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5 Ways to Solve Apartment Odor Problems

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Room Sweet Room!

Apartment Odor
You’ve worked hard at finding the right tenants for your apartments. Whether you manage high-end apartments or economy apartments, quality is your tenants’ main consideration.

With many tenants using your units and other amenities, apartment odor can surface. In fact, the number one complaint from occupants is tobacco odors in hallways and rooms. It doesn’t matter if your rooms are smoke-free or not, some tenants will smoke. The smoke gets absorbed into linens, upholstery, drapery, and carpeting. That makes for a sour impression for any new renter entering an apartment for the first time. Aire-Master can help you make a great first impression.

Our odor control service is simply the best. You see, we don’t mask odors; we eliminate them! That’s because our deodorants attack odors at the molecular level — leaving odor-causing molecules odorless. We will eliminate unpleasant odors in rooms and fabrics, kitchenettes, showers, restrooms, and hallways. Let Aire-Master be your problem-solver!

Four-legged tenants are major sources of apartment odor

Apartment Odor - Pets

Pet owners love their pets. In fact, many of them treat their furry friends like their own children. Unfortunately, along with pets come the many odors associated with them — accidents, spills, and messes on floors, carpets, and fabrics.

Aire-Master is here to help. We will eliminate unpleasant odors caused by tenants and their pets in rooms, hallways, and lobbies. What’s left is a light, welcoming fragrance.

Your fitness center can be a breath of fresh air!

Apartment Odor - Fitness Center

You have done your part at catering to your fitness-focused residents by providing a fitness area. After all, it’s an amenity that’s a deciding factor for many tenants when looking for an apartment. Your staff has done a great job keeping these areas cleaned and maintained, but clean doesn’t always tackle the common, unpleasant odors that can build up.

Your tenants’ first impressions are crucial. This is where Aire-Master can help. We’re your personal trainer of odor control and disinfecting! We can make your clean fitness center smell clean and keep it virus and germ-free. We will eliminate unpleasant odors in workout areas, spas, showers, restrooms, and locker rooms.

Also, we have disinfectants available that can eliminate the MRSA virus as well as Hepatitis B (HBVB), Hepatitis C (HBVC), HIV, and VRE on all touch surfaces.

Add odor and insect control to your dumpster area

Apartment Odor - Trash Dumpster

Keeping a clean establishment for your tenants is your main priority. Residents expect it. All your hard work should be seamless and invisible. But keeping odors and flies invisible from residents is especially difficult when dealing with trash dumpsters and trash receptacles. After all, they’re a breeding ground for sour odors and a smorgasbord for germ-carrying flies. You can’t ignore these problems, and your tenants certainly won’t.

Let Aire-Master help. No one does odor control quicker and better than we do. We will eliminate unpleasant odors and flies in food prep and service areas, trash and dumpster spaces, loading dock entrances, and more. Let Aire-Master be your problem solvers!

Let scent marketing work its magic in your lobby

Apartment Odor - Lobby - Scent Marketing

Seconds after potential tenant walks through the front door of your of office, they’ve formed an opinion about your apartment complex — whether good or bad. You can do more than just eliminate unpleasant apartment odor; you can create a positive impression for your brand. That’s the power of Scent Marketing.

Scent marketing is the best-kept secret of many big companies and the most neglected tool in marketing. No other sense is as powerful on our emotions and recall as our sense of smell. Aire-Master brings you this effective tool to add to your marketing strategy. And best of all, it’s affordable no matter the size of your lobby.

Aire-Master fragrances are unique custom blends, designed for maximum performance and aroma quality. We offer a widest variety of fragrances. We’ll put scent marketing to work for you by helping you select a fragrance that is suited for your guests and environment.

Green Drain Prevents Odors and Other Floor Drain Problems

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Drainage technology is an area that has evolved very little since the invention of modern plumbing. Pipes haven’t increased in size, yet buildings are getting bigger and the volume of matter we now push through pipes are stressing them out. So, it’s not surprising that drain blockages have increased from things like: solids being flushed by waste disposals and macerators, as well as fats and solids being washed away in commercial kitchens.

To compound the problem, many buildings are going “green” — creating plumbing nightmares. Low-flush toilets, water-saving devices on taps and shower heads, and energy-efficient boilers are all well and good, but they can work against the original design of modern plumbing. Gravity and water are needed to push content through the pipes. The Green Drain™ may just be the solution you need!

Green Drain trap seal 

Water flows down; bugs, odors, and sewer gas stay out.

The Green Drain™ is an economical floor drain trap seal that allows water to flow down the drain while preventing pests, odors, or harmful gasses/pathogens from infiltrating the living or work space. It features a specially designed flap that springs back into place — stopping reverse airflow from escaping into the room. The Green Drain™ is available in four sizes to fit most commercial floor drain pipes.

Green Drain™ solves these problems.

