Surface Sanitation in Restaurants

A group of people want to know what it’s like to dine in your restaurant. They’re looking online at your reviews. They may even send an email or call some of your customers, but they’re not hoping to enjoy a meal at your establishment. They want to know how bad things were and they’re specifically interested if any diners got sick from an upset stomach. These people are personal injury and food poisoning attorneys and their goal is to find clients who have fallen ill after exposure from unclean restaurants, cafeterias, and kitchens. Class-action lawsuits against restaurants that had norovirus outbreaks are not uncommon. For the victims, settlements can be substantial. For owners, the court rulings can be devastating financially as well as for the business’ reputation.

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Industrial Boiler Cleaning – Waterside and Fireside Solutions

Mike Rowe, the host of TV’s Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe, has tried his hand at some very, very dirty jobs throughout his career. In one episode Mike works with a boiler mechanic to do the annual cleaning of an old steam boiler. After a few hours scraping and sweeping the boiler tubes Mike, covered in soot and dirty water, looks at the mechanic and says, “As jobs go. This really is about as bad as it gets.”

Anyone who has cleaned a boiler probably agrees because boiler cleaning can be a tough and filthy job. In a best case scenario, the work requires a technician to clean two sides of the same machine: the fire side, where the fuel combustion takes place and the water side where cool water is heated to either very hot water or steam. Each side of the boiler has different contaminants that need to be scraped off, etched away, and vacuumed out before the entire machine is clean.

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Special Considerations for Cleaning HVAC Equipment on Rooftops

When architects and engineers design a new building, the location of mechanical equipment is always an important consideration. In most cases, HVAC system components like ductwork and piping are installed so building occupants cannot see them. Ductwork is run above the ceiling, piping in chases, and equipment is usually installed on the roof out of sight and out of mind. Out of sight, is good for aesthetics, but for the technicians that have to keep roof mounted HVAC equipment maintained, out of mind can make their work harder.

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Chiller Tube Cleaning-A Necessary Preventative Maintenance Task

In 2007 on a man-made island off the coast of Qatar, the world’s largest chiller plant came online. The Pearl Qatar’s mechanical building is packed with fifty-two chillers each over two thousand tons providing an astounding 130,000 tons of cooling to the island’s residential and commercial buildings. In a country where summer temperatures hover around 120° F, the water-cooled chiller plant at The Pearl Qatar never slows down and neither does the maintenance staff.

Your team may not be working on chillers that cool the million dollar homes of oil tycoons, but to keep your chiller working efficiently, it needs regular maintenance and cleaning just like the chillers at The Pearl Qatar. Chiller manufacturers have recommended maintenance tasks that include periodic cleaning of the chiller and condenser tubes. Chiller tubes make up the “circulatory system” of the chiller and, just like when humans veins and arteries clog, when tubes are blocked things go bad.

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Webinar! Cleaning and Sanitation in Nutraceutical, Bar & Confectionery Food Environments

Goodway Technologies is hosting a free webinar, “Cleaning and Sanitation in Nutraceutical, Bar & Confectionery Food Environments” on April 18, 2019 11:00 a.m. EST. The webinar host, Evan Reyes, will discuss trends and legislation affecting sanitation demands such as nutraceutical market growth, increased consumer awareness of food allergens and the additional challenges with FSMA, ready-to-eat (RTE) baked goods, candy and snack bars. Participants will learn about proper cleaning techniques, best practices and available sanitation solutions. There will be a question and answer period at the end of the webinar. Register for the free webinar here.

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