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Roll Out the Red Carpet

Posted by Your Clean Resource on Apr 30, 2018 2:50:12 PM

Spring is finally here! It’s time to open things up, air them out and get rid of all the bits of winter that are sticking around. 

One of the hardest hit areas is the floor.  Winter boots bring snow, slush, sand and salt inside with them. Floors are particularly important to keep clean because they make an impression on people.  Surely, you’ve heard someone remark, “the house was so clean, you could eat off the floor”.

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Wiping Out Kitchen Hazards

Posted by Your Clean Resource on Apr 26, 2018 10:30:19 AM

Your kitchen is the heart and soul of your restaurant and your success depends on it. Poorly cleaned surfaces and equipment can quickly result in bacteria, mold and other food-borne pathogens.

A frantic dinner rush can leave staff feeling exhausted and the thought of cleaning and sanitizing the kitchen can be overwhelming. Be sure you outline your cleaning protocols with new hires and keep them top of mind with staff meetings and internal communications.

Some jobs will need to be done several times throughout the day while others will be on a weekly or monthly basis. So, break it down with a handy schedule that includes specific instructions as well as recommended products. This will help keep your staff on track when it comes to keeping a spotless cooking area.

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Clean Earth

Posted by Your Clean Resource on Apr 20, 2018 12:19:05 PM

The year was 1970. People were driving muscle cars around without a thought about emissions. The word environment was not yet in the common vernacular. But, the times, they were a-changin’. After an oil spill in California, the idea was formed to harness the energy of the anti-war protests and activism of the day and focus it on air and water pollution. On April 22, 1970 the very first Earth Day was observed.

A lot has changed in the past 48 years. People are much more aware of the environment and the impact of our actions. This year, Earth Day is focused on ending plastic pollution.

Checkers wants to partner with you to promote awareness of green activities and products. This article will highlight some areas of focus.

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Smells Like Trouble. Time to Clean!

Posted by Your Clean Resource on Mar 29, 2018 1:21:01 PM

Stepping into a smelly washroom is an immediate turn off. The assumption is that the facility is not clean – which is true. Smells come from bacteria that lurk in the far reaches of the bathroom. While scrubbing and mopping make it look clean, this typically spreads the germs around and makes it worse. 

Unfortunately, a stinky washroom can cast a negative pall on the entire establishment. This can turn customers off regardless of what you’re selling.

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Hand Washing 101

Posted by Your Clean Resource on Mar 29, 2018 1:15:15 PM

One of the most important ways you can stop the spread of germs is simply by keeping your hands clean. Whether you’re preparing food, caring for others or simply avoiding sickness, hand washing is the number one defense.

This seemingly simple yet important task can sometimes be overlooked or completed ineffectively, so we will review when and how to wash your hands to keep everyone safe and healthy.

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Restaurants: Keep Them Coming Back for More!

Posted by Your Clean Resource on Mar 1, 2018 10:02:02 AM

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. And the impression people get when they walk through the door of your restaurant is of utmost importance to your success! You may have the best food in town, but if your establishment is not spick and span, no one will ever know.

When it comes to dining out and food preparation, patrons have high standards. And in the highly competitive restaurant business attracting and keeping customers is difficult enough. Don’t let your sanitation standards keep them away. 

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Are Your Cleaners Quick on the Draw?

Posted by Your Clean Resource on Mar 1, 2018 9:54:14 AM

When it comes to properly equipping your cleaning staff, sometimes it’s hard to know what products to buy, tools they need or how the products should be used. Each organization will have their own challenges when it comes to properly maintaining and cleaning the facility. However, Betco has simplified the process for you with an innovative and versatile system.

When cleaning chemicals are not accurately diluted, it’s like pouring money down the drain. Stop the leak and potential danger with the Betco FastDraw System. This unique system has a one size fits all bottle design which is easy to use and reduces your inventory.  In addition, there are metering inserts in each FastDraw bottle. These inserts save you money by maintaining accurate dilution each time and eliminating maintenance.

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Three Ways to Fight the Flu

Posted by Your Clean Resource on Feb 2, 2018 11:19:07 AM

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When the Christmas tree is down and decorations have been packed away, it’s time for another favourite season to arrive. No, not spring. FLU SEASON. Like it or not, this unwelcomed visitor likes to make an appearance between October through May. However, prime time for this culprit is in February.

People tend to be indoors more in the winter, in close contact with others and sharing germs. The drier winter air leaves us dehydrated and more vulnerable. And on top of that, viruses are preserved in colder temperatures, so they stick around longer. All of these add up to a risky time of year, which requires extra vigilance.

To help you combat Flu Season in your organization, we’re sharing three easy ways to give your staff a fighting chance.

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Hand Dryers: Effective or Just Hot Air?

Posted by Your Clean Resource on Jan 11, 2018 10:19:51 AM

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Have you ever wondered about hand dryers in public restrooms? Not only are they loud and obnoxious, they usually take forever to properly dry your hands. Most of us give up before the job is done because a line is forming to use the machine and people are getting impatient.

The truth is, even if hands are cleaned properly, bacteria will remain if they are not dried properly. And to make matters worse, that bacteria is more easily transferred from wet hands than from dry hands.

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Closed Cartridge Dispensers vs. Bulk Fill: Who's the real winner?

Posted by Your Clean Resource on Oct 17, 2017 12:00:44 PM

The bulk fill dispenser. You see them everywhere--those soap dispensers that are always accompanied by a puddle of goopy pink hand soap on the counter. Nine times out of ten, you don't want to touch them, and we don't blame you. A bulk fill dispenser is a breeding ground for bacteria and actually reverses the act of washing your hands all together. Why? Because bulk fill dispensers are unsanitary. They're refilled by opening the container, leaving the reservoir wide open and ready for contaminates (bugs, airborne germs) to fall right into the very soap you put on your hands. Gross, right? We thought so too.

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