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Health inspector looking at kitchen commercial floor

Food safety must be taken seriously at every level. If you own or manage a restaurant, taking a shortcut here or there can result in serious illness/injury, a tarnished reputation, severe legal penalties, and even a complete shutdown. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updates its Food Code every four years to set guidelines for local governments and those in the food industry to follow. This document includes recommendations on matters like standards for food storage and facility clean...

Waxing a commercial floor

Periodically waxing your commercial floors (whether vinyl, epoxy, acrylic, linoleum, or VCT) protects them from scratches and stains, provides a glossy appearance, and minimizes visible surface imperfections. This critical form of commercial floor maintenance requires a bit of preparation before performing, however. Previous layers of wax must be removed from the surface before a new coat can be installed -- this process is known as stripping. Here’s how to properly prepare your commercial flo...

Person dusting a commercial space

When running a manufacturing facility or warehouse, it’s critical to maintain a hygienic workspace that increases production, workplace morale, and complies with all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. Ensuring each corner of your facility is maintained is essential in avoiding downtime due to hazards like dust and debris, so adding a specialized high dusting plan to your building maintenance is crucial. Specialized high dusting is the mechanical removal of all ...

New commercial vinyl floor

At first glance, it might not seem like floors have much of an impact on learning outcomes. However, schools that lack sturdy, safe, aesthetically pleasing floors don’t do their students or faculty any favors. At best, worn down floors can become major distractions -- at worst, they’re serious safety hazards. Choosing the right type of flooring for your facility can truly make a difference. Let’s explore why commercial vinyl flooring, in particular, is a perfect fit for all kinds of educat...

Commercial floor carpet in an office

If your office building experiences lots of foot traffic, your floors must be able to withstand constant pressure while providing maximum stability for everyone inside. Properly coated slip-resistant concrete floors might do the trick for some businesses, but many offices prefer to install carpeting for their aesthetic benefits, noise-dampening qualities, and pliability. With so many commercial carpet options available, however, you might not have the first clue which type is right for your high...

Commercial floor in kitchen of a hospital

When you think of a hospital, your mind likely turns to hallways, patient rooms, lobbies, operating rooms, and so on -- the kitchen is probably the last thing on your mind. However, hospital kitchens play a crucial role in a facility’s reputation and patient satisfaction. Every patient must have access to quality food during their stay, and visitors benefit from having a place to eat on campus, too. If you manage a hospital, you can’t afford to ignore what goes on in your kitchen. Your hospi...

Restaurants are no strangers to slick floors. Water, food grease, and bustling foot traffic create a recipe for slips, trips, and falls. Not only can all of this activity do a number on your floors -- it can also result in serious injury and liability. Investing in proper commercial floor care ensures the ongoing durability of your floors and safety of your people. Let’s go over the many ways to protect your floors and employees. Stay Aware of the Slip Potential of Your FloorsEvery surface ha...

Clean windows are crucial to your building’s overall appearance, integrity, and energy efficiency. When it’s time to conduct those much-needed renovations, your windows can quickly become coated with debris. Taking certain proactive measures such as covering windows prior to construction can help reduce these issues. Still, you’re bound to have some cleaning to do once the dust settles, so to speak. Before you hire just any interior or exterior window cleaning services, however, note that ...

Healthcare facilities must adhere to the highest cleanliness standards to remain compliant with governmental regulations and keep patients, staff, and guests safe. While the main priority in this regard should be to keep interior rooms clean and sanitary, the exterior surfaces of healthcare buildings require attention, too. Performing periodic pressure washing on sidewalks, walkways, siding, gutters, etc., not only keeps your healthcare facility looking fresh but also protects it from deteriorat...

Every restaurant needs a steady supply of water to prepare food, clean appliances, and keep everyone hydrated. As vital as water is, however, it can also wreak havoc on your restaurant if not properly controlled. When moisture invades your facility, it can create health and safety hazards, encourage mold and mildew to thrive, deteriorate your surfaces, and more. While moisture intrusion is a threat all year long, the summer months tend to ratchet up this risk due to high humidity levels, heavy r...

When you think about it, your commercial floors are used more than any other surface in your facility -- this is especially true in your high-traffic areas. Without sturdy floors, your employees, customers, and mobile equipment wouldn’t be able to safely get from point A to point B. Therefore, proper floor care is foundational to your business’ success and safety. Because your floors are so frequently in use, however, conducting this maintenance presents challenges, namely in the form of obs...

Person cleaning a commercial floor

Taking care of your floors is a year-round effort. Every season brings forth its own threats to commercial flooring, whether it’s winter snow, autumn leaves, spring mud, or summer heat and humidity. Indeed, the way you go about commercial floor maintenance should shift with the seasons in some ways, and adaptation is key. Let’s go over some key tips for proper commercial floor care projects this summer.How to Take Care of a Commercial FloorBe ProactiveIf you want to minimize the amount of fl...

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