Over the past decades and particularly in an era where climate change is a hot topic, we have seen increasing consumer demand for sustainable business practices. What was once thought to be a passing fad is quickly becoming the new normal. While business owners were initially hesitant to get on board, they soon found that a move toward sustainability can increase profitability. Green products are less costly and more effective than ever before. Furthermore, a sustainable practice includes actively searching for ways to eliminate, reduce, or recycle waste, which in turn reduces expense. Here are some sustainable practices to apply to your food service or restaurant business.
A Move to LED Lighting
LED light fixtures are about three times more energy efficient than fluorescents and almost eight times more efficient than traditional incandescent fixtures. Additionally, LED light bulbs last, on average, up to eight times longer than other bulbs.
Reduce Water Usage
Moving to low-flow plumbing fixtures and appliances can reduce water usage by almost 30%.
Paper, Not Plastic
To-go food is very popular, especially in our era of restaurant restrictions. Paper products are biodegradable and recyclable while plastic ones wind up in a landfill for years.
Restaurants generate plenty of food waste and composting rather than trashing can promote eco-friendly farming in your community.
Buying locally will cut down on transportation costs and reduce your carbon footprint. Furthermore, advertising locally sourced ingredients is a great draw for the eco-minded guest.
Green Cleaning Products
Traditional cleaning products are full of harsh, toxic chemicals. Employees hate using them and guests hate smelling them. However, there are botanically derived alternatives available that offer an environmentally friendly solution without sacrificing any effectiveness.
Protecting the Environment and Increasing Positive Customer Perception
This is obviously not a complete list, but it should give you an idea of a place to start. Other easy strategies to implement could include making straws optional, eliminating styrofoam usage, energy-saving appliances, and donations to food banks. All will reduce your energy usage, waste, and cost. Ultimately, this is good for the environment, your bottom line, and your standing with the green guest.
Cleanup and restoration after a fire in a business or home require a balance of experience, training, equipment, and fire restoration products. Expert restoration professionals match a range of cleaning techniques with the tools and products best employed for the different types of residues and debris left on surfaces and contents post-combustion. Bioesque® Solutions offers botanically-based solutions that will keep customer’s homes and workplaces free of harsh traditional chemicals.
Cleaning Solutions for the Fire Restoration
Grease and other protein-based fires are common in kitchens. Smoldering burns, often involving fabric, foam padding, electrical wiring, and cellulose, can occur anywhere in a property. Both types create soot and smoke damage that can cling tenaciously to surfaces. This sticky or even lacquer-like coating demands a robust and forceful response to clear it away completely. Bioesque® Heavy Duty Cleaner & Degreaser is an answer to the challenge of firmly adhered fire residues.
Bioesque® Heavy Duty Cleaner & Degreaser uses the power of Thymox technology to deliver superior degreasing and cleaning results as a powerful fire restoration cleaning product. Its proprietary blend of surfactants and wetting agents soaks into and thoroughly penetrates fire residues, permitting restoration technicians to wipe away evidence of the soot and smoke that pervaded all spaces in a residential or commercial property.
The heaviest of soiling responds to full strength Bioesque® Heavy Duty Cleaner & Degreaser. Fragile surfaces and lighter coatings come clean with a diluted preparation of the Cleaner & Degreaser. Although restoration workers may choose to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) while responding to a fire scene for other reasons, the ingredients contained in Bioesque® Heavy Duty Cleaner & Degreaser include no harsh or toxic chemicals, safe to use without PPE.
As the fire restoration proceeds, additional Thymox-powered Bioesque® Solutions can have roles in the cleanup and deodorization. Bioesque® Botanical Surface Cleaner & Sealant cleans, deodorizes, and leaves a long-lasting barrier to future soiling. It can be sprayed, fogged, or electrostatically applied. Bioesque® Botanical Carpet Cleaner and Glass & Surface Cleaner were developed to address the needs of specific structural components and fixtures, any of which can need attention after a fire to return to pre-loss condition.
Bioesque® Botanical Odor Neutralizer can be part of a more comprehensive smoke smell deodorization strategy. Employing the power of Thymox® technology and advanced enzymatic ingredients, the Odor Neutralizer is non-toxic and operates by getting at the cause of odors, not merely masking them. Add Bioesque Botanical Cleaners to your arsenal of fire restoration cleaning supplies.