Dry Traps

Airflow can reverse direction due to a dry trap. Instead of airflow going down the drain, it moves into the living/work area—allowing germs to spread. This can lead to pathogen spread. Viruses such as NORO and SARS can spread quickly through pipes and out drains. Green Drain™ eliminates the need for chemical treatments and respecting the “green environment” movement.

Sewer Smells

When the airflow reverses, sewer gas odors travel back into the living/work space through the drains. Sewer gas contains highly toxic substances such as hydrogen sulfide and ammonia. These gases are extremely flammable and exposure can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, and irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract. The Green Drain™ has a one-way valve which eliminates odors, but still allows drains to functional properly.

Pest Infiltration

Flies can appear in restrooms and kitchens from floor drains. These flies originate in filthy conditions that can transmit microbes that are unhealthy. Also, people in restaurants, schools, and other public buildings can experience bronchial asthma by inhaling the dust fragments from dead flies. The Green Drain™ features a silicone skirt that stop pests from infiltrating.

Kid-tested, IAPMO approved!

The eco-friendly Green Drain™ is safe to use around children and pets. It complies with the applicable requirements of ASSE 1072-2007. It’s designed to eliminate odors escaping from drains, fumes wafting from sewage buildup, and pest infiltration. Whether in new construction or retrofitting into commercial or industrial floor drains, Green Drain™ is your solution that will save you time, money, water, and energy.

Here is a partial list of commercial businesses that benefit from the Green Drain™:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Food processing plants
  • Hospitals
  • Commercial kitchens
  • Chemical plants
  • Schools
  • Laboratories

If your business is being negatively affected by odors and bugs caused by your drains, talk to us and see if Green Drain™ is the right solution for you.

Available from your local Aire-Master service representative

Contact your local Aire-Master representative to see how the Green Drain can combat your pest and sewer odors.

From MSDS to SDS (Safety Data Sheets)

By | Safety, Work Smarter | No Comments

SDS - safety data sheets

OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HSC) in 2012, adopting its version of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Among other things, this required a switch from MSDS to SDS for information about chemicals employees might be exposed to in the workplace. Material Safety Data Sheets did not have a set format, making them inconsistent and more difficult to read and compare. Safety Data Sheets all follow the same format. Here is a collection of links providing more information about how to read, store, and use Safety Data Sheets.

From MSDS to SDS — GHS Brings Big Changes to Safety Data Sheets

“Maintaining an MSDS for every hazardous chemical and making them available to employees as part of the HCS’s Right-to-Know provisions – which says employees have the right to know about the chemicals to which they are exposed – is one of five key responsibilities employers have under the HCS.”
http://bit.ly/2u0KibU

How to Read A Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

“The information contained in the SDS is largely the same as the MSDS, except now the SDSs are required to be presented in a consistent user-friendly, 16-section format. This brief provides guidance to help workers who handle hazardous chemicals to become familiar with the format and understand the contents of the SDSs. The SDS includes information such as the properties of each chemical; the physical, health, and environmental health hazards; protective measures; and safety precautions for handling, storing, and transporting the chemical.”
http://bit.ly/2ukYwDT

The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) FAQ

“With OSHA’s regulatory updates under the Globally Harmonized Standard (GHS) which took full force in 2016 in the US, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are now called Safety Data Sheets (SDS). You will see both terms throughout this FAQ as it references various OSHA interpretation letters issued with the older term.”
http://bit.ly/2uZO2vn

The Change from MSDS to SDS

“OSHA’s HazCom 2012 rules require companies to have a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for every hazardous chemical in the workplace. The SDS sounds like the old Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), but it’s not quite the same. For the difference to make sense, you need to know some of the story behind the change.”
http://bit.ly/2vpQCNl

Poor Restroom Conditions Drive Customers Away

By | Business, Cleaning And Disinfecting | No Comments
Poor restroom conditions

Poor restroom conditions can keep customers from returning to your business, according to a 2017 survey by Bradley Corporation. When a customer uses a restroom that’s in bad shape, it puts all of your products and services in a bad light.

If you are a restaurant owner or manager, dirty restrooms will likely make a customer assume your kitchen is dirty, too. There’s a good chance that customer is not coming back.

Keeping your restrooms clean and well stocked is a great way to create value for your customers. Show them that you care about their well-being, that you go the extra mile to treat them right.

Customers believe the condition of your restrooms is a direct reflection of all your goods and services.

Patrons assume your restaurant kitchen is only as clean as your restrooms. Attention to detail means everything!

Customers will likely consider not returning to your business if they experience an unclean or smelly restroom.

Workplace Cleanliness is Important to Employees and Customers

By | Business, Cleaning And Disinfecting, Hand Care, Odor Control, Work Smarter | No Comments

workplace cleanliness
Making improvements in workplace cleanliness is a great way to work smarter — and create value for customers. Provide a clean environment for employees and customers. Back it up with good hygiene practices to avoid spreading germs.

