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  • How To Properly Wipe Clean a Surface

    Sep 21, 2017

    If there is a mess, your first thought is to grab a cleaner and a rag to clean it up, but did you know that when you spray chemicals onto a surface and proceed to wipe the area down with a rag, you are emitting harmful chemicals and V.O.C.’s into the air. V.O.C.s are volatile organic compounds. VOC’s are emitted gases into the air from liquid and aerosol products. These harmful gases can cause short-term and long term health effects. However, there is a way to prevent this issue. By changing your cleaning routine, you can clean your surfaces in an efficient and safe way. Damp wiping is a procedure that involves spraying the sponge or cloth with your desired cleaning chemical and wipe in a consistent pattern; up and down or back and forth. A microfiber cloth will give you the best results for this process. This will ensure that you cover the entire area. Damp wiping is the most effective solution for surfaces need a light cleaning such as a desktop or countertop. Damp wiping is also is a great option when chemical residue should be limited such as phone and drinking fountains.

    If you have a large area to clean up, spray and wipe will be your best option. To do this, spray the surface you want cleaned with your desired product and continue to wipe with your cloth or rag. If using a disinfectant product, make sure you allow an ample amount of contact time to ensure optimal results. We also recommend that you use a foaming trigger sprayer on vertical surfaces. The foam will cling to surfaces better and penetrate the germ fighting chemicals into cracks and crevices.

    See our Video below on how to properly spray and wipe and damp wipe a surface.

    https://vimeo.com/80404579
  • New Leadership Promotions at Betco

    Jul 12, 2017

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    Paul Betz, Betco® Corporation, CEO, is excited to announce the following Betco Corporation promotions: Brad Betz has been promoted to the position of President. Denise Lennard has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Tony Lyons continues as Chief Financial Officer.

    "This new team is vital to the growth of our business," said Paul Betz. "We're excited about this transition and are looking forward to the future. I trust this team to help lead Betco into a next generation of innovation, advancing our position in the industry."

    Click here to view the full press release.

  • Crete Rx™ Polished Concrete & Terrazzo Maintenance System

    Jul 12, 2017

    Innovation That Floors You...

    Betco® is excited to announce the Crete Rx™ Polished Concrete & Terrazzo Maintenance System, the simplest concrete maintenance system on the market. Achieve better looking floors, with a deep gloss and stain resistance in less time. This system effectively combines the right cleaner, sealant infused pads, proper tooling and equipment to make your floor investment easy and affordable.

  • iBet Facility Resources Suite

    Jul 12, 2017
    Introducing iBet®.

    The iBet Facility Resources Suite is a comprehensive approach to facility maintenance, training and evaluation.
    This cloud-based application provides you with the tools that will empower your facility to operate at the highest efficiency, adding value beyond the product.

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  • Betco® 2016 Innovations Update

    Jul 11, 2017

    At Betco®, we are proud to continue our investment and commitment to bringing our customers and partners innovative cleaning solutions.

    In 2016, we accomplished many things.

    • We moved into a brand new, state-of-the-art facility that allows our team to perform in a better and more innovative capacity.
    • Our Compass Hand Hygiene Program helped create healthier environments with its comprehensive solution, guiding individuals to proper hand hygiene.
    • We enabled organizations to critically assess their current cleaning and maintenance programs with iBet® Facility Resources Suite while offering a detailed plan to achieve superior results.
    • Our MotoMop™ Small Area Cleaning Machine pushed the status quo by dropping the mop and banning the bucket, making it possible to achieve the very best sanitation.

    Although the year is coming to an end, we here at Betco will continue to strive for improvement. Check out the video for a closer look at all that we have done in 2016!

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  • Introducing the Compass™ Hand Hygiene Program

    Jul 11, 2017

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    We are excited to announce our latest innovation, the Compass™ Hand Hygiene Program! Compass is the first and only dispenser that actively guides each user to proper hand hygiene practices with each and every use.

    The Compass dispenser features an LCD screen that walks through each step for proper handwashing or sanitizing as outlined by the World Health Organization.

    More than just a dispenser, the Compass program empowers facility managers and cleaning and maintenance staff to build healthier environments by using a full platform of market-specific support materials.

    Implementation Guides


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    The Compass hand hygiene program is a fully customizable hand hygiene solution for any facility, in any market. For program implementation, take advantage of the full implementation guide for your market, available on betco.com.

    Table Tents, Posters, and Billboards

    Educational material customization is the key to a consistent brand message that tells patients, guests, employees and others that your brand is invested in improving health and hygiene in your facilities.

    Customize your market-specific table tents, posters and dispenser billboards using our online customization tool. Sharing your commitment to your healthy community is as simple as point-and-click!

    Market-specific customization includes:

    • Acute Care
    • Long Term Care
    • K-12 Education
    • Higher Education
    • Food Service
    • Property Management

     

    Custom Logo and Message Inserts

    Using the online customization tool, you can upload your business or school logo for even more customization options. Proudly display your logo inside the sight window of your Compass dispenser for public awareness.

    Compass is More than Just a Dispenser

    It's about building a healthier community, together.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 80 percent of all infections are spread by the hands. Now you have the power to make a positive change in your community!

    Handwashing education in the community:

    • Reduces respiratory illnesses, like colds, in the general population by 16-21%
    • Reduces the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by 31%
    • Reduces diarrheal illness in people with weakened immune systems by 58%
    The Compass Hand Hygiene Program improves the health of your guests, customers and staff while reducing the spread of germs that cause illness.

     

    Watch the video below to learn more about the Compass program.

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    For other questions and ordering information, please visit us online at betco.com or call Customer Service at (888) GO-BETCO.

  • FDA Issues Final Rule on Triclosan

    Jul 11, 2017

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued the rule that 19 active ingredients are no longer considered GRAS/GRAE (Generally Recognized as Safe/Effective) for use in over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic washes intended for use as either a hand wash or a body wash. This rule goes into effect on September 6, 2017.

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    The FDA states: “On or after this date any OTC consumer antiseptic wash drug product containing an ingredient that we have found in this final rule to be not GRAS/GRAE or to be misbranded cannot be initially introduced or initially delivered for introduction into interstate commerce.”

    One of the active ingredients affected by this ruling is triclosan, the most widely-used active ingredient in OTC consumer antiseptic washes.

    Betco® already offers many non-triclosan skin care solutions that comply with this new rule. In the next 12 months, we plan to introduce additional skin cleansers that will meet this criteria for consumer antiseptic handwashing for use with any of our innovative hand hygiene platforms.

    This ruling does not affect antiseptics used by healthcare professionals, antiseptics used by food industry professionals or consumer antiseptic rubs (i.e. hand sanitizers). Consumer antiseptics are defined as those primarily used in homes, schools, daycares or other public settings.

    You can find full details of the FDA ruling here.

  • Introducing SmartSCREEN with SenTec Autumn Uprising

    Jul 11, 2017

    We are excited to announce another addition to our SmartSCREEN® offering. This grey screen provides a neutral and sophisticated look.

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    This new SmartSCREEN is formulated with SenTec® malodor counteractant technology. Autumn Uprising offers a pleasant outdoor sensory experience that works hard to destroy malodors at the molecular level. The puck's BioActive enzyme formula breaks down organic waste to reduce challenges in even low-flow urinal systems.

    For more information about SmartSCREEN with Autumn Uprising, click here.

    For more information about the proprietary technology behind the SenTec malodor counteractant program, click here.

    For pricing and ordering information, please contact Customer Service at (888) GO-BETCO.