How much hand sanitizer do I need?

The answer depends on two variables – the size of your hands and the format of the hand sanitizer, (whether it is a liquid, gel or foam). The common gel format is used in an amount about the size of a quarter while a foam or liquid can resemble a few tablespoons, but the best indicator is simply coverage:  You need enough of the product to be able to cover your hands entirely; front and back, between the fingers, the thumb, and all around the nails. Once you have applied the product, count how long your hands remain wet.  In order for the sanitizer to kill the germs that can make you sick, your hands must stay wet with the sanitizer for at least 10 to 15 seconds.   If you weren’t able to cover every part of your hands or the product didn’t remain wet for the required length of time, reapply.

Does every surface need to be cleaned multiple times per day?

No. While COVID-19 has given us reason to ramp up our cleaning practices, cleaning every surface repeatedly throughout the day is unnecessary. Once you have done your overall cleaning, high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, handles and countertops are where you should focus added attention. These should be cleaned/disinfected several times per day in order to minimize the spread of germs as much as possible.

How often do I need to clean and disinfect my washroom to protect employees and clients from COVID-19?

As a rule, the more people use your washroom, the more frequently it will need cleaning and or disinfection.

If there are only a few employees sharing the same washroom, do a thorough cleaning and disinfection once per day and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at least twice a day. However, if clients and the public have access to your washroom, disinfect it every two to three hours.

If your building is in an outbreak zone, increase the frequency of disinfection to give employees and clients peace of mind.

Make sure the person responsible for disinfection has the proper tools, disinfectant, and training in how to use them correctly, including the exact location of germ hot spots, and adequate product contact time to ensure proper disinfection has taken place.

For Flawless Floor Finish Application

For inexperienced staff, applying floor finish can be quite difficult to master. Using a floor finish applicator tool such as Rubbermaid or 3M will ensure better results in less time. These systems are very ergonomic and lightweight.

1 easy step for optimizing your vacuum’s performance

Vacuum cleaners will reduce the amount of dust inside a building. For optimal performance, always use dust bags and ensure the vacuum’s filters are clean and in good condition. Some vacuum cleaners can be fitted with different types of bags and filters depending on the nature of the dust being vacuumed.

Have questions about how to choose the right vacuum cleaner and accessories? Contact our Service and Equipment department.

5 Professional Tips to Protect your Carpet

  1. Vacuum regularly: This is the first line of defence to maintain look and life of commercial carpet.
  2. Install an effective matting system: Studies have shown that 80% and more of the dirt and debris in a building is tracked in on the bottoms of shoes.
  3. Do not leave cleaning chemicals in the carpet: It is essential to ensure that all traces are removed after cleaning and that the carpet is completely dry before the room is returned to regular foot traffic.
  4. Prioritize spot cleaning: The best way to minimize permanent staining and carpet damage is to act on spills, spots and stains as soon as they appear.
  5. Vary your maintenance schedule based on weather: The key to removing the sand, salt and debris that are tracked into a building during those wet, soggy, snowy days of winter, is scheduling the labour required to remove it.

If you apply those tips, you will be able to save on the costs of your carpets and extend their utility life.

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