Massachusetts Cleaning Franchises & What You Should Know

Massachusetts Cleaning Franchises & What You Should Know

Posted on October 30th, 2017 in EcoSource Commercial Cleaning Blog | Facilities News.

Did you know? Until a few years ago, about 30% of commercial cleaning services in the New England area were being provided by franchised cleaning services and franchise cleaning operations. Changes in the Massachusetts labor laws forced cleaning franchise companies that were previously doing commercial cleaning out of the subcontract cleaning market. Individuals looking to seek out jobs or work in the cleaning industry may not be aware of the changes in the Massachusetts labor law. There have been lawsuits […]

Disinfectants: More Harm than Good?

Disinfectants: More Harm than Good?

Posted on October 23rd, 2017 in EcoSource Commercial Cleaning Blog | Facilities News.

You may remember our post about hand sanitizers and how the repeated use of just sanitizer can be less effective than traditional hand washing. This time, we’ve come to talk about disinfectants. When we say disinfectant, you may think of a spray like a bleach spray, but we also mean those seemingly useful wipe products. Disinfectants can be spread out across a variety of products, and it isn’t just limited to sprays. A disinfectant is essentially a substance that kills […]

When should the air filters in the office be changed?

When should the air filters in the office be changed?

Posted on October 9th, 2017 in EcoSource Commercial Cleaning Blog | Facilities News.

We’ve all been there. A stuffy office setting where the windows may only open slightly or may not open at all. Constantly having air flow running through the HVAC system, whether hot or cold, means that particles are always getting caught in the air filters. That’s exactly what they’re for — to catch dust and particles that would otherwise float around the office. With constant use air filters can get clogged up and be less effective as well as put […]

Traditional Handshakes Can Be Germ Filled

Posted on September 29th, 2017 in EcoSource Commercial Cleaning Blog | Facilities News.

You might sometimes wonder when you take someone’s clammy, sweaty hand if shaking hands is really the most hygienic thing to do. It turns out, when we shake hands with someone, you can be transferring germs either to or from a hand. It sounds like a no-brainer when you really think about it. There’s no way to tell what someone did with their hands before they shook yours. Did they cough in their hand? Did they touch a doorknob that […]

10 Tips to Make Your Business Greener

Posted on September 14th, 2017 in EcoSource Commercial Cleaning Blog | Facilities News.

If you’re environmentally conscious, you may be wondering how you can reduce your company’s carbon footprint. Don’t worry, EcoSource has you covered. Check out these 10 easy ways you can reduce your facility’s carbon footprint. 1. Take an alternate way to work/encourage carpooling and other ways to get to work This is the first step which doesn’t take place inside of the facility of your company, but it’s a no-brainer. Any way that you can encourage carpooling, taking a bike […]

How to get Great Employees (And Keep Them)

Posted on September 4th, 2017 in EcoSource Commercial Cleaning Blog | Facilities News.

Employee retention is a hot topic amongst many companies, especially when it comes to businesses that experience high turnover rates. Keeping good employees is important – and knowing how to keep them can be equally as important. Employee retention can’t be whittled down to just one thing. However, one of the biggest driving factor for a higher employee retention rate is employee happiness. While you can’t bend over backwards to make everyone happy on all fronts, there are sacrifices that […]

Is hand sanitizer effective?

Posted on August 31st, 2017 in EcoSource Commercial Cleaning Blog | Facilities News.

Hand sanitizer may seem a bit like a craze. Everyone has a bottle somewhere, and it seems like lots of places have adopted hand sanitizer in lieu of actual soap and water. This may leave you wondering, how effective is hand sanitizer? Is it more effective than soap and water at killing germs? Let’s look at some of the numbers. Studies have shown that hand sanitizer with an alcohol concentration between 60-95% are more effective than hand sanitizers that have […]

The office breakroom may have unexpected health hazards

Posted on August 7th, 2017 in EcoSource Commercial Cleaning Blog | Facilities News.

According to a study conducted in 2012 by Kimberly-Clark Professional, you may be surprised where the germs in your office may reside. Here’s a hint: it’s actually not the bathroom. The majority of germs and bacteria is actually where food may be prepared and eaten. Break rooms and kitchens are at the top of the list for being the worst offenders of germs at the office. You may be shocked to find out that the dirtiest surface of all is […]

Does the quality of indoor air affect your health?

Does the quality of indoor air affect your health?

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 in EcoSource Commercial Cleaning Blog | Facilities News.

Many years ago, I worked in a 24-story building in the heart of downtown Boston. My office was on the 16th floor. Into my second year, I became and remained ill for several months with colds, sinus problems and an ear infection that would not go away despite several rounds of antibiotics. Even then, it occurred to me that being in a closed environment without access to fresh air could not be healthy. My lingering cold symptoms seemed to affirm […]

How to: Prevent spread of cold and flu at work

How to: Prevent spread of cold and flu at work

Posted on December 9th, 2016 in EcoSource Commercial Cleaning Blog | Facilities News, Services.

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