Friday, September 24, 2010

Odor Control

One of the toughest things in a public facility is controlling the odor is our washrooms. Last blog we discussed who installing an autoflush system can help with 70% of those odors. To effectively control odors we need to find where the originate and how to attack them.

Where odors come from? Some of the main areas that odors will come from in your washroom are. Unflushed toilets, urine on the floors and walls, the garbage cans, and floor drains.

How to deal with these issues?
  -One step is air fresheners. There are several options when it comes to air fresheners.
      -You could get an aerosol can and just periodically spray the washroom or hope clients and employees will.
     -You could install metered aerosol can dispensing systems that will provide the same service as an aerosol can but will dispense automatically at predetermined intervals.
    -Or you could install what is know as a T-Cell. T-Cell is a none aerosol air freshener which use a true air neutralizer as well as a fuel cell technology, so there are no batteries to change.
  -The next thing you could do to help control odors is clean the floors and drains regularly with a none pathogenic bacteria cleaner. This will work as a continuing process while the areas are damp and well after the work has been done. The nice thing about none pathogenic bacteria is that it will odor contractant while cleaning the surface as well.
  -The final step you could do is install an autoclean/auto janitor for your toilets and urinals. These will help clean your urinals and toilets with every flush, while also delivering a dose of enzyme or bacteria to the drains helping to keep them clean.

These are just a few was to help keep your washrooms clean and odor free. Technical concepts is a leader in odor control and have many ideas on their website on how to keep your facilities odor free.

"Nothings too filthy for Phil-T"

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Case for Touch Free Washrooms

Have you ever walked into a washroom and either walked right out or vowed never to go to that restaurant or store again? Was the washroom dirty? Did it feel dirty? Or was the odor just to much too handle? Perhaps you didn't feel like you could touch anything so walked out and found the closest bottle of hand sanitizer. If this is the washroom in your facility the situation is not hopeless. In fact with a modest refit you could have the cleanest looking washrooms around.

Consider going touchfree. By installing a Autoflush for your urinal or toilet you can eliminate up to 80% of the odors in your washroom. If you install a Autofaucet you will encourage voluntary hand washing and save up to 70% on your water consumption. The beauty with these systems is that they are easy to install. Any maintenance person can do it on plumber required. 

Here are some of the other advantages of going touch free.

Enhanced Washroom Image
-Look and smell clean
Improved Hygiene
-Reduce cross contamination
Great Environmental Benefits
-Contribute to LEEDS credits
-Reduced water consumption

Yes there is no doubt that a touch free washroom will save you money and increase the look and feel of your facilities washrooms. Next week we will discuss how to control the other 20% of odors in your washrooms.

"Nothing's too filthy for Phil-T" 

Friday, September 3, 2010

EcoLogo Program joins forces with UL Environment

Some of you may have herd that Terra Choice (Ecology) has been acquired by UL Laboratories. Please find a link to the article here Ecology new partner.

This should prove to be quite a good fit as Ecology is trying to expand and UL have office around the world. This will help bring a trusted name to consumers around the world when searching for green certified products.

"Nothing too filthy for Phil-T"