Poor Restroom Conditions Drive Customers Away

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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

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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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Spotlight on Fly Control

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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.

2017 Franchise Listings and Rankings

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2017 franchise listings

Many of the 2017 franchise listings and rankings have come out, and Aire-Master is once again included on several of these compilations.

We have to thank our awesome franchisees for their hard work and support!

New Franchisees, Marty and Michelle Lax

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Marty and Michelle Lax began their franchise, AM of Central Alabama, in January 2017. Their sales territory includes the Alabama counties of Jefferson and Shelby, with Birmingham as the major city.

Marty has a lot of sales experience and has worked the past 12 years as the National Sales Manager for an advertising company. Marty shares that the advertising industry is tough because once you sell advertising to a customer, they may not purchase more for quite some time. You have to go out and find another customer.

Marty researched the internet, magazines, and anywhere that franchise opportunities were listed. He has previously owned businesses and wanted a franchise system that could help him succeed — where he was not alone in business.

Marty was particularly drawn to Aire-Master’s repeat business model. He and Michelle traveled to visit a competitor but were not impressed with their operation. They also visited Aire-Master corporate offices and were very comfortable with the management staff, who answered the questions they needed to make a decision for their future.

Michelle works as a procurement agent for a large company and deals with many vendors every year. She also saw the potential that the Aire-Master franchise system offers their family. They loved the products and services and the great sales potential that the Birmingham, Alabama, area offers.

We are excited to have new service representatives in Alabama, and we welcome Marty and Michelle to the Aire-Master family! Marty completed the online and inhouse Aire-Master training programs, and is available for service now. To ask about service in the Central Alabama area, email: alabama@airemaster.com.

New Franchise in Denton, Texas

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Peter Berk began his franchise, Aire-Master of Denton County, in December 2016, in the Denton, Texas area. The service territory includes the Texas counties of Cooke, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Montague, and Wise. Peter transferred his territory from long-time franchise Warren Ott (Northeast Texas).

Peter worked as a Certified Public Accountant for years and then moved into the financial mortgage industry. He brings a lot of personal relationship skills and sales experience to his franchise. Peter has completed his in-house and onsite training programs. He is now operating his Aire-Master business full-time.

Peter had researched our competitors, and was more impressed with Aire-Master —and the expanded and diverse service offerings. He met with Gama Dominguez (Collin County), Guillermo Ramirez & Kathia Rosario (Dallas County). They were extremely helpful in answering questions and showing him the sales potential in his franchise territory of 934,000 population.

To inquire about service in the Denton, Texas area, email: denton@airemaster.com.

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