Ozone, the cleaning change we can live with…By Don Tracy, A.C.E., Gem Supply Company

Nobody likes change…… Someone once said…”nothing is constant but change” So here’s a change, I believe is long overdue and should revolutionize the way we clean buildings.  “Aqueous Ozone Cleaning” Aqueous ozone (the process of turning water into a powerful cleaner) has been used commercially for over a century and is now widely used to sanitize…

Is the 5-Second Rule a Myth? Warning: You May Never Look at “Dropped” snacks the same way again!

Is the 5-second rule a myth? Warning: You may never look at ‘dropped’ snacks the same way again. By Chanie Kirschner Thu, May 30 2013 Everyone has heard of the 5-second rule. You know the one: if a food item drops on the floor and you pick it up within five seconds, it’s still perfectly…

Top Five Things To Consider In Infection Control, by Richard DiPaolo

Top Five Things To Consider In Infection Control Are you looking in the right places to prevent disease outbreaks in your facility? By Richard DiPaolo, editorial director, CMMOnline Hot spot cleaning and high touch point cleaning are common phrases used in the professional cleaning industry. This type of cleaning is universally understood by in-house cleaning departments and…

Ten Tips for Cleaning Schools Over Summer Break from CleanLink News

Ten Tips for Cleaning Schools Over Summer Break For custodial workers, the summer months can actually be some of the busiest and most important months when it comes to school cleaning. To help simplify the process, Tornado offers ten recommendations cleaners can do to make the summer as productive as possible.  1. Prepare a written…

Hand Dryer Location and Paper Towels Influence Hand Washing, CleanLink

Hand Dryer Location Influences Hand Washing By SM Editorial Staff In this article, industry manufacturers answer common questions asked by members of the industry Does the placement of hand dryers in a public restroom promote hand washing? Where is the best placement?Yes, it does promote hand washing. Customers recognize high-speed hand dryers that dry their hands effectively and…

Asthma Friendly School

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children under 15 years of age, and the leading cause of absence in school. One school in Duval County decided to try to do something about it and today they were awarded for it. John Love Elementary is the first school in Duval County…

Aqueous Ozone Cleaning

Learn about Ozone: Ozone (O3) is a powerful cleaner-sanitizer that: Effectively deodorizes, disinfects and destroys fungi, mold, allergens and bacteria Is made up of three oxygen atoms and is readily found in nature Has long been used in water treatment, food sterilization and medical therapies for its remarkable anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties Rapidly oxidizes bacteria…