Springtime window cleaning is about more than just aesthetics!

April 16th, 2021|Commercial, Industrial and Institutional, WW- Cleaning & Maintenance|

It’s time to let the sun shine in, but the sun can’t penetrate dirty windows! Throughout the year, dirt and grime accumulates on your windows, making your building look a shabby and poorly maintained. Moreover, it blocks your view, it and blocks light from entering, making your interior surroundings look dark.  But perhaps the best reason to reach for your bucket and squeegee is that doing so will save you money in the long [...]

In the world of food & beverage processing, dressing for work means dressing for safety!

April 9th, 2021|FB- Safety & Sanitation, Food and Beverage|

Every industry has a dress code. Suits, ties, dresses and the like are the norm in places like law firms, but if you walk into an advertising agency, you may find employees dressed in Hawaiian shirts with cargo shorts and sneakers. In a food and beverage processing environment, being “dressed for work” takes on a different meaning. An improperly dressed worker can cause product contamination, which poses a threat to consumer safety that can have huge financial ramifications for the company. Dressing for a job in food and beverage processing comes with strict requirements that are in place for very good reasons.   [...]

Time to clean your carpets? Let us help you decide how!

March 26th, 2021|Commercial, Industrial and Institutional, WW- Miscellaneous|

The carpets in a commercial facility represent a substantial monetary investment - an investment that requires periodic maintenance and deep cleaning, so it’s important to choose the right method. Both routine and deep cleaning are essential for keeping carpets looking their best. Routine vacuuming and spot cleaning are standard, but sometimes you need a more thorough clean. Find out the best way to remove the dirt, germs and spores that routine methods leave behind.  Extraction – when vacuuming just won’t [...]

Five ways to keep your floors sparkling during the winter months

February 17th, 2021|Commercial, Industrial and Institutional, WW- Miscellaneous, WW- Our Experts|

Snow, slush, dirt and ice-melting compounds can have a devastating effect on your floors. Without proper maintenance, you could have damaged floor finish, visibly soiled carpets and an overall appearance that can call into question the safety and cleanliness of your facility - all in a few short weeks! Moreover, repairing the damage in the spring could be a strain on your budget.  Here are 5 tips for keeping your floors looking clean and preventing premature wear:  Prepare your floors. Scrub and recoat hard floors with a protective coat of floor [...]

Shopping for an electrostatic sprayer? Here’s what to look for!

February 5th, 2021|Commercial, Industrial and Institutional, Non classé, WW- Cleaning & Maintenance, WW- Safety & Sanitation|

By now you’ve heard that electrostatic sprayers are faster, more efficient and save more chemical than traditional spray and wipe methods, which is all true! You have probably also seen a variety of models at a wide range of price points, making choosing the right one even more difficult. Not all electrostatic sprayers are created equal, and not all sellers really know what they’re selling. And as with most things in life, choosing solely on the basis of price doesn’t always yield the best value. To make things a little easier, here are [...]

Things Have Changed! Cleaning and Sanitation for the Food Production Facility

February 5th, 2021|FB- Our Experts, Food and Beverage|

Lorne Piercey, CAEd.   When you consider a well-managed “cleaning & sanitation program,” it needs to be viewed not as a “necessary evil,” but as a vital part of production. An effective cleaning & sanitation program is directly related to the safety of your product and the ensured protection of your markets.   “All I want is for the plant to not smell too bad”   When I started my career with the industrial-sanitation industry almost 30 years ago, the above statement was part of one [...]

In a food-processing plant, small droplets can create big problems

January 29th, 2021|FB- Our Experts, Food and Beverage|

Avoiding product contamination is a cardinal rule of a food processing plant, but when the drastic temperature variations inherent in food processing operations lead to humidity levels upwards of 60% and the essential processes and equipment used for cleaning and sanitizing add to the problem, multi-surface condensation is unavoidable. Condensation can provide conditions that are conducive to the growth and formation of pathogens such as salmonella and listeria. Staying on top of the problem is a challenge but the real issue is that many of the surfaces affected are not subject to the same [...]

Electrostatic Spray Technology: The Next Big Thing in Disinfection Techniques?

January 25th, 2021|Commercial, Industrial and Institutional, Non classé, WW- Cleaning & Maintenance, WW- Our Experts, WW- Safety & Sanitation|

From a surface disinfection standpoint, electrostatic spray technology may seem like the cool new way to disinfect, but in fact, this technology has been widely used in the agriculture and automotive industry for decades. COVID- 19 has created an increased need for fast, effective surface disinfection techniques and electrostatic spray disinfection fills this need by providing 360° touchless disinfection for visibly clean surfaces.  How does it work? Pure science. The sprayer applies an electrostatic charge to a disinfecting solution as it exits the nozzle. These charged particles repel each other, but since most surfaces [...]

The best and worst ways to use ice melter

December 16th, 2020|Commercial, Industrial and Institutional, WW- Cleaning & Maintenance|

With colder temperatures looming, building owners need to be prepared for icy walkways and entrances. Salt, sand, ice melter and gravel are all popular choices but ice melter is really the most effective – when used properly. Given how well it works, the biggest mistake you could make is not using any ice melter at all. Moreover, the additional cost of ice melt is negligible when compared to the cost of injuries and lawsuits resulting from falls.   Prep your pavement If time allows, consider sealing your walkway with a commercial-grade sealant before the [...]

Foam, granules, or liquids: What is the best way to sanitize your boots?

December 4th, 2020|FB- Safety & Sanitation, Food and Beverage|

When we think about cross-contamination in a food processing facility, equipment, employee handling, hygiene and other obvious sources immediately come to mind. An often-overlooked source of cross-contamination is footwear. Pathogens such as salmonella and listeria, which are the most frequent cause of food recalls, can enter a facility on a worker’s boots and spread throughout an entire plant. There are various ways to sanitize footwear as it enters a building and each has its pros and cons.   Alcohol Alcohol is a ready-to-use sanitizer that requires no dilution. It [...]

COVID-19: Optimizing Food and Beverage Sanitation Practices in Times of Crisis

December 1st, 2020|FB- Cleaning & Maintenance, FB- Health & Wellness, FB- Safety & Sanitation|

The food and beverage industry is always innovating to better meet consumer demand and food safety requirements. The current pandemic is obliging us to strengthen plant sanitation procedures well beyond production lines. Employee safety has become priority number 1 Since the onset of the pandemic, Sani Marc has been adapting to new needs in the food & beverage industry. Among them is protecting the safety of employees with adequate hand hygiene and personal protective equipment. As a leading Canadian manufacturer of sanitation solutions and chemicals, Sani Marc has long provided these and other disinfectant products to the health sector and was [...]

Are you getting your floors ready for winter? Start with your walkway!

October 29th, 2020|Commercial, Industrial and Institutional, WW- Cleaning & Maintenance|

The walkway that leads to your entrance is an important part of winter floor care. While it’s technically not a “floor,” your exterior front entrance is where clients and employees enter your building, and the same way that wet floors and uneven carpeting can cause accidents indoors, ice and snow accumulation can cause falls and injuries right outside your door. Showdown: Salt vs Ice melter In cold climates, keeping your exterior walkway free of [...]

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