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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

In the wake of COVID-19, the question remains: “Will the enhanced cleaning and disinfection processes that have been developing over the past year remain once the pandemic is completely over?” Thankfully, according to a recent survey conducted by the ACI or the American Cleaning Institute, the answer to that question is “yes”. Data collected by the survey suggests that cleaning practices are still at the front and center for a large majority of Americans. Another survey revealed that around 85% of respondents are “very or somewhat likely” to maintain the same level of cleaning and disinfecting practices that were created since the... READ MORE

With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted and vaccinations rolling out, restaurants and stores have begun to open back up. After a long year, this means society is going one step further to coming back to normal. An OpenTable survey recently revealed that 54% of respondents are planning to dine at a restaurant at least once a week in 2021. Although this is great news, it’s incredibly important for businesses to open back up to keep a culture of cleanliness. Restaurants that can successfully provide a strategy or plan, and also have the most updated cleaning equipment will have a chance to... READ MORE

Lavo employees have experience and knowledge in the chemical dispensing world. Our goal is to deliver new products and excellent customer experiences to our partners. Our team is also always growing: Recently, we have gained two new employees in our customer experience and marketing departments. Meet the new members of our team! Ana Favila Procurement and Customer Experience Leader Why did you decide to join the Lavo Team? I was very excited to join the Lavo team because it presented the opportunity to grow professionally, intellectually, and personally. The Lavo team had already established a great foundation and I was... READ MORE