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Chris Lockard

Chris Lockard

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May 24, 2018

Why We Love Toilet Smells and So Should You

Posted by Chris Lockard
Roses are red, violets are blue, we love toilet smells, and so should you!

Topics: Restroom Odor Control, Guest Experience

May 17, 2018

Why Owning Effective Entrance Mats is Important to Your Facility

Posted by Chris Lockard
An effective entrance matting system is a necessity for any facility. Owning entrance mats has many benefits and  can make a big difference in your bottom line.

Topics: Workplace Safety, Floor Care

Apr 19, 2018

No More Restroom Stall Traffic in the Women’s Restroom

Posted by Chris Lockard
It's no secret that the line for the women's restroom is usually longer than the men’s line. This is especially true after big events or during “rush” hours like lunch-time. Research points to a few specific reasons why this is the case, and thankfully, facilities are making changes in their restrooms to help solve this problem.

Topics: Guest Experience

Mar 29, 2018

Now That Spring Is Upon Us, It’s Time For Window Cleaning Tips

Posted by Chris Lockard
Now that the chill of winter is beginning to thaw, our thoughts move to Spring and sunny days. Spring cleaning is on many minds, and what better way to let in those rays of sunshine than to make sure windows are squeaky clean? How you clean windows and what you use to clean are important to ensure you get great results. Here are a...

Topics: Cleaning Tips

Mar 1, 2018

9 Quick Tips about Potentially Harmful Customer Reviews

Posted by Chris Lockard
Online customer reviews have become a very important aspect of driving customers toward or turning customers away from your business. In 2017, 97% of consumers read online reviews for local businesses. Guest experience plays a critical role in how customers view your business. With such an incredible amount of current and potential...

Topics: Guest Experience

Feb 22, 2018

The Best Ice Melt Tips in February  

Posted by Chris Lockard
You are probably tired of the icy, snowy, and gloomy days of winter. Thoughts of warming spring days and shedding heavy coats are likely all you want to think about as you look outside and see the sun shining. Before your thought process turns to fun under the sun, you’ll want to take one last look at your ice melt situation this...

Topics: Workplace Safety

Jan 18, 2018

The perfect Restaurant Bathroom Cleaning Checklist Template

Posted by Chris Lockard
The customer experience is the most important part of the guest visit to your establishment. Your staff knows their duties and what needs to get done, but in most cases, the cleaning of the bathroom is not a dedicated job. It is one additional task for a member of your team. Providing your staff with a restaurant bathroom cleaning...
Dec 21, 2017

How Your Cleaning Inspection Form Impacts Your Performance

Posted by Chris Lockard
Your cleaning crew works hard for you. They put in many hours making sure to perform a quality cleaning job to meet the client’s expectations. The process used to inspect and measure the quality of the work should ensure the expected outcome is achieved. The cleaning inspection form is the cornerstone of this process. Confirming...
Nov 16, 2017

When were the How to Clean Specs for your building last reviewed?

Posted by Chris Lockard
Cleaning a building can be a big task. Depending on the size of your building, it can involve many people and many man-hours to accomplish. Reviewing and updating the "how to clean specs" for your building is very important as budgets are squeezed and the number of available staff members dwindle. Keeping a building clean and...
Nov 2, 2017

Which Restroom Stall is the Cleanest?

Posted by Chris Lockard
We've all walked into a public restroom and had to make a choice of which stall to use. There are factors that sway our decision one way or another. Sometimes there is a mess that we would want to dodge  or a smell that we can't stand.  Aside from the obvious scenarios that we all would avoid, the next question we ask ourselves is,...
Jul 27, 2017

How to Deliver Quality to Assisted Living for Seniors [A Case Study]

Posted by Chris Lockard
Laundry Program Forges Problem-Solving Partnership At Ingleside Assisted Living where the mission is to ensure that every senior, regardless of their level of income, has an opportunity to live the fullest possible life at his or her highest level of independence, the challenge of providing laundry solutions for the residents is a...

Topics: Employees and Labor

Jul 13, 2017

4 Custodial Supply Tools You Should Be Using

Posted by Chris Lockard
You can find many recommendations online for custodial supplies, tools, and cleaning procedures. These recommendations are sometimes helpful, but other times they are inappropriate for your job, or just plain biased towards a particular brand. We all know to use chemicals, mops, and brooms to clean. This is NOT a list of those...

Topics: Contract Cleaning