It’s April and summer is just around the corner. But before thinking of the best place for a summer getaway, it’s time to get one thing out of the way – spring cleaning. Like you, a lot of people sigh at thought of this “general cleaning day”. Yes, we do house cleaning every now and then the whole year round, but spring cleaning is one fine day when we get to rid of all the house clutter, rearrange stuff, and probably throw a garage sale or donate some things. With all the stuff that needs to be done, where to begin? What tips will make spring cleaning a breeze?
Bed and breakfasts are becoming popular choices among travelers today. For some people, they’re better alternatives to hotels. At a B&B, people are entitled to a more personal service. And the fact that B&Bs are usually homes converted into businesses, one can expect a cozy place. Bookings are also quite easy, as the internet has allowed online reservations, though some guests still prefer calling to check if the staff members are accommodating and friendly.
We’ve previously tackled quality control in the restaurant and food industries (See Quality Control in Restaurants, and Quality Control in the Food Industry). In this entry, we’re focusing on quality control in the manufacturing industry.
Most manufacturing companies distribute handbooks solely focused on the topic of cleanliness. Some conduct seminars and trainings on proper housekeeping. Some also adopt and implement the use of precision cleaning. Discussions and instructions on cleaning are outlined. The importance of cleanliness is constantly stressed. Different methods of discerning cleanliness levels are discussed, as well as selecting cleaning methods, testing and analyzing cleaning methods, interpreting data, and regulatory considerations. All of these are done to ensure that a certain level of cleanliness is achieved for their manufactured products to pass quality control. A good example would be microchip production.
Planning on quitting your day job to put up your own cleaning business? If you are, then make sure you’re fully ready. Be a hundred percent into it – physically, mentally, and financially.
Car owners know that if their busy schedules don’t permit them to wash their cars, automatic car wash centers are the quick and convenient solutions. It just takes about 5-10 minutes to have a vehicle cleaned through a car wash. Aside from speed and convenience, automatic car wash offers less scratching on the car’s finish compared to improper hand washing. Touchless car washes also offer very low chances of damaging vehicle exterior, unlike manual hand wash.
The holiday season is over, and after spending a lot of time cooking for loved ones and guests, it’s time to clean the oven. If you’re a restaurant owner, then you or your cleaners should roll up those sleeves.
Statistics reveal that 1 out of 3 people do not wash their hands after using the public toilet. Not to scare you off or to sound like a person with OCD, but can you imagine how filthy door knobs can get? Microorganisms can thrive in door knobs of public toilets due to unhygienic practices. Who knows what bodily wastes and fluids door knobs contain? There’s also the risk of contracting diseases like H1N1, Hepatitis A, Influenza, and Meningitis. Although studies show that ATMs or computer keyboards are dirtier than restroom doorknobs, the fact that not everyone washes their hands after using the toilet is enough reason to not just rely on strict cleaning schedules alone.
Statistics show that cleaning is the fifth leading cause of injury in the United States. This is caused by constant strenuous activities done by the cleaning crew. They work in awkward positions and do repetitive tiring tasks which cause back, shoulder, neck, and wrist pains.
This is where ergonomics come into play. Already a catchphrase in the industry, “ergonomics” means “the science of designing workplace tool / environment fit to the user. It is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability”.