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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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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.”
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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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A Note of Thanks Goes a Long Way

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note of thanks

One of the most effective ways to work smarter is to simply express gratitude with a note of thanks. Make an effort to notice someone doing something good and recognize them for it. As Larry Dennis wrote: “There’s little more we can do to give ourselves a lift than to express an ‘attitude of gratitude.’ It results in changed feelings on the part of the giver and ultimately influences the attitudes and feelings of the recipient. If you’d like to take charge of your world and work, begin today to be more appreciative and show it.”

How To Write A Thank You Note

“Over the last few weeks of the academic year, I began writing a note of thanks to someone in my school… The result was immediate. Almost every teacher told me that the expression of thanks was something that they needed to hear that day. That made me feel good as well.”
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Do Mops Spread Disease?

“Building managers should become aware of some of the studies available on how the tools we use to clean surfaces — specifically, cleaning cloths and mops — can sometimes spread disease and cause cross-contamination.”
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How Do You Become An Entrepreneur?

“The best way to become an entrepreneur is to simply start a business or join a fledgling business. Any business… Building a business is about solving problems… If you build value for people, you will make money.”
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Three Email Habits That Kill Your Whole Team’s Productivity

“After hashing things out together, it became clear that the overload Eric and his company were experiencing wasn’t just a staffing issue. It was more likely a productivity one, starting with how Eric communicated with his staff. Three of his bad email habits were trickling down to everybody else, undermining the entire team’s working methods.”
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Being Helpful at Work Can Make You Worse at Your Job

“One of the simplest strategies for making new work friends, if that’s your thing: Be helpful… But in a recent column in Harvard Business Review, University of Florida business professor Klodiana Lanaj outlined a major downside to this approach: Helping out your colleagues is exhausting.”
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The Nose Knows: Humans Can Smell More Than 1 Trillion Scents

“People often say that humans can distinguish among only 10,000 different odors. But in fact, the nose can tell apart at least 1 trillion different odors, and possibly many more, the new findings suggest.”
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Quote of the Day

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value.” — Albert Einstein

Students Need Clean Schools

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Back to School

Students are heading back to school, and they need to work smarter, just like the rest of us. They also need safe, hygienic work environments —students need clean schools. A survey conducted last year gave insights into students’ opinions of their schools’ cleanliness.

Survey Asks Students To Evaluate Restroom Cleanliness

“Ninety percent of those polled agree hygiene was important to them as a student, and 93 percent say they washed and dried their hands every time they used the restroom. And while students generally gave their schools high marks for cleanliness (73 percent said the lavatories were at least somewhat clean), the majority — 57 percent — felt their schools didn’t do enough overall to support on-campus restroom hygiene.”
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20 Brutal Truths All 20-Somethings Need to Hear

“Nobody cares if you didn’t have enough time. If your toilet flooded. If you weren’t feeling well. If you are “going through a tough time.” Some people do — they care a little bit, and want to make sure you’re OK. But in general, nobody cares. Everyone has “stuff” going on in their lives, and it’s on you to figure it out and stay on top of your responsibilities.”
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Working 80 Hours a Week is Not Actually What Leads to Success

“Some founders are fanatical when bragging that they work 60 to 80 hour weeks. Their sense of building ‘sweat equity’ blinds them to the sacrifices they make — to their health, to their marriages, to their families and communities. What they mistake as a successful lifestyle is actually a massive failure.”
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9 Pieces of Obsolete Tech That Just Won’t Die

“Have you had to write a rent check lately? Or maybe fax some important documents? Despite things like Venmo and email that normal people use every day, these ancient bits of tech and culture just keep hanging on. There’s clearly better technology, it’s just that not everyone is using it. Here are nine outmoded technologies that just won’t disappear.”
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7 Interview Questions For Measuring Emotional Intelligence

“Emotional intelligence involves self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. In other words, it’s a complicated amalgam that hiring managers have a hard time testing for. As a result, many fall back on gut instincts and subjective impressions. It isn’t always a smart move to leave something so important to such faulty measures.”
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“BookBub is a free daily email that notifies you about deep discounts on acclaimed ebooks. You choose the types you’d like to get notified about — with categories ranging from mysteries to cookbooks — and we send great deals in those genres to your inbox.”
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Quote of the Day

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” — John Wooden

Concentrated Cleaner: Super Degreaser

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Aire-Master Super Degreaser

A powerful degreaser that works where others fail. This concentrated cleaner is a super-strength product formulated for extremely tough jobs. Instantly penetrates and emulsifies grease, oil, and a variety of soils.

