Archive December 2016


Why Winter Break is the Perfect Time for Deep Cleaning School

Bah Humbug! Holiday Flu and Christmas Colds! Did the holiday flu visit your home or business this season? Or maybe it was a nasty Christmas cold? Seems inevitable – every year – despite our best efforts to remain flu-free for the festivities. And soon many of our kids will head back to school, likely with…

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Your High School Gymnasium Deep Cleaning Checklist

Gymnasium floors are one of the highest foot-traffic areas in any school. Gymnasiums are used for school assemblies, athletic events, school dances, pep rallies and even community events. All of these gatherings don’t only cause wear and tear on the floors, but they also bring in germs and bacteria.  Winter break is a common time…

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How to Stop Cold and Flu Season From Ruining Your Christmas Break

The Not So Joyous Cold and Flu Season The holiday parties have already begun. Extended family this weekend, immediate family next weekend. Friends on Tuesday, co-workers on Thursday. Plus church things and school things and neighborhood things. And lots of shopping. There’ll be baked brie and bacon-wrapped dates. Candy cane cocoa and spiced apple cider….

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[Case Study] Athletic Club Proactive Measures for a Bacteria Free Environment

The Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club mission is to improve the health of those in their community that they serve. With reports surfacing in the media that gym equipment can have over 362 more bacteria than a toilet seat, the MAC wanted to take a proactive approach to keep their exercise equipment germ, virus and bacteria…

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Does an Antibacterial Wipe Really Disinfect Surfaces?

Oh yes, there’s trouble…with antibacterial wipes. Grocery stores dispense them, hospitals utilize them, schools distribute them, and gyms disseminate them, but are antibacterial wipes as good as we think they are? According to the Environmental Working Group, there’s cause for concern: The most common antibacterial agents in cleaning wipes are called “quats” (short for quaternary ammonium…

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