can provide you with the right series of solutions... READ MORE

Is investing in professional commercial cleaning equipment a good idea? Definitely! The equipment can make the cleaning and disinfection process easy and effective. Business owners know that they need to ensure cleanliness in their work environments, and some spend a ton of money on cleaning supplies. Others, however, invest in high-quality, efficient equipment. Here are some of the many benefits of using professional equipment and why it’s a good idea to invest in them. The Benefits of Investing in Professional Equipment Businesses, chains, and independent operations like gyms, schools, and restaurants can benefit from high-quality cleaning equipment are. Providing a clean and... READ MORE

Cleaning and disinfecting are part of a broad approach to preventing infectious diseases in schools. To put simply, cleaning and disinfecting are important actions that should be taken every day to slow the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, as well as protect students and staff. According to the CDC, it’s important to know the difference between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing. To briefly summarize: Cleaning removes germs and dirt from surfaces and objects Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces and objects. It doesn’t necessarily remove them. Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces and objects. Sanitizing involves cleaning or disinfecting surfaces. The... READ MORE

Safety precautions are crucial in any industry. Safety within chemical industry applications is incredibly important since a failure to adhere to regulations can have long-term or catastrophic consequences. Last week, over 100 people were treated after a chemical leak at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. “Investigators believe the leak was some sort of mixture of bleach and sulfuric acid.” Thankfully, the patients have been treated and discharged in good condition. Chemicals may, especially if not properly used, endanger our health and poison our environment. Incidents like this are a scary reminder that any business dealing with dangerous chemicals should constantly review and check... READ MORE

Over 80% of employees in America feel there is something that makes their job stressful. Fortunately, there are several things business employers can do to make a positive impact on the mental health of their employees. One of the biggest issues affecting employees, especially today is: cleanliness, or lack thereof. It's important to understand the relationship between cleanliness throughout the workplace with the wellness of employees. Clean Environments Can Improve Health Issues Organization is key to reducing stress by establishing a cleaning process that will help employees feel safe - examples include: removing clutter, being more efficient, and staying on top... READ MORE