Why the Cleanliness of Your Workplace Restroom Matters

“A dirty bathroom is more than a nuisance or a potential health hazard: According to a national hand-washing survey, the condition of restrooms in the workplace indicates to employees just how much their company values them.”
http://bit.ly/2lTy6Vy

Proper Handwashing — and Drying — Is the No. 1 Way to Prevent Spread of Contagious Disease

“When it comes to preventing the spread of contagious disease, handwashing tops the list of effective strategies. The key is to do it, and to do it correctly, using proper products and techniques.”
http://bit.ly/2p14Hx8

Face It — Why handwashing alone is not enough

“If you could see me at work, you would see my face is resting against the palm of my left hand as I look at the computer screen; that may be the biggest mistake I have made today when it comes to preventing the spread of germs and bacteria.”
http://bit.ly/2oICqc7

Restaurant cleanliness more important than customer service, finds report

“Food hygiene ratings have greater influence over a diner’s choice of venue than customer service, according to research by food safety management company Checkit.”
http://bit.ly/2osvbct

Odor Patrol: Tile and Grout Cleaning

“Grout — the substance filling the void between the tiles — is porous. The smaller the tile, the higher the grout-to-tile ration. So, while grout bonds the tiles together and prevents cracking and chipping, it also harbors soils, contaminants and urine.”
http://bit.ly/2phTIjL

Spotlight on Fly Control

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spotlight on fly control

Flies are disgusting! They carry dozens of diseases, lay eggs everywhere, and they’re annoying. Nobody likes it when they are buzzing about — especially customers. Let’s shine a spotlight on fly control and look at ways to get rid of this pest.

Flies require specific conditions to create an infestation. You can stop the infestation cycle by reducing or eliminating these sources:

  • Light Source — a place to gather and meet up with other insects
  • Warmth — a place to be able to live longer
  • Food Source — a place to eat and drink
  • Reproduce — a way to bring on new insects

In food and drinking establishments, fruit flies may come already inside produce containers. Once they enter a facility they go directly to sink drains where there is a food source attached to the insides. Houseflies come through entry doors and drive-thru windows. They immediately head towards a light source such as exterior windows and light fixtures.

The last thing you want for your customer is to eat with one hand while shooing away flies with the other. It’s time to take action before you lose customers.

Fruit flies and houseflies present in commercial kitchens visit trash containers. Then they land on food prep surfaces, cooking utensils, and dishware. Contamination is then transferred to those preparing and eating the food. Customers and employees appreciate a fly-free area.

A business loses customers when they perceive they are getting sub-standard service. Fly infestation immediately adds to this negative perception. On average, a dissatisfied customer will tell a negative experience to ten other people. Each time they tell their story it gets embellished a little more. By the time the tenth person hears the story, it can have morphed into an extreme exaggeration. The great news is customers will return if the business takes care of their fly problem.

Aire-Master can help you develop a fly control service for your business. Let us help create a no-fly zone quickly and cost-effectively. Contact your local Aire-Master representative and get ready for the upcoming fly season.

fly control products

Aire-Master Fly Control Solutions

Insect Inn Ultra

Install this decorative wall-mounted unit on the “fly highway” where flies travel. Contains a UV light to draw flies and other insects into the trap. Covers an effective trapping area of 4,000 square feet. Trapping surface includes food attractants and mating patterns of flies. Once insects land on trap they are stuck and never leave. Advancing trap surface keeps insects in an enclosed compartment. There are no flying wings, legs or antennae lying about. Safe for use around people, pets, and food prep and eating areas.

Fruit Fly Patrol

Install this decorative wall-mounted or stand-alone insect unit near sink drains where fruit flies and gnats feed. The small size is excellent for placing on counters or near floor drains at the close of business each day. Covers an effective trapping area of 1,000 square feet. Trapping surface includes food attractants and mating patterns of flies. Insects land on trap and get stuck. Advancing trap surface keeps insects enclosed and out of the way. There are no bug parts left around to be seen. Safely use around people, pets, food prep and eating areas.

Metered Aerosol System

This system has an auto-default mode that sprays every 15 minutes; 24-hours a day. Kills flies, mosquitos, and other flying insects. EPA registered and authorized for use under USDA inspection and grading programs. Leaves no lingering insecticide odor.

Green Drain Trap

Install this waterless trap in floor drains to prevent drain odors and pest infiltration. Crawling insects such as cockroaches are unable to enter or leave the drain once the drain trap is installed. There are no pesticides needed. The Green Drain is Universal-Plumbing-Code Certified. It does not impair plumbing maintenance, and it provides sewage backflow protection. Safe for use around people, pets, food areas.

Blue Lagoon

This super concentrated product contains citronella oil, which is a natural insect repellant. Simply spray problem areas to help repel flies and crawling insects. Use around doors and windows, trash and dumpster areas, and outdoor patios. Safe for use around people, pets, and food preparation and eating areas.