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Pro cleaning tips to protect customers and colleagues

Family-owned company helping stop the spread in Northern Ontario
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Providing a sanitary environment is no longer just common courtesy for customers and staff, it can also have lasting implications for the community in general. Studies show that bacteria and communicable diseases including influenza and coronavirus can be controlled or even halted with proper cleaning and sanitation practices.  

In the Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie areas, Reliable Maintenance Products provides business owners with a full line of janitorial supplies and equipment, and is the only manufacturer of cleaning supplies in Northern Ontario. The Bertuzzi Family has been the Northern Ontario region for over 60 years and offers decades of expertise along with their top-quality line of products. 

Here are a few tips to help keep your business clean, and your staff and customers protected: 

Clean Common Surfaces Regularly and Thoroughly 

Areas most likely to be contaminated are those frequently touched with the hands, including doorknobs, faucets, cabinet pulls, light switches and elevator buttons. It is important to maintain a regular cleaning schedule to keep these common surfaces germ-free, and to provide disinfectant spray or wipes for associates and clients to use.  

Use Proven Disinfectant Products 

Products that clean and disinfect at once, such as commercial-grade disinfecting solutions, are most effective at eliminating germs and bacteria. Disinfecting products use chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. Choose products that carry a DIN number and are produced by a manufacturer that is registered with Health Canada.

Mandated Cleaning Procedures 

Create a step-by-step schedule to help your staff meet and exceed sanitization protocols. Consult with a professional janitorial supply service if you have questions regarding best practices for cleaning and disinfecting shared spaces. Consider posting hourly cleaning schedules to reassure customers and clients that your company makes safety a priority. Ensure that staff is properly trained and meet all occupational health and safety requirements including WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System), if required. 

As a business owner or manager, the wellbeing of customers and staff must be a top priority. The first step to keeping any corporate, retail, industrial or other public space safe and sanitary is to find a supplier that provides the best products. Partnering with a local supplier like Reliable Maintenance Products can help ensure a steady supply of janitorial and cleaning equipment and supplies. 

The Bertuzzi family founded Reliable Maintenance Products in 1952 in Sudbury, and went on to open additional branches in Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie. In addition to disinfectant cleaning supplies, their product line includes absorbents, brooms, carpet cleaners, deodorizers, floor maintenance chemicals, food service supplies, garbage bags, hand and body soaps, industrial chemicals, mops, paper products, and more. In 1975, Reliable Maintenance Products began manufacturing their own cleaning supplies and currently produce approximately 50 different products to serve the cleaning industry.

Reliable Maintenance Products serves the retail market through showrooms in Sudbury, Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie and the Sudbury branch boasts a large service centre with well-trained professionals to service all equipment repair requirements. Learn more at