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Pads and sports equipment that sit in a bag, a locker or closet all summer are the perfect place for bacteria to grow and spread. Make sure you're taking steps to keep your equipment clean and mold free  for start of the season. Let your pads air out and make sure they are dry when storing them.  If your pads smell, they're probably contaminated. A warm, moist environment is a hotbed for dangerous bacteria that could lead to skin infections. Letting equipment dry before packing it away can help stop bacteria from growing and prevent the funky smell that comes...

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Before the COVID Pandemic most gyms and fitness centers I visited were not “Germ Free” during peak hours. Many members I saw were bringing their own towels and wipes to use because dispensers were not properly attended too. But now that is starting to change for the better. There are new health and safety protocols, that must be followed to stay opened and it all begins with cleaning and disinfecting: Clean commonly touched surfaces in restrooms (e.g., toilet seats, doorknobs, stall handles, sinks, paper towel dispensers, soap dispensers) frequently and in accordance with CDC guidelines Conduct frequent cleaning and disinfection...

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Helmets look great when they are clean. And often they are seen as the symbol of a high school, college. or professional football team. Notice how shiny they are on the outside? But what about the inside of the Helmet? Football is almost always played outdoors in the late summer and fall months, so it is common for football players to sweat during practice in the heat or play in the rain or snow. So the goal for most coaches and players is to keep their team’s football helmet and pads clean and free from smells causing bacteria. To avoid...

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Ask yourself, are surfaces in your office building or school COVID and Mold free? Studies in healthcare facilities have shown that more than 30% of the surfaces are not thoroughly cleaned, disinfected, and inspected for potential mold. So why would offices and schools be any different? Reducing mold spores and other pathogen contamination is going to be a major concern this fall for schools and businesses. Vacant space and low occupancies are often the cause for human failures in cleaning and inspections.  Mold is developed on surfaces by mold spores coming into contact with damp environments which is often caused...

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Hand washing with soap and water is often recommended as the best method for hand hygiene and often is the cheapest alternative. However, this method (soap and water) is not always possible. Which is why hand sanitizers are a suitable alternative when “on the go”.  And…they also minimize the spread of a whole range of infections from respiratory to stomach illnesses.  Which is why even after the pandemic handwashing, sanitizing and disinfecting should become a lifelong habit and should be included in your budget. As you know, there are plenty of hand sanitizers on the market, so let’s take a...

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