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Archive for the ‘Cleaning & Maintenance’ Category

OMAHA, NEB.—A recent check using Google Trends, which indicates how often a particular search-term is used, revealed that the term “cleaning with aqueous ozone” is receiving more than a third more queries today it than it did in July 2015. The search term was used more than 79,400 times a year ago; as of June 1, 2016 it has already been used more than 114,280 times.
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One of the big factors for success in any industry is customer care and satisfaction. In the hospitality industry it takes precedence over everything else. Customer experience in hospitality is what drives the popularity and hence, the revenue. So the more the customers are comfortable in the environment the better experience they will have. The biggest driver for their comfort is the feeling of being safe. However, recent incidents have marred the hospitality industry with health concerns over water safety. If the Global Risks 2015 Report by Global Economic Forum is to be believed, the spread of infectious diseases is considered the second most impactful societal risk coming just behind a water crisis. It is said that “fear could ruin any experience” and the fear of water borne diseases is only growing. Possibly due to lack of knowledge, most hotel owners do not realize a central treatment unit is not enough to curb pathogens growing in the pipe and tank systems.
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WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing 24 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners across 12 states, the District of Columbia and Canada for outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, promotion and use of a range of cleaning and other household products that carry the Safer Choice label. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the winners at an event at a local hardware store in San Francisco.
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ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Reneotech Inc. as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. EcoRaider Insect Killer, manufactured by Reneotech Inc., is a highly effective natural bio-insecticide that is ideal for use in hotel and hospitality environments as it kills bed bugs, ants and other crawling insects on contact. It is the most effective natural product that kills bed bugs with 100 percent efficacy according to a study published by the Entomological Society of America.
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LAVAL, QUEBEC—Avmor announced that it has received level 2 certification for the implementation of environmentally preferable practices. Certification from ICI ON RECYCLE recognizes Avmor’s success in ensuring the right steps and procedures have been followed to reduce, reuse, recycle, and repurpose materials to reduce waste.
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ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes GreenEarth Cleaning as a Founding Sponsor. GreenEarth Cleaning began in 1999 as an environmentally non-toxic alternative for the dry cleaning industry. It has now become the industry’s largest brand with over 6,000 points of service in 25 countries.
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ALAMEDA, CALIF.—HotelTap has added a new feature to its popular “digital log book in the cloud” to aid hoteliers in their preventive maintenance processes. Room Logs: Preventive Maintenance is designed to create digital task and subtask logs for routine room inspections. The Silver Palms Inn in Key West, Fla., is the first user of HotelTap with the new Preventive Maintenance tool added.
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ATLANTA—Georgia-Pacific announced Green Seal certification for a selection of the company’s skincare products. This designation by Green Seal, a third-party sustainability certification organization, is another building block in GP PRO’s offering of sustainable products.
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More than two decades ago, a company that manufactures circuit boards* for use in a variety of electrical products was facing a quandary. To clean their circuit boards, the company was using a solvent that contained ingredients determined to be harmful to the environment. As a result, they were given two years to phase out the use of these solvents. Company management decided they had four possible options to address this situation: 1. They could simply not clean the circuit boards, a solution referred to as the “no-clean” process. 2. They could turn to cleaning processes that use nonsolvent cleaning chemicals. 3. They could use solvents that were not harmful or less harmful for the environment. 4. They could look into alternative cleaning processes that would use no chemicals whatsoever.
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OMAHA, NEB.—The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) recently released two studies titled, “Qualification of Surface Disinfection using Aqueous Ozone Generated by CleanCore Technologies Ozone Systems.” These studies indicate aqueous ozone cleaning systems can prove very effective at eliminating colony-forming units (CFUs) of both E. coli and listeria from hard surfaces. These bacteria can produce food poisoning-type symptoms that can be very harmful and even result in death.
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