The Boiler Room Blog

Advice on commercial water heater selection, maintenance and safety issues for businesses that rely on a steady supply of hot water.

housekeeping tips

Housekeeping: Overlooked Tasks When Cleaning Guest Rooms

Your housekeeping staff works hard to ensure the best experience for your guests.

Humans are a messy species. Your housekeeping staff likely has some fascinating anecdotes about the strange things left behind by guests at your hotel. They should have a checklist of all the common things they need to do after a guest checks out, like change the bedding and towels. But there are a lot of other small things that should be considered while your staff is in the room. These small tasks can add up to big savings by keeping guests happy and avoiding the hassle of switching rooms or offering refunds should the guest find something amiss.

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So You Opened A Successful Restaurant. Now What?

Congratulations! How do you keep things rolling forward once the novelty wears off?

All that blood, tears, toil and sweat finally paid off. Not only did you open your restaurant, you’ve also kept happy customers coming in the door, day after day. It’s an amazing accomplishment few people ever get to experience. Congratulations! Hidden inside most goals are the first steps to the next challenge. How do you keep things rolling forward once the novelty wears off? To keep your restaurant running successfully you’re going to need a new set of skills. Here are a few things to keep in mind…

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Marketing Small Spaces: Making Studio Apartments Appealing

Turn hard-to-sell apartments into high-demand property with some simple and efficient marketing tips.

Studio apartments are one of the most challenging units for property owners to sell. Finding the right balance between affordability and profitability makes finding tenants difficult. If the space is marketed correctly, the pool of potential renters opens up significantly. Proper marketing requires capitalizing on what makes a product appealing. Small spaces have their appeal to the right market, plus they can be upgraded by smart owners. All it takes are a few moments in the shoes of the type of renter who is looking for a small space to call their own.

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hotel housekeeping costs

How to Reduce Housekeeping and Laundry Expenses

Cutting costs should never mean cutting quality, especially when it comes to housekeeping.

Smart companies seek ways to cut costs across the board. Keeping an eye on overhead is rarely a bad idea. Plenty of costs can sneak up on hotel owners. Food costs, energy costs and staff costs squeeze profit margins daily, even if your hotel runs in tourist seasons. Many hotels big and small are looking into green initiatives to save money and increase guest awareness. Another option is doing the math on housekeeping and laundry expenses. An hour or two with a spreadsheet and a search engine can help owners figure out how to get the most for their money.

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How To Attract Guests To Your Hotel
with Eco-Friendly Practices

Green practices in hotels are on the rise and your business can benefit from joining the ranks.  Going green can mean a lot of big changes or a few small ones — but even a little goes a long way. Understanding how to attract guests to your hotel isn’t always easy, but we recommend trying these eco-friendly practices to help set you apart from the competition and appeal to the growing number of sustainability savvy travelers.

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Preparing to Sell Your Restaurant – What You Should Know

Here are some questions to consider the next time the urge to sell comes over you.

Every restaurant owner thinks about selling at one time or another. It may be because your restaurant is a red hot success and buyers are lined up at the door. However, there are also plenty of reasons to consider a sale that aren’t quite so fantastic. Selling a restaurant isn’t as simple as selling a home or a car. It takes a certain mindset to want to own a restaurant—and an even smaller set of people have both that mindset and the capital to throw around to buy one. Chances are, when you decided to start or buy your own restaurant, you did a lot of homework, soul searching and research before you took the plunge. Deciding to sell your restaurant is no different.

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rent a water heater

Why Would Anyone Rent a Water Heater?

With so many great reasons to rent, why wouldn’t you make this choice?

When people ask “What do you do?” the short answer is simple – HOT water! More specifically, Reliable Water Services rents commercial water equipment – water heaters, boilers, softeners & more – to businesses that need it. The question that typically follows is “Why would anyone rent a water heater?”

To that we say, “Why would anyone not rent a water heater?”

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dry air

Winter’s Wrath: Dry Air

Understanding how to manage dry air ensures you and your guests can remain healthy and happy.

For as beautiful as winter months in the Midwest are, there are a few pitfalls to the season. While we’re all aware that the cold weather outside can be frightful, inside where it’s warm and cozy has its drawbacks as well, primarily dry air.

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outdoor equipment maintenance

How To Winterize Outdoor Machines & Equipment

A few hours of winterization prepping and your outdoor equipment will last you for many years. This is sustainability in action.

A uniquely defining characteristic of humanity is our penchant for using complex machines to aid us in nearly every aspect of our lives. Machines are great! But, as important as machines are to our lives and businesses, your outdoor machines require some extra attention from time to time if they’re going to continue to work properly.

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How To Go Green To Expand Your Business

The decision has been made: your company is going green.

It’s a positive move and everyone is pretty excited. You and your fellow business leaders are enthusiastic: risks were calculated and your profits will no doubt increase. Your employees are enthusiastic because green business practices is something they all agree on. It increases the sense of community and everyone wants to do their part. Together, you’re all making great strides forward into the 21st century.

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