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All the latest industry news & tips by Reliable Water Services. We service industries including hospitality, restaurants, healthcare, breweries & more. Reliable Water Services is based in Southeastern Wisconsin, Indiana and provides hot water services to many areas of the upper Midwest. Providing all of your hot water needs, hot water equipment, service and hot water heater rental plans, maintenance, customer service, and more.

Hotels & Hospitality, Industry News & Tips

Make Your Hotel Property More Profitable With Preventative Maintenance

Is starting a hotel preventive maintenance program worth not having to call in expensive experts during an emergency? In the long term, yes.

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “A stitch in time saves nine.” The saying is about taking steps now to prevent problems in the future. More often than not, big issues start as little ones, so taking time to resolve little issues before they become big ones can save time, effort, and, most importantly to your hotel property: money. The stitch, in this case, is preventative maintenance.

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Breweries & Craft Brewing, Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing

The Science Behind Oak Barrel-Aged Beer is Brewing Magic

Oak barrel-aged beer. Is there any other combination of words better than this?

For many beer lovers, the answer is a definitive NO! Today, we’re breaking down the science behind beer aged in barrels and how barrel-aged beer is the (near) magical result of a scientific process we still don’t fully understand. From brewers to beer lovers (especially craft), barrel-aged beer is something special. It’s become relatively common to see breweries offering limited-release barrel-aged editions of their brews, whether flagship, one-off, or collaborative.

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Senior Care Facilities & Senior Living

Sanitation in Nursing Facilities: What You Need to Know to Protect Residents

Sanitation is a major concern when it comes to eldercare.

It’s never easy to maintain nursing home sanitation. Caring for elderly and disabled residents requires exceptionally high care home cleaning standards and constant attention to detail. But strict adherence to nursing home cleaning procedures can result in healthier resident outcomes and fewer health issues for staff.

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Senior Care Facilities & Senior Living

Staffing for Senior Care: 5 Tips for Winning the Struggle to Find Good Talent

In senior care, good staffing is crucial. Your staff is on the frontlines, interfacing with residents and caring for their physical and emotional wellbeing.

But finding good, trustworthy employees can be a challenge. Senior care requires a special type of person, one who’s empathetic, hardworking, and willing to go the extra mile. Here’s how to attract and hold onto top talent when staffing for senior care.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings, Hotels & Hospitality

8 Sustainable Hotel Practices: Attract Guests by Going Green

Sustainable hotel practices are on the rise, and your business will benefit by joining the ranks of these greener lodging establishments.

Going green can mean a lot of significant changes to your hotel or a few eco-friendly adjustments that add up—even a little goes a long way. Today’s consumer cares about the ethics of businesses they engage with. Set yourself apart from the competitions by appealing to the growing number of sustainability savvy travelers.

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Hotels & Hospitality

The Power of Travel Influencers for Hotels: 8 Ways to Increase your Online Impact

Luxury. Relaxation. Escape. Travel influencers share carefully curated photos of these concepts on their social media accounts, beckoning their followers with wanderlust.

These gorgeous fantasy photos create a longing, a yearning—FOMO, fear of missing out on these fantastic experiences. For those in the hospitality industry, travel influencers and hotels are a natural fit. If you want to get noticed online, tap into the power of travel influencers.

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Senior Care Facilities & Senior Living

10 Ways to Ease the Stress of Senior Isolation and Loneliness

The stress of senior isolation and loneliness has always been a major concern in long-term care.

In 2020, the issue became especially prevalent, but isolation and loneliness can have detrimental effects on the elderly, even in the best of times. As adults get older, many have fewer and fewer social ties or opportunities to build social connections. Here’s how senior care professionals can help.

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Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing

Preparing for a Crisis: How to Handle a Food Production Recall

Every food manufacturer hates to think about a food product recall, but planning is the key to prevention.

Should your facility find out there’s a problem with a product, how do you handle a food product recall? Having a clear plan in place and thinking out the “worst-case scenario” will help you identify and shore up any weak spots in your current process. Expect the best, but plan for the worst to ensure that should you ever experience a food product recall, you can handle it quickly, efficiently, and as painlessly as possible.

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Industry News & Tips

Bakeries and the 8 Lessons of COVID-19: How to Keep Your Business Running Safely

The pandemic has been a struggle for many small businesses, especially those that operate on a shoestring like bakeries.

But like others in the hospitality industry, bakeries have found new ways to reach their customers and adapt. Here are some of the powerful lessons we’ve learned over the last year and how bakery owners can hold onto and apply these lessons as we move forward.

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