Category 'Schools'


How to Stay Healthy Against Common School Illnesses

Along with cold temperatures and snow days, the winter months also bring germs, viruses and bacteria into schools. According to the CDC, Elementary School children get an average of eight to twelve cold/flu viruses every year. Some of the most common causes for sick days are: Cold & Flu, Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Strep Throat and the…

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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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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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A Closer Look at How to Clean Your Athletic Club Locker Room

An athletic club locker room is host to an abundance of germs, bacteria and molds that threaten the health of anyone who takes a trip to the gym. Although many of us think of locker rooms as dirty places, they don’t always have to be. With a hard-working cleaning team that adheres to the following 4…

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The Unseen Germs Lurking in Your Athletic Club Locker Room

Protecting your Members is Good for Business Superbugs, gym germs, mutant pathogens, oh my! Dangerous bacteria and germs at local gyms have been making headlines in recent years, and consumers are taking notice. The presence of nasty bugs like E.Coli, MRSA, and Candida (which causes yeast infections, athlete’s foot, and a host of other nasty…

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Preventing Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Your West Michigan School

What is HFMD? Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that causes small red spots and blisters on the palms of hands, soles of feet and in the throat. HFMD is highly contagious in children ages 5 and under, but can also be contracted by adults. It can also cause fever and…

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4 Common Gym Germs, 5 Places They Hang out, and 6 Ways to Beat Them

Although gyms are generally considered a location you go to to improve your health, they can also pose a risk to your health if not approached with some caution in mind. How? Germs. Gym germs. Although it makes for a catchy title, gym germs are not something to take lightly. The high-usage, damp environment provided…

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A Proactive Approach to Protecting Student Athletes from Germs

As a high school athlete there is always risk for injury and threat of a tough opponent on the other team, but those aren’t the only factors working against them. Whether student athletes are in the weight room, locker room, or on the wrestling mat they come in contact with germs, bacteria and viruses spread across…

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