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Staying Germ Free

23 Jan

The cold winter months are notorious for bringing about flu season. Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t because the weather has become colder. It’s because people are more likely to stay indoors and spread germs. We’ve learned more in recent years about how to combat germs, but some old time myths still prevail. For example:

Washing Your Hands Is Enough

Recent studies have shown that 46% of people don’t wash their hands effectively. PURELL Advanced hand sanitizer is clinically proven to kill germs that may be left behind after hand washing. When washing your hands be sure to use hot water and vigorously wash your hands for 20-30 seconds, washing past your wrist. Your fingernails are one place where sneaky germs like to hide. To combat this, while your hands are soapy just lightly scratch your palm to make sure the soap gets under your nails. Use this method when applying hand sanitizer as well. Using this double-team on germs is a sure-fire way to help keep healthy!

Be Sure To Clean Common Areas

Spending a minute washing your hands isn’t going to do you any good when you immediately touch that germy door handle. There are many places where germs like to congregate. Door handles, cell phones, keyboards, and remote controls are some of the more common items where germs can gather quickly. It doesn’t take much to combat this problem. At least once a week just give these and other commonly touched items a quick wipe down with a disinfectant wipe or disinfectant spray.

We have plenty of disinfecting products from companies such as Chase, Claire, and Franklin.

Clean & Fresh Air

6 Dec

Winter is upon us, which means that we will all be huddled up indoors for the next few months. That means this is a good time to make sure the air you’re breathing is healthy and refreshing. Here’s how!


One thing to look for when trying to find an air filter is the MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating. The higher the rating, the more efficient the filter is. MERV ratings range from 1-20. Residential filters usually top out at MERV 8. For reference, MERV 13-20 are usually used for hospitals and pharmaceutical factories. Here’s a table for full details.

Purolator has all the air filters for your commercial and residential needs. Dirt and dust builds up overtime which means that the longer you go between changing filters, the more likely it is that the air you breath in your own home may be unhealthy. Be sure to inspect your filters once a month and plan on changing them every 3 months.


Air deodorizers recycle the air in your home or business, removing odors to help keep what you breath fresh and healthy! One of the best in the air deodorizer business is Newaire. They offer a variety of purifiers, from small plug-in units for rooms and cars, to large units for larger areas. Best of all, there are no dangerous chemicals involved!


Having pure air is great, but giving it a pleasant scent is even better! With the holiday season upon us, a good air freshener can really make your home extra inviting for your loved ones. Claire offers a wide variety of scents. You can even grab a dispenser and have the scent sprayed at timed intervals! Just be sure to grab a metered spray can if you do.

Keeping your skin safe and healthy

30 Oct


Did you know that our skin is the largest organ we have? It is also our first line of defense against the rigors of the environment, so it’s important to keep it healthy and strong. Betty Mills offers many skin care items for all needs from some of the top skin-care manufacturers around.


Stoko specializes in skin care products. They carry many varieties of soap from heavy-duty to antibacterial. Their sanitizers will keep your hands healthy and germ free. Where Stoko really shines is with their skin care products. They offer both skin repair products for damaged skin, and also skin protectant products to help prevent damage caused by work-related conditions.


GOJO is America’s #1 hand cleaner. Their Purell Sanitizer line can be found in offices, homes, and schools all over the nation and come in a variety of sizes, ranging from wall-mounted dispensers to wipes that are perfect for travel. GOJO also offers a wide variety of hand cleaners and soaps that can remove the toughest dirt & grime and also kill bacteria. They even have PURELL Advanced which is enhanced with 4 different skin conditioning agents that help maintain skin health-skin moisture and improves overall skin feel. Many of their items are also Green Certified for those who are Eco-friendly.


Protecting your skin and hands isn’t all about lotions and sanitizers. A good pair of gloves will also go a long way. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Saftey Zone to bring gloves for any situation imaginable! They have Latex Gloves that work great in the janitorial and health care industries. If you need a chemical resistant glove, their Neoprene & Nitrile lines will get the job done. Their Vinyl Gloves are perfect for anyone working in food service. If you needs gloves for construction or landscaping, then their Leather, Cotton & Canvas Gloves will do the trick.

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