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6 Important Tips To Safely and Effectively Use Ice Melt

Posted by Regional Distributors, Inc. on Oct 14 ,2016


Make sure you have the ice melt supplies you need, and know when and how to properly apply ice melt to keep your guests, grounds, and facility safe this winter. Follow these simple 6 tips for safely using and applying ice melt.


Topics: #winter, #floorcare, #snow, #janitorial, #wintertips, #floorcaretips, facilitymaintenance, icemelt, ice melt

How Magnesium & Calcium Chloride Ice Melt Is Destroying Your Facility

Posted by Regional Distributors, Inc. on Oct 6 ,2016


Millions of dollars of damage are caused each winter due to poor ice melt formulas and misleading information being passed to buyers pertaining to these formulas. Two particularly destructive and misleading elements commonly found in leading ice melters are Magnesium Chloride and Calcium Chloride. Be sure to educate yourself on how to safely use ice melt, and understand the different elements that make ice melters effective and safe. Read below to learn common terms and elements of ice melters and review side-by-side comparisons of specific formulas.


Topics: #winter, #floorcare, #snow, #janitorial, #wintertips, #floorcaretips, facilitymaintenance, icemelt, ice melt

Your Best Defense Against Winter: A Guide To Preventative Matting

Posted by Regional Distributors, Inc. on Oct 3 ,2016

The Challenge of Winter Floor Care

As a cleaning professional, you know that floor care is one of the most time consuming and expensive tasks within a facility. During the winter, floor care becomes even more expensive and labor intensive when trying to clean and protect floors from damaging winter-specific soils, such as:

  • Sand and grit that scratches flooring and collects in cracks and creases.
  • Heavier winter shoes and boots pound sand, grit, and soils into floor surfaces, further marring the finish and damaging the floor.
  • More foot traffic as people tend to stay indoors more during the winter.


To help protect floors during the winter, building managers turn to preventive matting systems that provide a number of benefits not only during the winter months, but all year long.


Topics: #winter, #floorcare, #janitorial, #wintertips, #floorcaretips, facilitymaintenance, matting

3 Simple Ways To Prevent the Spread of Germs and Reduce Absenteeism

Posted by Regional Distributors, Inc. on Sep 22 ,2016


Proper Hand Hygiene is the Single Most Important Thing You Can Do For Your Health and the Health of Your Business

A recent study conducted by Medical Mutual of Ohio and GOJO Industries was the first to prove a direct link between the availability of a comprehensive hand hygiene program and a reduction in absenteeism and health care insurance claims1 tied to hand hygiene preventable illnesses. The study found that a comprehensive hand hygiene program not only reduced healthcare claims by over 24%, but also reduced absenteeism by over 13%.


Topics: #handhygiene, #absenteeism, #sanitizing, #handwashing, #cleaning

Avoid Negative Reviews: Top 4 Restaurant Cleanliness Complaints & How to Avoid Them

Posted by Regional Distributors, Inc. on Sep 6 ,2016


Unlike Good Reviews, Bad Customer Reviews Spread Quickly and Can Negatively Impact Your Business

A study conducted by Harris Poll revealed that 93 percent of U.S. adults would not return to an establishment if they experienced some type of issue related to the facility, with cleanliness issues including bad odor (78 percent) and dirty restrooms (66 percent) being the top two reasons1. With 88% of consumers trusting online reviews as much as personal recommendations2, and 90% of consumers reading online reviews before visiting a business2reviews regarding cleanliness directly impact the success of your business.

Avoid negative online customer reviews on sites like Facebook and Yelp by following these simple solutions and cleaning not only for appearance, but also for health to ensure positive customer experiences.


Topics: #floorcare, #sanitizing, #customerexperience, #cleaning, #foodservice, #restaurant, #restrooms, #floorcleaning, #restroomcleaning, #kitchen

A Guide To Preventative Matting: Your First Line of Defense

Posted by Regional Distributors, Inc. on Sep 1 ,2016

Your First Line of Defense Against Rising Floor Care Costs

According to a study conducted by the ISSA, if 1,000 people per day enter a building over a 20-day period where no matting is installed, they will track in about 24 pounds of soil. Per the study, it costs about $600 to remove one pound of soil, which amounts to a staggering $14,400 just in this 20-day time period. 

With approximately 85% of all dirt in a building being tracked in by foot, dirt stopped by entrance matting is dirt that does not spread throughout a building meaning less dusting, mopping, vacuuming, and grout cleaning. Overall, removing soil from a mat can be less expensive than removing it from an entire building as the soil is concentrated in a localized area.


Topics: #floorcare, #janitorial, #floorcaretips, facilitymaintenance, matting