Dilutable with up to 100 parts water for low end-use cost. Perfect for cleaning machinery, engines, factory floors, tools, trucks, and metal parts. Rust preventatives form a corrosion inhibiting coating when diluted degreaser is not rinsed from metal surfaces.

Use in automatic scrubers, pressure washers, dip tanks, or steam cleaners. Removes rubber tire marks and baked on carbon deposits. Contains no petroleum distillates, is nonflammable, noncor- rosive, and biodegradable.

Features & Uses

Quickly removes grease, oil, wax, tar and dirt. Great for cleaning a variety of water washable surfaces.

  • Spray on floors and concrete to remove soils
  • Spray on tools, metal, equipment and engines
  • Spray on ovens, stoves and grills
  • Pour into carpet and floor cleaning equipment
  • Use only on water washable surfaces
  • Highly concentrated, water dilutable

Usage Directions

General Maintenance

Floors, walls, machinery, engines, conveyors, ducts, kitchen ovens and grills, air filters, shower tile, concrete, terazzo, white side walls, etc. Dilute as follows:

Light soil 1oz. / gallon
Medium soil 3oz. / gallon
Heavy soil 5oz. / gallon
Very heavy soil 26oz. / gallon

Floors

Great for cleaning oil or grease soiled floors. Use 4 oz. to a gallon of water. Can be used in a floor scrubber. For light soiled floors use 1 oz. to a gallon of water.

Machinery

Use to clean oil and gas off machinery. Good for cleaning oil filter in lawn mowers. Spray onto equipment with a 1 oz. to 16 oz. water dilution, then spray off with water hose or wipe off.

Vehicles

Spray on the vehicle with a 1 oz. to 16 oz. dilution. Scrub and rinse off.

Playground Equipment

Use to clean playground equipment by using a 1 oz. to 16 oz. water dilution. Spray on and wipe off.

Carpet

Use as a spot remover for ink, crayon, oil, food or pop stains. Spray on and wipe off. Hard spots may need to be left to soak for a minute or two. A small brush may be used.

Kitchen

Use to clean ovens, grills, outside of stove, and any place where there is heavy grease build up. Use 2 – 3 oz. per 16 oz. of water. Spray on and wipe off. Use to clean grease off kitchen floors.

Shop Areas

Use to clean tools, shop floor, and walls.

Hallways

Spray walls and floor using 1 oz. to 16 oz. water dilution. Use a horticulture sprayer for quick application.

Arenas, Gymnasiums

Spray seats, under seats, walk ways, walls, and vents. Use a horticulture sprayer for quick application. Use 1 oz. to 16 oz. water.

New: Enzyme Floor Cleaner for Tile and Grout

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Step Safe Enzymatic Floor CleanerAire-Master has just introduced Step Safe, a new enzyme floor cleaner for tile and grout. This concentrated cleaner breaks down grease that builds up on hard surfaces. It is especially effective in kitchen areas around stoves, grills, and fryers.

Step Safe requires no floor equipment to apply — just a mop bucket, a mop, a squeegee, and a stiff brush. This is a no-rinse product; its bio-enzymatic action continues to work long after the floor is dry.

Slips and Falls are Costly

As we have noted before, slips and falls cost US businesses billions of dollars annually. Greasy floors are slippery floors. Step Safe is designed to help restore traction to the greasiest floors and prevent costly accidents.

Keep Your Floors Safe — and Beautiful

When used in conjunction with a floor maintenance program, Step Safe breaks down and removes the toughest grease from tile and grout joints — helping to prolong the life and beauty of your floors. Step Safe is great for high-traffic areas such as lobbies and entryways.

Directions

Before use, make sure the floor is free of loose dirt and debris. Add 1–2 oz. per gallon
of cold or warm water and mix thoroughly in a mop bucket. (Do NOT dilute with hot water.) For heavily greasy floors, use 4 oz. per gallon. Mop and saturate floor with the mixture.

Let the cleaner dwell on the floor 15–30 minutes for penetration. Scrub the floor with a stiff, bristled brush. Squeegee the remaining water into the floor drain. DO NOT RINSE. Allow to air dry. No personal protective equipment (eyewear or gloves) is required to use Step Safe.

Availability

Step Safe is shipping now, so contact your local Aire-Master service representative, and give it a try! For more information, download the Step Safe flyer (PDF).

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