Keeping Your Workplace Clean & Open

Coronavirus cases have hit the U.S., and employers and employees alike are concerned about how the virus may spread through the workplace. Serious respiratory illnesses are generally spread through coughing or sneezing, touching objects with contaminated hands, and touching your face after touching contaminated objects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). […]

Covid-19 & Your Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has likely brought many changes to how you live your life, and with it uncertainty, altered daily routines, financial pressures and social isolation. You may worry about getting sick, how long the pandemic will last, whether you’ll lose your job, and what the future will bring. Information overload, rumors and misinformation can make your […]

Face Mask Protection & Tips

Face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, help slow the spread of the virus. So why weren’t face masks recommended at the start of the pandemic? At that time, experts didn’t know the extent to which people with COVID-19 could spread the virus before symptoms appeared. Nor was it known […]

Covid-19 Household Practices

Household members should education themselves about symptoms and preventing the spread of COVID-19 and follow home care guidance1 when interacting with persons with suspected/confirmed COVID-19. The decision to discontinue home isolation/quarantine precautions shall be made in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments. Cleaning and disinfecting while in the home is extremely […]

Covid-19 Cleaning Guidance

The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly spread by respiratory droplets. When someone infected with COVID-19 coughs or sneezes, respiratory droplets that contain the virus are expelled and can be breathed in by someone nearby. Although the virus cannot enter the body through the skin, the respiratory droplets carrying the virus can get into your […]

How & When to Wash Your Mask

As COVID-19 continues to infect greater numbers across the United States, the Center for Disease Control recommends that everyone wear a face mask in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Disposable masks made from non-woven fibers, KN95, and N95 masks cannot be safely cleaned […]

Why Washing Machines Leak

Consider what washing machines do: They fill up with soapy water, jiggle around a lot, then drain all of that water and spin the laundry around at high speed. Then they fill up with water a couple more times, drain and spin. So in a way, it’s really rather amazing that washing machines don’t leak […]

Sewage Backup Health Risks

What is Sewage? Sewage describes raw sewage, sewage sludge, or septic tank waste. Raw sewage is mainly water containing excrement, industrial release and debris such as sanitary towels, condoms and plastic. Excrement is the major source of harmful microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses and parasites. Sewage treatment reduces the water content and removes debris, but does […]