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If you own an eatery, restaurant sanitation should be at the top of your list of concerns. The last thing you want is to poison your guests, have an insect or rodent infestation or get a slap on the wrist from the health department.

One thing to consider is a high temp dishwasher, over using a low temp washer with sanitation chemicals. The high temp washer leaves you rest assured those dishes are being sanitized and without the use of harsh chemicals.

The kitchen is a busy place with a lot going on. In addition to restaurant sanitation, make sure to educate and train your staff on everything from cleanliness to reducing water usage.

Composting can be a great way to deal with excess food waste in your kitchen – and you can get a great composting system if the idea of a compost pile out the backdoor just isn’t going to work for you. Consider working with a local farmer or non profit to pick up that food waste and compost it for you!

Reduce Restaurant Water Costs
Booster Heaters, Energy Savings & Money Savings, Hot Water

Cut Water Costs: How to Reduce Expenses in a Restaurant

Running a profitable restaurant requires more than creating delicious meals.

You need to watch your bottom line and reduce expenses too. Cutting water costs is a great place to start. Restaurant owners know to stay on the lookout for ways to save. Running a watertight ship is essential to keep your place afloat. Without watching utility costs, you could be flushing water down the drain. Here’s how to cut your water costs and boost those profit margins.

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Food Poisoning food prep line
Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing

How To Keep Food Poisoning Out of Your Restaurant

There’s no trick to keeping food poisoning out of your restaurant. Prevention is key, but when that doesn’t work, swift & honest corrective action is imperative.

Nobody wants to deal with food poisoning. Seriously, it’s the worst. Your customers don’t want to suffer the effects. Your employees don’t want to be accused of causing it. Restaurant management and ownership don’t t want to have to overcome an accusation of it. There are plenty of steps that can be taken to prevent food poisoning from striking. Education, training and discipline work to keep your restaurant clean, which is the majority of the battle.

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reduce food waste
Energy Savings & Money Savings

Waste, Waste, Waste—Reducing Waste in Your Restaurant

Recycle, reduce, and compost. Whatever it takes—do your part and give back a little.

Why did you open up a restaurant? Was it to bring your passion to life? Probably. But I’m guessing you had at least one other reason. …and I’m betting it was to make some money. Or maybe to be your own boss, make your own rules, and to live the life you’ve dreamed about since before culinary school—probably even since way back when you were manning the dungeon at someone else’s restaurant.

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Apartments & Property Management, Industry News & Tips

Invasion! Commercial Pest Control

As much as we don’t like to admit it, we must share our living and working spaces with all aspects of nature, including those we refer to as Pests.

Silently, stealthily they approach. They creep in through your foundation. They find their way in through seams in the windows. They come up from drain pipes, wriggle under doors and make nests anywhere they can dig in. They’re creepy, crawly, hairy and slimy. Some sting. Some bite. Some destroy everything from electrical wiring to structural support. They make our lives difficult. We want to avoid them, but they don’t always want to avoid us. If left unchecked, they can slowly destroy our homes, buildings, and businesses.

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commercial composting
Energy Savings & Money Savings

Can’t Compost? Think Again! Commercial Composting Options for Your Restaurant

Love the idea of composting your restaurant food waste, but can’t make it happen on-site? Consider commercial composting!

There’s no need to compromise your values and commitment to the environment just because your restaurant or small business is unable to compost. Composting companies offer an inventive service to help with your food waste reduction efforts. And we’ve got a couple more out-of-the-box strategies to help you recycle your food leftovers.

(Post updated with new information on 5/23/17.)

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Booster Heaters, Hot Water, Water Heater Safety, Water Heaters

Booster Heaters: Electric or Gas?

Last week on The Boiler Room, we talked about using booster heaters for hot HOT water warewasher sanitation vs. chemical sanitation without a booster heater.

Do you need a booster heater for your restaurant or other commercial establishment? You can read all about it here: To Boost or Not To Boost?

Now let’s talk electric booster heaters vs. gas booster heaters. I’m inclined to suggest you go with a gas booster heater for your restaurant, hotel, or other commercial enterprise. Here’s why…

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benefits of booster heaters
Booster Heaters, Hot Water, Water Heater Safety, Water Heaters

To Boost or Not to Boost?

If you want to go with the high-temp warewasher, a booster heater is for you.

In the business we like to avoid using the common (albeit misguided) term “hot water heater.” We prefer plain ol’ water heater. Why? Because “hot water heater” is redundant. Think about it: you don’t need to heat already hot water; you need to heat regular tap water. Get it?

But there’s one situation where “hot water heater” actually makes sense: when we’re talking booster heaters. Booster heaters “boost” already heated water (between 120°F and 140°F) all the way up to that 180°F your restaurant or other commercial application needs to sanitize without the use of chemicals.

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